Where to find us
Wamvenga offers its safaris in the Greater Makalali Private Game Conservancy. It is a pristine wilderness area about seventy kilometre west from the world famous Kruger National Park. An hour’s drive will take you to the town of Hoedspruit and it’s Eastgate airport.
Vast wilderness, bubbling springs, magical history, ancient dramatic mountain formations, the 3rd largest canyon in the world, adrenalin kicks, balmy warm nights, exciting cultures and iconic wildlife… It is hard to believe that, in the days of the pioneers, this area was considered uninhabitable – a conviction that was shared by the African peoples who preceded them. Nowadays this warm, sultry and well-cultivated region has large tracts of land set aside for wildlife viewing and wilderness conservation initiatives, The area is home to the Sepedi, Northern Sotho, Shangaan and Swazi peoples and descendants of farmers who moved down from the escarpment.
The Landscape is undulating with altitudes varying between 400 to 500m above sea level with a summer rainfall climate of 500-700mm a year and is characterized as ‘Savanna bushveld’. Vegetation types as Acacia woodland, Mopane woodland and Combretum woodland are found. Highly sought after minerals and metals like platinum, gold, copper, nickel and tin extruded to the surface from the igneous bushveld complex leaving many ancient mining sites as evidence of mankind’s early fascination for valuable minerals. The oldest exposed rock on earth can be found here as well, giving a wealth of insights into the formation of our planet.