The Waterberg

The Waterberg District in Limpopo Province, South Africa, is located in the magnificent Waterberg Mountain Range which spans over 15,000 km2 of awe inspiring vistas, valleys and indigenous bush. Named by the early trekkers for its bounteous supply of clear water, it is an ideal escape where you can relax and enjoy the unique African bushveld and its diverse and rich wildlife.

The area is a tapestry of culture which is reflected by the various rural Bapedi, Tswana and Basotho tribes. Many historical artefacts discovered here have been dated back to the Stone Age. The Voortrekkers also left their distinctive mark on the area, and their efforts in establishing farming and Game Conservation provide the traveller with not only magnificent produce, but also game viewing and hunting opportunities.

Cattle, maize, fruit and vegetable farming are an integral and important part of the district. The plains of the Springbok Flats near the towns of Bela-Bela and Mokopane are covered with fields of maize and sunflowers. The African bushveld landscape, dotted with the Baobab, otherwise known as the "upside Down Tree", the Marula tree, famous for a delicious liqueur called Amarula Cream, and fever trees, supports a number of towns that make up one of the country's fastest-growing industrial and agricultural districts.

The Limpopo Province is also one of the most mineral rich regions in the world, where the Bushveld Igneous Complex - a 50,000km² area yields massive amounts of minerals such as vanadium, platinum, nickel and chromium, largely exported to the rest of the world.