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Bateleur Nature Reserve, Limpopo Tourism
Bateleur Nature Reserve, Limpopo Tourism
Bateleur Nature Reserve, Limpopo Tourism

Bateleur Nature Reserve

Welcome to Bateleur Nature Reserve at Kroonvlei

Escape to the tranquility and seclusion of The Waterberg, with more than 3,000 hectares to explore. Indulge in the beauty of nature with deep gorges and clear rock pools. Unique Fauna and Flora abound in this bird-watchers’ and wildlife paradise. Our Nature Reserve is famous for its SAHTOA accredited Stamvrug Hiking Trails, consisting of ten different circular - and day trails, laid out amongst the kloofs and escarpments. Stay in self-catering secluded farmhouses, cabins or base camps.

Bateleur caters for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts like hikers, mountain bikers, stargazers, birders, butterfly and tree lovers and those who seek refuge from city life in the seclusion and tranquility of the Waterberg wilderness. We offer no recreational or entertainment facilities such as tennis courts, slippy slides or fake volcanoes. If dung-beetles at work, wild flowers and butterflies in the vlei, otters in the dams, extreme privacy, boisterous birds or magnificent sunsets don’t tickle your fancy, you may prefer a visit to Sun City. If you expect chocolates on your pillow, or oil in your bath, Bateleur Nature Reserve will not be your preferred destination.

The rare Waterberg Copper (Erikssonia edgei), which was thought to have gone extinct almost 30 years ago, was rediscovered at Bateleur Nature Reserve in March 2013. Thanks to the pristine conditions and favourable habitat, this is currently its only known location in the world.


GENERAL INFORMATION

Our Reserve and its wildlife are best explored on foot. You have the freedom to explore the gorges and rocky krantzes of The Waterberg, or go swimming in the clear bilharzia-free rock pools. The Reserve offers you the freedom to be on your own in the bush to live and explore as you wish. In so doing, gain a more intimate knowledge of, and be entertained by the Waterberg’s unique eco-system.

After reporting to reception, you are on your own to enjoy the tranquility the Reserve has to offer. Once settled at the accommodation of your choice, you are requested to restrict driving to an absolute minimum.

The area is classified as malaria-free. Summer days are warm to hot (low humidity) with thunderstorms. Winter days are mild and sunny. The nights can be chilly.

The Reserve is situated twenty-six km. Northwest of Warmbaths (Bêla-Bêla), high on a plateau in the Waterber


Accommodation

Mispel Cottage

Sleeps 5 (1 Double, 3 Singles)

Mispel Cottage is situated overlooking a watering hole. It consists of two bedrooms en suite, a spacious open living area with a cosy fireplace for cold nights. The cottage leads onto a front porch, overlooking the upper wetlands and a back porch with a secluded braai area in the bush. Mispel Cottage sleeps up to five people. It is situated within the breeding perimeter of Bateleur Nature Reserve.

Stone Cottage

Sleeps 2 (1 Double)

The self-catering open plan Stone Cottage on a North-facing gradient looking North-East. A Wrap around Stoep provides you with a breathtaking views of the Waterberg. Here you will find a well equipped braai area under the trees. Constructed with a Ramp, French doors and an “open” shower to provide for handicapped visitors. Cool off in the rock pools within close proximity of the Cottage. Stone Cottage runs on solar and gas.

Mountain Villa:

Sleeps: 12 (1 Queen, 10 singles)

Carved high into the mountainside with a breathtaking view of the plateau, the upper wetland and typical Waterberg mountain scenery, lies this spacious villa. A large dining room/lounge and a big family - or conference room, all open out on big balconies overlooking the plateau. The Villa has five bedrooms, two bathrooms as well as an outside bathroom complex serving the swimming pool area. This is the ideal destination for two or three families (sleeping twelve), a family get-together, or can serve as a small and affordable conference venue. The latter, particularly in combination with one of the other houses or Bush Camps at Bateleur Nature Reserve. Being so spacious, additional bedding is easily arranged prior to arrival. Conferences and workshops for, in excess of 20 people, are held at the Villa. 

