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.
Nestled in the heart of the Waterberg plateau, Waterberg Self Catering Cottages offers it's guests a haven of tranquility, relaxation and fun, in the beautiful Bushveld.
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 ...
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...
Privately owned self catering 4 sleeper chalet, (can sleep 6 ) nested within a big 5 game reserve surrounded by free roaming animals - only 1 & 1/2 hours from Pretoria.
Situated on a private game farm, outside of Vaalwater in the Malaria Free Waterberg Biosphere, Izintaba offers self catering accommodation in six luxury, fully equipped self-catering cottages. Izintaba Lodges are perfect for groups of friends or...
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.
In the heart of the Bushveld, Makhato Bush Lodge No 109 is a privately- owned bush lodge in the exquisite pristine Sondela Nature Reserve.
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.
Village d'Afrique is a privately owned, intimate, luxury tented camp, situated within the Shakila game farm.
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
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.
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.....
Klipspringer View Lodge is a fully furnished, self-catering lodge situated on Mabalingwe Nature Reserve outside Bela-Bela.
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.
Nestled in the magnificent Waterberg mountains, Valley View Bush Lodge, overlooks a vast, peaceful and picturesque bushveld valley. The lodge is an ideal setting for families and small private parties to unwind in the relaxed atmosphere of the...
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...
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.
Tiru is a privately owned self catering lodge situated inside Mabalingwe, a Big 5 game reserve 28 km from Bela Bela