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Waterberg & Limpopo

Why visit Waterberg & Limpopo?

The Waterberg region is an area of immense beauty, with wonderful views, dramatic mountain gorges, clear streams and rolling hills. And the Limpopo region has strong cultural traditions, so it makes for a varied and fascinating visit.
Reasons to visit Waterberg & Limpopo include:

  • Astonishing natural beauty and spectacular views ”“ this was the first region in northern South Africa to be named as a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO. 
  • Game viewing ”“ this is a Big Five area. 
  • Birding ”“ the Marakele National Park is home to the world's largest colony of endangered Cape vultures. 
  • Explore the pre-historic caves at Makapansgat.
  • See the impressive Bushmen rock paintings. 
  • Learn about the life and culture of the various tribes in the region including the Bapedi, Tswana and Basotho. 
  • Walking, fishing and mountain biking.

When to visit Waterberg & Limpopo?

The climate here is warm, so it’s good to visit all year round. It can get very hot from October to February.

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Time: GMT +2 hours

Flight time:

There are daily flights from Europe to Johannesburg (about 10 ½ hours direct) and Cape Town (about 11 hours). There is also a good network of domestic flights connecting all main towns.

Language: English is South Africa's main administrative language and is widely spoken. There are also 11 official tribal languages.


Visas are not required for British passport holders.


No vaccinations are compulsory. Malaria is found in certain areas (mainly Kruger and the east coast towards Mozambique), but not throughout the country.



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