After reporting to reception, you are on your own at Bateleur Nature Reserve.  Once settled in at the accommodation of your choice, you are requested to restrict driving to an absolute minimum.  Bateleur Nature Reserve is best explored on foot.  You have the freedom to explore the gorges and rocky krantzes of The Waterberg, or go swimming in the clear bilharzia-free rock pools.  The Reserve offers you the freedom to be on your own in the bush to live and explore as you wish.  In so doing, you gain a more intimate knowledge of, and are entertained by the Waterberg’s unique eco-system.  The area is classified as malaria-free.  Summer days are warm to hot (low humidity) with thunderstorms.   Winter days are mild and sunny.  The nights can be chilly.  Bateleur Nature Reserve is situated 26 km Northwest of Warmbaths (Bêla-Bêla), high on a plateau in the Waterberg.




Carved high into the mountainside with a breathtaking view of the plateau, the upper wetland and typical Waterberg mountain scenery, lays this spacious villa.  A large dining room/lounge and a big family - or conference room, all open out on big balconies overlooking the plateau. The Villa has five bedrooms, two bathrooms as well as an outside bathroom complex serving the swimming pool area.  This is the ideal destination for two or three families (sleeping twelve), a family get-together, or can serve as a small and affordable conference venue.  The latter, particularly in combination with one of the other houses or Bush Camps at Bateleur Nature Reserve.  Being so spacious, additional bedding is easily arranged prior to arrival.  Conferences and workshops for, in excess of 20 people are held at the Villa.  The Mountain Villa is situated within the breeding perimeter of Bateleur Nature Reserve.

Features in this Unit:

  • Twin & Double Beds;
  • En Suite Bathroom;
  • Shared bathroom & shower;
  • Separate Toilet Fireplace Balconies and Mountain Views;
  • Watering Hole; and
  • Conventional Swimming Pool.



Mispel Cottage is situated overlooking a watering hole.  It consists of two bedrooms en suite bathroom, a spacious open living area with a cosy fireplace for cold nights.  The cottage leads onto a front porch, overlooking the upper wetlands and a back porch with a secluded braai area in the bush.  Mispel Cottage sleeps up to five people in luxury.  It is situated within the breeding perimeter of Bateleur Nature Reserve.

Features in this Unit:

  • Twin & Single Bed(s);
  • Both Rooms En-Suite Bathrooms (Showers Only);
  • Fireplace;
  • Patio Mountain View; and
  • Watering hole.



The luxurious self-catering open plan Stone Cottage is situated on a North-facing gradient looking North-East.  A wrap around stoep provides you with breathtaking views of the Waterberg.  Here you will find a well equipped braai area under the trees.  A cool breeze, compensates for the warmest midday sun.  There is a ramp, French doors and an "open" shower provided for handicapped visitors.  Cool off in the Mountain Breeze or the rock pools within close proximity of the Cottage.

Features in this Unit:

  • En suite Bathroom with bath and "open" shower;
  • Wrap around stoep;
  • Mountain View;
  • A cool Mountain Breeze all year round; and
  • Game viewing from your stoep.



Vaalboom is a comfortable 2-sleeper for the budget conscious couple.  It is fully equipped for the self catering with all linen, crockery, cutlery and electrical kitchen equipment.  Situated in the Game Breeding Camp you can expect Game on your stoep and Leopards nibbling on your toes (Not quite, but you will see Leopard and Brown Hyena spoor).  Vaalboom used to be an old "Kaya" with a stunning view over the Waterberg and just had to be upgraded.  We used "Leftovers" to get to a comfortable two-sleeper.  Vaalboom has a studio or open plan layout and features an en-suite bathroom.  Vaalboom sports a beautiful old Vaalboom tree covering a lapa/braai area where guest will spend most of their time while enjoying a beautiful view of the Waterberg Mountain range.  Priced for the Budget conscious or the up-market hiker looking for a little extra luxury and privacy it represents "best value for money" at Bateleur.

Features in this Unit:

·          Double Bed;

·          En Suite Bathroom & Shower; and

  • Fireplace.



  • Children under two stay free;
  • Children under twelve years old, please see rate per cottage where applicable;
  • 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;
  • Admin fee R55.00 charged once off per reservation; and
  • A limited number of tents can be accommodated in the immediate vicinity of the base camps making use of the camp ablutions.