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Weekend Breakaways: Limpopo
Activity Breakaways: Mountain Bike Trails
Activity Breakaways: Fishing

The Bateleur Nature Reserve caters for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts like hikers, mountain bikers, stargazers, birders, butterfly and tree lovers. It is only 26 km from Warmbaths (Bela Bela), 25 km from Nylstroom (Modimole) and only 120 km from Gauteng. (Hour and half from Pretoria)

Come and 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 hiking trails. There is a 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 basecamps, 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, such as slippery slides, shops or restaurants. If unspoiled landscapes, wildlife, boisterous birds, solitude, and magnificent sunsets don't tickle your fancy, you may prefer a visit to Sun City.


This quaint three-bedroomed cottage used to be an old farm school dating back to the Anglo-Boer War (late 19th century), which was later converted into a small farm house. The cottage sleeps 7 persons. 1 Double bed snd 5 single beds. 1 Bathroom. It has a spacious lounge/dining area with an open fire-place and outside braai lapa. Situated close to the Gumtree Dam and the Kloof Bird Hide, it is the perfect spot for birders.
Rates: R1400.00 incl vat + R100 prepaid per night

Located on the top of a hill, the Farm House provides a panoramic view of the surrounding area and the Waterberg Mountains. This spacious three–bedroomed house it a wrap-around verandah sleeps 8 persons. Two bathrooms (bath tub/shower combination and the other a separate tub and shower). 1 Double bed, six single beds. Fully equipped kitchen, fire-place. Dining/lounge area. Outside braai area. The house has easy access to a large concrete farm dam, which serves as a swimming pool.
Rates: R2500 incl vat + R150.00 prepaid per night

The farm house and flatlet extra – additional bedroom and bathroom
Rates: R2530 per night

Carved into the mountainside with breathtaking views of the plateau, the upper wetland and typical Waterberg mountain scenery, nestles this spacious villa. It sleeps 12 persons. 5 Bedrooms – 1 double bed and 10 single beds. Two bathrooms. Fully equipped kitchen. Large dining/lounge area with fire place. Balcony. Outside braai lapa. Plunge Pool.
Rates: R2850.00 incl vat + R150.00 prepaid per night

This cottage is quaint and comfortable, overlooks a waterhole, but not luxurious. Fully equipped for 6 people. Two-bedrooms en suite bath rooms. One double bed and 5 single beds. Sitting area with fire-place, balcony, fully equipped kitchenette. Outdoor braai facilities. Plunge Pool.
Rates: R1450.00 incl vat + R100.00 prepaid per night

This is a small, rustic affordable cottage, which sleeps 3 people in a open-plan layout. It is situated in the Game Breeding Camp and you can expect game on your stoep. It has a double bed and 1 single bed. There is a separate bathroom with shower. Fully equipped kitchenette. Terrace. Sitting area. Braai lapa.
Rates: R1000.00 incl vat per night - Eskom Electricity

This cottage is a cozy cottage built from the stone found in the area. It has a spacious open-plan layout, which includes a lounge, kitchenette and a sleeping area with a double bed and 1 single bed. A wrap-around stoep provides you with breathtaking views of the Waterberg. Equipped braai area under the trees.
Rates: R1400.00 incl vat per night - Eskom Electricity

- Hiking
- Mountain biking
- Bird watching
- Game viewing
- Swimming
- Fishing (catch and release)

We regret strictly no game drives in private vehicles.

  Gumtree Cottage  


  Mountain Villa  

  Mispel Cottage  

  Vaalboom Cottage  

  Stone Cottage  

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