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Welcome

Weltevreden Game Lodge was established by the WGM Trust Group in September of 2009 after the purchase of a piece of land no more than 35km away from Bloemfontein. With over 500 hectares of land varying from open savannah fields to lush sweet thorn bushveld bordering the Modder River, the idea of a Game Lodge was born!

Weltevreden Game Lodge is a private wild life reserve, and offer an exclusive venue and setting to our visitors that participate in the all encompassing experience of Eco Tourism, Wild life interaction Birdwatching, Canoeing, Conferences, Seminars, Team Build, Special Events and Wedding venue, Special events, Holiday makers, Overnight, Weekend getaways and Romantic getaway

Weltevreden Game Lodge not only caters for hunting enthusiasts, including wing shooting, but also for those who choose to enjoy the beauty that nature has to offer through the lens of a camera.

Whether by game drive or on foot, enjoy 3 000 acres of pristine bush veldt along the Modder River with over 25 species of African game to see. All clients are guided by a qualified PH and experienced tracker to make your dream safari just that, a dream come true!

Come and enjoy the thrill of the chase, the camp fire chats after a hard days hunting and memories made to last you a lifetime!

After countless adventures through dongas and sweet thorn bushveld, the location of the Lodge itself was found and work got underway starting out with no more than a simple deck overlooking the river and the beauty it has to offer. Three months later saw the erection of our intimate boma andlapa area, where endless chats of yester year and Africa inevitably fanned the flame for a self-sustaining game ranch. It has been 3 years since those chats and unforgettable experiences around the camp fire! Today Weltevreden Game Lodge boasts 3 self-catering chalets, two of which overlook the river and one overlooking the bushveld, five cabanas, a conference hall, a cheetah enclosure with three of our big cats and 21 species of game, not to mention our viewpoint with its own driving range for all the golfers out there and an array of birdlife. It has only been a pleasure building up Weltevreden Game Lodge to what it is today and now, we invite you to come and join us around the fire for what we hope to be more unforgettable stories and a lifetime of experiences. Africa is only a stone throw away!

Activities

Nature Lovers

Game Drives

Join us on one of two of our game drives where you will experience Africa at its best. We offer you the choice of two game drives, one regular photographic drive which will take you into the heart of the ranch where you may see all of our game species, the offer will give you a view that will take your breath away accompanied with sundowners overlooking the ranch from the viewpoint.

Bird watching

For all you bird lovers out there, Weltevreden Game Lodge also offers you bird watching whether it be from the comfort of your chalet or an afternoon in the hide on the banks of our dam, you can expect to see a number of species ranging from Egyptian gees to fish eagles who make themselves know all too often.

Photo/Eco Safaris

School groups and eco learning

Field ranger will accompany all groups only children with consent forms will be allowed to join any outing into nature

Clifford Myers was born on the 6th of March 1985 and has since the age of 5, had a keen and passionate interest in the field of hunting and all it had to offer. After downing his first antelope at the age of 7, his passion only grew and he knew, this was it, this was to become his future, profession and a life full of surreal experiences and memories. He has since then built a lifetime of campfire stories along with a book of friends made from an extensive interest in hunting and the outdoors. Come and enjoy the campfire along with the beauty Weltevreden Game lodge has to offer.

Fishing

Come and enjoy a day on the banks of the Modder River trying your luck at hooking the big one. The river holds four species of fish namely Carp, Yellow fish, Cat fish and Onder Bek, whether itÍs by rod and reel or even Bow-fishing, this is the place for all angling enthusiasts.

Canoeing

We offer you the chance to see the ranch from the river banks of the Modder River and surrounding lands all from the comfort of our new canoes.

Cheetah interaction

Weltevreden Game Lodge offers you the chance to step on to the turf of one of AfricaÍs top predators and interact with our resident cheetahs. While this is truly an unforgettable experience our cheetahs will touch your hearts and leave you charmed. We currently have three cheetahs, all three of which have been brought up in captivity for breeding purposes and will be all too happy to have your attention. We sport two gorgeous males namely Thatile, the elder of the bunch, and Umlilo who has now reached 16 months of age. Our males are accompanied by Moya, the latest edition to the clan who is an 8 month old female with a captivating spirit and loveable. Come to meet them all at the lodge.

Fun activities

Clay Pigeon Shooting

Two skiit shooters are available. Clay pigeons are for sale. Various clay pigeon courses are available.

Golf Extreme

Come and enjoy our driving range situated at the viewing point with a range of 214 yards and an elevation of 60 meters. Great prizes are to be won should you hit a hole in one.

Paint Ball

Weltevreden Game Lodge has some of the most spectacular donga and bush warfare courses for paintball, giving us you the opportunity to bring your friends along for an afternoon of paint balling where you can play numerous paintball games and enjoy the thrill of the chase all in AfricaÍs back yard.

Facilities

Self Catering Chalets

Cabanas

Lapa Boma & Bar

Deck

Swimming Pool

Functions

We cater for a true African feel, that reflects our own South African tradition veld and nature. The Reserve holds many views to satisfy all needs and requirements, corporate and public alike

All functions are small and intimate with 40 people and less. Modest or elaborate we’ll attend your needs. We can accommodate more people at additional cost in marque tent for up to a 100 people

All flowers, décor and furniture sound equipment stages flooring can additional requested will be at additional costs

Veld and open air picnics can be accommodated

We specialise in intimate functions parties preferably not larger than 40 heads. When clients need a bigger venue they additional hire Marque- or Stretch tent for own account.

We have a list of preferred suppliers that knows the venue and will be supplied on demand once the booking is confirmed and arrangements are taken on by Weltevreden staff.

Weddings

We specialise in intimate wedding gatherings, preferably not larger than 40 heads. Modest or elaborate we’ll attend your needs and cater for your special day.

In the event that a bride need a bigger venue, additional hire of Marque- or Stretch Tent for her account. We have a list of preferred suppliers that knows the venue and will be supplied on demand once the booking is confirmed and arrangements are taken on by Weltevreden staff.

Weltevreden Game Lodge offers our clients the ideal wedding venue: intimate, close and warm. With various options to choose from, a dream wedding is just around the corner. Call our office to start planning your special day!

Conferences seminars team-builds and special events 

We can accommodate 4o people in the facility

Fully equipped hall for all your conference needs, with a deck overlooking the river

With a relaxed atmosphere to ensure optimal results and ensure productivity.

The accommodation can host 22 people with cleaning services and helpful staff that’s on stand by for your convenience

Clean facilities that’s air conditioning controlled environment, clipboard and HD projector for presentations.

Audiovisual equipment, stationery, water etc. are at your disposal

Three Meals a day