Unlike the big-name game reserves (yes Kruger, we mean you) a safari in the Waterberg isn’t something we get asked about often. This is one of South Africa’s best kept secrets: a pretty cluster of private farms and game reserves that have combined to form a pioneering eco-tourism project. The fences that once subdivided the plateaus and mountains of the Waterberg have been taken down, and wildlife populations re-stocked. Guests can now explore this wild, privately owned landscape, untroubled by other visitors- be it on foot, in a game drive vehicle or on horseback. We’d especially recommend the riding safaris here- even absolute beginners come back converts!
Where to stay in the Waterberg?
The lodges in this area are very much a home from home, informal, relaxed and utterly welcoming. In particular, as the Waterberg’s considered to be malaria-free, this is a very good area for a family safari.
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