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Khoroni Hotel, Casino and Convention Resort

Nestled in a lush garden setting in Thohoyandou lies Khoroni Casino Hotel and Convention Resort. Newly upgraded and refurbished, Khoroni Hotel sets new standards in comfortable business, conference and leisure accommodation. The exciting Casino offers Blackjack and American Roulette, 129 slot machines and the exclusive Salon Priv? for gaming action.

Conference and banqueting rooms have state-of-the-art facilities. Guests can enjoy splendid buffet or a la carte meals at the newly refurbished Malingani Restaurant.

The Land of Legends?
Thohoyandou lies very close to Kruger National Park's Punda Maria Gate. This entrance leads to the Sandveld region that is often described as the botanical garden of the Kruger National Park.

Thohoyandou is a well-populated area, dotted with tidy villages. Each home expresses the character of its owner with low encircling walls, delightfully decorated with traditional motifs.

Venda also offers the most scenic areas like the largest Boabab tree in the country, over 3 000 years old, and the magnificent Thathe Vondo forest containing the Thathe Vondo Tea Estates, the Sacred Forest, various waterfalls, Mukumbani Dam and Lake Fundudzi. Please note that certain areas can only be accessed with a 4x4 vehicle and accessibility relies on the weather. Tour guides and tours can be arranged by the Hotel, but is subject to availability of guides and vehicles. Tours to see these attractions can be arranged. A special highlight is our annual 4x4 challenge.
Tel: +27 (0)15 962 4600/10 ? Fax: +27 (0)15 962 4540/1 ? E-mail: ?
CENTRAL RESERVATIONS: Tel: 0860 777 900 (SA only) ? +27(0)11 557 0777 ? Fax: +27(0)11 557 0888
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Madi A Thavha Mountain Farm Lodge - a colorful experience

Madi a Thavha, meaning ?water from the mountains?, is set in a beautiful and quiet valley of the Soutpansberg Mountains of Northern Limpopo, only 10 km drive from the centre of Louis Trichardt.

Enjoying the stylish and bright accommodations, excellent food, and the warm hospitality will make your stay a remindable experience. At Madi a Thavha you find everything that the area has to offer: an exhibition of the art and crafts of the Venda and Tsonga artists, numerous bird species, walking routes, and the workshop of Madi a Thavha Design. The lodge is an excellent base to spend a few days to explore the Venda and Tsonga culture, myths and legends and to discover unspoiled nature of the Soutpansberg and Limpopo valley. Madi a Thavha is a nice stop over when travelling to the Kruger National Park, Mapungubwe, the bush camps at Tuli Block in Botswana or the Victoria falls in Zimbabwe.

Madi a Thavha provides a wide range of services: bed and breakfast, full boarding, and self catering for up to 16 people.
The accommodation consists of guest houses with self catering facilities, guest rooms and camping facilities. The farm house includes a lounge and dining room, open plan kitchen, reception, craft shop, verandas, a refreshing swimming pool and garden.

Everything is tastefully decorated with Venda and Tsonga arts and crafts, made by people in the villages around Madi a Thavha.
During your stay at Madi a Thavha mountain farm lodge you can tour through the area. Possibilities include, joining one of the organised tour programmes and exploring the area by food or bike. The farm environment offers various opportunities for activities for families with children.

Madi a Thavha is a 4 star lodge and certified by Fair trade in Tourism South Africa (FTTSA).
Phone +27 (0) 15 516 02 20 ? Cell +27 (0) 83 342 41 62 ? Fax +27 (0) 86 648 29 24 ?

Mashovhela Lodge

Enjoy the unique atmosphere of Mashovhela Lodge in Morning Sun Nature Reserve, tucked away in a steep valley, surrounded by impressive cliffs where Black Eagles nest.

Be revitalized by the natural beauty and the Venda culture of dance, drums, secret forests and lakes, and the unique mythology of the sacred Mashovhela rock pool, "Place where the drums beat".

