Zebras Crossing is a scenic safari lodge located on the sloping hills of the beautiful Waterberg biosphere of Limpopo. Surrounded by free-roaming plains game, spectacular vistas, and a wonderful sense of tranquility, Zebras Crossing offers an immersive escape in nature – with all the comforts of home. The lodge offers two Family Suites (each sleeping 4) and four Deluxe Suites (each sleeping 2), making it the perfect getaway for couples or family and friends alike.
Vast expanses of open terrain surround the main lodge area, host to a scenic dining area, high thatched ceilings, a swimming pool, and a verandah overlooking the bush below. Zebra Crossing is all-inclusive, offering something suited to every guest – from sunrise breakfasts to hearty lunches and intimate dinners, the option to indulge indoors by a crackling log fire or on the sheltered patio awaits. Alternatively, embrace the unique chance of dining beneath the African skies, and let the stars accompany your culinary journey.
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 opportunities, and as a malaria-free getaway destination close to many main cities – such as Johannesburg, Pretoria, Polokwane, and Gaborone (Botswana). Immersing yourself in nature's embrace is par for the course at Zebras Crossing, an escape that embodies the essence of a true game lodge experience.
Venture into the heart of the wilderness with seasoned and passionate field guides, whose knowledge of the Waterberg Biosphere Reserve creates a unique safari experience. The landscapes around the lodge are brimming with diverse flora and fauna, as well as abundant bird species, and the presence of zebras, kudus, nyalas, impalas, giraffes, hartebeest, blesbok, and much more. Don't leave without viewing the natural rockpools and streams running off the flowing river.
Everything was perfect. The staff was really nice, always helpful, going the extra step to satisfy and help us. The room are very confortable, the view is absolutely superbe.
The food was great. Promise and the rest of the staff were excellent. Close enough to Jhb for a short break. We were celebrating our anniversary and the team went above and beyond to help us celebrate!
It's a great place with awesome kind staff and great food, kudos to the chef and his team, the game drives and the beautiful picnic spots in between were a nice touch. My kids didn't want to leave. They loved the bicycle rides and taking walks in the hiking trails.
The Waterberg Biosphere Reserve, where Zebras Crossing is situated, encompasses a substantial expanse of the Southern African savanna biome and is home to a rich array of biodiversity, including numerous species listed as either Red Data or orange listed due to conservation concerns, as well as a host of unique species found nowhere else. The concept of a biosphere reserve plays a pivotal role in achieving a delicate equilibrium among the demands of the tourism industry, the imperative to provide tangible benefits to local communities, and the preservation of natural resources. This region has been inhabited for hundreds of thousands of years and stands as one of South Africa's preeminent areas for San rock art. The primary source of revenue here is tourism, and it serves as a critical watershed for the Limpopo basin. When choosing to stay at Zebras Crossing you are contributing to the preservation of these extremely important biospheres.
Game drives in the Waterberg Biosphere Reserve offer guests a captivating opportunity to explore this pristine wilderness while gaining valuable insights into conservation efforts. As guests embark on these drives, expert guides share their knowledge about the reserve's diverse flora and fauna, emphasizing the importance of preserving this unique ecosystem. They highlight the critical role of conservation in safeguarding the region's Red Data and endemic species, fostering an appreciation for the delicate balance between tourism, community benefits, and environmental protection. Through engaging and informative experiences, guests not only witness the beauty of the reserve but also leave with a deeper understanding of their role in its preservation.