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Luxury Accommodation in Waterberg

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If you crave the classic African silhouette, come here: you’ll find sprawling fertile plains, dotted with herds of wildlife and colossal baobab and marula trees. The Waterberg Mountain Range, extending from Potgietersrus in the east to Thabazimbi in the west, has a network of rivers, streams and lakes that bring water to an otherwise arid...

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Makweti Safari Lodge

Welgevonden Private Game Reserve
5 Suites
PPS from R 6,612
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Situated within a malaria-free UNESCO Biosphere in the heart of Big Five wilderness, Makweti Safari Lodge offers an intimate bush experience that is timelessly African. In...


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Fifty Seven Waterberg

Welgevonden Private Game Reserve
5 Luxury Rooms
PPS from R 3,900

Only three hours north of Johannesburg, Fifty Seven Waterberg lies nestled in the 35 000 ha Welgevonden Game Reserve, home to the Big Five and over 50 different mammal and 300...


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Ant's Hill

Vaalwater
1 Room, 4 Cottages

Ant’s Hill is owned and run by Ant and Tessa Baber, descendants of some of the earliest pioneers in the area who settled here in 1886. This unique bush home is located on a...


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Ant's Nest

Vaalwater
6 Rooms

Ant’s Nest is owned and run by Ant and Tessa Baber, descendants of some of the earliest pioneers in the area who settled here in 1886. This welcoming bush home is located on a...


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Itaga Luxury Private Game Lodge

Mabalingwe Nature Reserve
8 Chalets
PPS from R 1,895

Set under spreading marula trees at the foot of the Waterberg mountains, Itaga Private Game Lodge is in a malaria-free area, less than two hours from Johannesburg. Set in the...


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Bushwa Private Game Lodge

Vaalwater
4 Tents, 1 Spa Bedroom, Rustic Tree House and Family Bush Camp
PPS from R 1,850

Set high on a ridge in the unspoilt malaria-free Waterberg biosphere, Bushwa offers stunning views and a unique African bushveld experience. Warm hospitality, excellent...


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Matingwe Lodge

Welgevonden Private Game Reserve
6 Rooms & 4 Tents
PPS from R 1,060

Matingwe is a private game reserve that lies adjacent to the larger Welgevonden Game Reserve in the Southwest Waterberg region, an area that is as vast as it is peaceful and...


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Arendsig Villa

Mabula Game Reserve
Exclusive use self-cater game lodge with 4 rooms
Units from R 5,600

Arendsig Villa, meaning ‘Eagle’s View’, is a treasured family home perched high on a rocky outcrop that offers a stylish self-catering safari for family and friends in the Big...


Nedile Lodge

Welgevonden Private Game Reserve
5 Exclusive Suites
PPS from R 2,600

Welgevonden Reserve is a declared heritage site of 37 000 hectares adjoining the Marakele National Park in the breathtaking malaria-free Waterberg Biosphere. Only 3 hours...


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Legend Golf and Safari Resort

Entabeni Safari Conservancy
210 Rooms

Dramatically set against the scenic backdrop of the imposing Hanglip Mountain, Legend Golf & Safari Resort lies within the 22 000 hectare, malaria-free, Big 5, Entabeni Safari...


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Entabeni Safari Conservancy

Entabeni Safari Conservancy
84 rooms
PPS from R 1,380

Entabeni Safari Conservancy, “The Place of the Mountain”, is situated in the World Heritage Waterberg Biosphere. Approximately a three hour drive north of Johannesburg, this 22...


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Leeuwenhof Country Lodge & Garden Spa

Modimolle (Nylstroom)
6 Bedrooms, 5 Suites and 2 Luxury Tents
Units from R 1,695

Leeuwenhof is a romantic Country Lodge situated in the Waterberg Mountains, just 2 hours drive from OR Tambo International Airport. A timeless tranquillity emanates from the...


