Elephants Crossing - Wildlife

While visiting Elephants Crossing, you can expect to face of a fair amount of wildlife. The lodge is located in the Welgevonden Private Game Reserve, which lays in the heart of the Waterberg Biosphere Reserve. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is dominated by different veld types and has characteristic mountainous bushveld areas. It is the perfect setting for a wide variety of 5500 species of plants, of which 43% are endemic to Southern Africa. 

This variety of vegetation leads to a diverse amount of animal species. More than 50 species of mammals and over 300 bird species are found in the reserve. Our experienced field guides will take you on an adventure in search of the Big 5 and all of the beauty of Welgevonden Private Game Reserve.  

Fun facts

  • Elephants will drink up to 200 liters of water per day. They often come by the private waterhole to fill up their trunks. 
  • The lodge is partially fenced. You could be lucky to bump into a zebra or klipspringer on the way to your accommodation. 
  • The largest rodent in South Africa is the Cape Porcupine, which frequently visit the lodge during the evenings.