Escape to the tranquility of the Waterberg with its 3 000 hectares to explore. Indulge in the...
Escape to the tranquility of the Waterberg with its 3 000 hectares to explore. Indulge in the beauty of nature with deep gorges and clear rock pools.
Stay in self-catering secluded farmhouses, log cabins, or bush camps. After reporting to reception, you are on your own at Bateleur Nature Reserve. Once settled at the accommodation of your choice, you are requested to restrict driving to an absolute minimum. Bateleur Nature Reserve is best explored on foot.
Enjoy hiking, game viewing, bird-watching in the Kloof Bird Hide, mountain biking, swimming, catch-and-release fishing. You have the freedom to explore the gorges and rocky krantzes of the Waterberg, or go swimming in the clear bilharzia-free rock pools.
The Reserve offers you the freedom to be on your own in the bush to live and explore as you wish. In so doing, gain a more intimate knowledge of, and be entertained by the Waterberg's unique eco-system.
The area is classified as malaria-free. Summer days are warm to hot, low humidity, with thunderstorms. Winter days are mild and sunny but the nights can be chilly.
Please note that Bateleur’s main focus is on our visitors’ enjoyment of the natural environment. We cater for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts like hikers, mountain bikers, birders and those who seek refuge from city life in seclusion and tranquility. Our accommodation, mainly old farm houses with old furniture, is comfortable and clean, but not luxurious.
We do not want you to mistake Bateleur for a Pleasure Resort, or an upmarket Game Lodge.
Flora is abound in this bird-watchers and wildlife paradise. Bateleur Nature Reserve is famous for its SATOA accredited Stamvrug Hiking Trails, consisting of seven different circular- and day trails, laid out amongst the Waterberg Kloofs and Escarpments.