Waterwood Lodge

Waterwood Lodge is a family-run operation and encourages guests to create lasting memories at our private, and exclusive lodge.  Our 4000-hectare Private Game Reserve is situated in the Waterberg Biosphere, just outside Vaalwater on the Dorset road.  Perfect for the discerning naturalist and the wildlife enthusiast,  groups of friends, families, and couples who want to escape the city for a quality weekend to recharge in the magnificent peace and beauty of the Bushveld.  Situated about 3 hours from Johannesburg and 2.5 hours from Pretoria, it’s the perfect place to recharge the body, mind, and soul.

Waterwood offers 4 diverse and fully self – catered units, fully equipped with everything you need to enjoy an amazing time in the Bush.  Completely private, guests are surrounded by an abundance of birdlife, fauna and flora and wild game. In keeping with Waterwood Lodge’s Eco-Friendly policy, we strive to be off-grid as far as possible with solar and gas installations where possible as we believe: “Be kind to nature and it will be kind to you.”

Our Lodges:

  1. Rock House – max of 6 people
  • Set on the banks of a  lovely spruit, this little gem sleeps a max of 6 people
  • Ideally suited for families or young adults who don’t mind open-plan sleeping arrangement
  • Has an amazing outdoor bath and shower – so bath under the stars
  • Warm and cosy with an enclosed boma and firepit
  • New deck overlooking the spruit
  1. The Tent – Ideal for 2 but can cater for 4 people
  • Perfect weekend romantic getaway for couples who want comfort in a rustic setting
  • 2 x stretcher camping beds with mattress available if kids or extra people want to come along
  • Wonderful upper deck to enjoy the views or sleep under the stars – very doable
  • Guests rave about this tent
  1. The Lodge – max of 8 people
  • Lovely lodge situated in the Bushveld overlooking a small water hole
  • Double volume with semi-open plan upstairs
  • Plunge pool on the deck to cool off in
  • Private outside Boma with fire pit
  • 2 bedrooms downstairs
  • 2 rooms upstairs – semi-private with a small couch area
  • 2 x full bathrooms downstairs
  • Lovely open plan kitchen with stack back windows on front veranda/lounge with wood burning fire place
  • Both bedrooms have sliding doors that open out onto the deck and undercover veranda

Main House – max of 6 people, plus 2 x outside cottages max of 4 people = total of 10 guests

  • Gorgeous main house with 3 en-suite bedrooms
  • Massive Wrap around veranda with all rooms opening out onto stunning Bushveld views
  • Huge entertaining kitchen with stack back window
  • Very large and open plan lounge/dining room with fireplace
  • 2 x extra TV lounges
  • Lovely veranda overlooking the garden and pool and outside entertainment areas
  • Lovely flat garden for kids to play
  • Swimming pool
  • Boma with fire pit
  • Gas braai
  • Entertainment lounge next to the pool on the deck overlooking the water hole
  • Fully enclosed and private
  • Fully kitted for self-catering

Enjoy the following activities at Waterwood Lodge :

Our amazing lodge manager, Obed, together with his wife Faith,  provide incredible service to our guests and are readily available to ensure your time spent with us will be truly special and unforgettable.  Although we offer self-catering facilities, Obed and Faith can arrange private candle-lit dinners in the Bush, set up surprise drinks at secluded sun-downer spots, or arrange memorable personalised experiences. Nothing stands in the way of ensuring your stay at Waterwood Lodge will be exceptional!


  • Self Drive
  • Game Drive – in our open game viewing vehicle (rate applicable )
  • Self-catering
  • Fishing
  • Birding
  • Game viewing
  • MTB
  • Running/walking

Why wait, contact us today to enjoy the wonderful Waterberg at excellent rates!

084 674 9682