The Waterberg (‘Water Mountain’) in the Limpopo Province is a unique wilderness area of South Africa. One of the country’s lesser known geographical wonders and blue in color, the range supports a biome spanning over 15,000 km², offering breathtaking valleys far from the madding crowd of the bustling tourist centers. This region is a harsh but rewarding area of startling beauty, a beauty which lies in its superb vistas, mountain gorges, clear streams and rolling bushveld hills, all rich in indigenous species of plant and animal life – including the ‘Big Five’. A pleasant two and a half hour drive, or an easy forty five minute flight from Johannesburg makes Welgevonden the most accessible premier wilderness reserve in the country and it is Malaria Free.
Each lodge on Welgevonden is secluded, hidden from view, on their own freehold portion of this vast reserve. They can traverse and have free access to the whole unfenced sanctuary. Welgevonden is a vast premier game sanctuary with a very limited number of exclusive safari lodges, jealously guarded and managed for future sustainable use and appreciation.
Shibula Lodge & Spa is a five star accredited lodge and offers the discerning visitor Africa in all its untamed magnificence, along with truly superb standards of hospitality. The lodge is situated close to the best game viewing areas of the game reserve. Shibula Lodge hugs the banks of a scenic river and has magnificent views of the overhanging cliffs, where the antics of the resident baboon troop entertain guests. Here the big five (Lion, Rhino, Buffalo, Elephant and Leopard) roam freely, the reserve is also home to an extraordinary diversity of plant and animal life, as well as more than 350 species of birds.
Whether you would like breakfast on the banks of the river, under the watchful eye of a ranger, or simple read a book in the comfort of a bush chair, the superbly trained staff will accommodate any request. Pre-breakfast game drives or bush-walks for the adventurous, high teas of mouth watering surprises, evening game drives with sundowners and boma dinners all contribute to the magic of Shibula Lodge. Guests are assured of exceptional game viewing. Including the excellent Rhino sightings and more different antelope that can be seen in one area than in any other game reserve in Southern Africa. Game rarely seen in other reserves includes Aardvark and Brown Hyena, Eland, Gemsbok, Tsessebe and Bush Pig. Night game drives give the visitor an insight into South African wildlife at night.
Shibula’s Bush Spa offers various treatments, all chosen with the aim of relaxation and rejuvenation. Treatments include: massage, facial treatments, reflexology and much more. The resident beauty therapist is awaiting your visit and promise an unforgettable experience. Dine in a wine cellar, enjoy starlight boma dinners, with traditional potjiekos and other Gourmet dishes and be entertained by the resident Shibula singers and dancers.
Road Travel is pleased to offer a value for money safari option here, where you can Stay 3 Nights and Only Pay for 2 Nights. This offer includes your breakfasts, lunches, dinners and two game drives per day. This Safari Package is valid until the 30th of September 2011, so contact us to arrange this fantastic break in the bush for you.