Welcome to the

Waterberg Biosphere Region

Welcome to the Waterberg Biosphere Region

A place that promotes the connection between people and nature

Biospheres are places around the world that manage the different needs between people, development and nature. We do this by promoting and inspiring the relationship, understanding and balance, between people and nature.

All biospheres have valuable landscapes either because they are unspoilt, they provide important services to people or they have biodiversity of conservation importance. Development should be sensitive and managed to ensure the area remains intact and not spoilt. The biosphere reserve programme is a tool to achieve this development while meeting the social needs of people.

Central to biosphere reserve idea is sustainable development. This is economic development that does not deplete the natural resources of the area. The scenic and biodiversity richness of biospheres are their main resources which support the local economy. Not depleting these resources, but using them carefully, and in a varied way, will strengthen these economies providing jobs and social improvements for people. A win-win situation, for both people and nature.

Biospheres are places around the world that manage the different needs between people, development and nature. We do this by promoting and inspiring the relationship, understanding and balance, between people and nature.

All biospheres have valuable landscapes either because they are unspoilt, they provide important services to people or they have biodiversity of conservation importance. Development should be sensitive and managed to ensure the area remains intact and not spoilt. The biosphere reserve programme is a tool to achieve this development while meeting the social needs of people.

Central to biosphere reserve idea is sustainable development. This is economic development that does not deplete the natural resources of the area. The scenic and biodiversity richness of biospheres are their main resources which support the local economy. Not depleting these resources, but using them carefully, and in a varied way, will strengthen these economies providing jobs and social improvements for people. A win-win situation, for both people and nature.

Our Vision

To be the heart of sustainable development in the Waterberg District.

Our Mission

To champion environmental education and awareness in the area and promote equitable use of natural resources.

Donations

We welcome all help – if you are interested in donating or sponsoring please get in touch via the office.

Pinned Blogs

Tucked away in Limpopo province, the pristine, rugged and ancient Waterberg region doesn’t make it on to most South Africa travel itineraries

Vast, peaceful and incredibly beautiful, the Waterberg is a fascinating destination with a rich cultural legacy and a natural splendour

The Waterberg is a significant area for the wildlife industry and most game species can be found here.