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Ekuthuleni Lodge

Welgevonden Private Game Reserve
5 Rooms

In the heart of the malaria-free Welgevonden Private Game Reserve in the Waterberg, lies Ekuthuleni Lodge or "place of peace”. In a natural basin surrounded by low hills with...


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Tshwene Lodge

Welgevonden Private Game Reserve
4 Rooms, 1 Honeymoon Room

Tshwene Lodge enjoys an elevated position looking down the Taaibos River valley in the malaria-free Welgevonden Private Game Reserve. An intimate, secluded Big Five safari...


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Mhondoro Game Lodge

Welgevonden Private Game Reserve
1 Private Villa, 1 Family Suite, 1 Executive Suite, 1 Honeymoon Chalet, 2 Deluxe Chalets
PPS from R 5,303

Magnificently rebuilt with a unique underground waterhole hide, romantic Star Bed (coming soon), spa and exclusive private Villa, Suites and Chalets. Mhondoro, meaning...


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Jembisa Bush Home

Vaalwater
5 rooms

This welcoming stone and thatch bush home offers an intimate and unique safari experience for all ages. Originally built as a family home, it has since been converted into a...


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Kaingo Game Reserve

Waterberg
12 Authentic Safari Rooms
PPS from R 4,750

Situated along the banks of the Mokolo River in the malaria-free Waterberg Biosphere Reserve, just 3 hours from Gauteng, Kaingo has created an authentic game lodge experience...


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Waterberg travel guide

If you crave the classic African silhouette, come here: you’ll find sprawling fertile plains, dotted with herds of wildlife and colossal baobab and marula trees. The Waterberg Mountain Range, extending from Potgietersrus in the east to Thabazimbi in the west, has a network of rivers, streams and lakes that bring water to an otherwise arid region. It’s malaria-free and has a pleasant climate in summer or winter. Getting here is an easy 2.5 hour drive on great roads from Joburg or Pretoria. Treasures of the area include hot springs at Bela Bela and the big conservation project, the UNESCO Waterberg Biosphere Reserve. This encompasses the main game reserves of Welgevonden, Marakele National Park, Mabula and Mabalingwe, plus a number of smaller private reserves. The Waterberg contains fascinating San Rock art and some outstanding archeological sites such as the caves at Mokopane. Stay at your choice of nature and game reserves, and wander in the natural beauty to your heart’s content.

Topping the list in the Waterberg:

  • Welgevonden Private Game Reserve – Always green due to mountain streams that flow year-round, this landscape incorporates cliffs of red rock, open plains and valleys sheltering thick forests. The open plains attract rhino, zebra, wildebeest, impala, lion and cheetah, whilst the rocky outcrops and forests are favoured by klipspringer, kudu and baboon, as well as their feared predator, the leopard. You won’t find great herds of animals because in winter the grass does not taste good. However, there are many kinds of animals to spot. In addition, the diversity of habitat here makes birding a pleasure, with many of the Waterberg’s 450 species of bird found here.
  • Marakele National Park – This reserve filled with yellowoods, cycads and tree ferns, also has four of the Big Five, plus the endangered Cape vulture in the largest colony in the world. This is a great place to look for raptors as well as several kinds of eagle. The wildlife is plentiful – keep an eye out for the mischievous Chacma baboon and Vervet monkey.
  • Mabula Game Reserve – You can see the Big Five here, as well as the small five:ant lion, leopard tortoise, buffalo weaver, elephant shrew and rhino beetle. Also found here are many types of mongoose, hyena, jackal, honey badger, large spotted genet, African civet, Cape clawless otter and many more species.
  • Makapansgat Valley – North of Mokopane, One of the world’s most significant archaeological and palaeontological sites, showing evidence of an early human-like primate who lived in the limestone caves. Explore the complex network of caves, best done with a guide.
  • The Legends Golf & Safari Resort - home to the unique 'World-In-One' Signature Course where each of the 18 holes has been designed by a world golfing legend. There are two clubhouses and a pool.