Colourful Limpopo deluxe

A rich experience of the stories, customs and raw beauty of the Soutpansberg and its peoples.
Madi a Thavha Mountain Lodge

Madi a Thavha mountain lodge

Luxury suites and Guest rooms with mountain views, layered in the vibrant colors and earthy textures of rural Limpopo. Fusion food and the best of local CraftArt in our gallery, shop, and textile studio, in fact the golden thread of Limpopo's heritage runs through our entire lodge. Cycling, hiking, birding and village tours to be done at lodge and surrounds.

This was really an outstanding trip!

“The fire-place in our suite has been wonderful, you really go the extra mile at this lodge”

Hennie and Mollie Wagner (RSA)


See and experience the lifestyles of the Venda, Tsonga and Northern Sotho peoples on our village and lifestyle tours in Northern Limpopo. If you wish we add fun, creative activities and cultural performances on tour or at the lodge. The Soutpansberg region offers unusual cycling, birding and hiking opportunities.

Sitting central in Northern Limpopo Madi a Thavha mountain lodge make for a popular stay over very close to Botswana, Zimbabwe and for the more adventurous 4x4 drivers also close to Mozambique. We are well-situated to do wonderful day trips to Mapungubwe, the two most northern gates of the National Kruger Park, Pafuri and Punda Maria and the subtropical green belts of the Levubu valley and the Wolkberge in Tzaneen.

To Tzaneen, Magoebaskloof and Haenertsburg To Mapungubwe World Heritage site To Kruger National Park Punda Maria gate To Kruger National park Phalaborwa gate To Kruger National Park Pafuri gate

Hospitality, artistic flair, compassion in a magic setting!

"Many thanks Aart and Marcelle and success with all your development plans! "

Peter and Monique Taylor, Centurion South Africa
Arts & Culture centre

Arts & Culture centre

Rural artists and crafters have the novelty of  being only a mobile-click away from the big wide world yet, living closer to the earth, they have time to reflect and to be grounded in the Ubuntu culture of rural communities. This paved the way to a unique and exciting rural hip style developing in the far north of South Africa - a style drawing from the rich heritage of the northern peoples yet, one that very much engage with modern mediums and universal politics. Our lodge is infused with this vibe, by design and by passion.

Truly an afro-centric place to spend a family getaway!

"I have been to many places locally and abroad, Madi a Thavha has a unique identity with a compelling aura. Bravo!

Tau, Tumi and Rategang Mohumapelo, South Africa.
Madi a Thavha Mountain Lodge

Madi a Thavha travel magazine

Welcome to our Travel magazine and blog! It will be updated four times per year with travel tips, new developments and news of what's happening on the vibrant northern frontiers of South Africa. We will also keep you in the loop of Madi a Thavha mountain lodge's special tours, workshops, new packages or specials here. Thank you for visiting, hope to see you soon again!