This vast and incredibly captivating region boasts a variety of natural and cultural legacies. The fascinating area is particularly appealing to visitors who are in need of relaxation and rest.
The region encompasses a natural diversity, as there are vast tracts of bushveld savannah clustered with shrubs and tall savannah trees. The magnificent Waterberg Mountain Range dominates the Bushveld Region of Limpopo and the Springbok Flats are situated in the south.
The Bushveld is an area of contrasts, the landscape having been formed by tectonic movement 500 million years ago. This geological occurrence also caused the formation of the Great Rift Valley in East Africa. During this period of tectonic movement, mountains and valleys disappeared into a molten lake that was exposed when the earth’s crust ruptured. The upper layers beneath the surface of the earth subsequently cooled to form the Bushveld Igneous Complex, an area of remarkable mineral wealth, in which several mines have been established to harvest the earth’s fruits. Cattle ranching, maize and sunflower farming are the other important commercial activities of the region.
The greatest drawcard of this region is the majestic Waterberg Mountain Range (“Water Mountains”). These geographical wonders are a unique part of Limpopo Province Bushveld. The mountains are part of a biome of some 14 500 square km which offer magnificent sceneries and an abundance of wildlife. This conservation area protects the unspoilt Bushveld landscape to the north of the towns of Bela Bela (Warmbaths) and Thabazimbi where streams, waterfalls, pools and marshes provide sustenance to the many species of wildlife.
The natural scenery in the district is rugged and beautiful, and the animal population is rich and diverse. The region is situated only two and half hours from the main cities of Gauteng, such as Johannesburg and Pretoria. The Bushveld is thus easily accessible and the knowledge that the region is malaria free just adds to the attraction of the Bushveld region.