Holidays to the Waterberg

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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.

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.

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

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Selected Waterberg Itineraries

Our favorite itineraries, showcasing the best of Waterberg

All South Africa Itineraries
Elephant

Cape Town and Marataba Safari Holiday

Days
12
Cost Per Person
From $3,140 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
South Africa
Locations
Cape Town, Waterberg
White Pearl Suite deck

Marataba Safari and White Pearl Beach Holiday

Days
13
Cost Per Person
From $7,040 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Mozambique
South Africa
Locations
Maputo & Surrounds, Waterberg
Motswari Safari Rhino

Limpopo Province Safari and Mauritius Beach Holiday

Days
13
Cost Per Person
From $4,050 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Mauritius
South Africa
Locations
Waterberg
The Palace of The Lost City at Sun City Aerial view

Cape Town, Sun City and Waterberg Safari Family Holiday

Days
12
Cost For Family of 4
From $10,480 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
South Africa
Locations
Cape Town, Sun City, Waterberg

Waterberg Accommmodation

All South Africa accommodations
  • Ant's Hill
    Exterior shot

    Expect breath-taking views, a heated pool that cascades into a gorge, a number of luxury accommodation options and a diverse range of family friendly activities.

  • Ant's Nest
    Bedroom interior

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

  • Marataba Safari Lodge
    Suite and landscape

    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.