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.
Makhato Bush Lodge No 15, located in the 4000ha Sondela Nature Reserve, is situated close to the town Bela-Bela in the Limpopo Province. It is approximately 90 minutes away from Johannesburg International Airport and Sandton.
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...
Discover the gem of the bushveld... Monate Game Lodge is an elegant and peaceful breakaway retreat where guests can enjoy the tranquillity of the bush whilst being treated like royalty. Being only 2 hours from OR Tambo and a malaria-free location makes us
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.
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.
Thaba Metsi is located on a small private game reserve 10 km outside Bela-Bela (previously Warmbaths) on the Eersbewoond road In Limpopo Province.
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.
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...
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 ...
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.
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...
1444 Fish Eagle Bay is situated on the bank of the Bela Bela dam on the road to Alma, Rankins Pass and Elements Golf Estate, approximately 1.5 hour's drive north of Johannesburg.
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.
Tiru is a privately owned self catering lodge situated inside Mabalingwe, a Big 5 game reserve 28 km from Bela Bela
If you need a holiday where you can rest in luxury then this is where you need to stay. This brick and thatch house has four bedrooms each with en-suite bathrooms, comfortably sleeping eight people in 3/4 size beds. Each room has a magnificent ...
Rooibos Lodge is located in Kromdraai about 55km outside Bela Bela towards Thabazimbi. Rooibos is a 35 ha farm with good security fencing around the whole farm. Rooibos have three cottages, each cottage with two en-suite double rooms and a loft room.
The perfect break away for families and friends. Bush Lodge (Self Catering) Accommodation in Bela-Bela for exclusive and private yours for 18 guests
Buffalo Thorn Safaris and Lodge, private game reserve is situated only 20 km from the Martinsdrift/ Groblersbrug Border post to Botswana in Swartwater. Every chalet has an ensuite bathroom, outside rock shower, barfridge, coffee bar and aircon...