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.
La Barunè Game lodge is situated in Kamonande Nature Reserve near Vaalwater in the Limpopo province and offers guests a self catering bush experience (sleeps 12). A game paradise of 2100 hectare with 60 km road on the farm for game viewing and cyclin
In the heart of the Bushveld, Elements Lodge No 2 is a privately-owned Golf Lodge in the exquisite pristine Elements Private Golf Reserve 22 km outside of Bela-Bela on the Alma road in the Waterberg Mountain
Berchtesgaden is an African hideaway where guests get to experience Africa for what it truly is and as their very own. At Berchtesgaden, our luxurious chalets & lodge are only the start of this great experience
Twiga Lodge is an affordable, fully equipped, selfcatering unit which is secluded, private and set in the African bush. Just 2 hours from Johannesburg and 28km from Bela-Bela, it is the ideal family getaway for nature lovers to see the Big 5 up close
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Klipkuile Bush Lodge offers self catering accommodation near Sterkrivier in the heart of the Waterberg bushveld in the Limpopo province. Accommodation comprises of one camp for ideally 2 to 13 people. Klipkuile translates as 'Rock Pools' and refers to the
Kukama Private Game Reserve in Bela Bela Warm baths, this elegant, tranquil self catering lodge is set on the greater Mabalingwe Nature Reserve, nestled in the magnificent Waterberg Mountains.
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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.
Zwahili is situated approximately 2 hours North of Johannesburg at the foot of the Waterberg in the Springbok flats. A malaria free area. Luxury and tented accommodation.
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.
Bush Africa Safari Lodge offers accommodation in the bushveld in the Lephalale (Ellisras) area in the Limpopo province. Large knob thorn trees forms a canopy around the luxurious Bush Africa Safari Lodge, which offers a perfect setting for a getaway to th
Buffalo Thorn Safari Lodge offers a self catering bush lodge experience in a private game reserve near Tomburke in the Koedoesrand district in Limpopo's Waterberg region. Buffalo Thorn Safari Lodge is situated on the Farm Engelsea only 20km from the Marti
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There are many non residential, second home golf estates in South Africa and very few can match Elements Private Golf Reserve. A stunning, unique golf estate on 495 hectares of property located only one and a half hours drive north of Pretoria in the magn