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Ribolla Arts and Crafts Route

Ribolla Arts and Crafts Route

A group of artists from the Limpopo region have organised themselves to form the Arts and Crafts Route. The artworks created by these artists have often drawn their inspiration from the mythical, which forms an important part of the local culture. There are crafters and artists, traditional dancers, storytellers, gardeners, and singers to be seen in the traditional Shangaan and Venda villages you pass on the route through Limpopo to the Kruger National Park. The artists use traditional materials such as driftwood and clay to create artworks which range from wood carvings to pottery. The route covers the four primary areas of Venda, Elim, Makhado and Giyani. One of the fascinating facts about the artists on the route is that the majority of them have never received any formal training. Their skills have been gained through years of practice as well as through the guidance of their predecessors and it has resulted in what is now regarded as a unique group of artists forming the Ribolla Arts and Crafts Route. Some of the artists include; Twananani Textiles specialising in hand painting, block printing, dying, bead work and embroidery to create home decoration and fashion products, Thomas Kubayi who uses wood and cement to create sculptures, Lucky Makamu makes sculptures with metal elements and benches and tables decorated in the same style as his sculptures, Noria Mbasa is an internationally recognised female wood and clay sculptor, Pfananani weaving and Mukhondeni Pottery. There is also the Ribolla Cultural walking trail and the Tshakuma market which is held along the R 524, where women sell fruit and vegetables from the farms in the Levubu valley.

For more information please contact:
Ribolla Tourism Association
Tel: +27-15-5564262
Fax: +27-15-5564333
Or email: ribollata@mweb.co.za

Physical Address:
Old Khoja Building
Behind Elim Shopping Complex
Elim

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Sleeps: 48 in 6 units/rooms
From R 800,00
Per unit, per night.

Cuckoo's Nest Guest House

Guest House Accommodation in Makhado (Louis Trichardt)

15.6km North West of center of Ribolla Arts and Crafts Route

The Cuckoo's Nest Guest House (CNGH) is so called because of the beautiful cuckoo birds that frequent the area. The house has six, spacious en suite bedrooms, which each having panoramic views of the beautiful Soutpansberg mountains.

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Sleeps: 10 in 3 units/rooms
From R 700,00
Per unit, per night.

Zvakanaka Farm

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Makhado (Louis Trichardt)

21.0km North West of center of Ribolla Arts and Crafts Route

The cabin consists of a large bedroom/living area with a separate kitchen and bathroom. The bathroom has a toilet, basin and shower. Under the trees, outside the bathroom, with a stunning view of the mountains, is a luxurious oval double bath: ...

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Graded:
Sleeps: 59 in 17 units/rooms
From R 340,00
Per person, per night sharing.

The Ultimate Lodge

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Makhado (Louis Trichardt)

22.5km North West of center of Ribolla Arts and Crafts Route

The Ultimate Lodge offers warm and comfortable accommodation with friendly service. All our bedrooms are individually decorated

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Sleeps: 75 in 16 units/rooms
From R 316,00
Per person, per night sharing.

Mashovhela Bush Lodge

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Makhado (Louis Trichardt)

24.9km North West of center of Ribolla Arts and Crafts Route

Enjoy the unique atmosphere of Mashovhela Lodge in Morning Sun Nature Reserve, tucked away in a steep valley, surrounded by impressive rocky outcrops where Black Eagles nest.

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Buzzard Mountain Retreat

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Makhado (Louis Trichardt)

32.0km West of center of Ribolla Arts and Crafts Route

Accommodation consists of 3 stone cottages with separate rooms - a shower and toilet (one has a bath). 4 basic wood cabins (open-plan) with a central ablution (long-drop toilets). Various camp sites are also available.

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