The region known as the Waterberg has been described as one of South Africa's best kept secrets.
This region, situated in the north-west of South Africa, in the Limpopo Province, stretches 150 kilometres in a long arc from Thabazimbi in the West, Modimolle (Nylstroom) in the centre, to Mokopane (Potgietersrus) in the east. Vaalwater is the central village of the area.
The Waterberg region is in the heart of the Bushveld, with low mountain ranges and escarpments. The Bushveld vegetation is dominated by different veld types, which are characteristic in mountainous savanna areas. It is usually characterised by African Beechwood (Faurea saligna), Common Hookthorn (Acacia caffra) and Red Seringa (Burkea africana, Terminalia sericea and Peltophorum africanum).
The name Waterberg refers to the fact that the mountains in the area serve as water reservoirs for the arid region. The area has been inhabited over hundreds of thousand years and is also one of the most important San Rock Art areas in South Africa.
The game rich 'Big Five' Kapama Private Game Reserve in South Africa comprises 13 000 hectares of pristine African bushveld. Occupying a vast area between the northern Drakensberg Mountains and the Greater Kruger National Park, the Kapama Game Reserve is ideally situated to welcome guests flying into Eastgate Airport (Hoedspruit). This airport is just minutes from the reserve and Kapama includes free airport transfers in open safari vehicle direct to any of the four lodges in the Kapama Game Reserve: Kapama Lodge, Kapama River Lodge, Kapama Buffalo Camp and Kapama Karula. A total of 208 guests can be accommodated within the Kapama Game Reserve at these camps and lodges.