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About Lions Ridge

Lions Ridge is a privately owned safari lodge set centrally in the malaria free, Welgevonden Big Five game reserve in the stunning Waterberg mountains. In it's own valley next to the Taaibos River with amazing views. Regular visits of elephant, leopard, lion, rhino, waterbuck, kudu, zebra 'resident' baboons, genet, klipspringers, francolin and much more!
Available for exclusive use on a self-catering basis, you get the whole lodge and facilities exclusively. We accommodate parties of up to 14. If you wish to have guiding for more than ten guests per drive, there will be an additonal charge for the second vehicle and guide. We require 2 weeks notice to secure the second guide.

The minimum price for the exclusive use of the lodge for 2019 is 14,400 rand per night, equivalent to the price of the first 8 guests, even if there are less than 8 guests PLUS the Conservation Levy of 150 rand per person per day. There is a minimum stay of two nights. Additional guests, above 8, are then charged 1,800 rand per person per night, plus the Conservation Levy. Children under 2 are not charged for, excepting the Conservation Levy of150 rand per person per day, that applies for all ages.

As a self-catering lodge you bring the food and drink and our chef does the cooking to order! Delicious meals tailored to your requirements and prepared by our chef in our commercail kitchens. Or if you prefer, make use of our Boma.

We offer a flexible choice of independant villas. 2 are ensuite, with king-size beds suitable for 2 guests each. I villa is suitable for families as has 2 bedrooms with king size beds, 2 ensuite bathrooms, a large living room and it's own pool. The final villa, also suitable for families takes upto six guests and has 2 ensuite king-size bedrooms and a connecting room with two single beds. Please see the Room Plan.

We have two game drives a day each approximately 2.5 - 3 hours. Our guides are passionate and professional, with in-depth knowledge of our wildlife and reserve. This is a malaria free reserve which stretches over 38 000 hectares. It is home to the Big Five as well as 129 mammals, 350 birds and 2,000 plant species. The combination of the Waterberg Mountains and the lowland bushveld supports a wide diversity of mammal species in the reserve. There are also San paintings in the Reserve, viewable on request.
The reserve is a 2.5-hour drive north of Johannesburg, reachable on excellent roads.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 3 hours
  • Minimum stay: 2 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 14
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:30 AM

Facilities

  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Conference Venues
  • Parking on Premises
  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony
  • Bath
  • Bathroom
  • Fridge
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Mini fridge
  • Non smoking rooms
  • Patio
  • Shower
  • Shuttle service
  • Suites
  • Terrace
  • Total number of rooms 1 - 50
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Languages Spoken

  • English
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

Vehicles must be left inside the main gate of the Welgevonden Reserve.
The Reserve has 24-hour security.
A Lions Ridge vehicle will then pick you up from the main gate guest waiting area.
The pickup time for arrivals is from noon to 12.30pm, any different arrival times will be charged 1,000 rands per pick up and must be organised at...
Vehicles must be left inside the main gate of the Welgevonden Reserve.
The Reserve has 24-hour security.
A Lions Ridge vehicle will then pick you up from the main gate guest waiting area.
The pickup time for arrivals is from noon to 12.30pm, any different arrival times will be charged 1,000 rands per pick up and must be organised at least 24 hours in advance.
Departing guests leave the lodge at 10.30am.
It takes approximately 1 hour to arrive at the Main Gate. Lions Ridge is not responsible for any delay due to elements outside our control, such as elephants blocking the road.
Children's cots/cribs are not available.
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room, although there is room if you bring cots/cribs.
Pets are not allowed.
Rates Exclude;
• Welgevonden Conservation Levy R140 per person per night which will be added to the final invoice
• Additional gate transfers outside of scheduled pick up time, R 1,000 per booking
• Gratuities
• Laundry (available for an extra charge)
• Wi-Fi (by arrangement)
Rates Include;
• Chef, Housekeeper and Ranger
• Return scheduled transfers to the lodge from Welgevonden main gate or Welgevonden airstrip
• Accommodation, water, tea and coffee
• Two safari activities per day, including game drives in open vehicle for 8 guests. For larger parties an additional game
viewer and Ranger are R2000 per day subject to availability (inc VAT)
The lodge does not have any credit or debit card facilities. For any additional costs incurred we can accept cash.

PLEASE NOTE:
There is a minimum booking price of rand 14,400 per day for up to eight guests. Additional guests, up to a maximum of 14, are charged at an additional rand 1,800 for adults, 1000 for children aged 3-12 and no charge for children aged 2 or less.
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Availability and pricing

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  • Chalet 2 Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering This king size villa has an ensuite bathroom with a bath and shower. It opens onto a terrace and also has a small living... see more Features:  King beds, Private bathroom, En-suite, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Separate toilet see more King beds, Private bathroom, En-suite, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Separate toilet, Garden views, Air-Conditioning, Fan, Heater, Bar Fridge, No Smoking in Rooms
    from R3900 Room rate
    • Adults
      • Chalet 4 Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering An ensuite king size chalet with it's own terrace and private views to the ridge, above the Taaibos river. It has a bath... see more Features:  King beds, Private bathroom, En-suite, Mountain views, Balcony/patio, Self-catering see more King beds, Private bathroom, En-suite, Mountain views, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Separate toilet, Garden views, Air-Conditioning, Fan, Heater, Bar Fridge
        from R3900 Room rate
        • Adults
          • Chalet 5 Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering A king size ensuite chalet. It has a sitting room. From it's terrace there are views towards the ridge, above the Taaibo... see more Features:  King beds, Private bathroom, En-suite, Mountain views, Balcony/patio, Self-catering see more King beds, Private bathroom, En-suite, Mountain views, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Separate toilet, Garden views, Air-Conditioning, Fan, Heater, Bar Fridge, No Smoking in Rooms
            from R3900 Room rate
            • Adults
              • Chalet 6 Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering Chalet 6 is part of the villa that includes Chalet 7. Suitable for families, it has a large adjoining sitting room and... see more Features:  King beds, Private bathroom, En-suite, Mountain views, Balcony/patio, Self-catering see more King beds, Private bathroom, En-suite, Mountain views, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Garden views, Fan, Heater, Bar Fridge, Swimming pool views
                from R3900 Room rate
                • Adults
                  • Chalet 7 Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering Chalet 7 is part of the villa that includes Chalet 6. Suitable for families, it has a large adjoining sitting room and... see more Features:  King beds, Private bathroom, En-suite, Mountain views, Balcony/patio, Self-catering see more King beds, Private bathroom, En-suite, Mountain views, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Garden views, Air-Conditioning, Fan, Heater, Bar Fridge, No Smoking in Rooms, Swimming pool views
                    from R3900 Room rate
                    • Adults
                      • Chalet 3 Sleeps 4 Includes: Self-catering This king size villa consists of two large bedrooms, one with a king size bed and the other with two single beds. The... see more Features:  King beds, En-suite, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Single beds, Garden views see more King beds, En-suite, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Single beds, Garden views, Air-Conditioning, Fan, Heater, Bar Fridge, No Smoking in Rooms
                        from R7800 Room rate
                        • Adults

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                          Lions Ridge is 20.4km from the centre of Welgevonden Game Reserve , the nearest airport 149.4km (Pilanesberg International Airport).
                          *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling