Welgevonden has a high altitude and temperate climate, and its malaria-free status makes it worth a visit all year round. The Waterberg region falls in the summer rainfall belt, with hot humid summers and dry sunny winters. The weather supports year-round travel. Bring something warm as the early mornings and nights can be cold. Morning and evening game drives in the winter months (June to Aug) will require extra winter woollies (consider gloves , a scarf and beanie).
Travelling to Inzalo Safari Lodge
Inzalo Safari Lodge is a mere two-and-a-half hour drive from Johannesburg.
The road between Johannesburg and the reserve is a well-maintained motorway, convenient for those who want to travel independently.
Note that there are toll roads en route, if you are an international traveler it is recommended that you have cash Rands on hand for tollgates. Petrol stations all accept Master and Visa Cards for the payment of fuel.
Arrangements can be made with Inzalo Safari Lodge for chartered flights with a number of reputable providers. There are two airstrips in the reserve and we pick up and drop off guests on arrival and departure.
Shuttle transfers operate from OR Tambo International Airport (Johannesburg) and Johannesburg/Pretoria to the Welgevonden Game Reserve.
Arriving at the Reserve
Private vehicles are not allowed in the reserve. Secure parking is available at East Gate, the closest entrance to the lodge, from which you will be collected by Inzalo Safari Lodge. The last 11 km to East Gate is a dirt road that is accessible with most vehicles. If your vehicle has a particularly low suspension please check accessibility with us prior to your departure.
Electricity is 220/230 volts, 15 amps, and is supplied through either 15- amp three-prong or 5-amp two-prong plugs, in both cases with round pins. Inzalo Safari Lodge can provide universal adapters on request.
There is no cell phone reception in the reserve, but you will be able to keep in touch via the Wi-Fi available at the lodge.
Tipping of hospitality staff is a general practice in South Africa and much appreciated by the staff at Inzalo Safari Lodge. It is however at guest discretion.
What to Pack
The reserve is in a malaria-free area and no special precautions are necessary
Light cotton clothing is recommended, such as cotton trousers, shorts and shirts (short sleeves for summer months and long sleeves for winter)
Closed shoes for the evening
Shower-proof rain jacket / windbreaker
Fleece or jacket for evenings
Warm winter jacket, scarf, beanie and gloves for evening and morning game drives during cooler months (May – August)
Remember to bring a good long-range camera for the game drives and walks, or alternatively arrange with the staff at Inzalo Safari Lodge for photos of your adventure.
A good pair of binoculars will enhance your safari experience.
Sunglasses, sun cream and hats are a must for daytime activities.
Inzalo Safari Lodge accepts Visa and Mastercard.
Direct transfers can also be arranged.