Madi a Thavha mountain farm lodge


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 guest houses and rooms are located in or around the original farm house, all with mountain view. 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 mountain farm lodge.

Accommodation can be including or excluding meals.

Activities and Tours

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, explore the area by food or bike or develop your own route. Alternatively, various creative workshops and cultural performances can be organised by the artists and crafters in the villages on request. Activities such as star grazing and a visit to a traditional healer to learn more about medicinal plants are also possible.

You can also enjoy the activities on the farm itself. The lodge is situated in a mountain valley of the Soutpansberg mountains, there are walking routes on the farm and it is an excellent birding spot. Relax at the swimming pool after a walk in the mountains and enjoy dinner on the veranda of the farm house. A permanent exhibition about Venda and Tsonga arts and crafts presents the work of the artists and crafters such as Thomas Kubayi, David Murathi and Rebecca Matibe. The farm environment offers various opportunities for activities for families with children.