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  • Guest Rating: (3)
  • TGCSA Grading: TGCSA 3 Star
  • Accommodation Type: Guesthouse, Bed and Breakfast and Game Lodge
  • Minimum stay: 1 Day/s
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM Check-out: 11:00 AM
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Mashovhela Bush Lodge is an award winning Eco-Lodge nested in the valley of our Natural heritage site.  It is 3 Star graded, with 10 ethnically decorated en-suite chalets and three annex Safari tents (two self-catering) which evoke a special Venda Village atmosphere. 

Ideal for a family friendly breakaway, it is truly a value for money experience with guided walking trails and nature drives as well as tours to the mystical forests, sacred lakes, water spirits, stunning scenery and famous Venda culture of arts and crafts.

Mashovhela Bush Lodge is situated on the Morning Sun Nature Reserve with its big private waterfall and sacred Mashovhela Rock Pool.

Terms And Conditions:

Booking Conditions:
-  50% deposit is required to secure the booking as confirmed
-  The balance is payable 2 weeks prior to arrival
-  Payments may be made via bank transfer - cash deposit or credit card
-  Regret no cheques or travelers cheques
-  The full amount of the booking must be settled before check-in

Area Info:

The entrance to the lodge is next to the N1 and is very easy to find.  Mashovhela Bush Lodge is only 20 km from Louis Trichardt.

Places in the area:
-  Kruger National Park
-  Mapungubwe World Heritage Site
-  Tshipise Hot Water Springs
-  Bergpan Salt pans
-  Blouberg Nature Reserve
-  Schoemansdal Museum
-  Dancing Fish Gallery at Madia Thavha

Clothing and Accessories:

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

Health and 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)

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

Cancellation Policy:

-  100% Cancellation charge for total services reserved if cancelled 7 or fewer days in advance; (this includes all no-shows, non-arrivals without written valid reason for cancellation caused by illness or death)
-  75% Cancellation charge of the total services reserved if cancelled between 8 to 14 days prior to arrival
-  50% Cancellation charge of the deposit cancelled between 15 to 21 days prior to arrival
-  25% Cancellation charge of the deposit if cancelled between 22 to 30 days prior to arrival
-  0% Cancellation charge if cancelled 31 or more days prior to arrival.

Please note:  Unforeseen cancellations due to war, unrest or any other related circumstances are subject to the above mentioned terms and do not constitute a valid reason for waiver of the cancellation policy terms.

In the event of cancellation bonfire arising from illness or death, the provision of the consumer protection act apply, subject to proof being furnished.

Facilities & Services available:
Babies
Children under 12 years
Elderly
Honeymoon Couples
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
Fireplace on the Premises
Garden
Internet Access
Afrikaans
English
Other Language
Communal Satellite TV
Hiking / Walking Trails
Playground
Swimming Pool

Mashovhela Bush Lodge is a Guesthouse, Bed and Breakfast and Game Lodge in Louis Trichardt Limpopo South Africa
Directions:

From Gauteng
Drive North on the N1 (Toll road) until you enter Polokwane/Pietersburg
At the 3 set of traffic lights turn left. Signposted as preferred route for LDVs to Zimbabwe/ Makhado (NELSON MANDELA DRIVE)
Pass the Industrial Area for 3,5 km
At the 7th set of traffic lights turn right. Signposted as N1 recommended route and airport (VERMIKULIET DRIVE)
Drive 4 km to the T junction. Turn left onto the N1
Pass the Airport & follow the signs to Makhado/Louis Trichardt
You will now drive north for about 100 km (Toll road)
In Makhado/Louis Trichardt drive straight, passing two 4 Way stops. Continue North passing a traffic circle. Set your odometer to 0 to measure 16 km
Pass Ingwe Ranch (from here you have 2 km to go)
Pass the 120 kmh speed sign and indicate to turn LEFT.
At MASHOVHELA LODGE (MORNING SUN NATURE RESERVE) turn left and enter our gate.
Follow the sand road and signs for 4 km into the mountain valley, until you end up at the Lodge.

