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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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#1 of 29 B&Bs / Inns in Louis Trichardt
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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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Stefanprz wrote a review Jan 2018
Ripponden, United Kingdom57 contributions10 helpful votes
The rooms have no aircon, which meant for an uncomfortable night, we couldn't open the windows as their were no fly screens on them(and we weren't sure about the baboons). The food was disappointing, the staff were very helpful though but overall not the best experience of our holiday, not terribly good value for money. Loved the ethos of the hotel, getting the local community involved and highlighting artists work in the museum.
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Date of stay: December 2017
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on4ajt wrote a review Dec 2017
Leopoldsburg, Belgium360 contributions245 helpful votes
Due recommendation we visited Madi a Thavha Mountain Lodge to see the art collection displayed at the premises. The lodge is situated in a green valley, easy to find and access. We did not regret we went over, since we were warmly welcomed and were led around the facilities and workshops, meeting the people at work, having a look at the presented art and craft works displayed in a separate hall. Also the little ones have not been forgotten since there are several toys on the premises lawn. We did not have an overnight stay at the lodge but after the visit we were a bit sad we did not book here. Must be wonderful place to stay
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Date of stay: November 2017
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Sedja M wrote a review Dec 2017
4 contributions1 helpful vote
Its got nice spots to chill, enjoy a cold drink by the pool, green all over......mmm the nice unpoluted breeze......very nice. Arts items sold inside, originally hand made items.....beautiful..... Peaceful and great service....
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Date of stay: December 2017
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KarinKarinaKarin wrote a review Nov 2017
578 contributions8 helpful votes
Rooms are really beautiful and clean. You need to be at set times for diner. 7 o clock, We don t like that and would like to choose our own time. There was complete silence in the dining room, very strange and akward feeling. Breakfast is not possible early mornings. Diner and breakfast is great. Wifi only available at the rooms near the restaurant Only 5 or 6 chairs at the swimming pool.
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Date of stay: November 2017
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GillyflowerCheshire wrote a review Nov 2017
Congleton, United Kingdom94 contributions27 helpful votes
Lovely room but think it could be very hot in summer as it no air conn or fans, nice pool area, staff great and evening meals beautiful, great value for money. Perfect for Louis Trichardt to stock up at Pick n Pay before entering Kruger. Interesting cultural/craft building on site.
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Date of stay: October 2017
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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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