The Waterberg region of the Limpopo Province of South Africa is bordered by the Limpopo River and Botswana border in the West, the provincial boundary in the South and the Magalakwena River in the East. The region is renowned for its hot spring resorts and the beautiful mountain terrain of the Waterberg mountain range. There is plenty of wildlife to be seen on the numerous private game reserves in the region. The spectacular scenery of the region ranges from broad rolling hills to magnificent red sandstone cliffs. Among the hills and mountains of the Waterberg region there is evidence of human occupation dating back thousands of years.
The Waterberg region offers more than 14 000 km of spectacular scenes. There are the Nylsvley Wetlands, where the greatest variety of water-birds are concentrated, the Cape Vulture breeding grounds near Thabazimbi, the Marakele National Park and Lapalala Wilderness Game Reserve and the many curative hot mineral springs. The most important towns of the Waterberg region are Bela-Bela (Warmbaths), Nylstroom, Naboomspruit, Vaalwater, Thabazimbi and Ellisras. Each town in itself is worth visiting, boasting a number of historical, cultural and natural attractions.
The Waterberg region of Limpopo is vast, peaceful and incredibly beautiful. It is a fascinating area with a rich cultural legacy and natural splendour. It is particularly appealing to those in need to find of a place to unwind. The Nylsvley Wetlands are home to the largest number of water birds in southern Africa with more than 400 species. The visitor can be almost guaranteed to sight more than 200 species in a single day. Visitors can stay over in the camping ground, or in one of the many lodges close by to. Bird watchers will also witness Cape Vultures as they ride the thermals over the Marakele National Park near Thabazimbi. The Park, with its rare cycads, tree ferns and yellowwood trees is home to around 800 breeding pairs.
The region encompasses vast tracts of bushveld savannah punctuated with clusters of trees and tall savannah shrubs, the extensive and mountainous Waterberg area and the Springbok Flats in the south. The Waterberg as we know it today is more than three million years old. Archaeological finds and San paintings are just glimpses of the region's past. Part of a pit prop from an Iron Age mine-shaft found in the Rooiberg area west of Bela-Bela gave a radio-carbon date of approximately 1500 AD. 500 years later mining is still an extremely important part of the economic structure of the Waterberg region, which is one of the richest areas of mineral deposits in the world, and forms part of the Bushveld Igneous Complex - a unique complex of volcanic rocks formed more than 600 million years ago and considered to be one of the geological wonders of the world. The complex extends over an area of 50 000 square kilometres, and is rich in platinum, iron ore, vanadium, tin, tungsten, chromium and coal. The region has a thriving mining industry which will last for many years to come.
The African Ivory Route, which has its origins in the legendary exploits of early ivory hunters and gold traders, runs through the Waterberg region. Today the route is an important ecotourism and 4x4 adventure destination much sought after by safari enthusiasts. Traversing rugged mountainous terrain and stunning wilderness areas, the route offers scenic camps, exciting off-roading and many other adventure opportunities for safari enthusiasts. The route will appeal particularly to the person drawn to the African wild. Scattered throughout the Waterberg region are many curative hot mineral springs where visitors can relax and enjoy a sense of well-being.
Convenience and comfort makes Hoogland Spa the perfect choice for your stay in Bela-Bela. Offering eleven stunning self catering chalets,dstv, air-conditioning, comfortable bedrooms, fully equipped self-catering kitchen, and private braai area.
Privately owned self catering 4 sleeper chalet, (can sleep 6 ) nested within a big 5 game reserve surrounded by free roaming animals - only 1 & 1/2 hours from Pretoria.
This immaculate private property in the heart of Mabalingwe will afford you the luxury game reserve holiday you've been wishing for! The brick and thatch structure has four double bedrooms and five bathrooms. The loft sleeps another two people...
Klipkuile translates as 'Rock Pools' and refers to the unique natural rock pools in the Klein Sterkrivier ('Little Strong River') which is the heart of the Klipkuile lodge. Being just over 2 hours drive from Pretoria, Klipkuile is ideal for weeken...
Tiru is a privately owned self catering lodge situated inside Mabalingwe, a Big 5 game reserve 28 km from Bela Bela
Conveniently located on the 7th hole within the bushveld Koro Creek Golf Estate - in the heart of the Waterberg - 7th Hole Golf Lodge specialises in the needs of golfers. Business travellers and leisure tourists are also welcomed at this ideal....
96 Makhato Bush Lodge is situated on Sondela Nature Reserve in Limpopo Province. 96 Makhato Bush Lodge is a beautiful, privately owned lodge ensuring a peaceful getaway from the hussle and bussle.
Nestled in the heart of the Waterberg plateau, Waterberg Self Catering Cottages offers it's guests a haven of tranquility, relaxation and fun, in the beautiful Bushveld.
With a distant view of the Waterberg Mountains, in the midst of the endless savannah, lies the Makuto Lodge with over 1200 hectare private ground. Accommodating a maximum of 20 guests ensuring tranquillity & privacy - a perfect place to relax.
Luiperdskloof Safaris is nestled in the unspoilt nature of the Waterberg on a plateau at 1500m above sea level surrounded by valleys, gorges and hills. Luiperdskloof offers tranquillity, a great variance in flora, splendid game ...
Luiperdskloof offers tranquility, a great variance in flora, splendid game viewing possibilities and many more. The game consists of 17 species of antelope including rare and elusive species such as Klipspringer, Mountain Reedbuck, Nyala, Sable...
Village d'Afrique is a privately owned, intimate, luxury tented camp, situated within the Shakila game farm.
This exclusive private game farm is surrounded by the magnificent Waterberg Mountains. A place of tranquility and relaxation, abundant game, bird watching, scenic mountain trails and 4X4 route.
Prepare to be pampered as you step into the exceptionally elegant Meloding Guesthouse. Situated in the quiet countryside in the popular holiday town of Bela Bela in Limpopo, South Africa, this double storey manor offers 6 individually styled suite...
Soul of Africa is a luxurious privately owned Catered game lodge nestled in the idyllic Bushveld surrounds of the Waterberg mountains, just outside the town of Thabazimbi, in the Limpopo Province. The lodge caters for a total of 12 guests.
Nestled in the magnificent Waterberg Mountains, Mooiplaas Lodge overlooks Granadilla Fields, peaceful and picturesque bushveld. The lodge is an ideal setting for families and small private parties to unwind in the relaxed atmosphere of the bushveld.
In the heart of the Bushveld, Makhato Bush Lodge No 109 is a privately- owned bush lodge in the exquisite pristine Sondela Nature Reserve.
Mikama Bushcamp offers freedom and time to relax. Sunny skies and typical bushveld tranquillity at the foot of the Waterberg.