Louis Trichardt is located at the foot of the densely forested Soutpansberg Range in a highly fertile, rapidly growing agricultural area.

Originally named after the Voortrekker leader Louis Trichardt. It is a town in perfect harmony with its spectacular surroundings.

Its streets and gardens gay with flowering trees and it is a handy base for exploring the Soutpansberg.

Louis Trichardt has become one of the province's premier business and tourism destinations.

Tropical fruits, such as litchis, bananas, mangoes and nuts are grown in the nearby Levubu district and are available in abundance.

There are several hotels on the heights overlooking Louis Trichardt and a number of other accommodation establishments available.


Arts and Crafts:
The town and surrounds are renowned for its multi-cultural population and the highly creative arts and craft they produce. This includes handcrafted paper, pottery, batiks and textiles.

Ben Lavin Nature Reserve:
A reserve offering something for any visitor, including beautiful views and fascinating archeological sites dating to 1250 AD. There are 160 tree species, 250 bird species, 50 species of animal and several mountain biking trails.

Those in the area include Albasini and Middle Letaba dams, offering a relaxing day by the water. The overflow of the Twin Dams of the Nwanedi Reserve offers scenic beauty and excellent fishing.

Fort Hendrina:
A collapsible fort used in the 1880s as protection for artillery men and mounted police.

Hanklip Picnic Site and Forest:
A superb birdwatching site with many trails through scenic wooded countryside boasting trees of worldwide dendrological interest.

Langjan Nature Reserve:
Given its red sand dunes and Kalahari veld, this reserve was proclaimed to provide sanctuary for the last remaining herd of gemsbok in the province.

The site, in the Sand River Gorge, of a series of fascinating San rock artwork including murals and etching.

Memorial Gardens:
North of the Civic center are these lovingly manicured gardens commemorating victims of various local and international conflicts.

Scenic Drives:
Including the Bluegumspoort Drive on the Soutpansberg and the Witvlag Drive from the town to Piesangshoek.

Schoemansdal Museum:
15km west of town, commemorating the pioneering history of the area and the country as a whole. The nearby cemetry includes the grave of the Voortekker leader Andries Potgieter.

Tsonga Textiles:
Some of the most creative local textiles designs are on offer here.

The town is known for its enthusiastic woodcarving population and many fine examples can be purchased.
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