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.
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.
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: ...
The Ultimate Lodge offers warm and comfortable accommodation with friendly service. All our bedrooms are individually decorated
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.
Situated halfway between Polokwane (Pietersburg) and the Zimbabwe border is the small town of Makhado, once known as Louis Trichardt. The town is located at the foot of the thickly forested Soutpansberg Mountains, and is an excellent base for sorties to the northern half of the Kruger National Park. There are numerous cliffs and peaks in the Soutpansberg to challenge the climber. The moderate climate and high rainfall of the Soutpansberg mountains give rise to their thickly forested slopes with Yellow-woods and Stinkwoods and lush sub-tropical vegetation.
Makhado has become a centre for fruit growing, and tropical fruit orchards abound here. There are mangoes and litchis, bananas and a wide selection of nuts. The 2500-hectare Ben Lavin Nature Reserve, a privately owned reserve just to the south of Makhado, is home to more than 50 mammal and 230 bird species, the latter including the rare Gymnogene, the Gorgeous Bush Shrike and the Bronzewinged Courser. There are excellent accommodation facilities here.