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Waterberg region

Waterberg region mapWaterberg region in Namibia

The region around the Waterberg, including the town Otjiwarongo and the Hochfeld area are ideally situated for travellers on the way from Windhoek to the north and to the Etosha National Park. The Waterberg Mountain forms the centre of the region and is one of the main attractions of Namibia. It is an impressive table mountain, geologically and historically of great interest. Part of Waterberg plateau are covered by the Waterberg Plateau Park, an important nature conservation area. The bordering farms often make their living from commercial cattle farming. Numerous farms are also hunting and guest farms.

Climate of the Waterberg Region

For Namibian conditions the Waterberg receives quite a lot of rain – about 400 mm annually. The precipitation received directly at the mountain seeps into the porous sand stone until it reaches impermeable clay layers deeper down. At these layers the water emerges from the mountain and forms natural springs.

Flora and Fauna at the Waterberg

The abundance of water results in a lush vegetation around the Waterberg. Consequently a diverse wildlife population is also found around the mountain. Directly on top of the plateau rhino, buffalo, roan antelope, giraffe, baboons, Damara dikdik and many more can be found.

Waterberg Region

Highlights at the Waterberg

More information about the Waterberg Plateaupark

Accommodation at the Waterberg

Babson House Intro
Babson Guesthouse © CCF

Babson Guesthouse

Up-marked accommodation of the Cheetah Conservation Fund

The Babson Guesthouse is an exclusive, luxurious accommodation run by the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF). It offers room for six guests and thus guarantees a very personalized service.

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Cheetah View Lodge Intro
Cheetah View Lodge © CCF

Cheetah View Lodge

Accommodation of the Cheetah Conservation Fund

The Cheetah View Lodge is, together with the Babson House, the second accommodation run by the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF). It offers room for five spacious rooms each with own veranda.  

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Frans Indongo LodgeLounge © Frans Indongo Lodge

Frans Indongo Lodge

Lodge and camping north of the Waterberg

The Frans Indongo Lodge is a nice stop over for visitors who travel between Windhoek and the world famous Etosha National Park. The Lodge offers 14 rooms, 4 campsites, a gourmet kitchen and a spot-lit waterhole.

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Hamakari GuestfarmThe tropical garden © Hamakari Guestfarm

Hamakari Guestfarm

Guestfarm at the Waterberg

Hamakari Guestfarm at the Waterberg is a typical Namibian hunting and guestfarm. Hamakari is a family owned business run by the well-known Diekmann family. The guest farm offers 6 guest rooms and 4 camp sites. Visitiors have the chance to do game drives and get to know the farm business.

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Kambaku Safari LodgeLodge and garden © Kambaku Safari Lodge

Kambaku Safari Lodge

Lodge north of the Waterberg

Kambaku Safari Lodge is situated about 20-25 km north of the Waterberg Nature Reserve on a 80 km² Wildlife Resort. Kambaku offers 8 double rooms and 2 luxury rooms. Activities include archery, clay pigeon shooting and of course game watching on a horse's back, by foot when hiking or mountain biking.

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Okonjima Bush CampOkonjima Bush Camp © Okonjima Collection

Okonjima Bush Camp

Luxury lodge at the Okonjima Game Reserve

The Okonjima Bush Camp consists of 8 African-style private chalets with open lounge, a wheel-char friendly luxury suite, a cozy thatched lapa (with Wi-Fi facilities) as well as a large swimming pool. The Bush Camp is part of the exclusive Okonjima Collection situated on the Okonjima Game Reserve.

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Okonjima Bush SuiteOkonjima Bush Suite Lounge © Okonjima Collection

Okonjima Bush Suite

Exclusive lodge at the Okonjima Game Reserve

The Okonjima Bush Suite is a private, exclusive lodge of the Okonjima Collection. The Bush Suite consists of 2 separate, private bedrooms which can accommodate 4 people. Besides the bedrooms visitors will find a chef-designed kitchenette, a spacious lounge and a swimming pool.

