The Waterberg offers a mosaic of exceptional scenic landscapes, a fascinating cultural heritage, an abundance of wildlife species and many nature-based tourism opportunities. Vaalwater is the central village of the Waterberg area, the heart of the Bushveld region. The Waterberg is more than three million years old and is often described as South Africa's best keep secret. Its rugged beauty, incredible vistas and diversity in plant and animal life has led to the development of several exciting eco-tourism projects such as the biosphere reserve known as the Waterberg Nature Conservancy.
The Waterberg range incorporates many rivers, streams and swamps, and stretches for 150 kilometres in a long arc from Thabazimbi in the West, Nylstroom in the centre to Potgietersrus in the east. Apart from the spectacular scenery of the Waterberg Mountain Range itself, there are many game sanctuaries, nature reserves and farms. The 75 mammal species inhabiting the area include big game such as elephant, lion, white and black rhino, hippo, leopard and buffalo. The African python and the Nile crocodile are also resident, and the area is a birdwatcher’s paradise with more than 300 bird species to see. The beauty of this unique wilderness is only enhanced by its characteristic bluish hue. The multiple hot spring resorts dotted across the area provide a soothing remedy for aching muscles and tired minds. The Waterberg region is a true South African gem.
Set on the banks of Lake Entabeni, this intimate, exclusive lodge entices guests outdoors onto its lovely wooden decks. As the most luxurious of all the upper escarpment lodges, the ambience is inviting in the main lounge and dining area, with stylis
Honeyguide Ranger Camp, consists of 13 newly-renovated luxury tents built in canvas on wooden decks. Situated on a Big 5 Entabeni Game Reserve in the Waterberg Region. A family friendly tented safari lodge located close to Johannesburg.
Nestling in the shadows of the Waterberg Mountains, near Bela-Bela, Itaga Lodge is located in the greater Mabalingwe Nature Reserve - a Malaria free area of Limpopo Province.
Jembisa is a bush home situated in its own private game reserve, named after the river that runs through it. It is located in an area in the Limpopo Province in South Africa known as the Waterberg.
Offering spectacular golden plains, breathtaking sunsets and Big 5 game viewing, Kwafubesi Tented Safari Camp, "Place of the Giant Eagle Owl", is the ideal location for a starry-eyed getaway.
Legend Golf & Safari Resort consists of an unique 18-hole Signature golf course, luxury estate situated on a Big 5 Entabeni Game Reserve in the Waterberg Region.
This exclusive use private lodge is located at the top of an escarpment in Leobo Private Reserve and can sleep up to 18 people in luxury chalets overlooking the Palala Valley. It’s the perfect destination for game drives, family reunions, small exe
A sophisticated Bush Break at a malaria-free Leobo Private Reserve in the Waterberg provides the setting for an exclusive private bush house, The Observatory. The three-suite retreat, originally built as the owner’s family escape, is a chic privat
Set against a backdrop of lush green mountainous vegetation, Mabula Game Lodge is set in one of South Africa’s finest private game reserves in the Waterberg Region, Mabula Game Reserve.
Marataba Safari's 23 000 hectare private concession of BIG 5 Wildlife lies in the eastern sector of the magnificent Marakele National Park, at the foot of the Waterberg Mountains.