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...


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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.