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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.