QWABI Private Game Reserve is part of the Waterberg Biosphere Reserve, which is part of the larger Waterberg Region in the South African province of Limpopo. This reserve is one of only two UNESCO-designated savannah biospheres in Africa, and the South African National Biodiversity Institute has designated it as a critical biodiversity area. The Waterberg region, known for its exquisite natural beauty and abundance of wildlife, including the Big Five and birdlife, provides guests with a taste of authentic African wilderness.
The landscape has been largely untouched by humans, and there are few tarred roads in the area, providing visitors with an immersive bush experience. Rivers, natural pans and streams, breathtaking mountain gorges, and rock formations with rock paintings by the San, who arrived in the area thousands of years ago, are also found in the region. It is a region rich in scenic beauty, restorative atmosphere, and cultural depth.
At Qwabi Private Game Reserve, guests will be surrounded by a vibrant, ancient landscape tinged with a water-rich ecosystem, as well as incredible sightings and scenery and bespoke luxury at one of their exclusive lodges.
Qwabi Private Game Reserve's 11 000 hectares were once agricultural land, but have since been set aside for conservation in an effort to rewild and restore this sensitive ecosystem. Guests will be able to go on daily game drives in search of the 'Big Five,' which include the rhinoceros, African elephant, lion, Cape buffalo, and leopard. Other wildlife species include brown hyenas and critically endangered hornbills.
The Waterberg Region has a mild climate, with the coldest temperatures in July and the hottest in December. Late afternoon thunderstorms are also common in the months of December and January.
Qwabi Private Game Reserve is a sprawling untamed and untouched wilderness where safari enthusiasts can have unique and immersive outdoor experiences. Daily game drives are available in search of the Big Five, as well as other wildlife and spectacular birdlife, including the critically endangered Ground Hornbill. Alternatively, guests can go on a safari walk to track animals on foot and see the smaller fauna, flora, and geological wonders that are often overlooked from a distance. Because of the region's ecological diversity, visitors can find some of the most beautiful African animals and scenery here.
Due to the lack of light pollution, stargazing is also a popular activity in this area. Celebrate each glittering constellation with a breathtaking and informative stargazing session led by Qwabi's "star rangers."
A stay at Qwabi Private Game Reserve means disconnecting from the hustle and bustle of the city and getting back in touch with the great outdoors. The Private Game Reserve is home to three exclusive lodges: one of the safari lodges is suitable for children, another for adults only, and the third for larger groups travelling together.