The Waterberg is a chain of blue-tinged mountains that stretch all the way from Thabazimbi to Lapalala River in Limpopo, just three hours’ drive from Johannesburg. The world’s only savanna biosphere reserve the Waterberg is a geological treasure. Its base is derived from rock that dates back 2.7 billion years, and its cliffs a multihued delight of exposed coloured sandstone that sheltered early humans.
With surrounds that include rolling grasslands, semi-deciduous forest, cliffside caves, a collection of rivers that cut through the mountains, national parks, wilderness areas and private game reserves, the Waterberg is an obvious downtime destination. Continued