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Madi a Thavha Mountain Lodge

R 522 Louis trichardt - Vivo Plot 17, Louis Trichardt 920 South Africa
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#1 of 29 B&Bs / Inns in Louis Trichardt
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 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.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Outdoor pool
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Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
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English, French, Dutch
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Maud L wrote a review Dec 2013
Johannesburg, South Africa5 contributions2 helpful votes
After spending one horrible night at the Mountain View in Louis Trichardt, we called Marcelle and she was very helpful and found us (couple + 8 year old + puppy dog) a nice / clean / colorful room. When we arrived there it was just beautiful, very quiet and the food made by Percy was just delicious. We decided to extend our stay to fully enjoy the relaxing lodge surrounded by the mountains. On our second night we moved to the wooden house. Very nice as well is a personal Braai area. No AC but we managed by opening all the windows (just be careful of the mosquitos). There is also a fire place in the house for winter. We highly recommend this place. We had a great time, bought some of the local arts and will definitely come back. Thank you Marcelle and Percy for the wonderful
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Date of stay: December 2013
Pieter V wrote a review Dec 2013
Roodepoort1 contribution
I enjoy it extremely people and everything was marvelous and I felt very welcomed and relaxed so I would really recommend it to friends, family and colleagues .I really saying thank you and see u next time again
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Date of stay: November 2013
AfricanTulip wrote a review Nov 2013
Tulbagh, South Africa35 contributions10 helpful votes
Easy to reach, lovely diners and breakfast @ the lodge. Warm hospitality by the local people and owner. Very big rooms, clean and lots of privacy. Enjoyed the tour with Mosa very much!!! The support for the local projects is one to be proud off.
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Date of stay: October 2013
Virginia B wrote a review Nov 2013
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
Yet another adventure en route to Botswana. As always received with warmth and graciousness by Marcelle and her team. Percy, the chef , in great voice and food delicious as well. Very comfortable all round. Our overseas friends loved the arts and crafts. We really will have to plan for a few nights to relax and fully enjoy the atmosphere.
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Date of stay: October 2013
JonB_SA wrote a review Sep 2013
Johannesburg, South Africa243 contributions121 helpful votes
We booked Madi a Thavha as a convenient stop off en route from Joburg to Leshiba, and were overwhelmed by its level of comfort, everything new and to a high standard without being over the top, as well as the great sense of design in the gardens, the buildings and the interiors - especially considering much of it is a rebuilt farm. The setting is charming, down a quiet road, tucked into a cleft in the mountains. The walks are fairly short but with beautiful views and still a real bush feel. What a pleasant contrast to the fairly run down town of Louis Trichardt/Makhado ! The kids enjoyed the well built jungle gym, the pool and the extensive lawns, as well as the rich insect life. The staff are all lovely, the owners really committed to their development and that of
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Date of stay: August 2013
US$84 - US$191 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South AfricaLimpopo ProvinceLouis Trichardt
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