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Waterberg Plateau Park

The 200 metre-high, flat-topped Waterberg Plateau is sometimes described as the Lost Eden because, once up there, the animals have no way down. Leopard, buffalo, and the rare and endangered roan and sable antelope live atop this magnificent brick-red sandstone block.

The plateau can be explored on a Nature Conservation guided game viewing vehicle or guided wilderness trail. In the shadow of the plateau is a restful resort with bird studded camp sites where parrots chatter above your head, and cottages with impressive views over the surrounding savannah.

You can venture off on walks by yourself on marked paths around the plateau, and up to the very edge where you should not proceed without a guide. A restaurant, snack kiosk and absolutely divine pool all make this an inviting place to stay.

This area was the scene of a terrible massacre of the Herero people by the German colonists and a graveyard within the resort is a poignant reminder of the dead.