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.
Weaverbird Cottage is located in the Leopard's Rock Country Estate, a fenced and secure residential estate that lies off the R101 between Bela-Bela (Warmbaths) and Modimolle (Nylstroom) in the malaria-free Waterberg region of Limpopo.
Ntokozo and Sibaka Game Lodge is one of the best kept secrets in the province of Limpopo, South Africa, situated on the original farm Kromdraai halfway between Bela Bela (Warmbaths) and Thabazimbi in the Waterberg Mountains...
Zebula 52 boasts 4 luxurious en-suite bedrooms which are located inside of the main house. There is a 5th outside cottage which can be used as a children's overflow bedroom.
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.
Lepha Guest house is located in the warmth and heart of the bushveld. It is 70 km from the Botswana border. It is very good located for people who want to come and visit Ellisras, Medupi, Matimba or Exxaro.
Zwahili is situated approximately 2 hours North of Johannesburg at the foot of the Waterberg in the Springbok flats. A malaria free area. Luxury and tented accommodation.
The lodge sleeps 8 adults and 4 children in 2 double and 2 twin bedrooms, each with it's own private entrance and en-suite. Each double room has an inter-leading door to a twin room so if you are travelling with children they will be close-by, however, t
Savannah Tamboti Lodge is in the heart of the Bushveld. It is located five kilometres from Lephalale. Savannah Tamboti Lodge offers comfortable, affordable accommodation along with the options of experiencing the wonders that Lephalale offers.
Waterberg Bushveld Retreat is a self-catering tranquil game lodge. After a day of game viewing and enjoying the real bush you can completely relax at the swimming pool or spoil yourself with a nice massage. We are located in the malaria-free Waterberg bio
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.
Bushveld Cottage is a homely Self Catering Cottage nestled in the heart of the bushveld, 18 kilometres north of Bela Bela (Warmbaths)
Lerubisi Lodge is situated within the well known Mabalingwe Nature Reserve, 28 km west of Bela Bela (Warmbaths) and offers spectacular sunset views, frequent wildlife visits and the now and then roar of the enclosed lions...
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.
At Thakadu Game Lodge a select number of guests are accommodated in either a delightful African-style thatched Busch camp, or in the Chalet which have a rustic finish, that adds to the true Bushveld atmosphere. All of them are equipped with ...
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....
The Madikela Game Lodge consists of 6 well equipped, self-catering thatched Chalets, each with a small kitchen and TV/dining room. We also have a Bush Camp, which sleeps max. 36 people.Game can be viewed by self-drive, mountain bikes or walks...
Alamo Guest Farm situated near Bela bela, offers two self catering houses each with 3 bedrooms. The guest farm is 4 km from the main resort, as well as the town it self.