Hotels, guest houses, and simple bed and breakfast accommodations in private homes all have their value. In practice, any of these could be a great choice for visitors to Polokwane, the capital city of the Limpopo province, or perhaps a family planning a long weekend or summer vacation at one of the country’s seaside resorts. On the other hand, for those who may wish to experience the magic of the bushveld, one of the region’s game lodges is likely to be a more practical choice.
Experience the Magic of Limpopo with a Choice of Accommodation
At such a venue, the ambience alone can serve to make the experience a more memorable one. Sleeping in a traditional thatched chalet after dining under the stars in a boma that commands a view of the wilderness beyond and its shy, four-footed inhabitants can be as much a part of the overall adventure as an exciting game drive, a leisurely birding safari or a challenging but exhilarating rock climb. These are just a few of the many activities that are to be enjoyed when visiting the region of Limpopo known as the Makgabeng Plateau, a place which boasts some very appealing accommodation.
Together with the Makuleke Wetlands, the Blouberg and Soutpansberg mountain ranges, the northern corner of the Kruger National Park and the Mapungubwe Cultural Landscape, it forms part of a much larger structure named by UNESCO in 2009 as the Vhembe Biosphere Reserve. The reserve’s primary aims are to balance the needs of nature with those of the local inhabitants, to promote sustainable financial development and to promote conservation initiatives through education. Such needs are testimony to the region’s abundant flora and fauna, some species of which are quite unique to this fascinating location.
No longer limited to lodgings in the nearest town, in this case Bochum, which would mean a trek of around 40 kilometres to the heart of the plateau, many visitors are now discovering the many advantages of our Makgabeng Farm Lodge. Ranked as one of the more iconic bushveld destinations in Limpopo, our lodge offers a range of accommodation choices that has been designed to satisfy the needs of both the comfort seekers and the outdoor enthusiasts.
At the lodge itself, guests may choose either a thatched Hananwa chalet or one of the farmhouse suites and, in each case, they will enjoy air-conditioned comfort, an en-suite bathroom/shower, a fridge, a tea and coffee station, and 8 channels of DStv, as well as free internet access. The more adventurous may stay on the plateau itself, where their Limpopo accommodation will be a well-appointed campsite providing easy access to some of the finest rock art sites in South Africa.