Grootwater is a game farm nestled in the malaria
free Waterberg comprising of 2300 hectares
natural bushveld. We are situated 60km north of
Vaalwater, a mere 250 km from Pretoria. Weather
in the Waterberg area is always good – summer
15°-38° and upwards and winter a mild 5°-25°!
Grootwater offers various routes (grading 2-4)
for the 4x4 enthusiast who enjoy a rough and
tough challenge. For the not so adventurous you
can just take a leisurely drive around the farm.
Grootwater offers a perfect bush getaway for the
adventurous, not so adventurous, birding
enthusiast, photographer or just for some nice
well earned peace and quiet!
For the birding enthusiast there is an abundance
of water birds at Poer se Loop and many more
species have been spotted in and around the farm
– over 210 species have been identified. We also
have a resident pair of Fish Eagles that have
made Poer se Loop their home and their call can
often be heard.
Animal species found at Grootwater included
Giraffe, Eland, Kudu, Zebra, Waterbuck, Blue
Wildebeest, Nyala, Blesbuck, Impala, Bushbuck,
Duiker and plenty more small game. The more
elusive nocturnal animals include Bush pig,
small and large Spotted Genet, Civet and
Aardvark. Leopards and Brown Hyena occurred here
naturally and roam freely between the farms.
Also be on the look out for the always
interesting ‘Small 5’ – Elephant Shrew, Rhino
Beetle, Buffalo Weaver, Ant Lion and Leopard
Not forgetting the tree lovers, Grootwater has a
wide variety, Marula, Tamboti, Rock Fig, Weeping
Wattle and plenty more.