• 1 Master bedroom/honeymoon suite
  • 4 Luxury rooms
  • Informal lounge that can be converted into a sixth bedroom (this forms a suite with one of the 4 luxury rooms, sharing a bathroom)


Facilities in the bedrooms

  • En-suite bathrooms, each with large shower and bath
  • Air conditioning
  • Under-floor heating in bathrooms
  • Walk-in cupboards
  • 3 rooms with HDTV, Blu-ray player and dedicated DStv Explora Satelite TV
  • Private outside showers
  • Chilled purified water on tap

Cell phones

There is no cell phone coverage (and we hope to keep it that way!) For emergencies, a satellite phone is available. (See Internet below)


Parking is at the Main Gate of the reserve, no private cars are permitted on the reserve



A limited satellite based network is available, on a wireless network, restricted to certain areas of the lodge. This is adequate for email and for Web-based voice and text messaging apps, such as WhatsAp, WeChat, Viber, etc.

Check-in/out time

Collection from the Welgevonden Main Gate from 14:00

Departure from the lodge at 10:00

Facilities in the living areas

  • Steam room
  • Boma (outdoor enclosure used for dining under the stars)
  • Heated (all year) plunge pool (all year)
  • Heated main swimming pool (not heated in coldest winter months)
  • Satelite TV (full DStv bouquet) with 2 televisions
  • Library
  • Indoor dining room
  • Fully stocked bar
  • Sitting room with large fireplace
  • Billiard table
  • Under floor heating throughout the living area
  • Large area wooden deck
  • Telescope


  • Seating for up to 18 people
  • Fully air-conditioned, or the option to open doors onto a private garden
  • Underfloor heating for the colder winter months
  • Wired and Wi-Fi Internet connection
  • Whiteboard and flipchart with all the accessories
  • 75” television with the appropriate WiFi and wired links for presentations
  • Full DStv and Blu-ray DVD with 7.1 surround sound
  • Ample electrical outlets for charging laptops and other devices
  • Variable lighting to suit any requirement
  • Several private break-away areas
  • Snacks and beverages throughout the day, customised to requirements

GPS Coordinates

Taaibos River Lodge private helipad
S24° 13’ 862” E27° 50’ 827”

Welgevonden Main Gate Airstrip
S24° 12’12” E27° 54’01”
Length 4267 ft (1200m)
Runway 13/31
Elevation 3415 ft (1120m)

Welgevonden Western Airstrip
S24° 17’09” E27° 47’09”
Length 4572 ft (1500m)
Runway 09/27
Elevation 4175 ft (1370m)

Compulsory fly-in indemnity form available here

Postal Address

P.O Box 167

Tel: +27 10 001 8932


The Taaibos River Lodge management couple and your hosts are: James and Angela Calitz.

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