Spot lions under the shade of the giant Waterberg Mountains in a UNESCO-recognised biosphere.
South Africa’s Waterberg Biosphere is a stunning place for an African safari. For second timers or those who want a particularly picturesque safari experience, a game drive against the backdrop of the beautiful Waterberg Mountains is delightfully different and is also malaria-free.
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Waterberg holiday highlights
The Waterberg Biosphere is UNESCO-recognised for its extraordinary nature and history – the area has existed for millions of years and is home to wildlife that includes the Big Five (lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo and leopard). Marataba Safari Lodge is one of our favourite safari lodges in South Africa. It lends itself to romantic safaris with its river cruises and treehouse experience where you can sleep out under the stars. At just three and a half hours from Johannesburg, a spell in the Waterberg can easily be added onto your South Africa holiday.