Holidays to the Waterberg

Rising from the thirsty bushveld below, the Waterberg is an expansive plateau found in the south of Limpopo. While this wilderness area may be lesser visited it acts well as an unusual alternative to the Kruger. There is a definite remoteness here, something that counterbalances a lower density of game. Although that's not to say the wildlife in the Waterberg is lacking, quite to the contrary, you can expect to find the Big 5 along with a host of other magnificent species.

Waterberg Highlights

  • A remote escape into untamed wilderness
  • The chance to see the Big 5 along with a host of other species
  • Excellent white rhino game viewing in the Welgevonden Game Reserve
  • Marataba Reserve the perfect base for exploring the vast Marakele National Park
Horse riding on holidays to the Waterberg Makweti Deck Lapa dinner

With holidays to the Waterberg a number of excellent reserves can be found, with Welgevonden Game Reserve and Marakele chief among them. The former offers a private game viewing experience across 37,000 hectares of rugged natural beauty. You'll find exclusive lodges in this reserve along with a good population of white rhino. Marakele National Park meanwhile also offers phenomenal game viewing and at its heart is the unique Kransberg; curiously shaped plateaus, peaks and cliffs that are worthy of a visit. Within Marakele you can experience a private game viewing experience with a stay at the 23000 hectare Marataba Reserve which offers countless wildlife sightings and exhilarating bush walks and game drives.

Selected Waterberg Itineraries

Our favorite itineraries, showcasing the best of Waterberg

Limpopo Province Safari and Mauritius Beach Holiday

Days
13
Cost Per Person
Cost Per Person: from $5,880 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Mauritius, South Africa
Locations
Waterberg

Cape Town and Marataba Safari Holiday

Days
12
Cost Per Person
Cost Per Person: from $4,620 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
South Africa
Locations
Cape Town, Waterberg

Cape Town and Malaria-Free Safari Holiday

Days
13
Cost Per Person
Cost Per Person: from $5,430 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
South Africa
Locations
Cape Town, Waterberg

Cape Town and Malaria Free Safari Family Holiday

Days
12
Cost For Family of 4
Cost For Family of 4: from $18,970 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
South Africa
Locations
Cape Town, Waterberg

Cape Town Winelands and Malaria Free Family Safari

Days
12
Cost For Family of 4
Cost For Family of 4: from $16,070 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
South Africa
Locations
Cape Town, Winelands, Waterberg

Malaria Free Safari and Mauritius Beach Family Holiday

Days
16
Cost For Family of 4
Cost For Family of 4: from $23,190 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Mauritius, South Africa
Locations
Waterberg

Cape Town, Sun City and Waterberg Safari Family Holiday

Days
12
Cost For Family of 4
Cost For Family of 4: from $15,470 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
South Africa
Locations
Cape Town, Sun City, Waterberg

Marataba Safari and White Pearl Beach Holiday

Days
13
Cost Per Person
Cost Per Person: from $7,180 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Mozambique, South Africa
Locations
Maputo & Surrounds, Waterberg

Waterberg Accommmodation

  • Ant's Hill Client Score: Not yet rated

    In South Africa's Waterberg region, expect breath-taking views, a number of luxury accommodation options and a diverse range of activities.

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  • Ant's Nest Client Score: Not yet rated

    Expect breath-taking views, a number of luxury accommodation options, a 15 metre long heated pool and a diverse range of activities.

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  • Marataba Safari Lodge Client Score: 5

    A superb tented camp, Marataba Safari Lodge redefines the tented experience with plush pan African interiors styled with contemporary chic. The lodge is the perfect gateway to the wilderness of the surrounding concession.

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