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Lancashire, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Up a dusty trail not far from Luis Trichard this lodge is in a lovely location, green gardens and mountainous surroundings making it peaceful and tranquil. The main lodge combines the reception, dining area, craft shop and the walk through kitchen. The rooms are in several blocks around the grounds, ours was adjacent to the small swimming pool. The room... More 

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Zeist, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Madi a Thavha is really a special place. It is not far away from Makhado/Louis Trichard and the road, at least in the dry season, is not a problem. The lodge is situated at the foothills of the Soutpanberge, in a beautifull garden with trees, flowers and birds. The little museum is very interesting showing the history of Limpopo and... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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Reviewed 23 October 2016

Beautiful and spacious accommodation - quite unique in pleasant surroundings. The decor is tastefully down in an ethnic but luxurious style. Well worth the stay - extraordinary value! Owner managed. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Beautiful location with own hiking trail to a Baobab tree and a waterfall. Local art and history of the region on display. Self-catering unit is large and well-equipped. Swimming-pool, WiFi, good breakfast.

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Centurion, South Africa
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Reviewed 14 October 2016

Stayed at several places around Louis Trichardt on a birding holiday but this place was by far the best. Loved the accommodation and the staff was so friendly and helpful. We are already planning on going back and staying longer.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 9 October 2016

After a long flight from Amsterdam, we drove to Madi A Thavha lodge, close to Louis Trichardt. It is a long drive and the road to the lodge is a gravel road, but is was absolutely worth the drive. The lodge and it surroundings is like a little oasis in the Soutpansbergen. We booked the Nwadeni Suite, a big room... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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Reviewed 5 October 2016

A colleague and myself stayed for one night only. The food is exeptional as well as the entertainment that came with the supper. Rooms are very clean and neat. Staff is extremely helpful and I will recommend it for other travelers going through the area.

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Johannesburg
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

I spent two days in the Bush Lodge. The setting is breath taking. It is a birder's paradise as well as the fauna and trees are magnificent.. The staff went out of their way to help me and my cottage was just perfect for me and my Staffy. It gave us privacy and space and we had wonderful walks every... More 

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Bonheiden, Belgium
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Reviewed 20 August 2016

We spent two nights at Madi a Thavha Mountain Lodge with our two sons of 10 and 12 years old. The Lodge is very nice decorated by the local community and the service and meals are excellent. We booked a day tour with a guide to meet the local Venda and Tsonga people. We visited a local market, a woodworker,... More 

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Reviewed 11 August 2016

This lodge offers also a few camp sites, at a great location. The staff was friendly and helpful. The site has a nice African atmosphere, with many local cultural elements. We were in the Soutpansberg area for bird watching, and we saw African Crowned Eagles flying over the forest from the lodge.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Madi a Thavha Mountain Lodge

Address: R 522 Louis trichardt - Vivo | Plot 17, Louis Trichardt 920, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Louis Trichardt
Price Range: RM351 - RM449 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Madi a Thavha Mountain Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 9
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“Beautiful linen but only one pillow each. Ask for another if you need to.”
 of 5 bubbles Sandiwells13, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
“If you can, get Fundudzi room. Very spacious with great views from your own private balcony.”
 of 5 bubbles Birder69, 13 Oct 2016 | Read review
“I was in the Bush cottage which is removed from the hotel so I wasn't able to get WiFi but in the Main Lodge there is wifi.”
  • Very comfortable bedroom
  • Lounge with DSTV TV
  • Kitchen
  • Lovley view of the Soutpansberg mountains
 of 5 bubbles LynP665, 23 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Spacious family room with large bedroom and 2 extra beds in living room. Large bedroom however has no curtains to darken the room.”
 of 5 bubbles DaniDub40, 20 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Fundudzi suite appeared to have the best view with its own private stoep”
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 of 5 bubbles 434andreaw, 6 Jun 2016 | Read review
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