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Nedile Lodge

Safari Lodge or Private Game Reserve / Weekend Breaks Johannesburg - 5 Exclusive Suites
Free WiFi
TGCSA 5 Star
Children 10+
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The location of this lodge is insane! Balancing on top of a ridge, the view is endless and at night, the only lights you see are the stars in the sky. It’s bush scenery at its best with the cherry on top of course being the amazing wildlife. We even saw a cheetah kill – something I'll never forget!

Ian, CEO. Entrepreneur. Father. Action-man

ABOUT Nedile Lodge

Welgevonden Reserve is a declared heritage site of 37 000 hectares adjoining the Marakele National Park in the breathtaking malaria-free Waterberg Biosphere. Only 3 hours north of Johannesburg, this true bushveld environment is home to Africa’s most sought after game species, with one of the largest collections of white rhino. Join a guided safari or specialised bush walk with an experienced ranger to view elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo, giraffe, zebra, eland and many other antelope species, with the opportunity to spot the aardvark, brown hyena or the rarely seen honey badger and bush pig.

Nedile Lodge is uniquely positioned on a rock-strewn hilltop, with sweeping views of the Big Five landscape. Friendly staff welcome you to the charming lodge, which has been stylishly and creatively designed and decorated to create a warm and most relaxed ambience. Nedile Lodge accommodates up to 10 Guests in 5 individual thatched rooms. Spacious bedrooms have dramatic views of the bush and hills from private decks and full bathrooms. Fireplaces and outdoor showers add a special touch. African Rungu and Swedish massages can be indulged in in the new treatment room or in the privacy of your own chalet. Soothing rim-flow rock pool. New library and small gym.

Whether enjoying a delicious dinner around the camp fire in the starlit boma, relaxing at the pool absorbing nature, or on a game viewing safari, Nedile will restore your soul. American Express AA Winner 2012.

Check in Time: 12h00 at the West Gate: Please advise what time you will be at the West Gate.

Check out Time: 12h00 at the West Gate: Departure from Nedile to the West Gate at 11h30

Welgevonden Conservation Levy is not included in the accommodation cost

TGCSA 5-Star Lodge | Transfers | Children 10+ welcome | Specials available - please enquire

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Family Suite
Sleeps 2
4 Units
From R 2,550.00 p/p sharing All meals and activities
View room facilities
Exclusive Suite
Sleeps 2
1 Unit
From R 2,550.00 p/p sharing All meals and activities
View room facilities
Check in & check-out times

Check-in: 12:00

Check-out: 12:00

Please note: Rates are a guide and subject to change. Please re-confirm rates when booking or enquiring.


Nedile Lodge
23 Nov 2015

"Nedile Lodge, the place and the people who manage and run it, is a place for those guests who want to experience the ultimate in relaxation and hospitality. The accommodation is inviting and comfortable, offering everything one would need on a break away from all distractions of life. The staff are attentive and there is a lot of attention paid to ensuring guests are well looked after. I would highly recommend the lodge to anyone wanting to unwind and distress."

Sameer & Manisha
Nedile Lodge
07 Aug 2013

"a brief note to say thank you to all the wonderful people at Nedile Lodge. You truly made our expeience a memorable one. Your service and attitude is exemplary. Keep it up and I will certainly be back!"

Anton Friedmann from South Africa
Nedile Lodge
06 Aug 2013

"We had a wonderful 3 night stay at Nedile Lodge. The service and hospitality of all the staff was exceptional - we were really made to feel welcome and experienced true South African hospitality. Lovely warm fires, fabulous food and easy conversation added to the comfortable ambiance of Nedile - we will definitely be returning guests."

Alison Lovell from South Africa
Customer Feedback
25 Nov 2012

"I had a wonderful stay at Nedile Lodge. The location, layout, room, view, food, amenities were wonderful. The staff was warm, lovely and accommodating. Michael, the Ranger was so knowledgable. No matter what I asked, he knew the answer--whether about birds, insects, plants, geology or the mammals. He was a real delight and made it a fabulous and memorable experience. Thank you all!!"

Wendy Appel from Spain
Nedile Lodge
08 Jul 2012

"A perfect break at an excellent Lodge. Service and game drives really good and highly professional and the accommodation luxuriously comfortable. Welgevonden a beautiful and varied park and the game viewing excellent."

Anonymous from South Africa
Family weekend
30 Apr 2012

"The energy and enthusiasm of the young management team, together with the broad knowledge of the bush by the ranger made for a thoroughly enjoyable bush lodge weekend."

Lesley Page from South Africa
Nedile Lodge
01 Mar 2012

"Well, it is 4 days later and I still feel incredibly relaxed and refreshed from our stay. We had the most incredible time. The Staff were fantastic, food to die for, a view of note and a abundance of game. I highly recommend the Lodge."

Carol-Ann from South Africa

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Please enquire about road works and travelling time delays in the area

From OR Tambo (Johannesburg) International Airport - 323 km (3,5 hours drive)

  • Take the N1 - Pretoria to Polokwane (Pietersburg).
  • There are three tollgates to take into consideration.
  • 1st - Pumulanie : 2nd - The Carousel : 3rd - Kranskop Tollgates.
  • At the Kranskop Plaza tollgate use the left gate on to the R33 to Modimolle (Nylstroom) 10,3 km further – Modimolle (Nylstroom).
  • Go straight through Modimolle (Nylstroom) towards Vaalwater for 66,6 km.
  • Pass straight through Vaalwater. Do not turn off anywhere.
  • After Vaalwater past the garage, (Spar on left hand side), continue straight on the road towards Bulgerivier and Thabazimbi.
  • 24,3 km out of Vaalwater you will find the Welgevonden Main Gate on your left hand side coming from Vaalwater.
Please DO NOT take the Welgevonden Main Gate entrance – Keep on going for 23 km further.

  • On your left hand side you will see the road sign Schoongelegen turn-off.
  • Turn left onto Schoongelegen dirt road.
  • Here is also a road sign indicating the Welgevonden West Gate.
  • Continue along this road for a further 16,3 km past Manual Gate to the West Gate on your left hand side.

Travelling time from the Vaalwater (Spar) to the Welgevonden West Gate is approximately 30-35 minutes.
Please confirm your estimated time of arrival at the West Gate.

You will be picked up at the gate with an open game viewer.
In the park you are on a scenic game drive for anything between 20 minutes to hours depending on the game viewing.

Your vehicle will stay at the West Gate parked behind elephant proof electric fences with 24 hours security.

We ask that once you reach Vaalwater (Spar), to please contact the Lodge. There is no more cell phone reception until you reach Nedile Lodge.

GPS Coordinates for the West Gate

S24º 14' 34.86" E27º 43' 06.28"