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. Reception is in the Farmhouse with its cozy lounge, fireplace, DSTV and Wi-Fi, a dining room with an adjacent terrace and an open plan kitchen. Our chefs serve delicious home-made food’.

To see at the lodge

All rooms and suites are a quick and easy walk to the 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 dining room is in the Farmhouse with the pool & lapa adjacent.

  • In the Cultural Heritage centre, the history of the region is told in huge and colourful story-line panels. Those interested in anthropology, music and history will find it well worth a visit.
  • Exceptional contemporary local art exhibited on the front gallery of the centre –  with the opportunity to personally meet some of the artists in their own studios on our rural village tours in northern 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.
  • our CraftArt shop is stocked with unique local products of the region.

To do here

Hikingcycling and birding can be done practically from your doorstep. We can 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 authentic, guided lifestyle rural village tours popular amongst photographers and  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 fun creative activities

    Lodge activities, hiking and fun creative activities

    For our young and energetic guests there is a crisp swimming pool and various short hiking trails at the lodge to explore the immediate environment. Activity boxes and games for children too.