The Waterberg & Central Region

The Waterberg Plateau with its brick-red sandstone formations and lush vegetation presents an island of vibrant colour.

The National Park was originally created as a sanctuary for rare and endangered species found in the Kavango and Caprivi Regions and today is home to some 25 game and over 200 bird species.

General information and & tips on the area:

  • Either a one or two night stay depending on your interests.
  • One establishment inside the Park, all others outside the Park, activities offered:  walks, hikes and nature drives to the top of the plateau.
  • Specials in the area include the Cheetah Conservation Fund and the AfriCat Foundation whose mission is the conservation ofNamibia’s free-roaming cats.
  • REST – the Rare and Endangered Species Trust takes care of vultures, specifically the Cape Griffon Vulture which is threatened by extinction inNamibia.
  • Dinosaur footprints, tracks of a two-legged, three toed dinosaur can be viewed near the town of Kalkveld.
  • Visit the Okakarara area for a cultural experience.
  • Visit the Lake Otjikoto near Tsumeb.
  • Visit the Hoba Meteorite near Grootfontein.