Tshwene Lodge
Tshwene Lodge Main Deck Tshwene Lodge Luxury suite
Tshwene Lodge Main Deck
Tshwene Lodge Luxury suite

Tshwene Lodge

Surrounded by magnificent rock outcrops, Tshwene Lodge is a secluded oasis in the rugged valley of the Taaibos River. The Chacma baboon, after which the lodge is named, calls at the break of dawn to alert of pending danger. Rich in bird life, Tshwene offers peace and tranquility for those seeking to get away from it all. 




Nestled within a rock outcrop, Tshwene Lodge is intimate and peaceful. The main facilities include two lounges, pool, indoor and outdoor dining areas set on a huge wooden patio with magnificent views. All meals are prepared by our local chef for a delicious culinary experience.

Need to Know

Only 2.5 hours from Johannesburg.

Malaria free.


Enjoy both early morning and late afternoon/evening game drives in 35 000 hectares of unspoiled bushveld.

Game drives are conducted by professional and extremely knowledgeable local guides.

Early morning coffee breaks in the bush and sun-downer drinks on game dives


Wildlife HighlightsWildlife Highlights

Welgevonden is home to the "big five" - lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard and rhino. This malaria-free reserve has many species of antelope, zebra, giraffe, baboon, hyena and other fauna foraging on planes and verdant slopes, while perennial waters hide crocodile and offers sustenance to a huge variety of birds.

The pristine beauty of the Waterberg region offers a variety of habitats: riverine scrub, woodland, grassland, fertile valleys and great tracts of water, both above and below ground - a natural paradise for game and an unfolding ecosystem which will reflect the legendary herds of Africa"



The main lodge consists of a library, lounge, fireplace and bar. The viewing deck stretches out from the main building and includes an inviting swimming pool.  

All suites come complete with coffee and tea making facilities, mini bar (stocked upon request), indoor and outdoor shower, private garden, ceiling fan and private deck. The view is complimentary too. 


Unwind in the comfort of a double room with bathroom en-suite, an indoor and private outdoor shower and breathtaking African views. From your private wooden deck listen to the calls of a passing herd of elephant, or watch the African sun set the bush ablaze as it sinks over the horizon, in this malaria-free paradise.


Summer stretches from October through to April when days are hot and the bush is lush and green. Afternoon thunderstorms are common.

Winter months from May to August. Days are warm days and nights are cold. Warm clothing is required for games drives.


Average StayAverage Stay

2 - 3 nights

Average PriceAverage Room Prices

(per person per night unless otherwise stated)

From R3 900.00

Children PolicyChild Policy

Children 10 years and older are welcome at Tshwene Lodge.

Children of all ages are welcome if the lodge is booked exclusively.


Contact and Social Media

To find out more, visit Tshwene Lodge's website.

To find out more call us on +44 (0)1865 982290 or email us at enquiries at safariawards.com.

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