Situated in the upper reaches of the Mokolo River, Vaalwater is the central village within the Waterberg Mountain range.

The Waterberg's rugged beauty, together with its diversity in plant- and animal life, has led to the development of several exciting eco-tourism projects such as the biosphere reserve - the Waterberg Nature Conservancy - protecting more than 150 000 hectares of the Waterberg-habitat.

The Waterberg-range, incorporating many rivers, streams and swamps, stretches for 150 kilometres in a long arc from east to west.

Apart from the spectacular scenery of the mountains, the areas popularity is growing thanks to the wide selection of accommodation, game and nature reserves.

The working farms in and around the village, all offer numerous outdoor activities.


Adventure Activities:
The area offers guided bush walks, day and night game drive, mountain bike trails, bird watching, boat cruises, hunting and hiking.

Church of St John the Baptist:
A charming thatched church made of local materials and designed by Sir Herbert Baker, architect of the Union Building in Pretoria.

Mokolo Dam and Nature Reserve:
Fishing, barbecuing and picnicking are the most popular activities at this spot 50km northwest of Vaalwater.

San Rock Artwork:
The area boasts many fascinating rock paintings and geological sites to visit.

Rhino Museum:
The museum depicts all the assets of rhino conservation.

Waterberg Cultural Museum:
Situated at the original Melkrivier School, offering a variety of interesting information on the cultural history of the area.
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