About Kwalata

Kwalata Wilderness was established in 1988 by Heinz Heuser and is now managed by the second generation of Heusers. Reinhard and his wife, Caroline, continue the legacy of the Waterberg Conservancy and all it stands for. With the recent arrival of Olivia Heuser, a third generation has now joined the Kwalata team.

With its extensive indigenous forests, Kwalata now forms part of the UNESCO Waterberg Biosphere Nature Reserve. This means that Kwalata is not only a premier wildlife viewing area but is in fact a sanctuary for rare and endangered plants and endemic animals, situated within the world’s only savanna biosphere reserve.

Kwalata has an abundance of game, allowing guests to enjoy the best of absolutely everything. You will view large numbers of plains game such as Eland, Gemsbok, Impala, Waterbuck, Zebra, Blesbuck, Blue Wildebeest, Giiraffe and even a few of the rarer species such as Nyala and Sable antelope. In addition Kwalata also has all the big game we love so much: the Elephant, White Rhino, Cape Buffalo and Leopard. To provide the musical accompaniment to your holiday there are also over 270 bird species and an abundance of indigenous trees. All of this makes Kwalata the ideal place to get as close to nature as humanly possible.

The Waterberg Mountain range in the northwest is one of South Africa’s lesser-known geographical wonders. The range is bluish in colour and offers spectacular views, lush valleys and peace and quiet away from crowded tourist centres. This area is steeped in history that dates as far back as the stone-age. Few places in the world will touch and inspire you as this beautiful land will. For the tourist there is a solid infrastructure with a variety of different attractions, and modern conveniences abound.

“We are passionate about what we do and make sure every visitor will enjoy the experience of a lifetime. We look forward to meeting you!”


Reinhard, Olivia (the actual boss), Caroline and the Kwalata team