This lovely game reserve, established in 1972, is one of the most peaceful and relatively unknown wilderness areas in Namibia. The plateau is a huge, flat-top massif rising abruptly from the surrounding plain and offering superb views of the park, the outstanding rock and the plateau itself.
The Waterberg Plateua and 41,000 hectares of surrounding land was declared a Nature Reserve in 1972. The table land is largely inaccessible, enabling several of Namibia’s endangered species to be relocated here to protect them from predators and illegal hunting. The reintroduction programme was so successful that surplus species are released from Waterberg to supply other Namibian parks with rare animals.
The striking sight of Waterberg Plateau’s brick-red sandstone crowned with lush vegetation has supported a wide diversity of flora and fauna for thousands of years.
Rising to 420m in places and enveloped by Namibian savannah, the untouched fortifications of this unmistakable feature have provided nature with the perfect wildlife sanctuary.
The geological arrangement and variation of vegetation of Waterberg can best be explored along a series of trails either on the base of the plateau (9 unguided hiking trails) or on 3 guided hikes The scenery is fantastic and plant and wildlife can be viewed and photographed along the way.
Summer(October – April)
Min 20°C/68°F; Max 40°C/104°F
Winter (May – September)
Min 8°C/46°F Max 23°C/73°F
Rainfall: October – April