According to Venda tradition King Thohoiyanda mysteriously disappeared with his sacred drum. Neither were ever seen again. Legend has it that the drum can be heard in the echoes of the cliffs surrounding Mashovhela pool, the second most sacred place in Venda folklore.

Friendly staff pamper you whilst you relax in our Venda style lodge, which is recognized for its eco-friendly principles, sustainable energy usage at an affordable rate.

10 en-suite chalets have a unique ethnic feel, whilst offering complete comfort, luxurious beds and privacy. Children are accommodated in our family units.

The restaurant, terrace, boma and the bush, as well as the fully licensed bar guarantees not only variations and exciting new flavours in our pan-African cuisine, fine South African wines, cocktails or a drink of your choice, but different settings for various occasions.

Memorable dinners start as the sunsets and drums call you to join in a Venda dance to honour the chef for the creative and delicious meal to be served.

Explore and discover the natural beauty and wonders of this natural heritage site. From the scenic mountains and valleys, streams and rock pools, diversity of fauna and flora. Our Venda guide will share his knowledge of this ecosystem and tell stories of his people?s use of nature in a sustainable and responsible manner for medicines and food.

Venture into mystical indigenous forests and to hidden lakes of Venda not advertised to tourists with our registered Venda guide.
Tel: 012 991 6930 ? Skype: mashovhelaheadoffice ? Cell: 084 506 7202 ? ? Facebook: Friends of Mashovhela

Pafuri Rivercamp

  • Bordering Kruger Park?s Pafuri Gate.
  • Birding specials include African Finfoot, Mottled Spinetail and Pel?s Fishing Owl.
  • Fishing as nature intended in the Luvuvhu River, Limpopo Valley.
  • Self catering or fully catered on request. | | 082 785 0305

Shiluvari Lakeside Lodge

Set against a backdrop of mountains and forests, ancient ruins and sacred lakes, Shiluvari welcomes you to the warm heart of ancient Venda and promises to restore your natural rhythm and faith in mankind.

Shiluvari's cool, thatched chalets with sweeping views of the Lake and Luonde mountians are the ideal base from which to explore the many local artists and crafters which make up this heady mix.

Our new Earth Sense spa - opened it?s doors early this year. With the two treatment rooms and wooden deck overlooking the Dam and the exclusive use of the Moya product range, wellness has never tasted this good!
Tel: +27 15 556 3406 | Fax: +27 15 556 3413 | |

Villa Grand? Lodge

B&B, Guest House and Accommodation.
104 Grobler Street, Louis Trichardt (Makhado), Soutpansberg, Limpopo

Each of the 14 en-suite rooms has its own identity and colour scheme and equipped with telephones, DSTV, coffee facilities, heaters and fans or air-conditioning. All rooms have bar fridges, with water bottles filled with purified water for your convenience. Secure parking is available and shops and restaurants are close by. We serve a full English breakfast and other meals can be served on request. A lovely swimming pool, and braai facilities provide entertainment for our clients.

List of Facilities: On-suite rooms, TV, DSTV - limited channels, Coffee facilities, Ceiling fans, AC, Heaters, Towels, Cleaning services daily, Laundry services on request, Bar fridges, Purified water system, Breakfast daily, Other meals on request, Swimming pool, Braai stands, Night watch.

Single rooms:
R300.00 (1 person)
Double rooms: R400.00 (2 people)
Extra person: R100.00 (2 people +)
Breakfast: R50.00p/p
Payment: Cash, Credit card, Debit card, Transfers, Vouchers, Orders.
Deposit: Only for BLOCK bookings.

Directions: Travelling north on the N1 from Polokwane towards Louis Trichardt (Makhado), pass the first 4-way stop, at the second 4-way stop, turn to the left, in to Songoswe Street. At the first robot, turn to the right into Grobler street. We are situated on the left hand side, at nr.104.
Phone: +27 (015) 516 1161 ? Fax: 086 522 3161 ? Lientjie: 082 469 2374 - Owner ? Kate: 082 575 5843 - Manager
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