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, 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…