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Madi a Thavha Mountain Lodge

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R 522 Louis trichardt - Vivo | Plot 17, Louis Trichardt 920, South Africa
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The experience was wonderful, the rooms were clean and the water was cleaning and always hot, the restaurant was almost as amazing as the food. The staff was very helpful and welcoming, I remember Mashudu was just awesome with our food and her serivice. Musa the tour guide also gave us the best experiences of the Venda culture and the... More 

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Lund, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We had been looking for a reasonable campsite since crossing the Beitbridge border. The ones in Louis Trichard did not feel safe, and way passed dark, tired and hungry, we found our way to Madi a Thavha. They do not really have designated campsites, but 2-3 spots on the lawn are ok for a tent/car, although not flat. Most accomodation... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I spent a few days here as a part of a larger group trip and perhaps it was because I had been living in a dusty tent for 1.5 weeks but this place is great. Set at the base of a mountain, the lodge itself is tucked down a dirt road but is very quiet and the grounds are very... More 

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Howick, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I have stayed at Madi many times on business trips to the area and am always made to feel most welcome. The beds are comfortable with good cotton linen, the food delicious and varied and the staff extremely attentive, helpful and cheerful. The owners support local artists and craft-workers and assist the staff to grow their skills. A win-win for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Very neat, clean and tranquil setting. Friendly and efficient staff. Food from on-site restaurant was good with fun entertainment by the Cheff. Overall good experience and stay. Cottages are very spacious and well equipped for self-catering. Also has outdoor braai facility for those wanting to do their own thing.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Fantastic place, peaceful and just what the body and mind needed. This place is surrounded by mountains with beautiful views . The rooms are clean, beautiful and well decorated with Venda themes. The staff is very friendly and helpful. This is one place I'll definitely visit when I need a break from everything else.I also liked the fact that there... More 

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Essen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This is such a wonderful and special place. The rooms or better said the houses are very beautiful and unique. The food is outstanding and so is the service provided by the owners and their amazing staff. It happened to be my birthday during our stay and they even decorated our table and gave me a present and a lovely... More 

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Orpington, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Our room was an attractive large room attached to the main lodge that did not have a kitchen but there are other chalets offering self catering/braai facilities on the grounds (which are attractive and extensive). As other reviewers have said the art work added to the experience. We took advantage of the 3 course dinner which we thought was imaginative... More 

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Makhado,South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We had a peaceful 3 night stay with my friend,we really enjoyed every moment we were there,quiet,clean and mostly the friendly staff will make your stay over the moon.... The arts pieces shows you the how the Soutpansberg area is rich about... We will be back

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We very much enjoyed our stay at Madi a Thavha. Rooms were well maintained and clean. Loved the many art pieces around the property and in the museum. Food was well prepared and very tasty. Would stay here again.

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