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!

Telephone:
+27 (0)14 755 4002 [email protected]​rg.za
Website:
www.waterbergbiosphe​re.org
Things to do in Vaalwater

Accommodation near Waterberg Biosphere Reserve

Bushwa Game Lodge

11 Reviews
Sleeps 40 in 7 rooms

Bushwa Game Lodge is situated on 1000ha in the beautiful province of Limpopo in the heart of the Waterberg biosphere; the ideal stop over...
from R3000
per night for 2 guests

Shondoro Mountain Retreat

11 Reviews
Sleeps 10 in 3 rooms

Nestled in the Waterberg Mountains, Shondoro Mountain Retreat offers three luxury stone and thatch cottages 50 km from Modimolle. The...
from R800
per night for 2 guests

Palala Podica Chalets

2 Reviews
Sleeps 8 in 3 rooms

All the Podica chalets, three in total are built on bank of the Palala River and the Wild olive thicket, overlooking the beautiful view of...
from R720
per night for 2 guests

Waterberg Cottages

22 Reviews
Sleeps 39 in 5 rooms

Nestled in the heart of the Waterberg plateau, Waterberg Cottages offers it’s guests a haven of tranquility, relaxation, fun and chance to...
from R560
per night for 2 guests

Madikela Game Lodge

55 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

Izintaba Lodge

39 Reviews
Sleeps 42 in 6 rooms

Izintaba Private Game Reserve is situated on a private game farm, just 290 km’s north of OR Tambo International Airport, outside of...
from R900
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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