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Shibula Lodge
Accommodates up to
10 People
Private Game
Vehicle
Lounge by the
Pool
The Lodge

"A taste of wild Africa"

Shibula Private Game Lodge is perfectly situated in the middle of Welgevonden Game Reserve overlooking the source of the Taaibos River. The lodge is a private family friendly self-catering lodge that is booked in its entirety (the whole lodge) for you, your family and friends exclusive use. Indulge in a bush safari experience that caters for avid bush lovers and those just wanting to spend quality time away with friends. Although guests are responsible for taking their own food and beverages all meals are prepared for you by our resident cook.

Shibula's Story
The "Wild Lady"
Shibula, the "Wild Lady" is a black rhino that has known many homes. Rescued from Namibia and incarcerated ina European Zoo, she was re-rescued by a team of conservationists and returned to her rightful home in Africa. What makes this story very special is that she became the world's first rhino to produce calves after her return into the wild. Shibula a fierce and protective mother is a vital ambassador for critically endangered species and a tribute to conservation efforts around the world. Shibula Lodge pays tribute to this spirit of conservation.
Chalets
En-suite chalets
Guests staying at the lodge have the choice of a variety of en-suite chalets to suit their requirements. The chalets are positioned around the Main Lodge Area and comprise of 4 Individual Chalets with double beds, 1 Family Chalet with an interconnecting children's room and the Executive Suite which consists of 2 en-suite rooms with a lounge and private swimming pool. The lodge accommodates a maximum of 10 people per night. Children 12 years and less stay free. This offer is limited to a maximum of 4 children and thereafter pay the adult rate per night.

All the chalets are serviced daily and linen and towels are provided.
Self Catering
We do all the cooking
This is definitely self-catering with a difference. Although guests are responsible for taking all their food and beverages with them to the lodge all meals are prepared for you by our resident cook. You decide together with the cook what is planned for each meal, what time it suits you to eat and whether you would prefer to eat inside the lodge or alternatively at the boma.
Facilities
Relax in luxury
The lodge includes the following facilities: Viewing deck overlooking the Taaibos river and waterhole, Swimming Pool, Lounge with fireplace, Dining area with Fireplace, Bar Area, Boma with braai area, Private Game Vehicle and All linen, bath towels and soaps are included.

Please note that the lodge is not fenced. During the day you can walk unaccompanied between your chalet and the main lodge. We recommend that guests after sunset request a member of staff to escort you to and from your chalets. Families must be vigilant at all times.
Safari Game Drives
Your own private game view
Included in your stay at the lodge are morning and evening Safari game drives together with your personal accredited and experienced game ranger. The morning game drives are preceded by a coffee or cup of tea and a rusk and depart at a time that is convenient for you and your group. You will get a chance to stretch your legs during the morning drive which is accompanied with tea, coffee.

Afternoon game drives include sundowners in the bush together with your snacks and favorite drink to watch the African sun bid its farewell for another day.
Welgevonden Game Reserve
Majestic Big 5 game viewing

Rolling wooded mountains cut by deep rocky ravines and majestic gorges make Welgevonden Game Reserve an evocative piece of Africa. Aptly meaning ‘well found’, this is a place of rare and rugged beauty, plentiful wildlife and prolific birdlife. Spectacular scenery and excellent game viewing make Welgevonden quite unlike anywhere else on earth. To visit here is to experience the spirit of true wilderness.

A pleasant 2.5-hour drive or an easy 45-minute flight from Johannesburg into one of the airstrips, makes Welgevonden one of the most accessible premier malaria free wilderness reserves in the country. Welgevonden Game Reserve, (Dutch for "well found"), is a 34,850 ha game reserve in the Waterberg District, of the Limpopo Province of South Africa.


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