Find your way to Madi a Thavha mountain lodge from different directions

Route description

Below you will find route descriptions to our Lodge when coming from different directions. The adjacent town is in the process of a name change from Louis Trichardt to Makhado. The road signs has not all been changed everywhere yet – please be on the lookout for both.

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GPS coordinates23° 0′ 57.29″ Latitude 29° 49′ 40.37″ Longitude

From Polokwane (old name Pietersburg)

From the N1 that runs through Louis Trichardt/Makhado to Zimbabwe, turn left onto the R522-Vivo Road that taps off the N1. Travel west through town on Rissik Street. From the end of town, continue west for 7km, over a mountain pass, and then look out for the Madi a Thavha mountain lodge signboard and our Dancing Fish gallery signboard on the right. Turn right at the Madi a Thavha signboard from the tar road onto a gravel road and continue to follow the Madi a Thavha road signs for 2.5km until you reach the main security gate, with bell & intercom-system. Please press the bell to announce your arrival and for the security gate to open. Once through the gate, continue for about 800m to arrive at the Farmhouse and reception.

From Musina

From the N1 that runs through Louis Trichardt/Makhado, turn right onto the R522-Vivo Road. Travel west through town on Rissik Street. From the end of town, continue west for 7km, over a mountain pass, and then look out for the Madi a Thavha mountain lodge signboard and our Dancing Fish gallery signboard on the right. Turn right at the Madi a Thavha signboard from the tar road onto a gravel road and continue to follow the Madi a Thavha road signs for 2.5km until you reach the main security gate, with bell & intercom-system. Please press the bell to announce your arrival and for the security gate to open. Once through the gate, continue for about 800m to arrive at the Farmhouse and reception.

From Thohoyandou

Take the R 524 to Makhado/Louis Trichardt. When you arrive in Makhado turn left onto the N1, follow the N1 for about 500 meters. At the first four way stop turn right onto the R 522 to Vivo. Travel west through town on Rissik Street. From the end of town, continue west for 7km, over a mountain pass, and then look out for the Madi a Thavha mountain lodge signboard and our Dancing Fish gallery signboard on the right. Turn right at the Madi a Thavha signboard from the tar road onto a gravel road and continue to follow the Madi a Thavha road signs for 2.5km until you reach the main security gate,  with bell & intercom-system. Please press the bell to announce your arrival and for the security gate to open. Once through the gate, continue for about 800m to arrive at the Farmhouse and reception.

From Vivo

Take the R 522 to Louis Trichardt (Makhado) and follow this road for about 60km. Turn left at the Madi a Thavha signboard from the tar road onto a gravel road and continue to follow the Madi a Thavha road signs for 2.5km until you reach the main security gate, with bell & intercom-system. Please press the bell to announce your arrival and for the security gate to open. Once through the gate, continue for about 800m to arrive at the Farmhouse and reception.