In the words of many tourism is dead in the water right now. With Covid-19 most trips and holidays have had to be cancelled. Many lodges and activities have reduced staff and adopted a “care and maintenance” strategy merely to survive! The future will not be the same as the past. Things will change. Those who can adapt to change will emerge even stronger because there will always be a need for people to travel and visit.
The popular view is that local tourism will be the first to revive. People are tired of being restricted to their homes and many have “Cabin fever”. At the same time, they do not necessarily have the same money for discretionary spend. The Waterberg offers an attractive alternative to getting away. It is only 2 hours from Gauteng and in a relatively free Malaria area. The weather at this time of the year is unbeatable!
Lodges who can see their way clear to adapting to the local market and adjusting their prices and offerings will be the ones to survive.
Conservation hunting is another extremely popular source of visits to the Waterberg. Many fathers and sons are dying to get out into the bush as are groups of friends. We have already had many enquiries from visitors as to where they may be able to hunt (for leisure and under level 3 regulations). Please let us know if you have hunting facilities available.
**Featured Member of the Week** ZA Cheetah Conservation is a non-profit organisation dedicated to the conservation of vulnerable species. Our Mission is to raise awareness of the vulnerability of South African species and other endangered species through educational experiences, as well as ethically breeding cheetahs in captivity to diversify the gene pool, as well as releasing cheetahs into a protected wild.We are home to a number of endangered and threatened species, including cheetahs, leopards, male non-breeding lions, servals, caracals, African wildcats, wolves, meerkats, and a Siberian tiger. Our project also takes in rescued animals from the local area with an aim to rehabilitate and release them.We offer visitors a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to come on an educational tour and learn about our animals, see them up close, take some amazing photos, and learn how you can join us in the fight to protect these precious species.#waterbergtourismsa#waterbergtourismmember#wonderfilledwaterberg#wonderfulescapes#waterbergbiosphere#conservationofvulnerblespecies#zacheetahconservation#SupportOurMembers... See MoreSee Less
Featured member of the week **Dinkweng Safari Camp** In the heart of the bushveld you will find Dinkweng meaning, place of the leopards in Pedi and Sotho. They have 7 Villa’s, each paying homage to nature, providing effortless enjoyment and tranquillity. Each villa is individually, luxuriously and authentically decorated. Each secluded villa has three en-suite bedrooms, a large open plan lounge area, a private viewing deck, a splash pool and a modern kitchen. The communal leisure area feature’s additional facilities for larger groups such as a pool and braai area as well as a thatched boma for dining and children’s play area to entertain the kids. The reserve is populated with kudu, eland, impala, waterbuck, nyala, giraffe, zebra, blesbuck and other plains game. They offer a number of different walking trails, choose between leisurely walks or the more challenging paths covering the picturesque mountain area’s. Visit our website for more info waterbergtourism.com/directory/dinkweng-safari-camp/... See MoreSee Less