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Camp Ndlovu

The small and intimateCamp Ndlovu is situated in the Big 5, malaria-free area in the 37 000-hectare exceptionally beautiful Welgevonden Game Reserve, in the Waterberg region of Limpopo.  The camp, set as it is, amid river ravines and a spectacular mountain backdrop, offers breathtaking views of the undulating countryside and exudes an air of tranquility.   

Camp Ndlovu‘s suites are luxurious, elegant and generously proportioned - designed for the ultimate comfort and privacy and with only five suites, including a family suite (children under 12 years by special arrangement only), exclusivity is ensured.  

Each air-conditioned luxury unit suite comes complete with its own plunge pool, outdoor shower and outdoor bath, air-conditioning and fan, king size extra length bed, a lounge with fireplace, Nespresso coffee machine with complimentary coffee pods, a mini bar, outdoor shower and bath and  an extensive wooden deck with pool loungers and private dining areas. Extras include bathrobes, slippers and complimentary toiletries and Wifi. 

Dining at Camp Ndlovu becomes an African culinary delight with seasonal menu’s that will treat your taste buds to an array of flavours. Meals can be taken indoors or outdoors at your pace. Breakfast, lunch and dinner, in the dining area or on the terrace, is served throughout the day and to complete your ‘safari adventure’ enjoy a boma dining experience under the stars. 

There is an outdoor pool and fitness centre, for the more energetic, while for those who wish to indulge there is a Spa - step into an oasis nestled in unique surroundings and enjoy a holistic spa journey. Guests can enjoy views of the African bush from the game viewing deck and there is an onsite bar. Activities include game drives in an open game vehicle and safari walks with trained and knowledgeable game rangers.  

Room service is available and there is a gift shop on the property 

Welgevonden Game Reserve,(Dutch for “well found”), in the Waterberg plateau, borders with the Marakele National Park and is a stone’s throw from Nylsvlei Wetlands. It forms part of the Waterberg Biosphere Reserve which was officially declared by UNESCO in 2001 and currently covers an area in excess of 4000 km². The Reserve’s beautiful, varied topography ranges from broad rolling hills to magnificent red sandstone cliffs, perennial rivers, open plains and savannahs, while its abundance of wildlife –it is home to over 50 different mammals, including the Big Five. The diversity of habitat leads to a wide range of wildlife with grassy plains abounding with antelope from the largest eland to the diminutive duiker; and cheetah, lion and leopard are regularly seen close by. There are also numerous rare and unusual species such as brown hyena, aardwolf, pangolin and aardvark – all best seen at night. Over 300 bird species can be seen on the reserve, including rare blue cranes which breed in the southern section early in the year.  The reserve boasts one of the largest populations of white rhino of any of Africa’s private reserves, as well as kudu, giraffe, zebra, warthog, cheetah, brown hyena, the honey badger. As a restricted number of vehicles are allowed in the park and the animals have never been hunted ensures that they remain largely unperturbed by human proximity, which allows allowing for particularly close and personal encounters. The Waterberg also has a rich human history, evidenced by two San rock paintings dating back to possibly thousands of years. Welgevonden is an easy two and a half hour drive or a 45 minute flight from Johannesburg, making it one of the most accessible premier wilderness reserves in the country.

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