The Waterberg The World Heritage “Waterberg Biosphere” is situated less than a three hour drive north of Johannesburg. This 12,000 hectare, malaria-free reserve boasts five eco-systems and visitors can see the ‘Big Five’ and many more animals here. The upper escarpment offers majestic craggy rock formations and wide-open grass plains. This is separated from the lower plateau by 600 metre high cliffs. The lower escarpment is approximately three degrees warmer and comprises of sandveld vegetation and a series of wetlands. The main towns in the area are Thabazimi, Ellisras, Potgietersrus and Warmbaths.
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