ZAR
USD
EUR
GBP
CAD
AUD
CHF
ZAR
USD
EUR
GBP
CAD
AUD
CHF

What are you looking for?

ZAR
USD
EUR
GBP
CAD
AUD
CHF
ZAR
USD
EUR
GBP
CAD
AUD
CHF
Hello traveller!

It's in Cape Town now.

We're sorry. Our safari planners aren't available now. Our office hours are 08:00 - 19:00 (GMT+2).

Call us to speak to an experienced safari planner.


Alternatively, we recommend...

video-call-icon

Schedule a phone or Zoom call with one of our safari planners

SCHEDULE A CALL
travel-form-icon

Complete our travel enquiry form to connect with a safari planner

ENQUIRE TODAY
Email us
(optional)

Waterberg Safari

The ultimate guide to your next Waterberg Safari

View 40 South Africa Safaris

Get to Know Waterberg

Track the Big Five over hills and through scenic valleys and ponder the perfection of an umbrella thorn tree.

If you are looking to spot the Big Five on a tight schedule, the Waterberg region is the place to do so. The area is home to several private Big Five game reserves such as Welgevonden and Marataba, which have spent millions of dollars rehabilitating old farmland, turning it into pristine wilderness and reintroducing lions, elephants and rhinos, among other species. Although any sightings depend on an excellent guide and a bit of help from Lady Luck, it’s not uncommon to spot the Big Five during a weekend stay at one of the reserves.
As far as scenery goes, the Waterberg offers some impressive bushveld vistas, with tumbling hills and fertile valleys covered with savanna grassland and patches of acacia trees.

Waterberg Video

How it Works

2

Contact us or fill out an enquiry form and one of our travel experts will help you tailor make your perfect safari

3

Enjoy an authentic African experience, with peace of mind

Why Waterberg?

  • Close to Johannesburg
  • Roads to most game farms and reserves can be driven with a normal sedan car
  • Great place to do game watching if you are pressed for time
  • Beautiful scenery, especially in summer

Travel with Confidence

With over 20 years of experience, our team will help you choose the perfect African safari for your adventure.
24/7 Support
Flexible
Authentic
Personalized

Why travel with us?

Recent reviews from travellers who planned and booked their Africa trips with Discover Africa Safaris
Elite service to create a trip of a lifetime

4-Day Southern Kruger Safari Review

Carolina, United States
17 Feb 2023
Professional and responsive!

3-night Safari in Madikwe Game Reserve Review

Rosie, United Kingdom
24 Dec 2022
Incredible trip. Diane was attentive, detailed, and extremely helpful!

Cape Town, Victoria Falls & Sabi Sand Safari Review

Dariusz, United States
02 Dec 2022
Going above & beyond, Discover Africa created our trip of a lifetime.

South Africa Trip Review

Jim Blachman , United States
03 Jul 2022
Adelle was amazing, arranging our last-minute holiday and making it simply superb!

Uganda Holiday Review

Anna, United Arab Emirates
21 Feb 2022
Professional and efficient.

Kruger Safari Review

Suzanne, Australia
03 Jan 2018

Ready to plan your tailor-made safari?

Free safari planning advice from destination experts

HELP ME PLAN MY TRIP

FAQs about Waterberg

  • All game reserves in Madikwe, the Pilanesberg and the Eastern Cape are malaria-free.
  • The local currency is the South African Rand (ZAR). There are numerous currency exchange outlets and the main credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Amex and Diners) are normally accepted everywhere.
  • Most petrol stations and toll roads take credit cards, but always have a small amount of cash on you for tips etc. Numerous ATMs can be found in all the big towns.
  • GMT +2
  • The best time to visit Marakele National Park is from May to September. Since animals tend to seek for reliable waterholes and stay close by during the dry winter months.
  • However, this is the best time for wildlife viewing. Marakele is a great year-round destination. During May and September, there is little rain and the skies are sunny and bright.
Show More FAQs

Copyright © Discover Africa Safaris | Waterberg | Last Updated: 1 Aug 2022