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WATERBERG / BUSHVELD

Vast, peaceful and incredibly beautiful, the waterberg/bushveld is situated in the magnificent Waterberg Mountain Range. This region is a harsh but rewarding area of startling beauty, a beauty which lies in its superb vistas, mountain gorges, clear streams and rolling bushveld hills, all rich in indigenous species of plant and animal life - including the 'Big Five'. This is an area where the heat is quenched and aching muscles soothed by the mineral baths of the myriad hot spring resorts. The Waterberg is a unique wilderness area of South Africa yet to be fully discovered. One of the country's lesser known geographical wonders and blueish in colour, offering breathtaking valleys far from the madding crowd of the bustling tourist centres

Bela Bela

Long before the mineral waters at Bela-Bela were used therapeutically, they were discovered by the Tswana in the 1800s and named Bela- Bela, meaning 'the water that boils on its own.

Makapan's Caves

The Makapan Valley in Limpopo is the only cultural heritage site of its kind. It has a history of the Ndebele people and resistance wars dating back 151 years.

Nylsvley Internationally Renowned Ramsar Site

A Ramsar site is known for "the conservation and wise use of all wetlands through local and national actions and international cooperation, as a contribution towards achieving sustainable development throughout the world.

Waterberg Biosphere Reserve

The Waterberg Biosphere Reserve was formally launched in 2001 as one of some 400 UNESCO-registered biosphere reserves established around the world. It is the only "savanna" reserve of this type in Southern Africa.

Lephalale

Situated on the Mokolo River (a tributary of the Limpopo) about 60 km from the Botswana border and the Stockpoort border post, this tranquil but prosperous Waterberg town offers excellent game viewing and sports tourism.

Modimolle

Thomas Baines, well-known explorer, naturalist and painter, tells a fascinating story of how the Nyl River received its name. Known to the locals as Mokgalakwena ('fierce crocodile'), the north-flowing river was mistaken by the locals for the Nile.

Mokopane

A stunning bushveld environment and multicultural community and history give Mokopane a unique character. The town and immediate surroundings boast fascinating ancient caves, the 'Big Five', San rock art, curios and mampoer.

Springbok Flats

The name of the Springbok Flats is a poignant reminder of the great herds that once populated the plain. The area was also frequented by lions.

Thabazimbi

Thabazimbi, meaning 'mountain of iron' is the Tswana name for the town and refers to the highly lucrative iron ore reef first discovered here in 1919 and mined . There are many game reserves and places of interest to be viewed.

The Cave of Hearths

Visitors to Mokopane should not miss the opportunity of going on a guided tour of Makapan's Valley where extensive cultural and palaeontological deposits have played a crucial role in furthering the understanding of human evolution.

Vaalwater

Vaalwater is a small town situated on the Mokolo River in the Limpopo province of South Africa.It lies at the southern edge of the rugged Waterberg Massif, which is a biosphere that contains biodiversity.


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