Colourful Limpopo deluxe

A rich experience of the stories, customs and raw beauty of the Soutpansberg and its people.
Madi a Thavha Mountain Lodge

Madi a Thavha mountain lodge

Luxury suites with mountain views, layered in the vibrant colours and earthy textures of rural Limpopo. Wholesome, home cooked meals and the best of local CraftArt in our gallery, shop, and textile studio, in fact the golden thread of Limpopo's heritage runs through our entire lodge. Cycling (with own bicycles), hiking, birding and village tours to be done at lodge and surrounds.

This was really an outstanding trip!

“The fire-place in our suite has been wonderful, you really go the extra mile at this lodge”

Hennie and Mollie Wagner (RSA)


See and experience the lifestyles of the Venda, Tsonga and Northern Sotho peoples on our village and lifestyle tours in Northern Limpopo. If you wish we add fun, creative activities and cultural performances on tour or at the lodge. The Soutpansberg region offers unique birding, hiking and cycling opportunities. You only need to bring your own bicycles since there are no bicycle rent companies in far northern Limpopo.

Sitting central in Northern Limpopo Madi a Thavha mountain lodge make for a popular stay over very close to Botswana, Zimbabwe and for the more adventurous 4x4 drivers also close to Mozambique. We are well-situated to do wonderful day trips to Mapungubwe, the two most northern gates of the National Kruger Park, Pafuri and Punda Maria and the subtropical green belts of the Levubu valley and the Wolkberge in Tzaneen.

To Kruger National Park Punda Maria gate To Kruger National park Phalaborwa gate To Kruger National Park Pafuri gate To Mapungubwe World Heritage site To Tzaneen, Magoebaskloof and Haenertsburg

Hospitality, artistic flair, compassion in a magic setting!

"Many thanks Aart and Marcelle and success with all your development plans! "

Peter and Monique Taylor, Centurion South Africa
Arts & Culture centre

Arts & Culture centre

Rural artists live close to earth. Connected to the worldwide web and being grounded in the culture of rural communities, paved the way to an exciting rural-hip style developing in the far north of South Africa – one that draw from the rich cultural heritage of the north yet also engages with modern mediums and universal politics. Our lodge is infused with this vibe, by design and by passion.

Truly an afro-centric place to spend a family getaway!

"I have been to many places locally and abroad, Madi a Thavha has a unique identity with a compelling aura. Bravo!

Tau, Tumi and Rategang Mohumapelo, South Africa.
Madi a Thavha Mountain Lodge

Madi a Thavha News update

The mountains and valleys of Northern Limpopo has many surprises and delightful experiences to offer; a colorful spread of cultural heritage, CraftArt and extraordinary biodiversity awaits visitors who like to explore. With our News Update you can keep your finger on the pulse of special treats, tours, workshops and new discoveries in the vibrant North. Enjoy and thank you for visiting! Find more articles here »