A hidden gem with views, wildlife, and hikes galore
The Waterberg Plateau rises up from the flat landscape northeast of Windhoek into a lush, thickly vegetated mountain that provides habitat and protection for 25 game species and over 200 bird species. The stunning scenery is a joy to explore, either through guided game drives on top of the plateau, or hikes from its base up towards the peaks to enjoy the best views.
Take a hike up the Waterberg and reward yourself with stunning views from the top.
Enjoy a guided game drive on top of the plateau in search of rhino and Cape buffalo.
Camp under the stars at the well-maintained campsites at the base of the plateau.
Spot tiny antelope, also known as Damara-dik-dik, as they dash between the rocks.
Lounge beside the pool while soaking up the sun.
Explore a historic cemetery commemorating the German-Herero Wars.
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Best time to go to Waterberg Plateau Park
The Waterberg Plateau is a fantastic year-round destination, but we recommend visiting it when the Namibian weather is at its most pleasant during the cooler months between March and September. During the rainy season between February and April, the plentiful water can turn the Waterberg into a lush paradise perfect for exploration. December and January are also very sunny, but it can get extremely hot during the day.
Featured Waterberg Plateau Park stays
Aloegrove Safari Lodge
Hilltop lodge surrounded by views of the vast savanna and Waterberg Plateau