The Waterberg (‘Water Mountain’) is a unique wilderness area of South Africa yet to be fully discovered. The needle of the compass shudders as it swivels resolutely south-west to the Waterberg Region – vast, peaceful, incredibly beautiful and more than three million years old. 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’.

Vaalwater lies at the southern edge of the rugged Waterberg Massif, which is a biosphere that contains considerable biodiversity, including numerous large mammals including some of the “Big 5”. Several lodges in the region feature flexible ‘bush’ activities where guests can enjoy close encounters with free roaming game from horseback, walking or mountain biking. For this reason, they don’t have elephant or lion, which makes for a perfect reason to combine a ‘Big 5’ safari adventure in either Madikwe or Kruger Park.

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Ants Nest Bush Lodge 5*

Ant’s Nest is where it all began. Lying in a natural amphitheater the original homestead, with its wide verandahs, has a classic, relaxed, African atmosphere. Enjoy lovely views down the valley and be also surrounded by open plains where horses, rhino and other game frequently graze in extremely close proximity.…
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Ants Hill Bush Lodge 5*

Ant's Hill is situated in a private game reserve, on an escarpment looking out over the Waterberg Plateau in the Limpopo Province affording guests the most stunning views. In the mid 1990’s Ant and Tessa renovated an old ranch house, which became Ant’s Nest and, in 2003, built Ant’s Hill…
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