The wide open plains of bushveld north of Johannesburg stretch as far as the wide Limpopo River. The dramatic natural beauty of the Waterberg mountains rises out of these plains...
The wide open plains of bushveld north of Johannesburg stretch as far as the wide Limpopo River. The dramatic natural beauty of the Waterberg mountains rises out of these plains.
North of Johannesburg, the wide open plains of bushveld stretch as far as the wide Limpopo River and Zimbabwe. Rising out of these plains are the dramatic and beautiful Waterberg Mountains, only 2½ to 3 hours drive from Johannesburg. The Waterberg is known for its luxurious and romantic game lodges as well as a number of family friendly safari options. Further north the mystical rocky outcrops stand out around Mapungubwe National Park and the Soutpansberg.
This area comprises of 2 quite different areas. The mountainous Waterberg region and the Limpopo region to the far north.
The Waterberg is primarily a safari destination. Its attraction is that it offers malaria-free game-viewing within easy driving distance of Johannesburg. This is great for families who don’t want the hassle of flying to the Kruger or the more arduous drive to Madikwe.
The Northern Limpopo province is unspoilt Africa at its best. With sleepy country towns, ruins of ancient civilisations and the proud culture of the Venda people. In the far northern part of Limpopo lies a little known region of mountains, forests and holy ruins. Here you can enjoy adventurous safaris staying at community-orientated safari lodges. Or you can explore the ruins at Mapungubwe National Park, hiking in the Soutpansberg and Magoebaskloof. The northern Limpopo can also be combined with a visit to the Kruger Park to the east.
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Kololo is one of the most affordable places to stay in the Welgevonden area. It is more relaxed than most of the private lodges that we normally use.
It is unusual for two reasons. Firstly their meal basis is Dinner, bed & breakfast and one activity. Which contrasts with the more normal full board and all game activities. These means that it can be more affordable. It is also ideal for an overnight stay especially if you may be arriving too late for an afternoon drive.
You can choose between a 3 hour drive into the Welgevonden. OR, if you stay 2 nights, you can enjoy a 6 hour drive with a picnic breakfast. This leaves at 6am and returns just prior to lunch.
Secondly, they have a choice of 2, 4 and 6 sleeper chalets so it's ideal for families. I wasnt crazy about the standard rooms as they are rather small. But the superior chalets are very nice and good for our clients looking for an affordable and flexible option. So great for multi-generational groups that want to be together and on budget.