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The charming town of Modimolle is the commercial centre of the Waterberg district. Amongst typical bushveld you will find vineyards, soft fruit farms and cattle ranches. Nylstroom / Modimolle is famous for its export grapes and soft fruits (peaches and watermelons). Other important products are cattle, game, peanuts and maize. Many holiday resorts hug the Waterberg range.
The pleasant climate with hot summers and moderate winters makes it a year-round holiday destination. Modimolle is popular for its birds, wildlife, hiking routes and hunting opportunities. Attractions include the historic Nylsvley Express and one of the most noteworthy attractions is the Nyl floodplain and the acclaimed wetlands of 16,000 ha that are home to a large variety of water birds. Nylsvley Nature Reserve conserves part of this floodplain and supports a population of endangered Roan Antelope and Tsessebe.
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The Ben Alberts Nature Reserve is set close to the town of Thabazimbi, virtually on Route 510 just south west of Marakele National Park in the heart of the Waterberg. Rated as one of the best birding reserves by avid birders, Ben Alberts is also well known for its Vulture Restaurant, where the endangered Cape ... more information
Elements Private Golf Reserve starts with the advantage of location in the Limpopo Province, one of the most breathtaking malaria-free bushveld regions of South Africa, and the golf course is an unsurpassed Peter Matkovich design. These elements come together to make Elements Private Golf Course one of ... more information
The 18-hole golf course is a 6825m par 72 course. There are four tee boxes on every hole to accommodate every level of visiting golfer. A portion of the golf course extends into the reserve, offering the golfers the relaxing experience of golf combined with nature. Koro Creek Bushveld Golf ... more information
Lapalala Game Reserve, today one of the largest private game reserves in South Africa, was established to safeguard a unique eco-system with 77 kilometres of the Palala River at its heart. This provided the ideal site for the breeding of endangered species such as the roan antelope and the black rhino ... more information
The Marakele National Park in the heart of the Waterberg Mountains has become a 'place of sanctuary' for a vast variety of wildlife mainly due to its location in the transitional zone between the dry western and moist eastern regions of South Africa. The Marakele National Park is characterised by ... more information
The Nylsvley Nature Reserve is situated in the upper reaches of the Nyl River near the town of Naboomspruit in Limpopo, and includes part of the largest floodplain vlei in the country. The Nylsvley Nature Reserve is well known for its exceptional avifaunal diversity, with 370 species recorded, of which... more information
Shakama is a privately owned game farm in the southern range of the Waterberg. The Shakama farm covers 640 hectares of natural landscape and lies in the centre of over 10 000 hectares of bushveld ranches. The owners have embarked on a programme, based on and ecological study, to breed a number ... more information
Set in the foothills of the Waterberg, Tilodi Wilderness is a private game reserve that promises an unspoilt bushveld experience against the backdrop of undulating hills, wetlands and seasonal rivers, just two hours from OR Tambo International Airport and Sandton ... more information
Situated in the magnificent Waterberg Mountain Range of Limpopo, the Waterberg District is the ideal getaway where the weary traveller can relax and revel in the great natural beauty of the bushveld savannah and its rich wildlife heritage. The Waterberg Mountains stretch along more than 5 000 km² of... more information
The Malaria free Welgevonden Game Reserve is situated just 2.5 hours north of Pretoria. Welgevonden Game Reserve is a declared Heritage Site of 33000 hectares and borders the Marekele National Park, situated in the breathtaking Waterberg Biosphere. A true bushveld environment is home to some of ... more information
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