Bochum accommodation is in high demand, even though the name of this small Limpopo town is one that is largely unknown, even by many South Africans. The town owes its title, which it shares with a city in the German state of Westphalia and a biblical town on the River Jordan, to a couple named Carl and Helen Franz who founded a hospital in the area to care for patients with leprosy. Now among the fastest growing rural communities in the country, it owes much of its expansion to the fact that it is situated on the doorstep of the Makgabeng Plateau.
Bochum Accommodation – A Great Way to Explore the Makgabeng Plateau
Bochum accommodation is sought after by both local and overseas tourists eager to explore the plateau. Along with the Soutpansberg, the Makuleke Wetlands, the Mapungubwe Cultural Landscape and the northern part of the Kruger, it forms a part of the Vhembe Biosphere Reserve declared by UNESCO in 2009. The plateau lies in the shadow of the Blouberg Mountain range, another scenic feature that has served to make the countries northernmost province one of its most popular tourist destinations, and to provide a welcome boost for those whose living is dependent upon the opportunities now provided by the town’s many visitors.
Having secured some suitable Bochum accommodation, visitors to the area are presented with a wealth of opportunities to enjoy the many features of this beautiful and fascinating region. For many of those drawn to these parts, their prime interest is in its wildlife and in this respect, there is much to be discovered and savoured. While, of the fabled big five, only the lion and leopard are to be found, this is a region known for its diversity of smaller animal life and features several species of mammal, reptile and insects that are unique to the area.
Wildlife aside, probably the most common reason for the visitor to book some Bochum accommodation is not to explore nature’s wonders, but to view some of the man-made features for which the region is famed. With something close to eight hundred individual sites to its credit, this area of the Limpopo province boasts the largest accumulation of rock art on the African continent. It is not only unique in the sheer volume of these creations, but also in housing the only site in which the works of the San and Khoikhoi Bushmen tribes, and the more recent renderings added by the Northern Sotho people can be seen in close proximity to one another.
Whatever your particular reason for seeking Bochum accommodation may be, it is probable that you will be looking for a place that is both comfortable and convenient – a place in which to relax when not busy exploring and that is close to the region’s major attractions. One such place is our Makgabeng Farm Lodge, a venue favoured by many for our home comforts and value for money.
Consisting of a mixture of thatched chalets, farmhouse suites and an executive or honeymoon suite, we offer the traveller air-conditioned comfort, en-suite convenience and 8 channels of DStv, plus a fridge, a tea and coffee station and access to the internet as part of the deal. Thatched tent platforms at our rock art campsite complete our exceptional Bochum accommodation.