Buzzard Mountain Retreat offers self catering accommodation deep in the Soutpansberg mountain range near Makhado (Louis Trichardt) in Limpopo. Accommodation consists of three self catering stone cottages with separate rooms - a shower and toilet (one has
The Cuckoo's Nest Guest House offers bed and breakfast accommodation in Makhado (Louis Trichardt) in Limpopo. The Cuckoo's Nest Guest House is so called because of the beautiful cuckoo birds that frequent the area. There are seven which are endemic to the
The Ultimate Lodge offers a selection of self catering accommodation, bed and breakfast accommodation, room-only accommodation and camping in Makhado (Louis Trichardt) in Limpopo. We are committed to creating memories for our guests that will bring them
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.