In the 'hood, Louis Trichardt as a destination

Better known as Louis Trichardt, Makhado offers accommodation near Kruger National Park, which remains one of the main tourist attractions in South Africa. Lying at the foot of the densely forested Soutpansberg mountain range, Louis Trichardt and the surrounding area is the land of litchis, bananas, mangoes, nuts, tea and coffee - a rugged hot terrain famous for the giant baobab and the indigo ... cont.

Soutpansberg Conservancy, Soutpansberg, Limpopo, South Africa

Directions to H12 Leshiba

Take the M1 North out of JHB
Get onto the N1 North to Pietersburg (just before Pretoria but you do not go into Pretoria so you need to keep a good look out for the sign) It is not long after the Shell Ultra City
At Pietersburg follow signs N1 to Louis Trichardt and Zimbabwe
Take the N1 to Louis Trichardt
At Louis Trichardt, the first main 4-way stop that you come to is Rissik Street or the R522 to Vivo.
Turn left into Rissik
The BP garage that you will come to on the left is the last fill up spot
Take Rissik St all the way out of Louis Trichardt and +- 33km outside of town you will cross over a railway line
Carry on over the railway line for +- 5km and you will cross over the SAND river Bridge
After the bridge +- 300m down the road you will see our sign on the right hand side.
Carry on along the dirt road. After +- 3 and a 1/2km's, you will pass a farmhouse on your left
After the farmhouse, a few hundred metres up ahead, the road forks and you keep to the right. There are signs so you shouldn't go wrong.
Follow the road up the mountain to our gate and from there to RECEPTION.
NB. Please ignore the signs that say 'gate locked' and ensure that you close the gate properly. If you put your speedometer to 0 at the first four way stop at Louis Trichardt, where you turn left into Rissik Street (R522), it is 36.1km to our turn off .

P.S. Just a reminder that you need to take it very slowly up the mountain...

Enjoy the drive!

Amenities in the area

  • Bank and/or ATM (50 km)
  • Bus Line (50 km)
  • Car Hire (50 km)
  • Foreign Exchange (50 km)
  • Grocery Store (50 km)
  • Internet Caf (50 km)
  • Post Office (50 km)
  • Restaurants / Eateries (50 km)
  • Shopping Mall (50 km)
  • Train Station (50 km)
  • Airport (150 km)


  • Bird watching
  • Climbing (mountain / rock)
  • Cultural experiences
  • Game viewing
  • Hiking trails
  • Horse riding
  • Mountain bike trails
  • Rhino / Elephant tracking
  • Swimming

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