The malaria-free, scenic Waterberg’s a rare wildlife haven. A protected UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, its 4 mountain ranges form a spectacular backdrop to the first-class game reserves of Welgevonden, Entabeni and Lapalala Wilderness.
From stylish thatch and wood lodges, to secluded bush hide-aways, it’s possible to afford a truly luxurious safari experience in this ecotourism Eden, where the welfare of the environment, wildlife and community remain at the forefront. Not all th Big 5 are here, but you should spot rhino, elephant, buffalo, lots of antelope, and if you're very lucky, the elusive leopard. If you want to chill out at Marakele National Park, be pampered with indigenous ingredients during an African spa experience.
Go on a hunting safari, visit intriguing rock-art sites, seek out over 300 species of birds in the reserve then head for nearby Nylsvlei wetlands, a Ramsar site and bird watchers’ paradise. Or combine awesome game viewing and guided bush walks with a visit to Africa’s only Rhino Museum.