Vaalwater

Vaalwater Wildlife

Vaalwater is a small town situated on the Mokolo River in the Limpopo province of South Africa.t lies at the southern edge of the rugged Waterberg Massif, which is a biosphere that contains considerable biodiversity, including numerous large mammals including some of the "Big 5".

Hunting opportunities are particularly plentiful in the northern and north-western regions of the province which includes the Vaalwater region.

There are some quite eccentric sightseeing oppurtunities in the Vaalwater and among them is the The Church of St John the Baptist outside Vaalwater. En route to Melkrivier is a charming thatched church made from local materials and designed by the famous architect, Sir Herbert Baker. The Vaalwater area boasts several herb farms which can be visited.

Five self-drive routes have been designed by Limpopo Tourism to discover, explore and experience the heartbeat of the Waterberg Bushveld. These routes are centred around Lephalale, but cover an area from Thabazimbi to Alldays. Vaalwater is a popular stop-off point for travels to the Waterberg Massif and Botswana and is itself becoming a popular tourist destination.

Waterberg is the first region in the northern part of South Africa to be named as a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO. The extensive rock formation was shaped by hundreds of millions of years of riverine erosion to yield diverse bluff and butte landforms.

There are a variety of craft, art, and gift shops, as well as cafés and restaurants. Vaalwater has a number of commercial services not common for kilometres around, especially on roads leading to Botswana. These include banking, groceries, petrol and diesel, a post office, and doctors.