To experience an African Safari Holiday is unique, exciting and brings us closest to our primeval roots. An African Wildlife Safari should be on everyone’s travel bucket list. One thing is for sure, if you visit once, you will be yearning to get back; nothing beats an African Safari.

The South African province of Limpopo is home to magnificent wildlife reserves with many incredible lodges. This month we have chosen Nedile Lodge as our feature lodge. This splendid luxury private lodge is located in one of the country’s finest wildlife parks; the Welgevoden Private Game Reserve.

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Spectacular View from Nedile Lodge, Welgevoden

Located just a 3-hour drive from Johannesburg’s O R Tambo International Airport, Nedile is easily accessible by road, or quicker by air, using a domestic flight into the Waterberg Gateway Airport, located just 20 minutes away from the reserve.     

Welgevoden Game Reserve

The spectacular Welgevonden Game Reserve covers an impressive 36,000ha in the Waterberg District, of the Limpopo Province This premier malaria-free wilderness is home to over 50 different animals and 300 bird species including the ‘Big 5’ (Buffalo, Elephant, Leopard, Lion and Rhino) and a host of other exciting animals such as Aardvark, Aardwolf, Brown Hyena, Cheetah and Honey Badger.

The reserves diverse habitat provides for a wide range of animal and bird life. Apart from an array of antelope including Eland, Tsessebe, Gemsbok and Red Hartebeest to Giraffe, Wildebeest and Bush Pigs; Welgevoden offers stunning game viewing opportunities.

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Leopard on Welgevoden Private Game Reserve

Enjoying an African wildlife safari at Nedile Lodge allows you the opportunity to explore this magnificent reserve from the luxury of a truly spectacular lodge.  

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Game drive from Nedile Lodge on Welgevoden Game Reserve

Accommodation at Nedile Lodge

Welgevonden’s Nedile Lodge offers guests exclusivity and privacy in its five luxurious, stylish suites. Each suite is perfectly positioned amongst the rocky outcrops to offer seclusion and stunning views out over the Waterberg mountains.

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Luxurious Suite at Nedile Lodge, Welgevoden Game Reserve, Waterberg, South Africa
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Glorious Nedile Lodge en-suite bathroom with an outstanding view over the Waterberg Mountains

Two of the Nedile suites can be used as family units with an inter-leading entrance hall.

The Main Lodge

The thatched lodge offers its guests the finest service, set amongst an exquisitely designed lodge, tastefully decorated with an authentic African theme. Relax at the bar and share your stories amongst the guests or chill out on the patio taking in the spectacular vistas while soaking up the African sun. There is a comfortable lounge, dining room and a pool for those that wish to cool down.

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Glorious views from the lounge at Nedile Lodge, Welgevoden Game Reserve, South Africa.
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Open Fire for winter nights at Nedile Lodge, Welgevoden Game Reserve, South Africa.

Cuisine at Nedile Lodge

The fresh air and excitement of the game drives in the African bush stimulates your appetite. The cuisine at Nedile is inspired by the various enchanting flavours of Africa. Enjoy meals in the elegant dining area, on the patio or under the stars, around the campfire in the rock boma.

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Glorious Views over the Welgevoden Game Reserve from Nedile Lodge

At Nedile expect scrumptious meals with fresh ingredients from the abundant bounty available to the chef from around the country. The food is delicious.

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Enjoy scrumptious cuisine at Nedile Lodge, Welgevoden Game Reserve, South Africa

Activities at Nedile Lodge

Nedile offers guests a morning and evening game drives in open vehicles with qualified rangers who bring your African Wildlife Safari alive. Their expert knowledge of the area, the rich fauna and flora, history and geography will enrich your bush experience.

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Game drives from Nedile Lodge are led by experienced rangers

Touch it, feel it, smell it: choose a guided bush walk through the untamed African wilderness, led by an experienced game ranger. A hike in the bush offers an experience that will reward you with a more personal insight of the African bush. It gives you the chance to come up and close and personal to many of the smaller creatures and flora that make this wonderful reserve home.

For those looking for a less strenuous day out, chill out by the pool or relax in the lounge with your favourite book.

In the evenings, marvel at the brilliant African night sky and enjoy stories about the stars from an African perspective.

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Night at Nedile Lodge, Welgevoden Game Reserve

Greeting the sunrise, taking in the scents, listening the calls of the wild, admiring the sunset, gazing at the night sky, are all unique. Combined with the excitement of what could lie around the next bush, up a tree or around a bend in the road; ramps up the suspense and the thrill with every excursion into the bush.

Whether it’s your first visit to the bush or you have been multiple times, this is an Awesome Experience. I can highly recommend Nedile Lodge in Welgevoden Game Reserve to everyone.

One thing is for sure, if you visit once, you will be yearning to get back; nothing beats an African Safari.

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