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This 2000 hectare conservancy in the Waterberg mountains has a wide range of habitats, from wetlands to cliffs, it can all be found on this property. The majority of the area is covered by braodleaved woodlands, but there are a number of small streams and two perrenial rivers with wetland areas that attract Blue Crane, Secretary Birds, Common Quail and a host of other grassland birds. The raptors are well represented with Lizard Buzzards, Little Sparrowhawk, Spotted Eagle Owl and Cape Vulture being seen here often. There is a hide placed on one of the small dams that attracts Black Crake, Yellowbilled Duck and Moorhens. The bird list has over 100 species, but this property has been under-birded and many specials may be found in the vast tracts of wilderness. As part of the UNESCO Waterberg Biosphere, Bateleur Nature Reserve is a haven for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts with over 80km of hiking trails on the farm and a host of small self catering cottages and old farm houses that provide basic but comfortable accommodation. If dung-beetles at work, wild flowers and butterflies in the vlei or otters in the dam, privacy, boisterous birds and magnificent sunsets are for you, Bateleur is the place to go.
Tel: +27(0) 14 013 0099 | Cel: 083 677 6999 | e-mail: | Website:  |  More_Info_>>

 Matamba bush campsite & lodge

Matamba bush camp and lodge is situated within the Waterberg biosphere and is part of the Waterberg conservancy. Malaria free and with easy access from Johannesburg, Pretoria and Polokwane, Matamba is on the R33 between Vaalwater and Lephalale.

Matamba has two different accommodation options. The bush campsite offers a unique camping experience with individual campsites nestled under wild syringa trees, the family ablution block built from natural material blends into the surrounding bush.

The lodge accommodation is luxurious, a large central dining and living area with a bar and pool. There are four tasteful chalets each with a king size bed. The lodge is set in a magnificent indigenous garden which attracts an incredible variety of birdlife. Matamba is owner run, Sue and Alan offer their guests a farm stay experience with freshly prepared wholesome meals which can be served either in the dining room or under the stars in the lapa.

Matamba’s habitat comprises Terminalia bushveld, open plains where Bushveld pipit, lizard buzzard, Black breasted snake eagle are frequently seen. There are over 30 km of walking and mountain biking trails with spectacular views of the Welgevonden Game Reserve in the mountains. The birdlife is prolific; and with relaxed plains game, Matamba offers bushveld birding at its best!
Tel: 083 653 1287 | Cel: 082 337 1650 | e-mail: | Website:  |  More_Info_>>

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