Frequently Asked Questions

Sekala Private Game Lodge

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Minimum stay two nights
  • All Rates are quoted on a per person per night basis
  • Maximum number of adults that can be accommodated per night is 10
  • Our game vehicle is certified to carry a maximum of 10 persons
  • Subject to availability
  • Three meals per day (breakfast, light lunch & dinner)
  • Two game drives per day in an open game vehicle
  • Tea, coffee and snacks on morning game drive
  • Sun downers and snacks during afternoon game drive
  • Tea, coffee and water at all times
  • Fully serviced luxury accommodation
  • Transfers from Welgevonden Main Gate or either of the 2 runways to the lodge
  • Welgevonden Reserve Conservation Levy which is charged over and above the rack rates and is subject to change
  • Wines, spirits, mixers, beers and any cool drinks consumed will be for the account of the guest
  • Transfers between lodges
  • 0-4 years: Free but are not allowed on the main game drives unless your group books the whole lodge. We can arrange 1 hour game drives after breakfast on request
  • 5-11 years: 50% of adult rate if share a room with two adults
  • 12-17 years: 80% of adult rate
  • Please note that although the lodge is fenced all children must be supervised at all times. The 2 swimming pools are both unfenced and do not have covers
  • A deposit of 50% of the total accommodation cost is required to confirm a reservation and the full payment is required 2 weeks prior to arrival
  • All extras may be settled at the lodge
  • Name of account: Cool Ideas 27 Pty Ltd
  • Bank: ABSA
  • Branch Code: 632005
  • Account Number: 4095196761
  • Swift Code: ABSAZAJJ
  • In the unfortunate event that guests have to cancel their booking then the following cancellation policies apply:
    • No Cancelation fee if guests cancel their booking 30 days or more before arrival
    • Between 30 days and 14 days before arrival – 50% of the full cost of booking will be forfeited
    • 14 days or less before arrival – 100% of the full cost of the booking will be forfeited

Guests will be picked up between 12h30-13h00 on the date of arrival at the Welgevonden Main Gate or at one of the Welgevonden airstrips for a complimentary transfer to the Sekala Private Game Lodge.

The transfer will depart the main gate at 1:15pm and any guests arriving thereafter will need to arrange a separate transfer as the lodge is 45 minutes from the gate.  Please note that the additional transfers need to be booked and are by prior arrangement only, it will be additional charge of R1000.

Guests missing the collection transfer may be required to wait at the main gate for up to an hour and a half extra until the vehicle returns. Please arrange with the lodge for a separate transfer so we can minimize any wait times.

Check-out from the lodge and departure back to the Main Gate is at 11:00am.

  • Transfers and flights to Welgevonden Game Reserve can be arranged by our reservations office if required.
  • There are 2 airstrips at Welgevonden for use of air transfers or private flights.
  • The Western Airstrip is located conveniently close to Sekala Private Game Lodge.
  • Sekala has its own helipad located conveniently at the lodge.
  • Guests are required to arrange their own full comprehensive travel insurance including medical in case of emergency evacuation from the lodge or reserve.
  • For additional information, directions or in case of emergency please contact:
    • Lodge Reservations: +27 83 2800 275
    • Sekala Private Game Lodge: +27 60 572 4559
    • Shaun (Operations Manager): +27 82 561 4257

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.

Get in touch with us today to book your room, confirm pricing & availability, or any other info you may require.

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