Bateleur Nature Reserve Plains
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Escape to the seclusion of the Waterberg

Bateleur Nature Reserve caters for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts like hikers, mountain bikers, stargazers, birders, butterfly and tree lovers.

Explore and discover clear rock pools, unspoiled plains covered in wildlife, deep ravines, and rugged hills with magnificent views. Our wildlife ranges from giraffe, zebra, eland, blue wildebeest, sable antelope and bless-buck, to smaller game like warthogs, jackal, bush pigs, birds and insects,

Bateleur is well-known for its accredited Stamvrug Hiking Trails, consisting of a network of about 10 different routes, which cater for beginners, as well as seasoned hikers.  Relax around a camp fire at one of our self-catering cottages, spacious farmhouses, or hikers’ base-camps, or cool off in the rock pools, the swimming pool or a farm dam.


Please note that Bateleur is not a pleasure resort and we offer no additional recreational or entertainment facilities other than what Mother Nature has on offer. If unspoiled landscapes, wildlife, boisterous birds, solitude, and magnificent sunsets don’t tickle your fancy, you may prefer a visit to a traditional pleasure resort like Suncity.


Susan: +27 (072) 565 7070

Help Levy: +27 (081) 884-2975

Emergency Wouter: +27 (083) 677 6999 

For bookings email:

  • Hiking

  • Mountain biking

  • Bird watching

  • Game viewing

  • Swimming

  • Fishing (catch and release)

  • We regret strictly no game drives in private vehicles. 

The Waterberg is a summer rainfall area and is classified as malaria-free. Summer days are warm to hot (low humidity) with thunderstorms, while winter days are mild, sunny and mostly dry.

Bateleur Nature Reserve is situated 25 km northwest of Warmbaths (Bela-Bela) and 25 km west from Modimolle (Nylstroom) on a plateau in the Waterberg.

Waterberg Limpopo


  • Kloof Base-Camp #3A, 3B & 3C

    • R150 (per person per day/night)*

  • Stamvrug Base-Camp #9A, 9B & 9C

    • R150 (per person per day/night)*

  • Day Hikers and mountain bikers

    • R125 (per person per day)*


  • Children under two stay free.

  • Normal weekends stay (or pay) for a minimum of two days.

  • Long weekends stay (or pay) for a minimum of three or more days, depending on the length of the weekend.



Special rates and conditions can be negotiated for visits during the week, on short notice, for larger groups and school groups.

A limited number of tents can be accommodated in the immediate vicinity of the Base camps making use of the Camp ablutions.

Kudu from Bateleur Nature Reserve
  • Warmbaths Aventura Hot Water Springs & Water Sports - 25km

  • Nylstroom Golf Course - 25km

  • Thaba Kwena Crocodile Farm - 25km

  • Nylsvley Bird Sanctuary - 55km

  • Mabula Lodge (Big 5) - 75km

  • De Wildt Shingwedzi +27 (0) 14 734 1735 Cheetah & Wild Dog Sanctuary - 25km