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About Mashovhela Bush Lodge

Our family friendly Mashovhela Bush Lodge lies sheltered in the magnificent Soutpansberg Mountains on the Morning Sun Nature Reserve a Natural Heritage Site only 20 km from Louis Trichardt/Makhado in the northern part of South Africa’s province of Limpopo.

Mashovhela Bush Lodge is 3 star graded, with ethnically decorated 10 en-suite chalets and two self-catering annex Safari tents which evoke a special Venda village atmosphere. It is truly a value for money breakaway filled with tours to the mystical forests, sacred lakes, water spirits, stunning scenery and famous Venda culture of arts and crafts a perfect combination of authentic culture close to nature with other Big 5 destinations in our reach.
Adventurous clients can also sleep in our stargazing Hammock Camp, we supply sleeping bags, pillows and mosquito nets.

Drumbeat Restaurant Venue offers the option of indoor or outside functions, which can cater for any special function from a spectacular and unforgettable bush wedding to a 60 delegate conference at Mashovhela Bush Lodge.

Due to its convenient central location, easily accessible just off the N1, it is an ideal relaxing stop over en-route to and from Botswana, Zimbabwe, Northern Kruger National Park and the Mapungubwe World Heritage Site.

Morning Sun Nature Reserve which is a malaria-free area and a bio-diversity hotspot for plants, birds, butterflies and rare wildlife makes it a truly magical place to relax and get reacquainted with nature. Activities on the reserve include scenic drives and a variety of guided or unguided walking trails, one of which takes you to our big waterfall and our sacred Mashovhela Rock Pool.

Safari: Morning Sun Nature Reserve offers scenic drives up the Soutpansberg Mountains and clients can enjoy a sundowner drink while appreciating the sounds of nature and the breathtaking view, antelope like Kudu and the red buck might be spotted.

Wedding Venues: We cater for small intimate weddings of up to 60 guests. Outside open air thatched chapel available and the drumbeat restaurant for reception. Option of hiring a marquee tent to be erected on the lawn. Couples can also get married at our Baobab tree.

Family friendly: We offer children's walks and a baby sitter service that needs to be arranged on arrival. The lodge has a swimming pool on site, children must be accompanied by an adult. There is a big lawn and play area for children.

Romantic: The restaurant's subtle lighting, candles on the tables and fire place creates a romantic atmosphere. A unique experience for couples to sleep on top of the Soutpansberg Mountains at the back of our Unimog truck.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: an hour
  • Type: Lodge
  • Sleeps: 49
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM

Facilities

  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Satellite TV*
  • Wi-Fi
  • Conference Venues
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises
  • Romantic
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Bath
  • Bathroom
  • Breakfast
  • Double/Twin rooms
  • Full board
  • Lunch
  • Maid service
  • Non smoking rooms
  • Safe
  • Total number of rooms 1 - 50
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • Venda (Tshivenda)

Grading

  • 3 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

The balance of payment is due 14 days prior to arrival.

A conservancy fee of R30.00 per adult and R15.00 per child is not included an will be added to your invoice.

Availability and pricing

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  • Family/Group Chalet 4 Family/Group Chalet 4 Sleeps 6 Includes: B & B One family chalet with an en-suite room with King size bed or by arrangement two twin bed and small side bed with mattre... see more
    • Adults
      • Group Chalet 2&3 Group Chalet 2&3 Sleeps 9 Includes: B & B Two downstairs en-suite bedrooms with a King size bed or by arrangement 2 single beds and a small bed with mattress for... see more
        • Adults
          • Family/Group Chalet 8&9 Family/Group Chalet 8&9 Sleeps 8 Includes: B & B Family/Group unit with 2 en-suite bedrooms on the ground floor each with king size bed or two twin beds, both with a... see more
            • Adults
              • Safari Tent Safari Tent Sleeps 3 Includes: Room Only This canvas annex safari tent has a stone walled en-suite bathroom with a shower and a braai area.King size bed or by... see more
                • Adults
                  • Safari Tent or Self Catering 1 Safari Tent or Self Catering 1 Sleeps 3 Includes: Room Only This canvas annex safari tent has a stone walled en-suite bathroom with a shower, a kitchen and a braai area.King size... see more
                    • Adults
                      • Budget:Chalet 10 Budget:Chalet 10 Sleeps 3 Includes: Room Only This Chalet is located at the back row with a view on the mountain cliffs,has 1 en-suit bedroom and a child -loft, WiFi,... see more
                        • Adults
                          • Superior: Chalet 1 Superior: Chalet 1 Sleeps 3 Includes: B & B This Chalet has 1 en-suit bedroom with an outside shower and a child -loft,WiFi,an electronic safe,luggage table,dressin... see more
                            • Adults
                              • Standard:Chalet 5 Standard:Chalet 5 Sleeps 3 Includes: B & B En-suite bedroom with a king size bed or by arrangement two twin beds and an extra small side bed with mattress for a... see more
                                • Adults
                                  • Budget:Chalet 6 Budget:Chalet 6 Sleeps 3 Includes: Room Only En-suite bedroom with a king size bed or by arrangement two twin beds and a small side bed with a mattress for a child... see more
                                    • Adults
                                      • Standard: Chalet 7 Standard: Chalet 7 Sleeps 4 Includes: B & B This Chalet is located at the back row with a view on the mountain cliffs,has 1 en-suit bedroom and a child -loft. the... see more
                                        • Adults
                                          • Safari Tent or Self Catering 2 Safari Tent or Self Catering 2 Sleeps 4 Includes: Room Only This canvas annex safari tent has a stone walled en-suite bathroom with a shower, a kitchen and a braai area.King size... see more
                                            • Adults

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                                              Mashovhela Bush Lodge is 11.1km from the centre of Makhado (Louis Trichardt) , the nearest airport 112.3km (Polokwane Airport).
                                              *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling