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.
The perfect break away for families and friends. Bush Lodge (Self Catering) Accommodation in Bela-Bela for exclusive and private yours for 18 guests
This self catering lodge which sleeps a total of 10 people offers a home away from home atmosphere, with an outdoor lapa equipped with a modern fire place, king size kitchen, a plunge pool for kids, large braai area and pizza oven.
Thornwood Lodge is a Group Venue situated in the southern Waterberg, about 40km from Warmbaths on the R516. We are situated between Mabula and Mabalingwe on the Diepdrif road to De Wildt cheetah sanctuary. We are primarily a group venue and.....
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.
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.
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...
Shakati Private Game Reserve is hidden away on the lush banks of the Mokolo River in the heart of the Waterberg bushveld paradise. Near Vaalwater and only 2 hours drive from Pretoria.
This luxurious self-catering lodge accommodates up to 8 people. It consists of a main bedroom with a king size bed, an en-suite bathroom and a private door leading onto a little stoep area.
Panorama Guest House is an accommodation facility with a lovely Bosveld atmosphere, approximately 160km from Pretoria and only 4km outside Naboomspruit (Mookgapong), with 10 en suite rooms to choose from...
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...
Situated along the banks of the Mokolo River in the Malaria free, Waterberg Biosphere Reserve, this family-friendly Reserve has created a variety of unique visitor experiences around the awesome natural beauty of this 8,800 Ha (21,754 acre) reserve.
Stone Lodge is a self-catering 4 bedroom (8 sleeper) lodge situated in the stunning Elements Private Golf Reserve in the Waterberg, Limpopo. All double bedrooms have full en-suite bathroom.
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
Kolobe is the perfect retreat for those who want to experience nature at its best while languishing in stylish comfort and convenience. Whether for a romantic getaway or a holiday for a group or the whole family, our facilities cater for your ever...
Bushveld Cottage is a homely Self Catering Cottage nestled in the heart of the bushveld, 18 kilometres north of Bela Bela (Warmbaths)
Situated on an olive estate in Limpopo La Campagna Olive Estate accommodation is provided in 7 well-equipped self-catering units. Additional facilities include salt water swimming pool, sun loungers and a thatched sundowner area, children's play area...
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....
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.
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.