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Mashovhela Bush Lodge
Enjoy the unique atmosphere of Mashovhela Bush Lodge in Morning Sun Nature Reserve, sited between cliffs where Black Eagle`s nest. This Natural Heritage Site is situated in the scenic, malaria free Soutpansberg Mountains of the Limpopo Province.

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

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

Our excellent service and warm atmosphere is culturally inspired by the Venda people and will make the dining experiences a special occasion to remember.

The restaurant, terrace, boma and even the bush, as well as the fully licensed bar guarantees not only variations in food, fine South African wines, cocktails or a drink of your choice, but a different setting for various occasions.

Beautiful year round weather allows you the opportunity to breakfast in the bush at one of many archaeological sites, shadowed by a magnificent old, Baobab tree.

An individualized lunch is planned according to the day`s activities.

The memorable dinners start as the sun sets and the drums call you to our African boma to join in a Venda dance to honour the chef for the creative and delicious meal to be served under the star filled sky.

The lodge runs on alternative, renewable and sustainable energy and guests are encouraged to support the environmental endeavors.

Bush Lodge
Tucked away between the magnificent Soutpansberg mountains, surrounded by impressive rocky outcrops, on the site of an abandoned Venda settlement, lies our small lodge which gets its name from the sacred Mashovhela rock pool, "Place where the drums beat".

Our ten cozy rooms, restaurant, cocktail bar, conference venue, boma, swimming pool, arts and crafts shop were all built to minimize the ecological footprint and are run on a sustainable energy program.

Drumbeat Restaurant
The restaurant, terrace, boma and even the bush, as well as the fully licensed bar guarantees not only variations in food, fine South African wines, cocktails or a drink of your choice, but a different setting for various occasions.

Beautiful year round weather allows you the opportunity to breakfast in the bush at one of many archaeological sites, shadowed by a magnificent old, Baobab tree.

Wildlife
Morning Sun Nature reserve is home to a wide diversity of wildlife including 19 species of antelope (including rare Sharp`s grysbok, red duiker, sable, tsesebe and eland), predators such as leopard, brown hyena, honey badger and numerous other feline and canine, 5 primate species, zebra, warthog and bush pig, hyrax and more.

More than 300 species of butterflies occur in the region of 95 genera, 6 main families and 19 subfamilies. As regards moth species, as many as 3000 species are believed to exist in the region.

Morning Sun Nature reserve is also a haven for up to 590 species of birds and has been named Birder friendly.

Accommodation at Mashovhela Bush Lodge:
Our 10 intimate en-suite chalets have a unique ethnic feel, whilst offering complete comfort and privacy.

The call of bush babies, the hooting of Giant Eagle Owls and chirping of cicadas and frogs will break the silence of the night whilst you stretch out on our luxurious "king size" or twin beds.

From your own private veranda surrounded by "magube" walls you can enjoy a cocktail under the African sun, whilst watching the Black Eagles returning to their nest.

We also have a safari tent suitable for 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children with the same facilities as the chalets.

Come and sleep under the stars in our unique stargazing Hammock Camp.
From:
R630.00 pps

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Facilities & Services:

  • Babies
  • Children under 12 years
  • Honeymoon Couples
  • Elderly
  • Airport Shuttle Service
  • Babysitting Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Ironing Service
  • Limited Room Service
  • Special Meals on Request
  • Conference facilities
  • Wedding facilities
  • Team Building
  • Bar on the Premises
  • Restaurant
  • Cots available
  • Curio Shop
  • Internet Access
  • Parking (open and off-street)
  • Fireplace on the Premises
  • Garden
  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • Other Language
  • Hiking / Walking Trails
  • Swimming Pool
  • Communal Satellite TV
  • Playground


Rooms:

Our rooms, having been built on an abandoned Venda settlement to minimize our ecological footprint, are based on the Venda culture. Thatched roofs keep the chalets cool in summer and warm in winter. Our rooms are intimate, comfortable and unique.

Mashovhela Bush Lodge Activities:

- Nature Hikes and Walking Safaris
- Mountain Biking
- Guided Walks and Drives
- Venda Drumming
- Venda Dancing
- Venda Tours
- Venda Arts and Crafts tours
- Wild Dog Tracking
- Mapungubwe National Park
- Northern Kruger National Park
- Musina Nature Reserve
- Nwanedi Nature Reserve
- Tshipise Hot Springs
- Big Tree at Sagole Spa
- Tshimbubfe Archaeological site
- Blouberg Nature Reserve

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Clothing & Accessories:

Comfortable walking shoes
Comfortable clothes
Hat
Sunscreen
Binoculars for bird watchers
Camera
Swimwear
Jacket for chilly evenings

Health & Climate:

Malaria Free Area
Warm in Summer Months(Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb)
Cool to Warm in Spring and Autumn (March, April, Aug, Sept, Oct)
Days are cool and nights are cold in Winter Months (May, June, July)

Mashovhela Bush Lodge Guest Reviews

Average Guest Rating: 
  4.3 out of 5 based on 3 reviews.


We just stayed for one night, and unfortunately it was not in the season. But we enjoyed the calm and the friendly atmosphere. The food was just fantastic!
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 Reviewed by Birgitte S. Bjarkam over a year ago

Excellent accommodation, perfect place to relax. Service and personnel were exceedingly good and very knowledable of the area. Will go there again.
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 Reviewed by Andy Smith over a year ago

Very good hosts, nice welcome and stay, nice area.
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 Reviewed by Alexander Gey over a year ago