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Set within UNESCO’s pioneering biosphere reserve – a distinctive ecosystem coexisting with humankind – the Waterberg (water mountain) region consists of a vast mountain range surrounded by diverse biomes ranging from savanna to grassland. The area is located in the Limpopo Province of South Africa. Aside from the spectacular mountains, the Waterberg’s sprawling plains include game sanctuaries, nature reserves and farms. The expanse is blessed with perennial rivers, natural springs and a climate suited for the growing of citrus, table grapes and nuts. Bonsmara stud cattle breeding is a major industry here too, the Bonsmara species having been specifically bred to thrive under the hot Waterberg conditions.
More than 100 mammals have been recorded in the Waterberg biosphere and the area is the home of many water bird species.
The Waterberg is malaria free and a paradise for the safari lover. It’s also a playground for those seeking adventure such as hiking, horse riding and challenging... Show more
For a more down to earth experience there are guest houses. Less expensive than hotels, they offer a more homey environment, as well as more privacy. Converted from a private house it’s a much gentler environment and for those with furry friends, there are also pet friendly options. They are usually well situated with shops and places of interest nearby. Being so small it offers a much more personal and intimate attention to it’s upkeep, leaving you with a more polished and homely experience.