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.
A1 Paradise Inn is the ideal place to enjoy the ambiance of the African bush in self-catering chalets that have every comfort. It is situated in the foothills of the Waterberg Mountains in the northern part of the Limpopo Province between Bela-Bela.
Tiru is a privately owned self catering lodge situated inside Mabalingwe, a Big 5 game reserve 28 km from Bela Bela
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.
This magnificent luxury home can accommodate up to 10 guests, offering 4 identical double en-suite bedrooms, equipped with shower and bath. We are located in Mookgophong, Waterberg.
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.
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...
Rietvally Game Lodge is the ideal place to experience the African bushveld with family and friends. The lodge is booked as a whole unit. The lodge offers incredible wildlife species for guests to see and there are also numerous bird species.
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...
For a truly tranquil Bushveld experience on a working farm come and enjoy a stay in our refurbished fully equipped farmhouse. The farmhouse has all the luxuries including being wheelchair friendly, fans, heaters, large fridge/freezer, stove...
Mia Casa offers the most relaxing environment set in a quiet, convenient location in the beautiful Limpopo province. We offer rooms with full en-suite facilities and all of the comforts of home. We have wireless internet available as well as DSTV...
Waterberg Guest Home is a luxurious thatched semi modern Self Catering Guest Home in the Koro Creek Bushveld Golf Estate.
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.
Mon Revè proudly offers luxury accommodation in Lephalale / Ellisras. The comfort and quality of service, as well as the beauty and infinite variety of the province will not only delight all who visit, but will entice visitors back again and again.
In the heart of the Bushveld, Makhato Bush Lodge No 109 is a privately- owned bush lodge in the exquisite pristine Sondela Nature Reserve.
In the heart of the Bushveld, Elements Lodge No 278 is a privately owned Golf lodge in the exquisite pristine Elements Private Golf Reserve 16 km outside of Bela Bela on the Alma road.
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....