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.
Set against a backdrop of lush green mountainous vegetation, this game lodge is set in one of South Africa's finest private game reserves. We offer exclusive accommodation in air-conditioned luxury thatched house with 3 bedrooms all with en-suite...
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
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.....
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.
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.
Situated in the heart of the well known Waterberg Mountain Rang is Loebies Guestfarm, currently a tobacco producing farm, this is how we keep our prices low for our well looked after guests.
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.
Get really close to nature in this fully equipped luxury home, ideally situated in Mabalingwe with direct access to the acclaimed Zebula Country Club. Ideal for 6 adults and 4 children. Book in at 6am and Depart at 6pm, 2 nights equals 3 full days
Roundstone Mountain Biking & Game Lodge is a luxury lodge catering specifically for mountain bikers. It is situated in the heart of the Limpopo Province amongst the majestic Waterberg Mountains on a 1400ha commercial citrus and game farm, a 3-hour drive f
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...
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...
Galago Private Bush Lodge is set in 17 hectare of pure bushveld just 16 km from Bela Bela (Warm Baths). This is an ideal setting for small private group functions and secluded get a ways!! 4 comfortable en suit cottages for 6...
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...
Nestled in the heart of the bushveld and overlooking a gorge, Leopards Rock Bush Boutique Apartments are located in an exclusive country estate just 15 minutes from Bela-Bela. Only 3 open plan, spacious Apartments are set on a rocky incline with sweeping
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...
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.
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.
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.