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. Our 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 7 km, over a mountain pass, and then look out for the Madi a Thavha mountain lodge 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 2.5 km 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 800 m 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 7 km, over a mountain pass, and then look out for the Madi a Thavha mountain lodge 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 2.5 km 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 800 m 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 7 km, over a mountain pass, and then look out for the Madi a Thavha mountain lodge 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 2.5 km 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 800 m to arrive at the Farmhouse and reception.

From Vivo

Take the R 522 to Louis Trichardt (Makhado) and follow this road for about 60 km. 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 2.5 km 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 800 m to arrive at the Farmhouse and reception.