The Waterberg Meander

An exciting holiday destination ... a mere 2 hours north of Johannesburg.

The Waterberg Meander - Waterberg Biosphere Reserve - cliffs - Telekeshi, Vaalwater, Limpopo, Waterberg, South Africa [© 2009 PaulGodard.com]

Imagine 8000 sq km of savannah for you to enjoy...

The Waterberg Biosphere Reserve stretches from Marakele National Park in the south west to Wonderkop nature reserve in the north-east. Ringed by escarpments on three sides, the Waterberg forms a wide basin in which four of the main rivers in Limpopo originate. The landscape is one of rolling hills and endless vistas, with a distinct bushveld feel.

This region is a magical part of South Africa and offers experiences that are as diverse as there are many: wide open spaces with a rare wilderness quality, the romance of true bushveld, a rich biodiversity, and close encounters with some of Africa's most charismatic and sought-after wildlife.

Discover fascinating people and places... on foot, on horseback or in a vehicle. In the Waterberg you have it all at your fingertips!

The Waterberg Meander - Waterberg Biosphere Reserve - dinaka grass at sunset - Vaalwater, Limpopo, Waterberg, South Africa [© 2009 PaulGodard.com] The Waterberg Meander - Waterberg Biosphere Reserve - rhino mother & calf - Lapalala wilderness, Vaalwater, Limpopo, Waterberg, South Africa [© 2009 PaulGodard.com]

The Waterberg Meander showcases prime tourist attractions within the area, exposes a series of community linked projects and provides a rich informative self-drive tour of historical, geological, cultural and environmental sites along the route.

The Meander is organised in 3 sections:

To help you make the most of your visit to the Waterberg we have colour-coded each of these aspects of the route and accompanied them with detailed maps.

The Waterberg Meander route is also available in brochure format and comprises all GPS coordinates of the 3 sections above. You are welcome to download your own copy and print it before hitting the road. It will be a useful travel companion.

The Waterberg Meander - Waterberg Biosphere Reserve - pedi lady - Vaalwater, Limpopo, Waterberg, South Africa [© 2009 PaulGodard.com]


If you have any queries or if we can assist you in any way, please feel free to send us an email and we'll be happy to help you to make your trip as enjoyable as possible.


Welcome to the Waterberg!




Adventures & Activities

The Waterberg offers a myriad of activities ranging from relaxing to highly adventurous.

Day Visitor Attractions

Things to see and do in the Waterberg for day visitors

Photo Gallery

Meander Map