Wild Ivory Eco Lodge

Type: B&B & Self-Catering

27 (0)11 792 5300

Welgevonden Game Reserve , West Gate, Vaalwater, Waterberg / Limpopo

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per double room

About Wild Ivory Eco Lodge

The Wild Ivory Big 5 Game Lodge is situated in Welgevonden Game Reserve in Limpopo Province. This exclusive bush lodge is located in one of the ‘sweeter’ bushveld areas of the well-established Big 5 Game Reserve, which is in the heart of the Waterberg Biosphere Reserve.

Wild Ivory is the ideal destination for your wildlife and photographic safari. The Waterberg area is one of South Africa’s least populated areas and one of the best wildlife areas in Southern Africa. In addition to the Big 5 species (lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo), visitors to the lodge can enjoy numerous other animal and bird species. The reserve is also known for its rhinoceros and cheetah sightings.

As the Wild Ivory Eco Lodge is situated in the Western section of Welgevonden Game Reserve there is an abundance of plains game which in turn attracts a number of predatory species from Lion to Jackal. This Big 5 Game Lodge is elevated and overlooks a wooded plain and a private waterhole. The raised position allows for beautiful and uninterrupted views of the reserve, up to the Waterberg escarpment.

Wild Ivory is one of the few lodges in South Africa which is eco friendly and low impact. The main lodge has a large raised deck with a swimming pool, sunken boma and elevated views of the waterhole and wooden plains below. The Lodge is exclusive and caters for a maximum of 10 guests

Accommodation is in luxury tents with lovely views and very well appointed bathrooms. Large double beds and outside loungers allow you complete comfort and relaxation in a true wilderness setting.

During their stay at Wild Ivory Eco Lodge, guests are treated to excellent traditional meals which are prepared by the very talented chef. Meals are served at the main lodge where guests can keep an eye on the waterhole or the stars whilst enjoying their food. Self-catering packages are also available.

Rates include two game drives daily in open game viewers with one of the rangers in the Big 5 reserve. Transfers to the lodge, three meals, teas and coffees and drinking water are all included.

The main lodge boasts a comfortable lounge and reception area with large viewing deck and swimming pool. Relax on the loungers around the pool and you may see animals moving in to the local waterhole. As evening approaches enjoy a sundowner at the bar or move out on a game drive in search of the many species which occur within the reserve. The lodge is unfenced and offers a real nature experience


Special self catering group packages are also available.

Distance From:

Nylstroom 62 km
Naboomspruit 106 km
Ellisras 114 km

Our Rooms

  • Luxury Tents

    Wild Ivory Eco Lodge is exclusive and caters for a maximum of 10 guests in well positioned and well appointed luxury tents. The Inclusive price includes; Accommodation. Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Transfer from the west gate or main gate to the lodge & 2 game activities per day. The self catering price includes; Accommodation. 2 game drives per day but excludes conservation fees.

    • Adult Occupancyx 2
    • Child Occupancyx 0
    • Private BathroomYes


GPS coordinates:
24.18722 S
27.75429 E

Johannesburg to Welgevonden via Vaalwater (Recommended)

Take the N1 towards Pretoria and Polokwane, keep left as approaching Pretoria to stay on the N1 to Polokwane. Continue to third toll gate – Kranskop. As you approach Kranskop keep left and take the offramp to Modimolle. Drive through Modimolle and continue straight to Vaalwater (Mbatlane). Continue straight through Vaalwater (last fuel and supplies) and onto bulge rivier/ thabazimbi R510. (don’t turn towards lephalale). Main Gate to WELGEVONDEN GAME RESERVE is about 25 kilometres and West Gate a further 39 kilometres. Continue past West Gate and turn left at Schoongelegen sign. Continue 17 km on sand road.

44 km from Vaalwater

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