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Okonjima Plains CampOkonjima Plains Camp Barn © Okonjima Collection

Okonjima Plains Camp

Lodge and campsite at the Okonjima Game Reserve

The Okonjima Plains camp is an affordable family-friendly lodge of the Okonjima Game Reserve.  The camp offers accommodation in 6 reasonably priced garden rooms,  14 standard rooms or in 10 exclusive and spacious view rooms. Each rooms has a veranda and is wheel-chair friendly.

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Okonjima VillaOkonjima Villa pool area © Okonjima Collection

Okonjima Villa

Exclusive lodge at the Okonjima Game Reserve

The Okonjima Villa is an exclusive lodge situated at the Okonjima Game Reserve. The Villa consists of a main house with kitchen, living spaces, a pool and lapa. There are 2 luxury bed rooms at the main house and 2 luxury suites on either side of the main house.

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Otjiwa LodgeLodge gardens © Otjiwa Lodge

Otjiwa Lodge

Lodge, Self-Catering and Camping west of the Waterberg

Otjiwa Lodge is a lodge and self-catering accommodation including a nice and shady campsite. The lodge is situated 30 km southwest of Otjiwarongo close to the B1. Otjiwa Lodge offers romantic sundowners, walking trails, game drives, bird-watching and visits of a nearby vulture hotel.

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OuhaveEntrance area © Ouhave Country Lodge

Ouhave Country Home

Guestfarm, self-catering and camping close to the Waterberg

Ouhave Country Home is situated in the north-east of Namibia about 100 km away from the Waterberg Plateau. The guestfarm is run by the owners, who also breed with the indigenous Nguni cattle on their farm and who are happy to give guests insight into typical Namibian farm life. For Guests valuing relaxation and solitude, excellent home-cooked meals and personal service Ouhave is the perfect destination. 

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Wabi Game LodgeLodge gardens and Swimming Pool © Wabi Game Lodge

Wabi Game Lodge (currently CLOSED)

Lodge and Game Reserve at the Waterberg

Wabi Game Lodge stands for the spirit of a true African Safari.  Wabi is a privately owned Game Reserve at the foot of the majestic Waterberg. There are about 30 species of game and 230 species of birds. Especially water buffalo,  hippo and giraffe are loved by photographers.

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Waterberg Plateau LodgeWaterberg Plateau Lodge © Waterberg Wilderness

Waterberg Plateau Lodge

Lodge at the Waterberg Plateau

The Waterberg Plateau Lodge is situated at the edge of the Waterberg Plateau providing terrific vistas of the Kalahari bush land below. The lodge offers 8 luxury chalets, each providing a private plunge pool on a little terrace for refreshment during hot days.

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Waterberg GuestfarmGuest Farm and Pool © Waterberg Guestfarm

Waterberg Guestfarm

Guestfarm south of the Waterberg

Waterberg guestfarm is a small guestfarm with focus on personal attention and exceptional Namibian farm cuisine. The guestfarm offers accommodation for a limited number of guest in four rooms and two bungalows.

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Waterberg ResortWaterberg Resort © Namibia Wildlife Resorts

Waterberg Resort

Lodge and camping at the Waterberg

Waterberg Camp is situated at the foot of the Waterberg Plateau Park and apart from various accommodation facilities it offers a restaurant, a swimming pool, a fuel station and a little shop. Main attraction is the Waterberg Plateau Park. Guests can take part in game drives as well as guided hikes on the top of the plateau.

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Waterberg Valley LodgeWaterberg Valley Lodge © Waterberg Wilderness

Waterberg Valley Lodge

Affordable lodge at the Waterberg

The Waterberg Valley Lodge is situated in a green valley of the Waterberg mountain range. The lodge offers affordable accommodation in 8 canvas bungalows. The Waterberg Valley Lodge provides a swimming pool, a restaurant and free WiFi in the guest rooms.

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Waterberg Wilderness LodgeWaterberg Wilderness Lodge © Waterberg Wilderness

Waterberg Wilderness Lodge

Lodge and camping at the Waterberg

The Waterberg Wilderness Lodge is situated at the foot of the Waterberg nearby a fountain and offers 12 rooms in a cozy farmhouse with rustic Namibian atmosphere. A Swimming Pool is available. Visitors can do several walking trails.

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