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About Ekutheleni Lodge

Ekuthuleni Lodge is located in the heart of the malaria-free Welgevonden Private Game Reserve in the beautiful Waterberg region. 'Ekuthuleni', meaning 'Place of Peace', is the place to be for any bush-loving person and, in particular, families. Guests can look forward to exploring the area with expert guides before relaxing next to the swimming pool overlooking the expansive grassy plains – a perfect base to enjoy a famous African sunset at the end of an adventure-filled day.

Ekutheleni Lodge can accommodate an intimate number of only 14 guests across 5 Luxury Suites (each sleeping 2 guests) and 1 Family Suite (sleeping up to 4 guests). Each suite is equipped with the comforts of home, while the lodge’s main area is host to a double-sided fireplace, a spacious dining room and lounge area, as well as a view-drenched deck with a pool overlooking the open plain. Ekuthuleni Lodge has it all – The Big 5, great service, and amazing food.

Ekutheleni Lodge Setting

Welgevonden Private Game Reserve in South Africa boasts a magnificent landscape made up of old farmlands that have been returned to their natural form, and a wild conservation area. The main species in the area are rhino, cheetah, lions, and elephants however, bird lovers will be in paradise given its abundance of unique, and often rare, birdlife. For guests looking for natural attractions nearby, the area is home to the world-famous Waterberg Mountain Ranges and ancient bushman drawings in the caves.

Everything the reserve does is aimed at conserving wildlife and the surrounding area, and guests staying at Ekutheleni Lodge will experience all of this firsthand. Ekuthuleni Lodge is built on an enormous open land filled with nutrient-rich food, and so many guests are able to witness an abundance of wildlife (even mama cheetahs and cubs) enjoying a drink or snack right in front of their accommodation. The lodge is your classic safari in modern-day comfort.

What's included

  • Three meals daily
  • All beverages (excluding premium brands)
  • Two game drives per day
  • Daily service and housekeeping
  • Wi-Fi in the central area
  • Transfers from the Welgevonden Main Gate or either 2 of the runways to the lodge


How to get there

  • 5 hrs

    O.R. Tambo International Airport

  • Ekuthuleni Lodge

    Welgevonden Game Reserve, R517, 0600

  • 5 hrs

    O.R. Tambo International Airport

  • Ekuthuleni Lodge

    Welgevonden Game Reserve, R517, 0600

  • Check in at Ekuthuleni Lodge

    14:00 on day of arrival

  • Check out at Ekuthuleni Lodge

    10:00 on day of departure

Frequently asked questions


  • Amazing hospitality

    We had an amazing time at Ekuthuleni we enjoyed the game drives and delicious food. Their hospitality was so great it felt like home. review

    J. Alice

  • Great Bush Experience

    Game drives were great and game viewing right from the lodge is one of the things wee love about Ekuthuleni. The food was also very delicious. Will definitely be back! review

    P. Zungu

Ekuthuleni Lodge impact highlights

At the heart of Ekuthuleni is the mantra "appropriate ecological management" and that is what they strive to achieve. It is their ultimate vision to use low impact ecotourism as a way to protect the biodiveristy of Welgevonden Game Reserve through various projects and management principles.

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