In the 'hood, Vaalwater as a destination

(Vaalwater has recently been renamed to Mabatlane). In the heart of the Waterberg, the charming town of Vaalwater is considered the "central" town of the Bushveld region. Vaalwater is situated in the uppermost reaches of the Mokolo River and the village is surrounded by farms and reserves offering plenty of opportunities for adventure activities and outdoor pursuits including game and ... cont.

Welgevonden Game Reserve, Vaalwater, Waterberg, Limpopo, South Africa

Directions to Nedile Lodge

Take the Polokwane (used to be Pietersburg) N1 Freeway North from Pretoria. After about 130 km you will find the Kranskop Tollgate. Keep left at the tollgate and turn off the freeway towards Nylstroom. After 11 km you continue through Nylstroom towards Vaalwater for 60 km. Continue straight through Vaalwater towards Thabazimbi.

25 km out of Vaalwater you will find the main gate of Welgevonden Game Reserve on your left but continue past the main gate for a further 22 km to the Schoongelegen turnoff. Turn left on the Schoongelegen dirt road. Here is also a green sign indicating the Welgevonden West Gate and Manual Gate. Continue for 17 km on the Schoongelegen dirt road past the Welgevonden Manual gate to the Welgevonden West Gate that will be on your left side.

Please confirm your estimated time of arrival at the West Gate. You will be picked up at the gate with an open gameviewer. Travelling time is approximately 2 hours 30 minutes to the Welgevonden West Gate. In the park you are on a scenic game drive for anything between 20 minutes to hours depending on the game viewing.

Your vehicle will stay at the West Gate parked behind elephant proof electric fences with 24 hour security


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  • Game viewing (big 5)

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