Fellow South Africans, did you ever imagine that tourists from abroad could teach you anything about your own country? Well, they can. Overseas tourists are typically enquiring and adventurous, always delighting in visiting as many of South Africa’s attractions as possible – those which are famous, plus the country’s lesser-known inland gems.
Discover Limpopo’s Farm Lodge Hospitality
Traditionally, the majority of South Africans typically tended to spend their leisure time at coastal resorts, in the bushveld or overseas (if they could afford international travel). Nowadays, though, more and more South Africans are booking their holiday and weekend break accommodation inland, and discovering places in their own country about which they previously knew little or nothing at all.
Many such unique destinations can be found in the Limpopo province, formerly known as the Northern Transvaal. The name change took place when the South African provinces were renamed post 1994, and it’s not surprising that this region took its name from the mighty river which runs through it – the Limpopo.
The Limpopo River was immortalised in one of Rudyard Kipling’s “Just So Stories”, and described as “the great grey-green, greasy Limpopo River, all set about with fever trees”.
Accommodation in and near Limpopo
Because of the demand created by increased tourism, Limpopo province offers a wide variety of types of accommodation – B&Bs, guest houses, traditional hotels and lodges. The latter are usually associated with game and nature reserves.
Our establishment, Makgabeng Farm Lodge, is unique in that it is situated on a farm, as the name suggests, and that it strives to share our rich cultural heritage sites and wonderful natural features with guests from near and far, while conserving all these elements and giving back to the indigenous community.
The Hananwa were an indigenous tribe who lived in the Blouberg region of the Makgabeng Plateau until 1894, when the government of the Republic attempted to drive them away from the area by laying siege to the tribe.
In recognition, we’ve named our 10 thatched Hananwa-styled chalets accordingly. Each air-conditioned, comfy room features a bathroom with a rock art shower, tub, fridge, tea/coffee station, 8 DStv channels, and a spacious veranda from which to enjoy vistas of the plateau.
Our 7 suites are perfect for business travellers and others who prefer the peace and quiet of accommodation away from busy destinations. The guest amenities already mentioned also feature in these and the honeymooners’ accommodation.
Honeymooners and discerning business executives love the extra luxuries, which this private suite offers, from the king-sized bed to the lavish bathroom appointments.
At Makgabeng Farm Lodge, we focus extensively on providing all guests whom we accommodate with warm, sincere Limpopo hospitality. We’d love to share this with you too.