Play and feel colourful Limpopo!

Exciting village tours, creative activities and superb cycling, birding and hiking opportunities


Do you like to play? If you like to feel, taste, hear and experience colourful Limpopo, this interactive way is probably cut out for you. We offer guided village tours, creative activities, cultural performances, cycling at and from the lodge with excellent birding and hiking opportunities in the Soutpansberg and surrounds. Sitting central in Northern Limpopo, Madi a Thavha mountain lodge is also a popular stop close to Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mapungubwe, Kruger Park North and the subtropical green belt of Levubu and Tzaneen.

A ‘feel good’ experience!

This lodge’s involvement in the social, cultural and natural assets of their region is truly a big step forward to sustainable tourism from every point of view. To stay at Madi a Thavha is a feel good experience too!"

Hano Boekhold – Tanzania


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.

Thank you all at Madi a Thavha, it was a wonderful stay and more!

"It was an experience – it is great to understand more fully the cultural side of Limpopo and its people."

Gary Clare, Georgie, Tonie Harris, Oegstgeest, The Netherlands
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.

Just as beautiful as the region so lovely the lodge.

"Here we’ve seen ‘real Africa’ for the first time. The hike in the mountain was lovely too".

Hans Mirjam, Els, Bas, The Netherlands
Madi a Thavha Mountain Lodge

Madi a Thavha News update

Would you like to keep up with Limpopo’s best and latest offerings? The mountains and valleys of Northern Limpopo contain many surprises and delightful experiences, a colourful spread of cultural heritage, CraftArt and extraordinary biodiversity. News Update keeps your finger on the pulse of special treats, tours, workshops and new discoveries in the vibrant North. Thank you for visiting! Find more articles here »