Gum Tree Cottage

Sleeps 6

This quaint two-bedroom cottage sleeps up to five and is situated among huge Bluegum trees. Is has a spacious lounge/dining room with an open fireplace and outside braai. From this secluded cottage, several short hikes can be enjoyed. Birders, in particular enjoy the Gum Cottage, being close to the Lilly Dam and the Kloof Bird Hide. 

Farmhouse

Sleeps 8 + 2

Farmhouse is a very spacious three bedroomed house with wrap-around stoep and a stupendous 360 degree view of the Waterberg. Farmhouse comes fully equipped with linen, crockery, cutlery and all electrical kitchen equipment for self-catering such as a toaster and microwave.

Attached is a small flat, also fully equipped, sleeping a further two people ideal for Ouma and Oupa, or those important visitors you are trying to impress.

The two units can be booked jointly or separately.

Vaalboom Cabin

Sleeps 2 (Double)

Vaalboom Cottage is a comfortable 2-sleeper for the budget conscious couple. It is fully equipped for self catering with all linen, crockery, cutlery and runs on solar and gas.

Situated in the Game Breeding Camp you can expect Game on your stoep and Leopard nibbling on your toes (Not quite, but you will see Leopard and Brown Hyena spoor). Vaalboom used to be an old “Kaya” with a stunning view over the Waterberg and just had to be upgraded.

Vaalboom is a open plan layout and has an en-suite Bathroom. A beautiful old Vaalboom tree covers a Lapa/Braai area where guests spend most of their time enjoying a beautiful views of the Waterberg Mountain range and game. Priced for the Budget conscious, or the up-market Hiker looking for a little extra luxury and privacy it represents “best value for money” at Bateleur.


FACILITIES

RECREATIONAL

Braai Areas
Secluded Gardens
Walking/Hiking
Bird Hide
Game Viewing
Mountain Biking
Swimming Pool
Natural Rock Pools
Fishing (Catch & Release)
Game Viewing on Horseback
Pre-booked 4x4 Game Viewing


CONFERENCE FACILITY

At Bateleur, we concentrate our efforts on providing the more intimate work group, with an informal, affordable workshop- or team-building environment.

Bateleur Nature Reserve offers a peaceful setting, on a plateau, hugged in the Waterberg mountains. The Reserve provides the atmosphere for a conference or ‘bosberaad’ secluded from any disturbances, surrounded by the silence and tranquillity of nature. This environment is ideal for ‘finding solutions’ and ‘creating excellence’.


THE CONFERENCE VENUE

The lay-out of cabins, cottages and camps provide a variety of options for accommodation, with the Mountain Villa as the conference centre. Conferences and workshops can be held for up to 15 delegates.

The spacious Mountain Villa is carved high into the mountainside with a breathtaking view of the plateau, the upper wetland and typical Waterberg mountain scenery. Mountain Villa has a large dining room/lounge and a conference room, all opening out on balconies overlooking the plateau. It has five bedrooms, two bathrooms as well as an outside bathroom complex serving the swimming pool area. This is the ideal destination for a small and affordable conference venue. The latter, particularly in combination with one of the other houses or bush camps at Bateleur Nature Reserve. Being so spacious, additional bedding is easily arranged prior to arrival.


 

Bateleur Nature Reserve, Limpopo Tourism
Bateleur Nature Reserve, Limpopo Tourism
Bateleur Nature Reserve, Limpopo Tourism
Bateleur Nature Reserve, Limpopo Tourism
Bateleur Nature Reserve, Limpopo Tourism
Bateleur Nature Reserve, Limpopo Tourism
Bateleur Nature Reserve, Limpopo Tourism
Bateleur Nature Reserve, Limpopo Tourism
Bateleur Nature Reserve, Limpopo Tourism
Bateleur Nature Reserve, Limpopo Tourism
Bateleur Nature Reserve, Limpopo Tourism