| Waterberg Plateau National Park : Visitor Information
Waterberg Park Access
The Waterberg Park is easily accessible. Take the B1 from Windhoek to the north. 28 kilometres before Otjiwarongo turn off into the C22, then into the B2512. The gate is open from 6 in the morning to 9 at night. After heavy rains the road can become impassable. If in doubt, rather phone the park office to enquire about the road condition. Tel 067-305001.
Entrance fees per day
Adults: N$ 80
Children (under 16): free
Vehicle (max 10 seats): N$ 10
Bus (11 - 25 seats): N$ 40
Bus (26 - 50 seats): N$ 300
This is a very nice restcamp in the Waterberg Park with 20 two-bed chalets, 2 family chalets (4 beds) and 34 double rooms. Unfortunately self-catering is not offered any longer, but only B&B.
The restcamp also has a campground, a restaurant, kiosk, grocery store and a fairly big swimming pool. Open throughout the year. Restaurant open: 7 to 8:30 and 12 to 13:30 as well as 19 to 21 hrs. Bar 12 to 14 and 18 to 22 hrs.
Accommodation in Bernabé-de-la-Bat Restcamp
Bush Chalet (2 beds): N$ 500 per person B&B
Double Room (2 beds): N$ 350 per person B&B
Family Chalet (4 beds): N$ 550 per person B&B
Premier Chalet (2 beds): N$ 750 per person B&B
Camping (max 8 persons): N$ 200-900
Rates are per person per night. Advance reservation of accommodation in the Waterberg Park is essential and to be done through:
NWR - Namibia Wildlife Resorts
Private Bag 13378, Windhoek 9000, Namibia
Tel ++264-(0)61 285 7200
Fax ++264-(0)61 224 900
The Waterberg game reserve lies on top of the plateau. You cannot use your own car due to the soft sand of the terrain. Instead, the park management offers tours in open four-wheel drives. They start early in the morning and late in the afternoon. Bring warm clothing, and something to protect your camera from dust. Price per person: 450 N$.
The camp is the base for many short hikes in the reserve, between 30 and 120 minutes. They don't require preparation or special physical fitness. The Waterberg Wilderness Trail, about 50 kilometres and several days long, is guided by a park ranger. It starts every second, third and forth weekend of every month from April to November. Start on Thursdays at 4 pm at the Onjoka Gate and finish on the following Sunday afternoons. Group size 3 to 8 persons. Cost: N$ 250 per person. Sleeping bags and provisions must be brought along. Early reservation in Windhoek is necessary. Tel 061-2857200.
At present, 11 Cape Vultures still live on the slopes of the Waterberg. To protect this species which is strongly threatened by extinction, the "Rare and Endangered Species Trust" (REST) was founded in Namibia on the initiative of the farmer couple Maria and Jorg Diekmann. For the observation and study of the Cape Vulture the "Vulture Restaurant" was opened. An observation hide is part of it. Regularly pieces of carrion are laid out to attract Cape and other vultures. In the Research and Teaching Centre of REST visitors can get interesting information on vultures. Contact: Tel 081-3679426. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org