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WATERBERG is a breathtaking magnificent part of Limpopo, Rich with immense natural resources, scenic beauty, flora and fauna, pleasant weather, beautiful diverse cultures, warm and welcoming people make Waterberg an ideal place to live, invest and leisure.

Waterberg District Municipality is located on the western part of the Limpopo province bordering with Gauteng Province, Northwest Province and Botswana.

The main entry roads to Waterberg are N1 and R101 from Gauteng, N11 from Sekhukhune, and R159 and R133 from North West.

The district composes of six local municipalities, namely Bela Bela, Lephalale, Modimolle, Mookgophong, Mogalakwena and Thabazimbi.

The economic profile of Waterberg is characterized by Mining, Agriculture and Tourism.

Waterberg is home to internationally renowned icons such as the Waterberg Biosphere Reserve, Nylsvley Wetlands, Makapans Valley World Heritage Site, the ever so popular Bela Bela Hot Springs, Marakele National Park and the Waterberg Meander.


Outdoor and Adventure Experience

Become one with nature and enjoy the outdoor and adventure experiences, game drives at abundant privately owned and provincial game and nature reserves such as D`nyala Nature Reserve, Marakele National Park, Percy Five Nature Reserve to name a few, experience birding at its best at the internationally renowned RAMSAR site, Nylsvley Nature Reserve.

Elephant back Safaris, hot air ballooning, white water rafting, quad biking, horseback safaris, parachuting, skydiving, the Zipline are some of the outdoor adventure activities Waterberg has to offer.

Go boating; angling, canoeing and skiing at Doorndraai Dam, Mokolo Dam or Rust de Winter Dam, the dams are also perfect weekend getaway camping destinations.

Cultural and Heritage Experience

Makapans Valley World Heritage Site is a site of one of the most dramatic incidents in the long and fascinating local history and most notable archaeologically significant sites in the country. Today the caves are a fascinating area that continues to provide clues to the way the ancient Africans once lived.

Modimolle Mountain,Modimolle meaning "the gods have eaten" is a prominent hill in Modimolle town with significant cultural importance to the local people and is referred to as a "place of spirits"

Telekishi Ramasobana Cultural Villageis set in one of the most beautiful parts of Waterberg. The village is built in an enchanting traditional Pedi style with earth covered walls, enclosed courtyards, eco-toilets and ridged thatching. It is decorated using local techniques in patterns of coloured soils and cow dung. Enjoy hiking along the escarpment and enjoy the pristine scenery, this destination offers a truly memorable and highly educational experience.

Lehlabile cultural Tours,four elderly women have opened their Pedi style homes and they conduct tours giving visitors a great insight into local lifestyles,food, decor, song and dance and oral history. Tours start with viewing of the community creche and school, moving through the village and ending with an optional lunch in a traditional Pedi homestead.

Golf in the Wilderness Experience

Limpopo Golf & Safari Route, the ultimate African Golf and Safari Experience. The route is fast becoming a very popular golfing experience for both locals and internationals. The appeal of high quality golf courses combined with luxury accommodation, and amazing safari experiences make the route an annual event for South Africans and a once in a lifetime experience for international golfers.

Golfers can enjoy on course wildlife with many off course activities such as dinner under the stars, horseback safaris, spa treatments and helicopter trips to name a few.

Tourist Routes Experience

The Waterberg Meander guides visitors through the vast and scenic wilderness of Waterberg Biosphere Reserve and surrounds, showcasing 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.

African Ivory Route, the true adventure destination. The route was established with an adventure traveler in mind. A selection of unique and off the beaten track destinations were therefore a more consideration than ease of access. Access to some of the camps is adventurous and may require 4x4 vehicles while others can be conveniently accessed with an ordinary vehicle.

Beauty and Health Experience

Pamper yourself at the many well equipped health and beauty spas in the area. Most lodges offer the latest health and beauty treatments and techniques designed to revitalize drained bodies and minds.

An ideal place to live, invest and leisure, Waterberg

Waterberg Tourism Information Offices

Waterberg District Municipality`s Tourism Office: 014 718 3381

Bela Bela: 014 736 4328

Lephalale: 014 762 1416

Mookgophong: 014 743 1716

Mogalakwena: 015 491 9740

Modimolle: 014 717 1818

Thabazimbi: 014 777 1525

Fire Service & Disaster Risk Management

Toll Free: 0800111660
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