Ekuthuleni Lodge. Welgevonden Game Reserve, Waterberg


My arrival at the camp.
The view out over this open plain makes for great game viewing.
On a different note.
I have to compliment the Lodge staff for having the cleanest game drive vehicles.
My accommodation.
Close enough to the main building,
but with enough privacy to stand on the veranda
and not worry about being seen

Light and airy…
The subdued colour scheme is just what you want in lodge accommodation.
The leather chair on the right of frame became my reading corner.
The bathroom/shower room is through the door on the right.

My view…
I could wake up to this EVERY morning.

A desk to work at?
Actually it was…
Most of the images in this posting were edited here.

Aside from the inside shower,
there is also an outdoor “version”.

The lodge is family friendly.
And this proves that fact.
There are two single beds on the mezzanine floor,
with a king size bed below.

If you REALLY need Wi-Fi,
then this is the ideal spot to connect.
Used as a bar during meals,
it became my “office” during the day.

I suppose that this could be classed as the formal lodge lounge.

The fire warms both the lounge and the dining room

A different perspective of the lounge,
looking through the fireplace towards the dining room.
As the weather was mild, we ate outside for all our meals.
I would imagine that in the middle of winter (June/July)
the inside dining room would be well utilized.

Look carefully and you will find wonderful decorative pieces
scattered throughout the lodge.
The attention to detail is a hallmark of the Rare Earth properties.

I had meals on this deck, which is outside the TV room/bar.
It gives guests a different perspective of the waterhole
and the open plain in front of the lodge.

The lodge by night…
The Boma area is to the left of the image.

The West wing of the main lodge building.
TV/bar as well as the deck I mentioned earlier.

The TV room…
Personally, I try to distance myself from TV while I am in the bush,
but I do understand that certain soccer matches are VERY important.

Time to head for bed…

The lodge in the early morning light.

I don’t think that any of the guests(myself included)
took the plunge during my stay.
That said, the deck is a good place to get some sun
and to watch out for game that might be wandering by

I am not certain if this young Rhino was guarding the lodge
or just on reserve patrol.
Either way I spotted him on both days that I was at the lodge.

This is Pelma,who I dealt with at The Sandton Eye branch.
Despite having had a tough evening the night before,
she was friendly and attentive.
In my dealings with this company to date
 I have only met with friendly and efficient staff
who have a passion for their customers.
Based on my experiences over the past few months
and in three different cities, I highly recommend them
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