Wild Ivory Big 5 Eco Lodge - Welgevonden, South Africa

Big 5 Ecolodge in the Limpopo Province

Wild Ivory Big 5 Game Lodge is situated in Welgevonden Game Reserve in the malaria-free Limpopo Province, South Africa. This exclusive tented bush lodge is located in one of the ‘sweeter’ bushveld areas of the well-established Big 5 Game Reserve, right in the heart of the UNESCO Waterberg Biosphere Reserve. Wild Ivory is the ideal destination for your wildlife and photographic safari experience.

The pristine Waterberg biosphere is one of South Africa’s least populated areas and one of the best wildlife areas in Southern Africa. Apart from seeing the Big 5 (lion, leopard, elephant, rhinoceros and buffalo), guests at Welgevonden can also enjoy over 50 species of mammal and more than 300 bird species. The reserve is also well known for its rhinoceros and cheetah sightings.

Game Drives

Wild Ivory Eco Lodge is situated in the Western section of Welgevonden Game Reserve where there is an abundance of plains game which in turn attracts a number of predatory species from Lion to Jackal.

The Lodge is elevated and overlooks a wooded plain, a private waterhole and allows for beautiful and uninterrupted views of the reserve, right up to the Waterberg escarpment far into the distance. In summer watch spectacular electrical thunderstorms roll in, and at night star-gaze in wonder at the magnificent milky-way.

Wild Ivory is one of the few lodges in South Africa which is eco-friendly and has a low impact on the environment. Guests are accommodated in luxury tents with stunning views and spacious, well-appointed bathrooms. Large double beds and outside loungers allow you to relax in complete comfort in a true wilderness setting.

During their stay, guests are treated to excellent traditional meals which are prepared by our very talented chef. Meals are served at the main lodge where guests can keep an eye on the waterhole whilst enjoying their dinner. However, if you want to do your own thing, self-catering packages are also available.

Wild Ivory Eco Lodge’s Eco-Footprint

Wild Ivory Eco Lodge was built using eco-friendly, ‘green’ products and runs off solar power. The lodge blends into the surrounds and has a low impact on the environment. All paints and consumables used for the construction and running of the lodge are eco-friendly and no hard woods were used. Even the sewerage system is eco-friendly. Efforts have been made to give the lodge a low carbon footprint by making use of solar power which is a renewable energy source. Our nearby borehole supplies crystal clear water for all the Lodges’ needs.