Situated in the upper reaches of the Mokolo River, Vaalwater is the central village within the Waterberg Mountain range.
The Waterberg’s rugged beauty, together with its diversity in plant and animal life, has led to the development of several exciting eco-tourism projects such as the biosphere reserve – the Waterberg Nature Conservancy – protecting more than 150.000 hectares of the Waterberg habitat.
The Waterberg range, incorporating many rivers, streams and swamps, stretches for 150 km in a long arc from east to west. Apart from the spectacular scenery of the mountains, the area’s popularity is growing thanks to the wide selection of accommodation, game and nature reserves.
Vaalwater is a popular jumping-off point for travels to the Waterberg Massif and Botswana and is itself becoming a minor destination for tourism. There are a variety of craft, art, and gift shops, as well as cafes and restaurants.
Vaalwater is also home to some of the most magnificent game farms and eco-tourism in the country. Many of the game farms host the Big Five, and nature-lovers will find the mountains, bush and wildlife worth the visit.
Attractions in and around Vaalwater include:
– The working farms in and around the village all offer numerous outdoor activities.
– Mokolo Dam Nature Reserve
– Marakele National Park
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