Waterberg Resort Waterberg Plateau Park Namibia

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Waterberg Plateau Park is a national park in central Namibia encompassing the Waterberg Plateau, 68 km east of the town of Otjiwarongo. The Waterberg Plateau is a particularly prominent feature, elevated high above the plains of the Kalahari of Eastern Namibia. The plateau and some 405 km² of surrounding land were declared a Nature Reserve in 1972. The plateau is largely inaccessible so in the early 1970s several of Namibia's endangered species were translocated there to protect them from predators and poaching to extinction. The programme was very successful and Waterberg now supplies other Namibian parks with rare species. In 1989, Black Rhino were reintroduced to the area from Damaraland, sparking a successful breeding programme of national and international significance for the species.

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Accommodation at Waterberg
8 Premier Chalets
: 2 beds, 1 room; deluxe double chalet, with double bed, en-suite bathroom, fridge and tea station as well as braai facilities.
4 Family Chalets: 4 beds, 2 rooms; with two en-suite bedrooms, lounge area, kitchenette with fridge, tea station and breakfast table and outside braai facilities
11 Bush Chalets: 4 beds, 2 rooms; chalet with two bedrooms, both en-suite, lounge area with breakfast table, fridge, tea station and braai with seating area.
12 Bush Chalets: 2 beds, 1 room Double chalet with bathroom, lounge area with breakfast table, fridge, tea station and braai with outside lounging area.
Double Room 2 beds, 1 room; Comfortable double rooms with en-suite bathroom, fridge and tea-station

Camping Site Demarcated shaded sites with 7 Ablution Blocks all with showers and toilets; 2 Field Kitchens equipped with cooking areas. All camping sites are outfitted with braai facilities, power points and cold & hot water

Activities and Attractions at Waterberg

Guided Game drives
A daily game drive in the Plateau Park can be booked at reception (several rare species including Rhinoceros, Buffalo, Sable and Roan Antelope)
Self guided or guided Walking Trails
Visitors are free to wander along several well marked paths around the rest camp and up onto the Waterberg Plateau (where there are excellent views of the surrounding savannah)
Relax at the Swimming Pool
Introducing guided day and overnight horse trails on the plateau
Enjoy a meal or drink at the Restaurant

 

Geologically, the oldest rock stratum is over 850 million years old and dinosaurs tracks were left there some 200 million years ago. The first human inhabitants were the San people, who left rock engravings believed to be several thousand years old. A small tribe of the San were still living their traditional lifestyle on the plateau until the late 1960s.

The site is also home to one of the major turning points in Namibia's History. It was at Waterberg, in the foothills, that the Herero people lost their last and greatest battle against German colonial forces at the beginning of the 20th century.

The Herero were forced to retreat from the Waterberg and headed eastward to British Bechuanaland (now Botswana). Thousands were killed by the pursuing Germans and many lost their lives in the Kalahari Desert due to lack of food and water. Estimates are that nearly two thirds of the Herero population lost their lives during this period. The graves of German soldiers who lost their lives at Waterberg can still be viewed near the waterberg rest camp at the base of the park.