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Madi a Thavha Mountain Lodge

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Free Wifi
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Pool
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Pets Allowed
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Breakfast included
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Madi a Thavha mountain lodge - get the feel of colourful, vibrant, rural Limpopo! Luxury suites and guest rooms splashed in rural hip and colour. Scrumptious fusion food and the best of local CraftArt in our gallery, shop, textile studio and on our village and rural lifestyle tours in...
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R 522 Louis trichardt - Vivo | Plot 17, Louis Trichardt 920, South Africa
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Found this place really by chance but have had a wonderful experience here. A fair trade lodge offering tours locally of the Venda region's people places arts and crafts. Friendly staff. Set in a valley gazing at thick african mountainous bush. Peaceful spot with as...More

Thank Tim W
Reviewed 1 week ago

As a tour operator/guide I have found Madi a Thavha, an excellent lodge to be centered at if African culture is your passion. Besides the tastefully appointed accommodation, excellent cuisine and the quiet setting at the base of the 'Soutpansberg' mountain, close to the town...More

Thank amberveld
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a great lodge to spend the night in. Just stopped in area to visit the art route before driving on to Kruger. Very nice accommodation situated out of town. Comfortable, clean room. They’ve decorated the lodge with high quality crafts & now I wish...More

Thank Karen317
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When we Comfortable rooms and a lucious setting were preludes to flavorful food. We enjoyed a day in the local town and saw the street market, wood carver, musicians, metal artists and potters. The owners did a fantastic job renovating the farm. If you're into...More

Thank jeanette b
Reviewed 31 March 2018

We recently stayed here for 2 nights....only wished it had been more....the location is beautiful, the room was absolutely amazing....filled with wonderful art, the pool was clean with lovely seating either under the lapa or by the poolside....the food was delicious and was cooked to...More

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Madi a Thavha mountain lodge - get the feel of colourful, vibrant, rural Limpopo! Luxury suites and guest rooms splashed in rural hip and colour. Scrumptious fusion food and the best of local CraftArt ...More in our gallery, shop, textile studio and on our village and rural lifestyle tours in Northern Limpopo. There are also exciting hiking, cycling and birding opportunities around the lodge. 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. Madi a Thavha is popular for: • being different with our village tours and focus on culture, art & craft and sustainable development • our unusual and colourful interiors - rural hip fused with luxury, 4-star accommodation • being in the centre of a rich variety of culture, big game, birds and unique experiences in Northern Limpopo, • being a few hours away from the Kruger National Park, world heritage site of Mapungubwe, neighboring Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mozambique • home cooked meals and sporting the Portfolio collections' 'chef's hat'. Without paying a penny more guests can sleep well knowing that Madi a Thavha is Fair Trade certified and respect human rights, cultures and environment with and on behalf of our guests. To see at the lodge: • our top notch Art & Culture centre displays the colourful history of the region • the finest art of Northern Limpopo to be seen in our Dancing Fish gallery. • Pop in to see what we are up to in our Textile & Design studio or workshops at the lodge • our CraftArt shop is stocked with unique products of the region To do here: Madi a Thavha offers a variety of guided cultural and lifestyle village tours. Fun activities for adults and children, hiking, cycling and birding can be done practically from your room or suite's doorstep too. Our pool is solar heated even if our winters are really mild. Where to find us: Madi a Thavha sits in a quiet valley of the Soutpansberg 10km west of Makhado/Louis Trichardt. It is only 5 hours' drive away from Johannesburg and our excellent location in the centre of the region's vibrant cultures and game reserves makes it a perfect base from which to explore the Soutpansberg and Limpopo valley, the legendary 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 or the game lodges of the Thuli block in Botswana, the Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe or even for adventurous travelers tackling the off-roads to Mozambique. What rural life in Limpopo really looks like: We offer guests the opportunity to engage with 'real' people, artists and crafters in their own studios or homesteads. Our deep involvement with social development and education in the north allow us to 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. Less
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Free Parking
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Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Suites
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Suites
Hotel class
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Suites
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Oga1
16 March 2016|
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Response from Sjaakdb_2015 | Reviewed this property |
Dear Kevin-Ann, greetings from Lesotho. Although I cannot immediately remember the content of the menu card, one can indeed order one course for dinner as there is no set menu. As already said the food is... More
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Jessica G
15 October 2014|
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Response from Madiathavha | Property representative |
Dear Jessica, Thank you for your interest to learn more about our sustainability strategy. Madi a Thavha is a Fair Trade in Tourism certified lodge and we are situated in a rural area in Northern Limpopo. Most of the... More
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"All the rooms have similar views, access to sun ad vistas"
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"No aircon so one with excellent fan"
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"All but the self catering one is good"
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