Arty twin-bed suite with veranda next to pool.

Phipidi Guest suite

Ideal for couples on tour or business people who’d like to stay in beautiful surroundings. It has no self-catering facilities.

This unit is attached to the Farmhouse and restaurant, has its own private entrance, en-suite bathroom and a homey veranda overlooking the pool and lapa and views on the surrounding mountains. It is named after Phiphidi waterfalls, a sacred traditional site in Venda land. Phiphidi is  pronounced “pee-pee-dee”.


Facilities in suite

This Guest suite has twin beds, TV and Wi-Fi, coffee and tea facilities, fans, mosquito nets, a hairdryer, warm water bottles in winter, laundry services on request and a frequently changing display of local craft and art.


    1 November 2019 to 31 October 2020
Dinner, bed and breakfast per person sharing R 1450
single R 1650

Children (0-2 years) free of charge | Children (3-10 years) half price when using an extra bed in the parents’ suite. Check in from 15.00 pm, check out before 10.00 am.

To see at the lodge

 Phiphidi Guest suite is within easy walking distance to:

  • our Cultural Heritage centre with the stories of the northern frontiers on colourful display,
  • exceptional work of the best local artists’ also part of the whole “live-in” Dancing Fish gallery at the lodge
  • see what we are up to in our own Textile & Design studio or doing in our regular workshops
  • our CraftArt shop stocked with our own and unique produce of the region

 To do at the lodge

We offer a variety of cultural village tours in northern Limpopo. Fun activities for adults and children, hiking, cycling (when you bring your own bicycle) and birding can be done practically from your doorstep too. Phiphidi room is next to the pool and lapa and our home-cooked food in the dining room of the  Farmhouse.

Hospitality, artistic flair, compassion for the local people in a magic setting! Many thanks Aart and Marcelle and success with all your development plans! – Peter and Monique Taylor, Centurion South Africa

Madi a Thavha is well known and popular for

  • being different with a focus on culture, art & craft and sustainable development
  • our  unique and colourful interiors,
  • being in the centre of the abundant variety of culture and big game and natural assets of Northern Limpopo such as Kruger Park and Mapungubwe World Heritage site and
  • being just a few hours’ drive away from neighbouring Botswana’s game reserves, Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls and if you do 4×4 driving, also to Mozambique