Meet our Waterberg Tourism Ambassadors

Meet our Waterberg Tourism Ambassadors

In October 2022 Waterberg Tourism partnered with various volunteers across our different tourism hubs to become Waterberg Tourism Ambassadors. Our ambassadors are individuals passionate and committed to the development of the Waterberg as a tourism destination of choice in South Africa.

Our Waterberg Tourism Ambassadors help us engage with product owners and share the various initiatives we are busy with in our destination development efforts. Each required activity or program is pre-agreed with a set commission-rate or fee-for-service to reward the hours of effort often required to implement the destination development programs.

Waterberg Tourism Ambassadors help with product owner communication, data-gathering, advertising sales, tourist and tourism information, booking services and event calendaring, promotion and in some cases event management.

It is exhilarating to see the cross-sharing and camaraderie developing among our tourism ambassador team and how it enriches what we offer product owners and tourists alike. We try and have a weekly videoconference where we share, ask and plan together across our tourism hubs (currently Bela-Bela, Thabazimbi, Vaalwater with Lephalale and Modimolle-Mookgophong in development).

If you are interested in learning more about our Waterberg Tourism Ambassador Program, call 083 303 9230.

Meet our current team below…

Riaan van Zyl, Vaalwater

Hi there, my name is Riaan and I am an Ambassador for Waterberg Tourism (Vaalwater Hub). I am a Conservationist by heart.

Tourism is the most sustainable way to protect our Natural Environment. The saying by David Attenborough sums it up best: “No one will protect what they don’t care about, and no one will care about what they have never experienced”. Therefore, come and experience the Waterberg and its natural beauty and wild creatures and go home with a changed heart !!


Nico, Vaalwater

Thobela! I am Phire Nico from Vaalwater, Leseding.

Escape the city for a day and come to taste and breathe tourism in our wonder-filled Waterberg. Your life will change forever!






Daniel Langa, Vaalwater

I handle tourism administration, including providing information, responding to inquiries, managing memberships, social media, databases, event documentation, and recommendations for accommodations and activities.







Nicolette, Thabazimbi

Hi there!  I’m Nicolette, one of the Thabazimbi tourism ambassadors.  Tourism gives me the perfect platform to do the things I love and that is sharing the story of Thabazimbi, the place I call home, and also to connect with people from all spheres of life.  Getting to know the #wonderfilledWaterberg in the process is the cherry on the tourism cake for me!






Pulane, Thabazimbi

Hello, Dumelang

My name is Pulane, I live in Thabazimbi. I am a tour operator.  I believe in creating a memorable tourism experience that “wonderfill’s” your travel memories. I support tourism development because it can promote inclusive economic growth and improve the quality of the community.



Portia, Bela-Bela

Hello, my name is Portia Bila from Bela-Bela, Leseding.
Always say YES to new adventures, because we only go to places that spark joy.
#Tourismalwayswins. #Waterbergambassador