The Waterberg , South Africa

The Waterberg Region in northern South Africa is a mountainous and biodiverse area known for its many wilderness safari camps, big 5 private reserves, excellent birding and for being a malaria-free getaway destination that’s not too f...


Places to stay in The Waterberg

Marataba Founders Camp

Full Board | Luxury Tents | Curated Safari Activities | Intimate | Family-Friendly

R14650 /Per person per night


R10450 Low Season

Ant's Hill

Full Board | Safari Activities | Bush Lodge | Free-Roaming Rhino | Family Friendly

R5440 /Per person per night sharing

R6470 High Season

Jembisa Bush Home

Full Board | Luxury Bush Lodge | Family Friendly | Safari Activities | Wi-Fi Access

R4000 /Per person per night

Palala River Cottages

Self Catering | Safari Activities | Family Friendly | Mountain Biking | Fishing

R700 /Per person per night

R600 Midweek Rate

Kwafubesi Tented Safari Camp

Glamping Safari | Big 5 Viewing | Wildlife Activities | Full Board | Intimate & Private

R4425 /Per person per night sharing


R3235 Resident Weekend Rate

Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway

Full Board | Intimate | Incredible Views | Safari Activities | Private Plunge Pools

R7258 /Per person per night


R4077 Resident Midweek Rate

Magari Safari Villa

Full Board | Safari Activities | Secluded | River Setting | Family Friendly | Exclusive-Use

R6000 /Per person per night sharing

Tshwene Lodge

Big 5 Viewing | Safari Activities | Romantic Suites | Full Board | Mountain Views

R5930 /Per person per night

R4000 Last minute offer

Ekuthuleni Lodge

Full Board | Big 5 Viewing | Safari Activities | Family Friendly | Luxury Suites

R5930 /Per person per night

R3850 Last minute offer

Marataba Explorers Camp

Family Friendly | Big Five Viewing | Glamping Safari | Full Board | Wildlife Activities

R10505 /Per person per night

R7480 Low Season

Elephants Crossing

Big 5 Viewing | Glamping Tents | Bush Villa | Guided Safari Experiences | Private Game Reserve

R5050 /Per person per night sharing

R5050 shoulder season '24

Zebras Crossing

Private Suites | Full Board | Surrounded by Nature | Safari Activities | Family-Friendly

R2975 /Per person per night sharing


Ant's Nest

Private Game Reserve | Free-Roaming Rhino | Full Board | Horse-Riding | Family Friendly

R4640 /Per person per night sharing

R5500 High Season Rate

Kololo Game Reserve

Deluxe Villa | Full Board | Family Friendly | Safari Activities | Big 5 Viewing

R5450 /Per person per night sharing

Thaba eNtle

Accommodation Options | Private Game Lodge | Hot Tubs | Surrounded by Nature | Plains Game

R2200 /Per accommodation per night

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Where is the Waterberg Biosphere Reserve

The Waterberg Region is a bushveld area in South Africa’s Limpopo Province - known for the towering and extensive Waterberg Mountain Range and for being designated by UNESCO as a global Biosphere Reserve. The Waterberg Reserve comprises vast areas of untouched wilderness, spectacular views, and a chance to see African wildlife in an off-the-beaten-track setting.

The history of Waterberg Biosphere Reserve

The Waterberg area has a long history of being inhabited by many different communities. There are many places to see San rock art and artefacts that date back to the Stone Age, and opportunities to learn about the rich cultural heritage of the Bapedi, Basotho, Voortrekkers and others who settled here. While much of the area is dedicated to tourism and conservation, there is still a strong commercial agricultural industry in the area and a growing centre for industry.

What to do in the Waterberg: activities and experiences

Wildlife adventure and outdoor activities abound in the Waterberg. From scenic game drives where you can spot the big-5 and the plethora of birdlife - to specialised horse riding safaris, water safaris, bird watching, and quad biking; you’re bound to be kept amazed and entertained in the Waterberg as you’re immersed in nature. Visit a wide range of eco-lodges, conservation areas, parks, historical and archaeological sites and take in the wide open savannah landscapes and the stillness of the bush while you relax and enjoy spending time with loved ones, family and friends in the Waterberg.