Madi a Thavha Mountain Lodge, Louis Trichardt

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.

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Colourful Limpopo deluxe


Guest suites – Our six luxury Guest suites each has its own special character and beauty inspired by the rich cultural heritage of the peoples of northern Limpopo.

Lodge facilities – Lodging guests are free to visit our Cultural Heritage centre, Art gallery, Textile & Design studio, to hike and cycle around the lodge or to just laze around the pool and lapa. Meals and picnic baskets can be booked in the Farmhouse.

Guest rooms – Two cheerful, luxury Guest rooms with exceptional Venda, Tsonga and Northern Sotho art and craft. The rooms are close to lodge’s restaurant, pool and amenities.


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.

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.


The Expedition Project is a social enterprise! Please use the enquiry form below – by doing so you are supporting both this partner and nearby community and conservation projects at no extra cost. You will also get access to discounts and other offers.

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Visit Victoria Yards tomorrow during First Sunday Open Studio’s and see our brand new CraftArt centre at the front side of the complex besides Impi Brewery. We moved from the Lower Precinct to one of the 4 brand new studio’s that are recently built. From outside you already see our Limpopo Craft products through the high and large windows and doors, don’t hesitate to enter and to experience the colourful ambiance of our new place. We brought many new cushions and tableware from Limpopo but we also make various designs of table clothes, runners and cushions tailor made, based on your choice of fabrics and sizes. You will also meet Eve De Jong, scrap artists who tells the story behind her work and presents small tables and lamps from her collection.

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