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  • Madi a Thavha’s staff are great, growing and creative

    Madi a Thavha’s staff are great, growing and creative

    This year, five of our staff members entered items for the National Craft award competition of the Innibos Art Festival in Mpumalanga. We are so proud of them. The Innibos craft awards were also the culmination and wrapping up of this year’s National Art’s council programme for 2016-17 meant to develop and promote Limpopo’s crafters. […]

  • Three Limpopo crafters selected for prestigious Innibos Craft Awards 2017

    Three Limpopo crafters selected for prestigious Innibos Craft Awards 2017

    Madi a Thavha mountain lodge is all about rural hip fused with luxury, 4-star accommodation in the heart of colourful Limpopo. This year we assisted 32 Limpopo crafters to enter the prestigious Innibos National Craft Awards. Three made it to the top 50 list Three of our 32 entries made it to the shortlist of […]

  • Thanks for your Lilizela votes for us and Musa!

    Thanks for your Lilizela votes for us and Musa!

    A big thank you to all of you who have already voted for us for the SA Tourism’s Lilizela awards! We are so excited for the opportunity to promote responsible tourism in Limpopo. Your vote is extremely valuable and much appreciated.  Voting is still open until 18 June.  If you like to vote you can […]

  • All help for Thomas Kubayi’s medical aid appreciated

    All help for Thomas Kubayi’s medical aid appreciated

    Several Limpopo lodges, friends, co artists and members of the Ribola Art Route are cooperating to raise funds for medical treatment for Limpopo woodcarver, artist and musician, Thomas Kubayi, who is in dire need of specialist medical care. Funding in SA is managed by John Rosmarin of Leshiba Wilderness and can be made to the […]

  • A green Christmas at last

    A green Christmas at last

    This was a year of many shifts and drama in our country. In Limpopo and the whole of South Africa 2016 goes down as one of the driest in some 100 years. We are overjoyed with the recent, late summer rains and spectacular thunderstorms that never fails to give the mountain and valleys  an instant […]

  • Limpopo in a couple of nutshells

    Limpopo in a couple of nutshells

    Limpopo is known for our abundant big game in the Kruger Park, Mapungubwe world heritage site and all the bushveld safari lodges. But, did you know… It is Limpopo’s cultural heritage that binds us together The Soutpansberg mountain range with its sibling mountains the Blouberg and Makgabeng and the Limpopo flood river valley, is not […]

  • Baloyi’s lifestyle the real Ubuntu kind

    Baloyi’s lifestyle the real Ubuntu kind

    Jackson and Rose Baloyi’s family live the real meaning of Ubuntu, roughly translated it means “human kindness”. These two, kind people raised their 6 children in their warm, hospitable, creative homestead at Riverplaats, a rural community on top of the foothills of the Soutpansberg near Elim in Limpopo. Living respectfully The respect for each other […]

  • New Levubu subtropical valley tour in the loop

    New Levubu subtropical valley tour in the loop

    The fertile Levubu valley with its subtropical crops like avocados, bananas, litchis, guavas and macadamia and pecan nuts is often described as the fruit basket of Northern Limpopo. The Levubu valley runs east to west along the southern foot hills of the Soutpansberg mountains going east between Louis Trichardt and the Kruger National Park’s Punda Maria […]

  • Where city slick meets rural hip

    Where city slick meets rural hip

    The three winners of Madi a Thavha’s Limpopo CraftArt design competition 2016 were announced at Design Time School of Interior Design’s annual prizegiving ceremony in Cape Town recently. Carla Janse van Rensburg took the first prize with her Likela light fitting designed for traditional Limpopo clay-work and local weaving skills. Second prize went to Paula […]

  • Flame red coral flowers spell Spring in the Soutpansberg

    Flame red coral flowers spell Spring in the Soutpansberg

    Spring is in the air with the red flames of the coral trees in Limpopo shining from the streets and villages and attracting sunbirds and bees all over Limpopo this time of the year. At Madi a Thavha we had one of our busiest winters ever. Our lodge were full of interesting visitors the whole […]

  • Fair trade with crafters and communities in the far North

    Fair trade with crafters and communities in the far North

    “In one of the many hidden valleys of the Soutpansberg in central Limpopo, you’ll find Fair Trade Tourism certified Madi a Thavha Mountain Lodge. A place where life and art, mirror people and environment, where village life and the rich cultural heritage of Limpopo blend to create a hip and happening rural style.… where guests […]

  • Hikers to enjoy cultural village walk in Limpopo

    Hikers to enjoy cultural village walk in Limpopo

    European travelers love South African winters in the bush-veld with  a good tan close to guaranteed. This winter a group of Dutch and Belgian guests put on their hiking boots for a firsthand experience of the rural lifestyles of the colorful Venda and Tsonga people in Limpopo. An easy 10 km village meander Our tour […]

  • Another certificate of excellence for Madi a Thavha

    Another certificate of excellence for Madi a Thavha

    Madi a Thavha mountain lodge has received the 2016  TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence for the third year in a row. Consistently good “With the Certificate of Excellence, TripAdvisor honours hospitality businesses that have consistently received strong praise and ratings from travellers”, says Heather Leisman, Vice President of Industry Marketing, TripAdvisor. “This recognition helps travellers identify […]

  • US students looked at HIV/AIDS in Western Cape and Limpopo

    US students looked at HIV/AIDS in Western Cape and Limpopo

    Every year the James Madison University from Harrisonburg, Virginia, USA, has a special program that allows undergraduate Health Science students the opportunity to ‘study abroad’. This year the main organiser, Professor Debra Sutton took her 8th group to South Africa. Since 2013 I have been fortunate enough to assist Debra in the organisation of these […]

  • Colourful creations, generous people, cultural festivals Limpopo

    Colourful creations, generous people, cultural festivals Limpopo

    We had a busy and exciting first quarter of the year and it seems to become even busier for the rest of the year. Madi a Thavha to be flagship of Craft Initiative project The National Arts Council (NAC) recently chose Madi a Thavha as a flagship Craft Initiative Project. Its aim is to align […]