In the 'hood, Vaalwater as a destination

(Vaalwater has recently been renamed to Mabatlane). In the heart of the Waterberg, the charming town of Vaalwater is considered the "central" town of the Bushveld region. Vaalwater is situated in the uppermost reaches of the Mokolo River and the village is surrounded by farms and reserves offering plenty of opportunities for adventure activities and outdoor pursuits including game and ... cont.

Bakkerspas Road, Vaalwater, Waterberg, Limpopo, South Africa

Directions to Kololo Game Reserve

From OR Tambo International Airport
Take the R21 north to Pretoria (Tswane).
Turn off from the R21 onto the N1 and continue north past Pretoria direction Pietersburg (Polokwane).
Turn left on the R33 to Nylstroom (Modimolle) at the Kranskop toll gate. Go through Nylstroom and through Vaalwater (Mabatlane) (Do not turn right on R33 to Ellisras in Vaalwater).
Continue straight to Bulgeriver (Thabazimbi) and 8km after Vaalwater turn left on the Bakkerspas road (there is a sign to Kololo).
Drive 29 km on a dirt road and find Kololo's gate on your right.
Total distance from Airport to Kololo about 280km

Amenities in the area

  • Bank and/or ATM (35 km)
  • Bars and/or Nightlife (35 km)
  • Grocery Store (35 km)
  • Restaurants / Eateries (35 km)


  • 4x4 trails
  • Abseiling
  • Bird watching
  • Children's entertainment
  • Cultural experiences
  • Cycling paths
  • Elephant back safaris
  • Fishing
  • Game viewing
  • Game viewing (big 5)
  • Golf course(s)
  • Hiking trails
  • Horse riding
  • Mountain bike trails
  • Quad biking
  • Swimming
  • Township tours

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