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.
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
La Barunè Game lodge is situated in Kamonande Nature Reserve. Self catering available for up to 12 guests. We are less than two hour's drive from Pretoria, and 8 km from Vaalwater in the malaria free Waterberg Mountains
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
Experience ultimate luxury in the bush at Mingwe Private Game Lodge situated in Mabalingwe Nature Reserve, home to Africa's Big 5.
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...
Mabalingwe Self-catering Unit available. Sleeps 6x adults and 4x children.
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.
Thaba Metsi is located on a small private game reserve 10 km outside Bela-Bela (previously Warmbaths) on the Eersbewoond road In Limpopo Province.
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.
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.
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
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...
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
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.
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....
Bush Africa Safari Lodge has 3 luxury en-suite thatched chalets each with a bath and shower. Each chalet can accommodate up to 4 people. Each chalet is equipped with coffee/tea making facilities and a private patio overlooking the garden and pool...
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
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.
Pronounced [.-xla:-ti:-ni:], (in the bush) is a place of quiet sophistication with an appreciation of and for Africa. Here nature surrounds your every move; a place of tranquil relaxation where our guests determine their own pace of day.