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Northam, Waterberg

Northam, Limpopo

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Northam, notable virtually only for its 50 kilometre proximity to yet another little town called Thabazimbi, is one of those stoic, modest towns through which one is wont to travel in this part of the world.

It is incredibly hot with temperatures that regularly soar to 40 degrees Celsius, and visitors are subjected to a distinctive type of hospitality unique to the region that is at once delightful and quaint. The second most notable thing about Northam, other than the haphazard stalls that line the street, home to hawkers who sell fruit, vegetables and anything else that they can get you to buy, is the world’s deepest platinum mine, which produces about 325 000 ounces of platinum a year, and lies just outside Northam close to the Merensky Reef, from which it extracts precious metals.

But this part of the world that is at once close to the city (only 90 minutes from Pretoria) and yet as far from civilisation as one can ask, is where one comes to escape. It doesn’t have to advertise itself in beautiful, inviting little towns, for the landscape is rough and extreme, and the beauty of a type that is difficult to describe for this is the heart of the Bushveld. Surrounding the town of Northam are a number of private game reserves that make a visit here worth the heat.

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Marakele National Park

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

Waterberg Biosphere

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

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The Waterberg Meander

Where: Waterberg
How much (per person): Free to browse

Just two hours north of Johannesburg, The Waterberg Meander consists of 8000 sq km of savannah, stretching from Marakele Mational Park in th ... more information

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On you'll find plenty of South Africa accommodation options. We've also listed nearby activities for any town or city in which you plan to stay. And the big bonus is that you deal directly with the venues - no fees involved. With eight world heritage sites, a multitude of game reserves and national parks, over 1350 ha of national botanical gardens, and exotic combinations of landscapes, people, history and culture, South Africa offers the traveller a unique and inspiring experience. Enjoy your stay in Northam!
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