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Waterberg Wilderness Reserve

Waterberg Wilderness Reserve



South Africa has many pristine, scenic and wildlife rich areas, but one area in particular stands out above the rest, the Waterberg mountain range in the Limpopo province. And nestled on the eastern side of the Waterberg range you will find the Waterberg Wilderness reserve. The reserve is perfect for the family looking for a getaway with their 4x4, and all of this only 2.5 hours from Johannesburg and half way to Botswana. The reserve offers a real out in the bush experience but requires a 4x4 vehicles or vehicle with good ground clearance to gain access. Certain routes require a 4x4 vehicle while a number of the roads are still suitable for a vehicle with ground clearance like a bakkie or soft roader. So this is one trip where the luxury family sedan is better off staying home in the garage.

The Waterberg Wilderness reserve is ideal for the more active visitors, with some beautiful walks and potential mountain bike trails. There are certain parts of the reserve that offer spectacular views over the surrounding hills and valleys and dropping down into the impressive gorges with natural streams and pools is certainly a highlight.

There is a large number of animal species, as well as over 250 bird species within the reserve and it is the ideal habitat for a very large number of reptile species. There are two species of snake which are sought after by reptile enthusiasts, but not always the ones you would like to bump into on you hike, they are the African rock Python and the Black Mamba. The wooded gorges and rugged terrain make the ideal habitat for a number of species including Leopard and Brown Hyena both of which frequent the area on a regular basis.

Game viewing is a great opportunity to see large numbers of game which occur on the property and with the mountainous terrain it offers visitors the chance to see species like Mountain Reedbuck and Klipspringer which are rarely sighted in many other reserves. Some of the larger mammals which can be found in the reserve include, Leopard, Brown Hyena, Black backed Jackal, Aardwolf, Honey badger, African Civet, Small spotted Genet, Cape Clawless Otter, Warthog, Aardvark or Antbear, Tree squirrel, Chacma Baboon, Vervet Monkey, Lesser bushbaby, Blue Wildebeest, Burchells Zebra, Blesbok, Common Duiker, Klipspringer, Impala, Steenbok, Kudu, Nyala, Bushbuck, Giraffe, Eland and Mountain reedbuck. Game drives are allowed in your own 4X4 vehicles and both guided game walks and game drives can be arranged with prior notice.

However, in order to retain its exclusivity the reserve doesn't usually allow day trippers reserves access exclusively for those staying over.

Nearby Listings
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Marlot Guest House
Guest Rating: 8
Graded:
Sleeps 13 in 5 units
From R 300
Per person, per night sharing | Sleeps 2 adults max
* Rates may vary according to season

Marlot Guest House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Pietersburg

Capricorn

0 Km from Waterberg Wilderness Reserve

Marlot Guest House believes in hospitality of the highest standard. A visit to our friendly guest house will exceed all your expectations, and you will soon become a returning guest. An unforgettable experience of service excellence and warm South...

Thabeng Guesthouse
Sleeps 12 in 6 units
From R 400
Per person, per night sharing | Sleeps 2 adults max
* Rates may vary according to season

Thabeng Guesthouse

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Pietersburg

Capricorn

0 Km from Waterberg Wilderness Reserve

Thabeng Guesthouse offers bed and breakfast accommodation in Polokwane in the Capricorn region of Limpopo. Our bed and breakfast is situated in the suburb of Bendor to the east of the Polokwane centre. This guest house is conveniently located 1 to 3 km fr

69 Leopardsrock
From R 2300
Per unit, per night
* Rates may vary according to season

69 Leopardsrock

Game Reserve And Bush Lodge Accommodation in Bela-Bela - Warmbaths

Waterberg

0 Km from Waterberg Wilderness Reserve

69 Leopardrock offers self catering accommodation near Modimolle (Nylstroom) approximately 20 km outside Bela-Bela on a game estate. This self catering house sleeps 8. The house is a three story house with a two bed loft on the third floor. It consists ou

Zwahili Private Game Lodge & Spa
Sleeps 20 in 10 units
From R 4150
Per person, per night sharing
* Rates may vary according to season

Zwahili Private Game Lodge & Spa

Game Reserve And Bush Lodge Accommodation in Modimolle - Nylstroom

Waterberg

64.4 Km from Waterberg Wilderness Reserve

Zwahili Game Lodge offers and an authentic bush lodge experience near Modimolle (Nylstroom) in the Limpopo province. Embrace a true African experience, luxurious rooms and elegant tented camps. Masterful cuisine, personal exclusive experience. Superb atte

7th Hole Golf Lodge
Guest Rating: 10
Sleeps 21 in 7 units
From R 500
Per person, per night sharing
* Rates may vary according to season

7th Hole Golf Lodge

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Modimolle - Nylstroom

Waterberg

70 Km from Waterberg Wilderness Reserve

7th Hole Golf Lodge offers bed and breakfast accommodation in the Koro Creek Golf Estate near Modimolle (Nylstroom) in the heart of the Waterberg in Limpopo. Conveniently located on the 7th hole within the bushveld Koro Creek Golf Estate. We specialise in

Sundowner Bushcamp
Sleeps 18 in 1 unit
From R 2500
Per site, per night
* Rates may vary according to season

Sundowner Bushcamp

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Bela-Bela - Warmbaths

Waterberg

85.8 Km from Waterberg Wilderness Reserve

... Sundowner Bushcamp provides the perfect self catering bush camp getaway near Bela-Bela in the Waterberg region of the Limpopo province. (Sleeps 10 adults + 8 children). When you book Sundowner Bush Camp you have the use of the whole camp. We do not mi

Makhato Bush Lodge 109
Guest Rating: 10
Sleeps 8 in 1 unit

Makhato Bush Lodge 109

Game Reserve And Bush Lodge Accommodation in Bela-Bela - Warmbaths

Waterberg

88 Km from Waterberg Wilderness Reserve

In the heart of the Bushveld, Makhato Bush Lodge No 109 is a privately-owned self catering bush lodge in the exquisite pristine Sondela Nature Reserve in Bela-Bela, in the heart of the Waterberg region of Limpopo. (Sleeps 8 with a loft that sleeps 3 peopl

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