Situated in the Waterberg District of South Africa’s Limpopo Province, Welgevoden Private Game Reserve stretches over 36 000 hectares of mountainous terrain cut by deep valleys. It is home to the world-renowned Big Five, one of the largest populations of white rhino on a private reserve in Africa, abundant antelope, over 250 bird species, and several rare wildlife species. Tourists can enjoy an exclusive, peaceful experience with only a limited number of guests allowed in at one time. This malaria-free reserve forms part of the UNESCO-listed Waterberg Biosphere Reserve and is dotted with a number of luxurious private game lodges. Other commonly spotted species include: elephants, buffalo, giraffe, and warthog.
Resting on the southern banks of the Zambezi River at the western end of the eponymous falls, this popular tourist town is compact enough to walk around and makes an ideal base for travellers exploring the seventh wonder of the world, the unfathomably vast Victoria Falls. About two-thirds of the falls can be viewed from the Zimbabwean side and, while the falls are undoubtedly the star attraction, the area provides both adventure seekers and sightseers with plenty of opportunities to warrant a longer stay. Popular activities include scenic flights over the falls in helicopters or microlights, bungee jumping off the Victoria Falls Bridge, white-water rafting (seasonal), and day trips to Chobe National Park. The town itself offers some excellent accommodation and restaurant options as well as an eclectic variety of African curios and authentic art sold by friendly Zimbabwean locals who are wonderfully welcoming and eager to help you enjoy your stay.