The Waterberg, situated in the northern part of South Africa, was declared by UNESCO as a biosphere reserve. Farms for sale in the Waterberg offer visitors and property owners an opportunity to relax and enjoy the natural beauty of the bushveld savanna, made up of reserves and game-farms. This district includes 6 local municipalities; Bela Bela, Lephalale, Modimolle, Mookgophong, Mogalakwena and Thabazimbi, while the town of Vaalwater is just north of the Waterberg mountain range. 

Farms for sale in the Waterberg are a great opportunity for investors as well as those looking for game farming or hospitality opportunities. While farm plot sizes range, most feature large freestanding homesteads, ideal for animals and children alike. This area, characterised by mountains and high plateaus may be well off-the-beaten track but it offers a peaceful getaway from city living. Learn more about our available farms for sale in the Waterberg below.

Explore Waterberg

Welgevonden Game Reserve

Welgevonden Game Reserve

This malaria-free Big 5 reserve borders the Marakele National Park with an undulating landscape of mountain bushveld, rivers and a host of wildlife. This is the perfect spot to enjoy early morning or late evening game drives. 

Outdoor activities

Outdoor activities

Along with game drives and excellent birding in the surrounding reserves, you can also look forward to other adventures such as horse and elephant back safaris, hot air balloon rides, quad biking, parachuting, skydiving and ziplining. 



Enjoy white water rafting, fishing, skiing and canoeing at Doorndraai Dam, Mokolo Dam or Rust de Winter Dam. Perfect for day visits, these spots also lend well to weekend camping getaways.

Heritage and culture

Heritage and culture

Visit the Makapans Valley World Heritage Site, one of the world’s most significant archaeological sites or for a different experience, head to the Telekishi Ramasobana Cultural Village and get to know more about the traditional Pedi way of life. 

Living in Waterberg

Areas near to Waterberg

Burgersfort, Ellisras, Hoedspruit, Phalaborwa, Polokwane, Thabazimbi, Tzaneen,


There are a number of schools to choose from in the Waterberg, including Academia and Eden Private Schools in Bela Bela, Ellisras Laerskool in Lephalale and Laerskool Thabazimbi. In Johannesburg, just 3.5 hours away, there are also various boarding facilities. 


There is a host of general practitioners, dentists and pharmacies in this area. For any urgent or specialised medical needs, take a short drive to the Mediclinic in Thabazimbi.


In each district in the Waterberg, you’ll be able to find most retail and department stores along with charming coffee and curio shops. If you’re after indulgence, you can find many spas at the various surrounding game farms and lodges. 


You’ll find the Waterberg to be warm and temperate with 3 distinct seasons. From May to July it’s dry with ground frost in low-lying areas. From August to October, the daily temperatures begin to rise and brings with it the occasionally thunderstorm. The wet season extends from November to April.

For example Camps Bay or Mauritius