Madi a Thavha Mountain Lodge Makhado Guest House Accommodation, Limpopo
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  • Guests22
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About Madi a Thavha Mountain Lodge

Madi a Thavha Mountain Lodge offers rural hip fused with luxury, 4-Star accommodation in the Soutpansberg mountain range. We offer Art, Culture and Lifestyle tours to the true heartbeat of Limpopo, and feature a top-notch Arts & Culture Centre, CraftArt shop and Textile & Design studio at our lodge. Children are welcome, we offer creative activities, cultural programs, cycling, hiking and birding for them and their parents.

Madi a Thavha is a Fair Trade certified lodge situated 10km west of Louis Trichardt / Makhado, only 5 hours’ drive away from Johannesburg. Its excellent location in the centre of the region makes it a perfect base from which to explore the Soutpansberg and Limpopo valley, which forms the northern frontiers of South Africa.

Madi a Thavha is a popular ‘culture-stop-over’ for guests travelling to the Kruger National Park, the world heritage site of Mapungubwe, the game lodges of the Tuli block in Botswana, the Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe or for adventurous travelers tackling the off-roads to Mozambique.

Our Arts & Culture centre is an enormous asset to the region. Here one can get a vivid summary of the various cultural influences that shaped the region to what visitors can see and experience today. Our CraftArt-shop stocks hand-picked local art craft, local textiles, jewellery and also the unique products of our Textile & Design studio at the lodge.

ACCOMMODATION

Our lodge is known for our unique interiors, a fusion of traditional and modern Venda, Tsonga and Sotho styles with luxury amenities coupled with Dutch efficiency. Madi a Thavha has a warm homey feel and our well-informed staff really bend over backwards to ensure that guest have a real good time in the North.

Our lodge can comfortably accommodate up to 18 guests in 8 separate units, 4 guest rooms and 4 guest suites. In some units we can arrange extra beds on request. Our guest suites have a fully equipped kitchen for self-catering.

Reception is at the old farm house with its cozy lounge, fireplace, DSTV, a dining room with adjacent open plan kitchen and a friendly chef serving delicious ‘fusion-food’.

MEALS

We serve a three course set dinner menu based on bookings, either on the veranda or in the dining room of the farm house. Breakfast is a delectable buffet of juices, yoghurts, fruits, muesli's, baked muesli or pancakes, bread, toast, muffins, cheese and various egg dishes.

ACTIVITIES

We love to surprise our guests with what rural life in Limpopo really looks like, offering the opportunity to engage with ‘real’ people, artists and crafters in their own studios or homesteads. Our deep involvement with CraftArt, social development and education in the north gives us the edge to pick the best and offer tailor made tours catering for various interests from art, craft and heritage to rural architecture and birding in these beautiful, unknown parts of Limpopo – an opportunity that international travellers and especially photographers, love to snatch.

Madi a Thavha offers a range of activities for adults and families with children either in the comfort of the lodge, in nature or on tour in villages. We have seasoned and knowledgeable tour guides handling our CraftArt, Communities’ Lifestyles or Nature tours.

Energetic guests can use our thick-wheel bicycles or do hiking-routes at the lodge. We can also put together various tailor-made cycle, birding or hiking excursions in the close vicinity, on request.

Our lapa and solar heated swimming pool has sweeping views on the surrounding mountains where our guests usually relax after an exciting day amid the rural buzz. We sincerely hope you make your way to us. We always receive the most interesting guests and would love to meet and treat you too!

Features you'll appreciate

providedonly in some rooms

In Room / Unit

  • Additional bed / mattress
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom (shared)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Children: cot, highchair, etc.
  • Fan(s)
  • Hairdryer
  • Heater(s)
  • International plug point(s)
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Kitchen (fully equipped)
  • Kitchenette (semi-equipped)
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Safe for valuables
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Television (SABC, eTV only)

On Site

  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Childcare / babysitting service
  • Garden(s)
  • Guest lounge with TV
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Laundry service
  • Parking (off street)
  • Pets allowed (by arrangement)
  • Reception (business hours)
  • Smoking: none indoors
  • Swimming pool
  • Wheelchair access

Food & Drink

  • Braai / barbeque (BBQ)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee
  • Restaurant / dining room

Internet

  • Free Wi-Fi

Transfers

  • Tour assistance

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Rooms & Rates

Select your check-in and check-out dates to view availability and the rates applicable.

