As comfortable as it is convenient, our Makgabeng Farm Lodge is located near the town of Bochum in the country’s most northerly province of Limpopo and offers visitors to the area a handy starting point from which to explore many of the region’s most popular attractions. Taking its name from the nearby Makgabeng Plateau, our lodge has become well known for the exceptional nature of its accommodation that includes many facilities that are most often not to be found in a typical bushveld hostelry.
Makgabeng Farm Lodge Offers Tourists Quality Accommodation near Limpopo Attractions
Formerly known as the Northern Province and its capital city of Pietersburg, renamed as Polokwane, with the change of names, it appears that the province has also experiences a change of fortune in the form of a growing interest in spiritual and eco-tourism. The plateau forms an integral part of the far broader Vhembe Biosphere Reserve that was declared by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 2009.
For the tourist, the plateau holds a wide range of attractions and our Makgabeng Farm Lodge offers the perfect base from which to experience them. Nestled in the shadow of the magnificent Blouberg Mountain Range, our lodge sits on the threshold of a remote bushveld wilderness; one that is replete with wonders. Near to some of the more compelling attractions that draw thousands of visitors to Limpopo annually, the plateau is home to a wide variety of wildlife and provides a safe haven for many species that are only to be found in this area.
For the rock climbers, the Blouberg provides some exciting challenges that draw enthusiasts from South Africa and many other countries around the globe. That said, it is not the wildlife, the rock climbing or even the undeniable natural beauty of the plateau that provides the main tourist attraction. Among those who seek lodgings at our lodge, perhaps most do so in order to be near some of the more than 2 500 rock art sites for which the Limpopo province is known throughout the world.
In fact, the popularity of this fascinating primitive form of art has prompted our lodge to set up a separate rock art campsite. The site offers campers thatched wooden platforms to keep tents well clear of the ground and any unwelcome visitors, as well as providing a traditional boma that houses the cooking and ablution facilities. Most important, however, is its proximity to the sandstone surfaces where the San and Khoikhoi tribes, and later the local Hananwa people, have etched their cultural and religious records – now a precious legacy for all to share. It is equally convenient for birders and even to experience a ride in a donkey cart to spot some of the local flora and fauna.
For those preferring the comforts of home, being a little more distant from these attractions is definitely compensated for by exceptional accommodation and delicious, traditional cuisine. At our main lodge site, you will have the choice of an air-conditioned, thatched chalet or farm suite, each with an en-suite bathroom, 8-channel DStv bouquet, fridge, a tea and coffee station, and even access to the internet.
For comfortable, affordable accommodation near the heart of this fascinating Limpopo plateau there is little to match our Makgabeng Farm Lodge.