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Nedile Game Lodge
The rates at the Nedile Game Lodge are inclusive of:
  • Accommodation: luxury thatched en-suite chalets overlooking spectacular mountain views featured with its own fireplace, in-door & out-doors shower, as well as a bath. Private veranda and views adjoining each chalet.
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, all teas/coffees.
  • Open Land Rover safaris with professional rangers or bush walk with experienced rangers.
Children Policy at the Nedile Game Lodge:
  • Children under the age of 12 (pay full adult rate) are welcome only if a group booking is done.
  • Special authorization will be required from the owners of Nedile Lodge.
  • Children are allowed on game drives at the discretion of the Game Ranger.
  • There are no baby-sitting facilities.
  • There are also no fences around the lodge and wild animals roam freely on the property.
  • There are no safety rails around the private decks and the landscape lends itself to several precipices.
  • The environment is not child friendly and could be particularly dangerous to smaller children.
What to take when staying at the Nedile Game Lodge:
  • Walking shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun block
  • Cameras
  • Binoculars
  • Light clothing
  • Swimming costumes in summer.
  • Warm clothing or Jackets in the winter
  • Summer (October - March). Rainy season: hot days, warm nights. Temperatures: 25 - 35 degrees centigrade.
  • Winter (April - August). Dry season: generally warm days, cold nights. Temperatures: 5 - 25 degrees centigrade.


The 5 star Nedile Game Lodge is situated in the malaria free Welgevonden Private Game Reserve which is approximately a 3 hours road drive from of Pretoria.

The game rich Welgevonden Game Reserve, which is located in the Limpopo Province in South Africa, is a declared Heritage Site of 33000 hectares bordering the Marekele National Park.

With more that 70 White Rhino, the Welgevonden Game Reserve is home to the biggest collection of privately owned White Rhino, as well as Lion, Elephant, Buffalo, Leopard and many species of mammals and birds. Africa's Big Five can be observed on adventurous safaris through the bush on guided game drives or bush walks.

The exclusive Nedile Lodge, Welgevonden Game Reserve, can accommodate 10 Guests in 5 luxurious rooms. With a magnificent view over the bush and mountains, each room at Nedile has a private deck, fireplace, ceiling fan, in door and out door shower as well as a bathroom. The main lodge at the Nedile, with bar, dining room and comfortable lounge invites guests to sit back, relax and take in the quiet and tranquility of the natural surroundings of the Welgevonden Game Reserve.

Guests are invited to cool down in the rock swimming pool at the Nedile Lodge or to join one of the game viewing activities which include game drives through the untamed African bush or guided walks. Under the supervision of an experienced Game Rangers, all activities from game drives to bush walks will provide a new and unique learning about the wonders of nature.

Every meal is an occasion at the Nedile Lodge with carefully planned menus, served as a sit down event in the elegant dining area or in the starlit, outside boma.

Directions to the Welgevonden West Gate for Nedile Lodge:
  • Take the N1 from Pretoria to Polokwane (Pietersburg)
  • There are three tollgates to take into consideration
  • The first, Pumulanie Tollgate
  • The second, the Carousel Tollgate
  • The third, Kranskop Tollgate
  • At the third tollgate (Kranskop Plaza) use the left gate and proceed on the R33 to Modimolle (Nylstroom) 11km further - Modimolle (Nylstroom)
  • Go straight through Modimolle (Nylstroom) towards Vaalwater. This is about 60 km.
  • Pass straight through Vaalwater. Do not turn off anywhere.
  • After Vaalwater past the garage, (Spar on left hand side), continue straight on the road towards Bulgerivier and Thabazimbi, do not turn right on the R33 towards Ellisras.
  • Please do not take the Bakkerspas (Welgevonden South Gate) turn off - Keep going straight on the Thabazimbi road.
  • Please do not take the Welgevonden East Gate turn off - Keep on going on the Thabazimbi road.
  • Welgevonden Main Gate will be on your left hand side coming from Vaalwater. The Welgevonden Main Gate is 22 km, from Vaalwater. Look out for the Tourist Information board on your left hand side informing you about the Welgevonden Main Gate.
  • The Welgevonden Main Gate sign is on your left.
  • Please do not take the Welgevonden Main Gate entrance - Keep on going for 40 km further. On your left hand side you will see the road sign Schoongelegen turnoff.
  • Turn left onto Schoongelegen dirt road. There is also a road sign indicating the Welgevonden West Gate. Continue along this road for a further 17 km past Manual Gate to the West Gate on your left hand side.
  • The distance from Vaalwater Spar Supermarket to the Welgevonden West Gate is approximately 86 kilometers, 45 - 60 minutes drive.
  • Guests are picked up at the Welgevonden West Gate.
  • The guests' vehicles will stay at the West Gate parked behind elephant proof electric fences with 24 hours security.

The Nedile Game Lodge has been awarded with the AA Travel Guides American Express Accommodation Awards 2007: Best Game Lodge.