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"An opulent and authentic African safari lodge, situated in the lush Welgevonden Game Reserve, South Africa."

Need to know

    • 5 spacious suites
    • True African escape situated in an extensive, well managed park covering 35 000 Ha
    • Welgevonden, South Africa
    • Malaria Free zone
    • Just over 3 hours drive from Johannesburg

We love

  • Private outdoor jacuzzi in honeymoon suites
  • World class dining on the terrace, overlooking the rolling hills of the African bushveld
  • Breath taking Big 5 Game viewing  
  • Authentic African dining experience incorporating traditional African cuisine
  • Sipping cocktails at the waterfall pool and relaxing under the African sky

An extra little something

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View unique bushman paintings, created over 2,000 years ago or experience exhilarating game viewing from horse back.

Top Secret

The name Welgevonden, which means ‘well found’ in the Afrikaans language, hints at the impressive bio-diversity the reserve boasts.


Waterberg Biosphere Reserve was officially declared by UNESCO in 2001, and covers an area in excess of 4000 km². Fifty-Seven Waterberg was initially founded as the Molen Vliet Lodge. It has subsequently been transformed into one of the most luxurious lodges within the Welgevonden park.

The Review

Fifty-Seven Waterberg is a luxury private game park located within the malaria free Welgovenden territory. The area boasts some of Africa’s most impressive big 5 sightings, and if you are looking for outstanding game viewing opportunities, you will not be disappointed.

While you enjoy your bushveld experience, your creature comforts are given top priority, and you will feel pampered and indulged.

Dine amidst the unforgettable rolling hills of Africa, on food prepared by Africa’s top chefs. You will experience bite sized platters of mouth-watering treats, and first-class meals on par with the top restaurants in Southern Africa.

Immerse yourself in your own personal jacuzzi, or laze around the pool, sipping cocktails and absorbing the relaxing, African wilderness.

Climb aboard one of the specially designed game-viewing vehicles, and be thrilled by the spectacle of a cheetah kill or get up close to a playful herd of elephants.

Guests can expect to see lion, buffalo, leopard, rhino and African elephant.

Capture and share that perfect selfie or video with family and friends.

Fifty-Seven Waterberg employs highly trained game rangers, with over 20 years of collective experience. They encourage guests to ask questions and enjoy sharing their knowledge of bushveld lore, enhancing your experience with anecdotes and interesting facts about the wildlife you encounter.

Experience traditional African cuisine surrounding a mesmerizing bon fire. Relive and share your experiences with travellers from all around the world.

Privacy, peace, discreet personal service, comfort, limited guest numbers, exclusivity, warm hospitality and 5-star luxury are only some of the delights that await you at Fifty-Seven Waterberg.

Don’t miss this unforgettable experience and exceptional value for money.


57 Waterberg

  • Address: Site 57, Welgevonden Game Reserve,Vaalwater, Limpopo, South Africa
  • Travel info: Just over 3 hours’ drive from Johannesburg

Key Features

  • Pool

  • Stunning Views

  • Private Dining

  • Spa