About the lodge


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

Facilities in the living areas

Steam room
Boma (outdoor enclosure used for dining under the stars)
Heated plunge pool
Heated main swimming pool
Satelite TV (full DStv bouquet) with 2 televisions
Dining room
Sitting room with large fireplace
Billiard table
Under floor heating throughout the living area
Large area wooden deck


Seating for up to 20 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
55” 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

Cell phones

There is no cell phone coverage (and we hope to keep it that way!) For emergencies, a satelite phone is availble


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.

Useful Information

Postal Address

P.O Box 167

Tel: +27 10 001 8932

Email: info@tbrl.co.za

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


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

Check-in/out time

Collection from the Welgevonden Main Gate from 13:00

Departure from the lodge at 11:00

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