Medike is situated about 36km west of Louis Trichardt in the Soutpansberg, one of South Africa`s most interesting mountain ranges.
The Sand River with its impressive gorge and massive quartzite cliffs, forms an outstanding feature of this Natural Heritage Site.
Here the wildlife enthusiast is rewarded with spectacular vistas, star filled nights, beautiful flora, animal and bird life. This makes Medike a haven for conservationists, bird enthusiasts, photographers and archaeologists.
The best way to savour Medike`s rich ecological diversity, is on foot. A variety of hiking trails meander through lush riverine bush to the surrounding hill slopes, sheltered kloofs graced with groves of trees, spectacular rock formations, waterfalls, archaeological sites and a mysterious Bushman shelter with ancient rock paintings.
The diversity of natural habitats found on Medike affords a large variety of fauna and flora.
Nearly 200 bird species have been identified including raptors like the Black Eagle, Peregrine Falcon, Lanner Falcon and the African Hawk Eagle.
Guests are accommodated in Murango boulder cottage , Dzhiawolala Pioneer cottage, Masianoke log cottage or Mongezi Hut.
Day visits on prior arrangement.
Facilities & Services:
- Pets only by Arrangement
- Self-Braai / Barbecue
- Fireplace on the Premises
- Parking (off-street - covered)
- Other Language
- Hiking / Walking Trails
- Swimming Pool
Murango boulder cottage is build around huge boulders and is on the banks of the Sand River. It has a room with a double bed downstairs, two lofts; one with two single beds and one with three single beds. Bedding, linen and towels are provided. There is a bathroom with a shower inside the cottage as well as an outside toilet and shower. The kitchen is fully equipped for self caterers with a gas stove , gas fridge with freezer compartment and paraffin lamps.
Dzhiawolala Pioneer cottage is a thatched renovated trading post datting back to the nineteen thirties. It is situated under large trees and has a double bed and one single bed on the loft and three single beds downstairs. Bedding, linen and towels are provided. Fully equipped for self caterers with a gas stove , gas fridge with freezer compartment and paraffin lamps.
Masianoke is a four bed log cottage with a thatched deck and a spectacular360º view on the surrounding mountains. Bedding, linen and towels are provided. Fully equipped for self caterers with a gas stove , gas fridge with freezer compartment and paraffin lamps.
Mongezi is a thatched rondawel sleeping two, tucked away in the bush and surrounded by the clifs of the Soutpansberg. Bedding, linen and towels are provided. The outside shower is a major attraction. Fully equipped for self caterers with a gas stove , gas fridge with freezer compartment and paraffin lamps.
Medike Mountain Reserve Activities:
Braai facilities, camping, mountain biking, fishing, hiking, birding, tree identification route, swimming, archaeology.
Medike Mountain Reserve Map:
Clothing & Accessories:
Good walking shoes, hat, field guides for birding, trees, butterflies, flowers, mammals etc., insect repellant, torch.
Medike Mountain Reserve Guest Reviews
Average Guest Rating:
out of 5
based on 3
We had a very enjoyable stay. Would definitely recommend it if you want peace and quite for a weekend. Wonderful birdlife and nature.
Rating: Reviewed by Melissa Knoetze over a year ago
We stayed for 2 nights in Masianoke Cottage and had a wonderful time. The cabin is in a beautiful setting, with a wonderful view of the mountains. The place could not have been more peaceful and serene. There are many walks and hikes to do during the day, a 4x4 trail, nearby San rock paintings to check out, and a pool at the main house that is perfect for cooling off. The cabin is rustic and without electricity, but lanterns are provided and there is a gas fridge & stove, in the end it only makes the place more charming. Plus, the owners are so friendly and helpful so anything you could want they'd happily help out. If you're looking to truly relax and get away from it all, this is an excellent choice.
Rating: Reviewed by Moira Beery over a year ago
We enjoyed our stay at Medike tremendously. The chalet was immaculate, everything you need was there. Peace and quiet, no disturbances. Scenery is beautiful, very pleasant indeed. Hannes and Marietjie were most kind and helpful.
Rating: Reviewed by Celeste Bosman over a year ago