By Air
The closest commercial airport is at Polokwane which is approximately 120 Km from the lodge.  However private of chartered flights are possible to airfields near Louis Trichardt (30 km from the lodge) or Musina (65 km).

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Rooms and Units Available at Mashovhela Bush Lodge

Accommodation at Mashovhela Bush Lodge:
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.

Budget: Chalet 10
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,an electronic safe,its own veranda and a small enclosed garden court with parking at the doorstep
Amount of units/rooms available: 1
Maximum Persons per: 3
Maximum Children: 1
Budget: Chalet 6
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 12 years and younger. A patio with an outside table and chairs and a garden court. Beautiful view of the Soutpansberg Mountains.
Amount of units/rooms available: 1
Maximum Persons per: 3
Maximum Children: 1
Family/Group Chalet 4
One family chalet with an en-suite room with King size bed or by arrangement two twin bed and small side bed with mattress. One upstairs bedroom with 3 single beds and a separate bathroom.
A garden court with patio and outside table and chairs.
Amount of units/rooms available: 1
Maximum Persons per: 6
Maximum Children: 2
Family/Group Chalet 8&9
Family/Group unit with 2 en-suite bedrooms on the ground floor each with king size bed or two twin beds, both with a side bed. Upstairs room with sleeper couch for 2 children. Satellite TV in upstairs room. Patio with garden court and outside furniture.
Amount of units/rooms available: 1
Maximum Persons per: 8
Maximum Children: 4
Group Chalet 2&3
Two downstairs en-suite bedrooms with a King size bed or by arrangement 2 single beds and a small bed with mattress for a child of 12 years and younger. An en-suite upstairs bedroom with King size bed or by arrangement 2 single beds and a side bed.
Amount of units/rooms available: 1
Maximum Persons per: 9
Maximum Children: 3
Safari Tent
This canvas annex safari tent has a stone walled en-suite bathroom with a shower and a braai area.
King size bed or by arrangement 2 single beds. Extra side beds can be arranged for 2 children.
Amount of units/rooms available: 1
Maximum Persons per: 4
Maximum Children: 1
Safari Tent or Self Catering 1
This canvas annex safari tent has a stone walled en-suite bathroom with a shower, a kitchen and a braai area.
King size bed or by arrangement 2 single beds. An extra side bed and a loft bed can be arranged for two children.
Amount of units/rooms available: 1
Maximum Persons per: 4
Maximum Children: 2
Safari Tent or Self Catering 2
This canvas annex safari tent has a stone walled en-suite bathroom with a shower, a kitchen and a braai area.
King size bed or by arrangement 2 single beds. An extra side bed and a loft bed can be arranged for two children.
Amount of units/rooms available: 1
Maximum Persons per: 4
Maximum Children: 2
Standard: Chalet 5
En-suite bedroom with a king size bed or by arrangement two twin beds and an extra small side bed with mattress for a child of 12 years and younger. A cot can be arranged on request. A patio with a garden court.
Amount of units/rooms available: 1
Maximum Persons per: 3
Maximum Children: 1
Standard: Chalet 7
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 chalet has WiFi,an electronic safe,its own veranda and enclosed garden court with parking at working distance
Amount of units/rooms available: 1
Maximum Persons per: 3
Maximum Children: 1
Superior: Chalet 1
This Chalet has 1 en-suit bedroom with an outside shower and a child -loft,WiFi,an electronic safe,luggage table,dressing table& a Flat screen TV. Its has its own enclosed veranda/lounge and spacious garden court with parking at the doorstep
Amount of units/rooms available: 1
Maximum Persons per: 3
Maximum Children: 1
Latest 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!
Birgitte S. Bjarkam Mar 2011
Excellent accommodation, perfect place to relax. Service and personnel were exceedingly good and very knowledable of the area. Will go there again.
Andy Smith May 2009
Very good hosts, nice welcome and stay, nice area.
Alexander Gey Apr 2009