"Leisurely and Luxurious "

Experience your own exclusively private and romantic bush getaway

About Pitse

Pitse Lodge is steeped in the history and mystery of the wilderness of the majestic Waterberg mountains. The Lodge is situated in the malaria free Welgevonden Private Game Reserve lying just North of Johannesburg, South Africa. Here you will find Africa’s Big Five: Buffalo, Elephant, Leopard, Lion and Rhino, as well as a wide variety of other game species and birdlife attracted to its rolling plains.

Stitched to an ancient rocky ridge on the edge of a vast open grassland, the Lodge stands proud and luxurious with the charm of the “Old-Transvaal” making this your private “Exclusive Use” wilderness retreat. Game drives are conducted at your convenience and candlelit dinners can be enjoyed at the fireside under a canopy of stars. Children are most welcome.

Exclusive Luxury Game Lodge

Pitse Lodge is an Exclusive Use lodge for your own personal and private use for the entire duration of your stay. This means that you and your family or guests can call Pitse Lodge your African home with all our amenities at your personal disposal.

 Our Exclusive Use occupancy is ideal for families with children or private and intimate getaways. Whichever you choose, Pitse Lodge will take pleasure in treating you to ultimate luxury at your own time and your own discretion.

 Exclusive Use means there will be no other guests or parties in the lodge during your stay, therefore the staff and the entire lodge are for your own private use.


Game drives are conducted at your leisure. Choose a breathtaking sunrise safari to witness the break of day or a leisurely sundowner as the bush prepares for nightfall. Enjoy views of the constantly changing vista of passing wildlife around the Lodge. Witness Lion and Elephant or herds of Wildebeest and Antelope coming to drink at the Lodge water hole.

Relax and soak up the African sun whilst lounging at the pool or watch the prolific variety of birdlife from the Lodge. Binoculars and a telescope are available for your use.

The Lodge library provides a relaxing sanctuary for quiet contemplation. There is a range of books and DVD’s of the animals, birdlife and vegetation of the Waterberg for you to enjoy.

Latest News

Pitse Lodge 2016 New Year Newsletter

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News Letter March 2015

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Pitse Lodge Newsletter February 2014

We have focused this newsletter mainly on the conservation efforts that are being carried...

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Civet caught on camera

  We have captured some wonderful pictures of an African Civet (Civittiictis...

Pitse Lodge  April Newsletter

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Wild Life at the Watering Hole

We are excited to share with you the first pictures from our motion sensor cameras, which...

December Newsletter

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Community Outreach

  Our main community project for 2011 was the building of a community house for an...