Waterberg Academy Private School with Boarding (Grade 00 00 – Grade 12), Vaalwater, Limpopo


Head Girl 2018
Lucy Calcott

100% Matric Success rate in 2017

Head Boy 2018
Aly Mosheu​

Thursday 14th December 2017

Waterberg Academy is pleased to announce that at midnight tonight Yale University selected its very first student ever from Limpopo province, and that student we are proud to say is a product of Waterberg Academy! Nearly 100 000 quality candidates from across the world applied for only just 1 500 placements at Yale – and our school got one of those. Congratulations Rachel Calcott who Matriculated in the 2016 Academic year. Rachel will commence her studies in September 2018 at Yale University which is situated close to New York in the city of New Haven, Connecticut.

Yale University Accepted - Rachel Calcott 2016 Matriculant

Yale University Accepted –

Rachel Calcott 2016 Matriculant

Hear about her experiences in the video clip directly below.

Waterberg Academy is an English Medium independent school founded in 2003, in the heart of the UNESCO Waterberg Biosphere Reserve in the small town of Vaalwater (Mabatlane), Limpopo, South Africa. Born out of a desire to take the best from traditional schooling, and combine this with critical elements that are sometimes overlooked, we are committed to an education informed by environmental, social and economic responsibility.

Today’s independent schools are highly competitive environments. Learners are required to perform at a high level socially, academically and on the sports field in order to find acceptance and value from both peer and school. We value above all the importance of creating a safe, structured environment in which impressionable young people can grow in self confidence and self-knowledge.

Situated on a 10 hectare property on the outskirts of Vaalwater, the Academy is surrounded by large tracts of relatively undisturbed indigenous Waterberg mountain bushveld, stretching for hundreds of kilometres to the north and north-west. This is an ideal classroom, where Nature is the teacher We recognize that educating our youth in traditional values, morals and ethics while equipping them with essential life skills and knowledge, is vital to securing their future. A pupil centered approach, modern curriculum design and committed educators ensure the fulfilment of these ideals. Our secure and peaceful environment allows us to grow learners in an a way that cannot be achieved in the city.

Located only two hours north of Pretoria, the Waterberg Academy offers the ultimate alternative to city education, complemented by the provision of upmarket, quality boarding facilities (for Grades 4 to 12) and an enviable lifestyle.

We invite you to invest in your children’s future by becoming part of something remarkable…