Limpopo Suite

A spacious and luxurious house for 4 people, with two en-suite bedrooms, a large dining and living area (extra bed on request) with TV and kitchen. Outside is a large terrace with braai. Guest house is excellent for families with children.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 4 guests (max 4 adults)
Children: from 0-10 years are allowed; over 10 years treated as adults

Albasini Suite

A small guest room for 2 people, consisting of a semi closed bedroom with bathroom and livingroom with kitchen. The outside terrace has braai facilities and a wonderful mountain view.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 0-10 years are allowed; over 10 years treated as adults

Fundudzi Suite

A spacious and luxury house for 2 people, with one en-suite bedroom, a large living area (with 2 extra beds for children on request), TV and kitchen. Outside is a spacious covered balcony with a beatiful mountain view.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 4 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 0-10 years are allowed; over 10 years treated as adults

Nwanedi Suite

A spacious and luxury house for 2 people, with one en-suite bedroom, a large living area (with 1 extra bed on request) and kitchen. Outside is a spacious veranda with a beautiful mountain view.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 3 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 0-10 years are allowed; over 10 years treated as adults

Phipidi Suite

The original farmhouse, where the lodge facilities are situated, has two luxurious guest rooms with en-suite bathrooms at the backside of the farmhouse, next to the swimming pool and lapa. The rooms have their own entrance and veranda. (Twin beds)

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: not allowed in this room type

Sagole Room

The original farmhouse, where the lodge facilities are situated, has two luxurious guest rooms with en-suite bathrooms at the backside of the farmhouse, next to the swimming pool and lapa. The rooms have their own entrance and veranda. (Queen size bed)

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 1 adults)
Children: not allowed in this room type

Luvhuvu Room

A guest room for 2 people, not far from the farm house, consisting of a semi closed bedroom with bathroom and living room (extra bed on request) with wonderful mountain view. (Twin beds)

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: not allowed in this room type

Nandoni Suite

A wheel chair friendly guest room for 2 people, not far from the farm house, consisting of a bedroom, separate bathroom and living room with wonderful mountain view. (Twin beds)

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: not allowed in this room type

Mutale Room

A guest room for 2 people, not far from the farm house, consisting of a semi closed bedroom with bathroom.; (Queen size bed)

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 1 guests (max 1 adults)
Children: not allowed in this room type

Bush House

The bush house offers privacy and is connected by the 400 m road to the Farmhouse, guests are welcome to use all the lodge's special facilities. The house has twin beds in the main bedroom and two single couch beds. It has a roofed veranda and a braai.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 4 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 0-10 years are allowed; over 10 years treated as adults

Guest Reviews

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Verified reviewexcellent

Madi a Thava is a wonderful quiet place where I again realised how beuatiful the stars shine at night, where I felt close to my Creator and sit outside to enjoy the quiteness. I had a short visit of some monkeys, and enjoyed the birds singing wakening me in the morning. I could hear God speak to me in the soft mountain stream behind the comfortable log cabin where I slept over. Every breakfast on the scenic veranda turned a normal breakfast into an enjoyable occassion, being served by friendly and well-educated staff. Thank you for the period I was blessed to spent time at your wonderful place. Be asure, if I have the opportunity again, I will return. Already, I have shared my wonderful experience with a lot of frineds, and not also share, but also recommending Madi a Thavha!!

March 2010

Willie Weideman (Pretoria)

Need to Know

Response timeMadi a Thavha Mountain Lodge typically responds to requests in 5-10 minutes.

Child policyChildren of all ages are welcome, a cot is available on request.

Closest airport(s)
Polokwane Airport - 120km
OR Tambo International - 420km

Check-in/-out timesCheck-in from 14h00 to 19h00
Check-out by 10h00

Exceptions to check-in times may be arranged, please enquire.

Payment methods accepted by the propertyMastercard, Visa, EFT or secure online payment via SA-Venues.com

Listed on SA-Venues.com since May 2009

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