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About Tshwene Lodge

Tshwene Lodge is a private escape consisting of romantic suites, located next to the rocky valley of the Taaibos River in Welgevonden Private Game Reserve in The Waterberg region of South Africa. With just five private suites positioned among a canopy of trees, Tshwene Lodge offers a peaceful sense of serenity for those looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life.

Each suite offers sweeping views of the beautiful valley below and towering hills beyond, while the main lodge area offers an open-plan living space with two fireplaces, a bar, spacious lounge area and a large pool deck facing the mountains. The lodge can accommodate 10 guests, and can be booked out exclusively for an intimate getaway with family and friends. Tshwene Lodge also has an on-site spa and wonderful honeymoon packages for those seeking a romantic retreat.

Tshwene Lodge Setting

Welgevonden Private Game Reserve boasts a magnificent landscape made up of old farmlands that have been returned to their natural form, and a wild conservation area. In addition to the Big Five, the diverse area has become home to some very unique animals that are not common in other reserves such as brown and spotted hyena, caracal, and aardvark, all of which can be seen on daily game drives at Tshwene Lodge. Tshwene Lodge guests also get to bear witness to the Waterberg Mountains, one of the oldest mountain ranges globally and classified as a UNESCO heritage site.

Ancient San art can regularly be found in the mountains, while birdwatching and safari excursions are great options for nature lovers. Tshwene Lodge has it all – free-roaming wildlife, beautiful accommodation, amazing service, and delicious food. The lodge is homely and intimate, creating a wonderful getaway destination for couples celebrating their honeymoon or anniversary, or for families seeking some time away in a spectacular setting.

Accommodation options at Tshwene Lodge

  • Lodge Suites

    Min 1 guest - max 2 guests
    5 Lodge Suites

    Tshwene Lodge has 5 Luxury Suites that can accommodate a maximum of 10 guests. Each luxury suite is furnished with a king-size bed, and has an indoor/outdoor sh…


    from R 5930 / per-person-per-night

    Swimming Pool
    Swimming Pool
    Dining Area
    Dining Area
    Sitting Area
    Sitting Area
    Private Deck
    Private Deck

What's included

  • Fully serviced luxury accommodation
  • All meals and selected beers, house wines and soft drinks
  • Two game drives per day with drinks and snacks
  • WiFi in the central area
  • In-reserve transfers



How to get there

  • 4 hrs

    O.R. Tambo International Airport

  • Tshwene Lodge

    Welgevonden Private Game Reserve, Vaalwater, 0530

  • Check in at Tshwene Lodge

    15:00 on day of arrival

  • Check out at Tshwene Lodge

    10:00 on day of departure

Frequently asked questions

  • Is malaria a concern in the area?

  • Is there Big Five in the reserve?

  • Is Tshwene Lodge child friendly?


  • Too Beautiful

    Breath-takingly beautiful lodge in the middle of Welgevonden game reserve with amazibg staff and great experience overall. The lodge is also a nice getaway destination for couples. review

    O. Molefe

  • Had Fun

    The amazing service we got from the team made the entire stay so enjoyable. The only thing we had to do was to relax and have fun. review

    C. Van Rooi

  • We'll be back!

    Tshwene Lodge is an amazing, peaceful and special place to unwind and relax. Staff were very attentive to our needs and ensured we had the best stay. Food was delicious and we had fantastic animal sightings with our game ranger, who was professional, cheerful and knowledgeable. Will definitely be returning. review

    Liane W.

Tshwene Lodge impact highlights

The Welgevonden Private Game Reserve area consists of old farmlands that have been restored to their most natural form, with the reintroduction of animals that once existed in the area. Tshwene Lodge aims at maintaining these habitats formed within the diverse landscape that has become home to rare animals such as brown and spotted hyena, caracal and aardvark. The conservation work done at Welgevonden Game Reserve is out of this world, and the amount of rhinos seen in the area is testament to that.

Are you unsure of where to stay? Contact us to help plan your nature-based travel.

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