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Madi a Thavha Mountain Lodge

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R 522 Louis trichardt - Vivo Plot 17, Louis Trichardt 920 South Africa
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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 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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gailodd wrote a review Jul 2009
Minneapolis, Minnesota5 contributions6 helpful votes
This completely revamped, modern, and lovely mountain lodge is adorned with art and crafts from local artisans - all for sale on-site at affordable prices - is clean and spacious. The food is incredible - the hostess, Marcelle, is a fantastic cook - and we had fresh vegetables for the first time in our 3 weeks in Africa. The couple who run the lodge formerly worked on development projects in Johannesburg; upon retiring, they decided to bring their experience in sustainability and community development to the beautiful northern South Africa mountains. They can also arrange tours of local artists cooperatives in the region, which we found fascinating. Check out their website for their story - mountainlodgefarm.com - and all the details. This was a relaxing and completely
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Date of stay: June 2009
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caviar wrote a review Aug 2008
Evora, Portugal1566 contributions47 helpful votes
Madi a Thavha is a working farm in the Soutpansberg mountains in the Limpopo province 10 kms from Louis Trichardt. It is run by a Dutch couple Marcelle and Aart, who offer beautiful, tasteful and comfortable accommodations on their property, self catering or bed and breakfast with the option of booking for a delicious dinner too. They are caring and warm hosts who really want their guests to have a genuine experience in the african countryside. If you are interested they will take you to visit local artists with whom they have close ties on the famous Ribolla route around Elim. The area is rural and you get a glimpse of african village life. If you are looking for more than just a beautiful hotel this place is personnal and you get to know the local people, Marcelle and Aart
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Date of stay: August 2008
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PRICE RANGE
US$84 - US$191 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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South AfricaLimpopo ProvinceLouis Trichardt
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9
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