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Africa is mystic, it is wild, it is a sweltering inferno, it is a photographer's paradise, a hunter's Valhalla, an escapist's Utopia. It is what you will, and it withstands all interpretations.

– Beryl Markham, pioneering aviator, adventurer, racehorse trainer and author.

When was the last time you felt truly alive? A time when you gave your racing thoughts and city-born cares over to the primal intuition, inspiration and passion that lies within you?

When you stop, and let the noise of the world fade to stillness, you will hear the whisper of something bigger than yourself, a sublime power beckoning you in a timeless language to seek your connection to the earth. To draw from her wild abandon and untamed magic.

This is the power of this land. This is the power that Welgedacht Safaris bids you to experience first-hand.

Just 90 km from O.R. Tambo International Airport, you will find our piece of Africa, hidden in the Southern-most tip of the Dinokeng Game Reserve, the first free-roaming Big 5 game reserve in Gauteng.

For thirty years, the Howell family has been privileged to transform what was once a bushveld cattle farm into an exclusive game reserve. Driven by their deep love of the African bush and its wildlife, and their passion for conservation, the Howells have crafted a unique haven that is a must to experience for any traveller seeking authentic adventure and refuge from the city.

Here is where everything is alive in a way that cannot be instantly known. Here is where each new dawn breathes into life a world and its creatures that are fierce and magnificent in their never-ending pursuit of survival. Allow yourself to be enchanted and transformed as your pace attunes to the easy rhythm that Nature has had countless lifetimes to perfect. And as night falls, rest your head and give over your soul to this land, allowing it with gentle exhales to spirit away the cares of the world.

Drawing from years of experience and expertise, Welgedacht Safaris has carefully developed an excellent bouquet of packages designed to give you and your guests an unparalleled experience of the African bush.

Perfect for families and small groups of friends, our tours are tailored to create the ideal opportunity for you to share with loved ones the special delight that comes from encountering the natural world up-close. Every journey into our land is a sacred gift granted us by Mother Nature – that great and powerful force that recognises no laws other than her own. We are blessed to be her stewards of this place and we invite you to discover with us a rare sojourn into her world that will play in your heart for many years to come.

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