About Waterberg Biosphere Reserve

Almost the size of the Kruger National Park, the UNESCO Waterberg Biosphere Reserve has it all.

Close encounters with amazing wildlife, vast open spaces, rich biodiversity and the romance of the bushveld contribute to an unforgettable African wilderness experience.

This magical part of South Africa offers discoveries as diverse as its visitors – fascinating people and places are all within easy reach.

Stretching from Marakele National Park in the south west to Wonderkop Nature Reserve in the north east of Limpopo, the reserve houses an immense treasure of archaeological, cultural, and biological diversity.

The small town of Vaalwater serves as the gateway to this UNESCO Biosphere Reserve characterized by undulating hills and endless views.

Explore it on foot, horseback or in your vehicle – you won’t forget it!

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Things to do in Vaalwater

Accommodation near Waterberg Biosphere Reserve

Madikela Game Lodge

56 Reviews
Sleeps 28 in 8 rooms

Madikela Game Lodge is situated in the Waterberg Biosphere Reserve, 32 km outside Vaalwater on the Melkrivier Road, and a comfortable...
from R840
per night for 2 guests
5 % Off
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Shondoro Mountain Retreat

11 Reviews
Sleeps 11 in 3 rooms

Nestled in the Waterberg Mountains, Shondoro Mountain Retreat offers three luxury stone and thatch cottages 50 km from Modimolle. The...
from R970
per night for 2 guests
33 % Off
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Syringa Sands

6 Reviews
Sleeps 6 in 3 rooms

Syringa Sands private game farm (1,000 HA) is located in the malaria free Waterberg Mountain range in Limpopo province, it is a perfect...
from R700
per night for 2 guests

Waterberg Bushveld Retreat

25 Reviews
Sleeps 10 in 3 rooms

Waterberg Bushveld Retreat is a self-catering tranquil game lodge. After a day of game viewing and...
from R690
per night for 2 guests

Palala River Cottage

35 Reviews
Sleeps 2 in 1 room

River Cottage is a most romantic and secluded stone and thatch cottage on the river. A favourite with couples, several have returned more...
from R780
per night for 2 guests

Ama Amanzi Bush Lodge

2 Reviews
Sleeps 14 in 4 rooms

Stunning lodge in the beautiful Waterberg Biosphere, an UNESCO Heritage at the last true wilderness of South Africa. A warm welcome in the...
from R1498
per night for 2 guests

Waterberg Biosphere Reserve Map

Waterberg Biosphere Reserve is 1.8km from the centre of Vaalwater , the nearest airport 155.8km (Pilanesberg International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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