WELGEVONDEN GAME RESERVE
WELGEVONDEN
Welgevonden Game Reserve is a 35,000 hectare stretch of exceptionally beautiful scenery amid river ravines and mountains in the Waterberg district of the Limpopo province. It is malaria-free and home to the Big 5.
THE WATERBERG BIOSPHERE
You stand an excellent chance of seeing aardvark and aardwolf here which, along with the meerkat, the porcupine and the bat-eared fox are part of the Shy 5. Other interesting nocturnal creatures like civets and brown hyenas are also often seen.
GAME PURCHASE PROGRAMME
Welgevonden Game Reserve has proudly announced the establishment of a R30 million game purchase programme. With the programme, the existing game population will be increased significantly with the introduction of more impala, wildebeest, zebra, waterbuck and hippo. This dramatic step is the result of many years of academic research into the specific nutritional conditions of the Reserve.
THE CULTURE OF SHONA
It is evident that the Shona peoples do believe in a class of mhondoro who are distinct from the ordinary mhondoro of tribal significance, although they are not always clearly distinguished as such by being placed in a separate category. These supratribal mhondoro seem to be a small group and include Dzivaguru, Chaminuka, Nehanda, Mutota and Karuva as the greatest.
VENDA TRADITIONS
Venda traditions among the people of the Limpopo province differ from other ethnic groups. While revering ancestors, Venda beliefs include a white python and water sprites that need to be nurtured. Occupying a special place in their culture are artists, who are believed to have direct links to the spirit realm.
THE LIMPOPO PROVINCE
South Africa’s northernmost province, Limpopo, borders on Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Botswana, making it the ideal entrance to Africa. Named after the great Limpopo River that flows along its northern border, this province is rich in wildlife, spectacular scenery and a wealth of historical and cultural treasures.