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The Waterberg mountain range is situated in the Limpopo province of South Africa and is one of the more pristine, scenic and wildlife rich areas in South Africa. Positioned on the Eastern side of the Waterberg range the Waterberg Wilderness reserve is only 5 hours from Johannesburg and conveniently positioned half way to Botswana. Due to the rugged nature of the reserve which is typical of the Waterberg, a 4×4 vehicle or vehicle with good ground clearance is recommended to access the property. In the wet season a 4×4 vehicle is often essential.

Certain areas of the Waterberg Wilderness Reserve offer spectacular views over the surrounding hills and valleys and exploring the impressive gorges with natural streams and pools is certainly a highlight. The reserve is ideal for the more active with some beautiful walks and potential mountain bike trails.

The game lodge offers accommodation in the Waterberg Wilderness camp but is exclusive and can only accommodate a maximum of 12 guests in the 4 safari tents with an additional 2 campsites available. All accommodation is self catering with comfortable and complete facilities.

All game drives are in your own self drive 4×4 vehicles.

“Good morning What a weekend we had!!! We would just like to compliment you on the wonderful, no AMAZING, atmosphere you have created at Waterberg Wilderness Reserve. Never have we had a more relaxing, tranquil experience such as this. We where able to get away from the noise and constant rush of the big city, and be quite with each other. It really feels that you are the only one there, even though there are other people around. Thanks to everyone for their wonderful service and hospitality. They went out of their way to make us as comfortable as possible. We are telling everyone about Waterberg Wilderness Reserve, and be sure to hear from us again.”

Waterberg Wilderness Reserve Safari Lodge

4×4 Getaway

Looking for the ideal getaway for your family and 4×4 vehicle, Waterberg wilderness offers an exclusive wilderness getaway which is accessible by a 4×4 vehicles or vehicle with good ground clearance only. Certain routes require a 4×4 vehicle while a number of the roads are still suitable for a vehicle with ground clearance like a ‘bakkie’ or soft roader.

You can really get out into the bush and its only 2.5 hours from Johannesburg.

There are not specific trails and it is not a 4×4 track but an area where you genuinely need a 4×4 vehicle to enjoy the weekend away in one of those unspoilt natural areas close to Johannesburg and Pretoria

Campsites and luxury tents are available

To keep it exclusive we don’t usually allow day trippers but keep the reserve exclusively for those staying over.

The game viewing and birding is very good or try your hand at fishing or exploring the beautiful kloofs.

Riding mountain bikes can be quite a challenge.