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.
A luxury 4 bedroom (all en-suite) lodge located at Elements Private Golf Resort. All rooms are air-conditioned with stunning views over the Waterberg Reserve. Each unit also has a private outdoor shower. There are two rooms with Queen beds and two rooms w
Klipspringer View Lodge is a fully furnished, self-catering lodge situated on Mabalingwe Nature Reserve outside Bela-Bela.
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.
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.
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.
For a truly tranquil Bushveld experience on a working farm come and enjoy a stay in our refurbished fully equipped farmhouse. The farmhouse has all the luxuries including being wheelchair friendly, fans, heaters, large fridge/freezer, stove...
Klip en Kristal Guesthouse offers five comfortable en-suite rooms with king size beds (single beds are available if you prefer), quality finishes throughout, air conditioning, private entrances and secure parking....
Mon Revè proudly offers luxury accommodation in Lephalale / Ellisras. The comfort and quality of service, as well as the beauty and infinite variety of the province will not only delight all who visit, but will entice visitors back again and again.
Hornbill Private Lodge is a discreet private lodge situated within the 12,500 hectare big 5 game Mabalingwe Nature Reserve. The lodge caters for families and is situated 26 kilometers from Bela Bela (Warm baths).
This is an "Out of Africa" experience where you can escape to a luxurious privately owned bush lodge set in the majestic Mabalingwe Nature Reserve. Tholo lodge is available to only one group at a time ensuring your enjoyment and privacy of this luxurious
With the majestic backdrop of the Waterberg Mountains lies Dumanzi Lodge, offering wonderful accommodation for both leisure seekers and hunters. We are located in the heart of the Bushveld, making our Lodge an ideal destination for weekend...
The self catering property is situated 20 km outside Bela-Bela on a game estate, with all kinds of different antelope including giraffes, sables ect.
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
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
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....
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.
Nageng lodge is an affordable lodge situated in the Mabalingwe Nature Reserve just 2 hours from Johannesburg and 28km from Bela-Bela. Sleeps 10 adults and 2 kids under 10yrs old
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.
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.
The perfect break away for families and friends. Bush Lodge (Self Catering) Accommodation in Bela-Bela for exclusive and private yours for 18 guests