If you’re looking for a South African bush experience combined with stunning mountain vistas and excellent private safari lodge accommodation options, the Waterberg district is your ideal destination.
The Waterberg Mountains in Limpopo offer over five thousand square kilometres of incredible, scenic landscape, while in the valleys and on the plains farmers make the most of the fertile soil to grow maize and sunflowers, and to farm cattle.
Against the magnificent mountainous backdrop, the bushveld landscape is typically African in nature with massive baobabs and Marula trees adding texture to the terraine.
Game Reserves: Stay in luxury game lodges and go on game drives and game walks aplenty to view the Big 5 and other South African wildlife species at the many excellent game reserves in the Waterberg region including Mabula and Mabalingwe Game Reserves and Welgevonden
Golf: The Legends Golf & Safari Resort is home to the unique 'World-In-One' Signature Course where each of the 18 holes has been designed by a world golfing legend. Take the challenge of the world’s most talked about Par 3, the Extreme 19th - set high up on the Hanglip Mountain, accessible only by helicopter, and played to a green in the shape of Africa - some 400m below. An inspired 10-hole Par 3 Tribute Course pays homage to some of the greatest golf holes ever designed and there are two Clubhouses and a pool.
Hot springs: At Bela Bela (formerly Warmbaths) you can enjoy the many benefits of the natural hot springs – especially wonderful on cold winter weekends!
Museums: Visit the Waterberg Rhino Museum (Africa’s only rhino museum) at Melkrivier and the Arend Dieperink Museum at Mokopan both offer visitors fascinating facts and exhibits.
Nature Reserves: Enjoy the beauty of nature – hike, swim, birdwatch and explore the many reserves in the area including Waterberg Biosphere Reserve (which is the only savannah biosphere reserve in southern Africa and features significant San rock art sites) Makapans Valley (regarded as one of the country's most significant archaeological and palaeontological sites), Rust De Winter Nature Reserve and Nylsvley Nature Reserve. Explore the caves at Mokopane (with a guide!).
Our Portfolio of Waterberg Accommodation
Whether you’re looking for a guest house in Bela Bela or a luxury safari lodge at one of the Waterberg’s fine private game reserves, Portfolio has the Waterberg accommodation for you.