The Waterberg Region in Limpopo Province is an area teeming with wildlife, spectacular scenery and many private game reserves with excellent accommodation.
Besides the cultural historic significance, the scenic malaria free Waterberg region which is still wild and untamed in certain areas, is a favourite tourist destination due to its wildlife and nature, as well as its close proximity to Gauteng.
The area surrounding the Waterberg Mountain Range is rich in cultural, archaeological and biological diversity.
The region is home to an abundance of flora and fauna. Amongst others there are numerous insect species, many reptile species including the infamous Black Mamba, more than 380 bird species, over 2000 plant species, more than 130 butterfly species, more than 140 tree species and more than 129 mammal species. Many fern, shrub and grass species also occur in this wonderful Bushveld region.
The Waterberg region is situated in Limpopo Province, about 2 hours north of Johannesburg and one and a half hours north of Pretoria by road.
Note: Photos courtesy of Marataba Safari Lodge and Zwahili Private Game Lodge & Spa.