In the 'hood, Louis Trichardt as a destination

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 mountains in whose shadow it rests. A typical ‘boere’ town, Louis Trichardt is small, charming and popular because it serves as a thoroughfare for all of ... cont.

Albasini Dam, Elim, Louis Trichardt, Soutpansberg, Limpopo, South Africa

Directions to Shiluvari Lakeside Lodge

• Take the n1 from Johannesburg / Tshwane (PTA) towards Polokwane / Pietersburg
• Follow the Polokwane / Pietersburg signs all the way (stay on the N1)
• Once you are approaching Polokwane / Pietersburg, start following the signs to Louis Trichardt (still staying on the n1)
• Approx. 100 km later just before reaching the town of Louis Trichardt, look out for the R578 Giyani turn off. This will be on your right.
• Turn right onto the R578 and carry on for 18.8 km until you reach a 4-way stop – Elim Hospital
• Turn left at the 4-way stop
• Shiluvari Lakeside Lodge is on the left hand side, 5.8 km from the 4-way stop
• Turn left when you see the Shiluvari sign, (you will now turn onto a dirt road) and follow the Shiluvari signs until you reach the car park. Please be advised that there is an electrified gate which is access into the Albasini Conservancy. You will need the code to access the property, which you can get from us beforehand or you can call us en-route….
• Park your car, get out and stretch your legs, admire the view, and let us take care of you from here on ....

Please note that we are 440 km from Johannesburg, 122 km from Pietersburg, and 120 km from the Kruger Park Punda Maria gate.

Amenities in the area

  • Bank and/or ATM (4.5 km)
  • Bars and/or Nightlife (4.5 km)
  • Bus Line (4.5 km)
  • Business Services (4.5 km)
  • Foreign Exchange (4.5 km)
  • Grocery Store (4.5 km)
  • Laundromat (4.5 km)
  • Post Office (4.5 km)
  • Restaurants / Eateries (4.5 km)
  • Shopping Mall (4.5 km)
  • Car Hire (23 km)
  • Dry Cleaner (23 km)
  • Internet Café (23 km)
  • Train Station (23 km)
  • Airport (100 km)


  • 4x4 trails
  • Bird watching
  • Cultural experiences
  • Cycling paths
  • Fishing
  • Galleries / museums
  • Hiking trails
  • River cruises
  • Swimming
  • Township tours

other destinations in Soutpansberg

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