The golden thread of Limpopo's heritage

with local vibe, culture and art woven into the entire Madi a Thavha mountain lodge
Madi a Thavha Mountain Lodge

Cultural Heritage centre


Madi a Thavha Mountain lodge focuses on art and culture. Apart from our own Dancing Fish gallery and Textile & Design studio we also source, promote and sell local Limpopo Craft and Art that engage with the rich cultural heritage of Northern Limpopo Province in South Africa. We are pleased to be part of the unique and exciting rural-hip style developing here in the North.

Our Dancing Fish gallery is a live-in, ‘dancing’ gallery. It embraces all the art and craft displayed in the rooms, lounge, around the pool and gardens – including our top-notch Cultural Heritage centre where one can get the stories and development of the art and craft of the Soutpansberg & Limpopo valley in a colourful nutshell. Madi a Thavha was privileged to get the two seasoned and creative anthropologists, Petra Terblanche and Harold Kolkman to curate the centre and its valuable resources.  Our own Textile & Design studio, the library books and Resource room are all jiving with the Dancing Fish Gallery!

Still thinking and talking of the excellent week we had!

"The friendliness and hospitality of the owner family and the staff are just grand. We can recommend this lodge a 100%."

Gundula and Volker Deutsch, Germany

The art is wonderful, we bought some great artworks!

"We had a captivating and intriguing time at this excellent lodge and exploring the surrounding area. High quality everything, we will be back".

Michael, Gill, Milo, Theo, Jack, Jim and Felicity
Madi a Thavha Mountain Lodge

Madi a Thavha News update

We are thrilled that you are now reading Madi a Thavha mountain lodge’s very first newsletter. We can’t wait to tell you about our lodge’s huge Venda Tsonga CraftArt exhibition this year, to show you rural-hip Limpopo and introduce you to the artists at their own rural workshops. Northern Limpopo is off the beaten track and contains many delightful experiences we would like to surprise you with. Madi a Thavha has luxury accommodation, wholesome fusion food and a colourful Cultural Heritage Centre for getting the Limpopo vibe in a nutshell – all in the embrace of the ancient Soutpansberg Mountains.