Sekala Private Game Lodge

Big 5 game lodge 3 hours from JHB International Airport

Sekala Private Game Lodge is a big 5 game lodge situated in the Welgevonden Private Game Reserve, bordering the Marakele National Park, in the Waterberg Mountain Range, Limpopo Province. It is approximately 250km north of JHB International Airport, in a malaria-free area.

There are two airstrips in the reserve as well as a helipad at the lodge, making access easy.

For guests arriving by car, please note your vehicles will be required to park at the reserves main gate as private vehicles aren’t allowed within the reserve. The parking is secure with guards present 24 hours a day.

Our ranger will meet you at the gate between 12h30 and 13h00pm for pick up and is a 45 minute transfer to the lodge. Between these times we offer a complimentary transfer to the lodge.

IMPORTANT: Any late arrivals, early departures or any other transfers between the gate and the lodge outside of these times can be pre-arranged on request, at a cost. Opportunity to have wildlife encounters on the transfer to the lodge.

GPS Co-ordinates Welgevonden Main Gate: -24.2023014, 27.9024744

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What Previous Guests Have to Say About Us

Sekala aims to be the best value for money Lodge within Welgevonden Game Reserve offering an amazing get away experience.

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We celebrated our 40th Ruby wedding anniversary at Sekala Private Game Lodge and what a celebration it was. The lodge is magnificent and so beautifully furnished. The deck overlooking a watering hole is a safe haven for animals to come and drink and we had so many sightings of different animals including a herd of buffalo.

Best of all are the staff at Sekala. Clare, Manager Patrick and his team consisting of Abel, Eva and Francina couldn’t do enough for us. The team went out of their way to organise a surprise picnic lunch in the bush and a champagne dinner in the boma on the day of our anniversary. The food and service were first class throughout our stay.

As for the game drives, Patrick with his eagle eyes is an expert ranger and tracker and is passionate about his job. Although the leopard eluded us, we saw 4 of the Big 5 and had wonderful sightings of cheetah. The Welgevonden Game Reserve is very diverse and it was so enjoyable taking in all the different scenery and stopping to enjoy a break at “Patrick’s Coffee Shop” in the mornings and “Patrick’s Bush Bar” in the evenings.

Patrick, Abel, Eva and Francina, we will miss your smiles and laughter and can’t wait to come back one day. Thank you.

Anna Pouncett

We spent two nights at the Sekala Private Game Lodge at Welgevonden Game Reserve in South Africa and recovered wonderfully. The lodge is spacious and extremely comfortable, the beds are lovely and the food of cook Francina is very good. The 5 staff of the lodge cares for their guests in a very personal and harmonious way and read every wish from their eyes.

The game drives with Ranger Patrick are exciting and varied; you will encounter a variety of animals and landscapes in the Welgevonden Game Reserve. Unfortunately, we just missed the lions! For this we were allowed a Gepardin with their young at the crack, many rhino and zebra we could observe and an elephant, as well as jackals, warthogs, Klipspringer and Pferdeantilopen.

One of the highlights of our stay was a dinner under the stars in the boma around the campfire. There is also a pool and a water hole right by the lodge. The lodge is fenced, so you can move here quite relaxed. Many thanks to Patrick, Eva, Frans, Frank and Francina for the excellent service!

Stefanie Zimmermann

private game reserve Specials

R3600 R3000 pppn sharing
for the Premier Suites

Pay for 2 Nights
Stay for 3 Nights


Enjoy African Safari Wildlife at its finest!

Contact Sekala

Lodge Reservations
+27 83 2800 275
Sekala Private Game Lodge
+27 60 572 4559
Email Address
Shaun (Operations Manager)
+27 82 561 4257