One on One safaris hunts in one of the most beautiful areas of South Africa; the Waterberg. Although the region is only 2½ to 3 hours drive from Johannesburg/Pretoria, tourism has only recently discovered this beautiful destination.
The Waterberg is an area of 15,000 square km, situated about 480 km from the Indian Ocean and about 1360km from the Atlantic Ocean. It is near to the North-western border of South Africa, close to Botswana and Zimbabwe. The biggest mountain rises to 2.085 m above the sea level and the average altitude is 1.400 m.
The Waterberg is Malaria free!
This area with mountains, imposing rock formations, plateaux, valleys, many rivers and creeks and the Mokolo Dam, is part of the oldest mountains on earth and was formed approximately 2,7 billion years ago. So the Waterberg is much much older than, for example, the Alps or the Himalay!
With its 14 km length, the Mokolo Dam, a reservoir opened in 1980, is the largest dam in Limpopo and very impressive and beautiful.
Only a small town is located in the Waterberg; namely Vaalwater. The name means „pale water“.
In 2001 the „Waterberg Biosphere Reserve“ was proclaimed. This is one of 320 Biosphere Reserves registered and protected by UNESCO.