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Set in the northern side of the Welgevonden Private Game Reserve, this malaria free Big Five private game lodge is set in pristine African Wilderness. Surrounded by the Ancient Waterberg Mountains, abundant wildlife and unspoilt African bush, Jamila Game Lodge offers guests an intimate and relaxed safari experience.

Only 3 ½ hours’ drive away from South Africa’s largest city Johannesburg, makes Welgevonden one of the most accessible premier malaria free wilderness reserves in the country. The reserve lies in the Waterberg plateau and Jamila Lodge is part of this conservation area that covers over 34, 850ha of game reserve.

Home to over 50 different mammals, including the Big 5, guests enjoy unlimited traversing through the reserve and experience an environment where conservation and game viewing are managed in harmony.

This traditional safari lodge offers 5 well appointed suites boasting exquisite views over the Waterberg biosphere. Offering an intimate and classic safari experience, guests are treated to 2 game drives a day conducted by the lodges’ experienced and knowledgeable nature guide.


With five beautifully appointed suites, we accommodate a maximum of 10 guests at a time. Surrounded with striking Wild Syringa trees and spectacular views from the hill-tops, each suite has an en-suite bathroom, an outside shower, complete with a private deck and jacuzzi. Experience simple luxury in your beautiful room and enjoy our personalised service.



Welgevonden is home to over 50 different mammals, including the Big Five. There are rare and unusual species too, such as brown hyena, pangolin, aardwolf and aardvark – all best seen at night. The grassy plains abound with antelope from the largest eland to the diminutive duiker, and cheetah, lion and leopard are always close by. It is the diversity of habitat on the reserve that encourages such a wide range of wildlife as well as over 300 bird species, including rare blue cranes. At 34,850ha in size, Welgevonden Game  Reserve lies in the Waterberg plateau, about 250km north of  Johannesburg. Here guests enjoy unlimited traversing through the reserve and experience an environment where biodiversity conservation and game viewing are managed in harmony. Welgevonden protects a unique and special environment and the reserve’s management is deeply committed to ongoing conservation research and development.