Africa is mystic, it is wild, it is a sweltering inferno, it is a photographer’s paradise, a hunter’s Valhalla, an escapist’s Utopia. It is what you will, and it withstands all interpretations.

– Beryl Markham, pioneering aviator, adventurer, racehorse trainer and author.


Big 5







When was the last time you had a true bush experience?

A time when you gave your racing thoughts and city-born cares over to the peace and tranquillity of the wide open spaces? This is the power of this land. This is the power that Welgedacht Game Reserve bids you to experience first-hand.

Just 90 km from O.R. Tambo International Airport and 60 km from Pretoria you will find our piece of Africa, hidden in the Southern-most tip of the Dinokeng Game Reserve, the first free-roaming Big 5 game reserve in Gauteng.

For over thirty years, the Howell family has been privileged to transform what was once a bushveld cattle farm into an exclusive game reserve. Driven by their deep love of the African bush and its wildlife, and their passion for conservation, the Howells have crafted a unique haven that is a must to experience for any traveller seeking rest and relaxation from the city.Drawing from years of experience, Welgedacht Game Reserve has carefully developed an excellent bouquet of packages designed to give you and your guests an unparalleled experience of the African bush.

Perfect for families with children over 12 and small groups of friends, our tours are tailored to create the ideal opportunity for you to share with loved ones the special delight that comes from encountering the natural world up-close.

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