Warm hospitality, great food and lots to see, do and learn

Lodge facilities

Madi a Thavha has a warm homey feel. Lodging guests are welcome to use and visit all lodge facilities.

Our well-informed staff really bend over backwards to ensure that guest enjoy their time in the North. Reception is at the farmhouse with its cozy lounge, fireplace, DSTV and Wi-Fi, a dining room with adjacent terrace - also for dining – and an open plan kitchen. Our chefs serve delicious ‘fusion-food’.

To see at the lodge

All rooms and suites are a quick and easy walk to our farmhouse and facilities: the Dancing Fish gallery embraces all the art & craft, culture & heritage being exhibited in and around our lodge. The office, shop, lounge and restaurant is in the farmhouse with the pool & lapa adjacent.

  • our  Cultural Heritage centre is where the history of the region is told in huge and colourful story-line panels. Those interested in anthropology, music and history will find the library and it’s adjacent resource room well worth a visit too.
  • See the work of exceptional local artists in our permanent exhibition of contemporary art in front of the centre –  all the more interesting when one meets some in their own studios on our rural village tours in Limpopo.
  • Pop in to see what we are up to in our Textile & Design studio where most of the lodge’s soft furnishings are made. We often have training courses or workshops here too.
  • our CraftArt shop is stocked with unique products of our own and of the region

To do here

Hikingcycling and birding can be done practically from your doorstep whilst we also facilitate similar excursions outside the lodge.. Our pool is solar heated even if our winters are on average quite mild. Madi a Thavha is one of only a handful lodges in Southern Africa that offers a variety of guided cultural and lifestyle village tours. These are are quite popular amongst all photographers and in particular our international guests. We offer various fun and creative activities for adults and children at Madi a Thavha, in nature or while on tour.

  • Farmhouse, Meals and Lounge

    Farmhouse, Meals and Lounge

    Our farmhouse is where guest meet, dine and share their experiences of rural Limpopo. Join us for slow, fusion food in the restaurant.

  • CraftArt shop

    CraftArt shop

    We give preference in our shop to local art and craft inspired by the rich cultural heritage of the Venda, Tsonga and Northern Sotho peoples of Limpopo.

  • Dancing Fish gallery with Cultural Heritage centre

    Dancing Fish gallery with Cultural Heritage centre

    The objects and panels in our Cultural Heritage centre tell the remarkable stories of the different peoples that formed the social landscape of Limpopo as it is today - do grab this opportunity to get the bigger picture in a colourful nutshell.

  • Textile & Design studio

    Textile & Design studio

    Our staff make the soft furnishings of the lodge and many other items we sell in our ArtCraft shop. They also do training and do custom-made products for guests.

  • Swimming pool, lapa & gardens

    Swimming pool, lapa & gardens

    Relax, feel the water and the earth, have a look at the stars and connect with yourself, family and fellow earthlings again.

  • Lodge activities, hiking and bicycles

    Lodge activities, hiking and bicycles

    For our young and energetic guests there are hiking trails or bicycles to explore the immediate environment. Activity boxes and games for children too.