Originally known as Northern Transvaal and later as Northern Province, Limpopo has always been a destination for South Africa’s travellers. This has driven a steady increase in the availability of temporary tourist accommodation in the form of B&Bs and private guest houses. While some of these are quite affordable, others are often less so.
Luxury Bushveld Accommodation in Limpopo can be Surprisingly Affordable
Apart from those on business or visiting friends and family, much of the demand for temporary lodgings in the capital, Polokwane, actually arises from those who simply want an overnight break from driving, and whose final destination lies further afield. The city has long been seen as an ideal stopover for those heading for the Kruger Nation Park or en route to one of South Africa’s northern neighbours, such as Zimbabwe or Mozambique. It does, however, rank as the country’s primary hunting destination.
Many of the people who require affordable accommodation in Limpopo today are not visiting the region as a stopover destination or to bag a wildlife trophy, but rather to revel in its natural beauty and perhaps to experience a oneness with the land and their spiritual roots. Evidence of man’s early struggle to survive, and eventually to thrive, is to be found throughout the country, but there are few places where it is more evident than among the bushveld plains of the Makgabeng Plateau and the Blouberg Mountain Range that stands guard over it.
The nearest village to the plateau is Bochum. A little over 90 kilometres from the Limpopo capital, it is a popular base for those who wish to explore the plateau. Even more convenient though, for those who may be seeking affordable accommodation but would like to enjoy a touch of luxury too, our Makgabeng Farm Lodge offers our guests all of this and much more besides.
Nestled on the plain itself and with a magnificent view of the Blouberg beyond, our lodge is positioned within easy reach of the region’s most interesting features. Among these, the abundant wildlife and ancient rock art sites invariably rank high on the “to do” lists of most guests at our lodge. At the main lodge, guests may choose to spend their nights in a thatched Hananwa chalet or a farmhouse suite. In either case, air conditioning, an en-suite bath and shower, a refrigerator, a tea and coffee station, 8 channels of DStv and internet access are standard.
A pool, lounge, the chance to enjoy some mouth-watering traditional cuisine and a range of guided tours all serve to make your stay a memorable one. Despite such exceptional luxuries, with tariffs that start from just R600 per night, our bushveld accommodation ranks among the most affordable in Limpopo.
For the more adventurous, our lodge offers the chance get closer to nature at the Makgabeng Rock Art Camp. With its thatched wooden platforms to support your tent, and a boma to provide cooking and ablution facilities, it is the perfect base for self-drive groups. From here, you can take a guided tour of the iconic San and Khoikhoi rock art sites, or view local flora and fauna from a donkey cart. Crystal clear skies, far from the city lights provide perfect conditions for amateur astronomers too. The world is truly your oyster at our affordable accommodation in Limpopo.