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Waterberg Cottages

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#3 of 4 villas in Vaalwater
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Vaalwater South Africa
Waterberg Cottages
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Polokwane Airport
124.9 km
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Dee S wrote a review Sept 2023
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Fabulous site for a holiday away from it all with many various activities, comfortable and clean accommodation, pleasant and helpful staff, access to a wide variety of wildlife, and two warm and welcoming hosts, Juliet and Phil, whose interesting commentaries included a history of the estate, extensive knowledge of the game reserve and also a fascinating introduction to the night sky of the southern hemisphere. This was our first visit to South Africa and left a memorable impression. Perfect spot for a family wedding.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Paul D wrote a review Aug 2023
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Beautiful unspoilt wilderness and historic cottages in the heart of the Waterberg plateau. It is a 3 hour drive from Johannesburg airport, with the last 15 mins being dirt roads. The cottages form part of a very large game reserve and malaria free, owned by wonderful hosts Phil and Juliet. We stayed for six nights in one of the cottages and there is a small shop on the site to purchase a few basics. Vaalwater is the nearest town if you need a big shop such as SPAR etc. We experienced everything they offered. Astronomy evening by Dr Phil (an astrophysicist) was amazing, and the history of the cottages and reserve by Juliet was fascinating. We did horse riding (my very first horse ride) alongside the game and giraffes, and many game drives within the large reserve. Loads of options to be active and also just to do nothing; relax and experience the tranquillity. The new deck was finished just before our visit and is a fabulous place to watch the game roam the reserve while the sun sets. Holiday of a lifetime. Thank you Phil and Juliet, and the staff of Waterberg cottages.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Room Tip: Five friendly dogs on site; Max, Calvin, Bobby, Jack and Emmie. Our kids enjoyed playing with them.
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aprilptz wrote a review May 2023
Belchertown, Massachusetts63 contributions43 helpful votes
Great Farm Visit - Self Catering Cottage. It’s about 2.5hours out of Pretoria, a great place for a long weekend. I stayed in a lovely thatched roof cottage. It was clean. Well maintained and had a wonderful view and sunset. I really enjoyed horseback riding, ambling around on the walking trails, and game drive drives. It’s not on a big 5 reserve but I saw giraffes and lots of other animals. They even have an absolutely amazing astronomy show (weather pending). They are kid and pet friendly. Very casual and relaxing with attentive staff.
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Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Chaney wrote a review Sept 2022
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This is a beautiful place with the most amazing owners and very kind and friendly staff. Game drives, walking routes, hose-back riding, astronomy, swimming pool, volleyball and kids outside sand pit with jungle gym and trampoline. Great for adults and kiddos.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Khumo Maruping wrote a review Sept 2022
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The place is great for team buildings, adventures, getting away from the city. You'll literally feel a billion star luxury stay. The place is chilled and fun with proper stay with an option for a tent camp.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Jaydon wrote a review Sept 2022
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Very beautiful and such and experience, only issue is that you need a high clearance vehicle to drive to the farm (low clearance vehicles struggle and risk damage ) Really great views, activities and a beautiful clear sky to do star gazing
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Geor Visser wrote a review Sept 2022
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The astronomy show with Dr. Phillip Calcott is absolutely amazing. The game on the farm is also amazing to see. The hospitality makes you feel like you are at home. All in all an amazing place to just get away from the city.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Antonio Delgado wrote a review Jun 2021
Pretoria, South Africa6 contributions
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Felt so blessed and loved while staying here. The heated volleyball tournaments, night sky tour and game drives where amazing! Don’t even get me started on the food - superb. The game that we saw where all amazing such as giraffe, kudu and wildebeest. Highly recommend.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Nelia wrote a review Jun 2021
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We had a lovely weekend in the Bushwillow cottage. Xoli were friendly and extremely helpful with our arrival as well as during our stay. We were surprised by the beautiful flowers in the rooms and bathrooms. Very comfortable and the fireplace was an added bonus during a cold weekend. We would love to visit again in future.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Mike N wrote a review May 2021
Pretoria, South Africa34 contributions3 helpful votes
Incredibly peaceful and beautiful, every bit worth the long drive. Upbeat, friendly staff made our stay even more pleasant. Two nature walks accessible from your chalet. We highly recommend both the horse riding, where we saw plenty of game, and the star gazing. Dr Phil was very informative, a fascinating and enjoyable evening!
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Waterberg Cottages
What are some of the property amenities at Waterberg Cottages?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, free parking, and kids activities.
What food & drink options are available at Waterberg Cottages?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Waterberg Cottages?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Waterberg Cottages?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.