Mashovhela Rock Pool

Beaches & Pools / Nature Reserves in or near Makhado, Soutpansberg in Limpopo, South Africa.

Things To Do in MakhadoMashovhela Rock Pool

Beaches & Pools Nature Reserves Soutpansberg

Where? Morning Sun Nature Reserve, near Louis Trichardt / Makhado, Soutpansberg, Limpopo

When? Daylight Hours.

How much? Price on request

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Overnight? Stay at accommodation in Makhado, in Limpopo

Mashovhela is a sacred site in the Venda culture, still sometimes used by traditional witch doctors in rain-making ceremonies.

Mashovela is also known as “the place where the drums are heard”, which hails from a legend about the Venda king Thohoiyanda, who had a magical ‘drum of the dead’. When his enemies approached, he would beat the drum and they would simply drop dead. One night, it was rumoured that the king and his drum disappeared for good, never to be seen again.

After that, there were many different theories about where he went. Most believed that the king had disappeared into the Western Soutpansberg. It is in the eerie silence of these mountains that his powerful drums can sometimes be heard. They echo off the rugged cliff faces around the Mashovhela Pool in mysterious power.

Why not overnight? Find Accommodation in Makhado

Avoca Vale Hotel


Avoca Vale Hotel

Avoca Vale Hotel offers bed and breakfast accommodation just outside Louis Trichardt in Limpopo. The charming hotel, with ... more

Mashovhela Bush Lodge

Game Lodge

Mashovhela Bush Lodge

Mashovhela Bush Lodge is an eco destination located in the Morning Sun Nature Reserve in Limpopo. Although we have solar ... more

Leshiba Wilderness

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Leshiba Wilderness

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