Mashovhela Bush Lodge

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  • View of Mashovhela Lodge
  • Intimate en-suite chalets
  • Interior of chalet
  • One of the bathrooms
  • Drumbeat Restaurant
  • Drumbeat Restaurant
  • Breakfast served on the veranda
  • Swimming pool
  • Hammock Camp
  • A stunning waterfall and rock pools
  • Rock pool
  • Venda cultural dancing
  • Description
  • Facilities
  • Important Information
Unwind in the tranquil atmosphere of our intimate and unique Venda styled lodge surrounded by African bush.

Tucked away in a steep valley, surrounded by impressive rocky outcrops, on the site of an abandoned Venda settlement, lies our small lodge which gets its name from the sacred Mashovhela rock pool, "Place where the drums beat". Be pampered by our warm and friendly staff that offer excellent, attentive and concerning service. Our 10 cozy rooms, restaurant, cocktail bar, conference venue, boma, swimming pool, arts and crafts shop where all built to minimize the ecological footprint and are run on a sustainable energy program. Mashovhela Lodge offers comfortable accommodation in the Louis Trichardt and Soutpansberg Area.

Relax in our unique ethnically decorated chalets that evoke a special Venda village atmosphere.

Our 10 intimate en-suite chalets, decorated by Ingrid Hahn, have a unique ethnic feel, whilst offering complete comfort and privacy. Children are accommodated in our family friendly units. The call of bush babies, the hooting of Giant Eagle Owls and chirping of cicadas and frogs will break the silence of the night whilst you stretch out on our luxurious "king size" or twin beds.
From your own private veranda surrounded by "magube" walls you can enjoy a cocktail under the African sun, whilst watching the Black Eagles returning to their nest.
  • Type: Lodge
  • Sleeps: 34
  • Check-in: 02:00 PM
    Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Reviews: 7
  • Airport Shuttle Service
  • Parking Available
  • Babysitting Services
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Internet Access
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Restaurant
  • On-site Parking

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • Venda (Tshivenda)

Grading

  • 3 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
  • AA Approved
* Please enquire for further details.


The balance is payable 2 weeks prior to arrival.
Payments may be made via bank transfer; cash deposit or credit card.
Regret no cheques.
Sorry not pets allowed.

7 Reviews on Mashovhela Bush Lodge

We like the area for its outstanding biodiversity. Due to management changes we experienced some problems, but we were granted free beverages for the inconvenience. Generally good value for money.


07 March 2013

Service was superb. Great location. Very warm welcome. But... Not having a kettle or minibar in the rooms makes it less than ideal for traveling with toddlers. (I must add that we were initially booked to stay in a safari tent which is even less ideal for toddlers, but we were accommodated in a another room at no extra cost within 20m of arriving.) The place has lots of potential and is set in breathtaking surroundings, but the experience was a bit surreal at times. On NYE the main course of the dinner consisted of rump steak and a big bowl of yellow rice. By 9PM the already unimaginative music was replaced by some hardcore metal music. In general the lodge has the air of a place that could easily fetch twice its rate per night if only some basics (including the dirt road leading to the lodge, air-conditioning, bar fridge, on-site kiosk for basic snacks etc) were given some attention. Since the service was superb (all our requests were speedily and warmly accommodated) I am not sure where the disconnect is happening, but I sincerely hope the owner steps in and saves a potentially breathtaking lodge from demise.)


02 January 2013

To the staff and managers, thank you so much for going out of your way to make us feel at home! We will most definitely be back!


28 October 2012

Brilliant! Friendly staff and nice food. Sorry we could not stay longer than one night. Will want to visit again.


09 May 2012

We had a lovely relaxing time!


17 February 2012
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Price & Availability

ON REQUEST
Thursday 11th September
  • Per Person Sharing:
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  • Per Person:
  • R600
  • Per Unit:
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  • Minimum Stay:
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Includes: All Meals & Activities
Our 10 intimate en-suite chalets, decorated by Ingrid Hahn, have a unique ethnic feel, whilst offering complete comfort and privacy. The call of bush babies, the hooting of Giant Eagle Owls and chirping of cicadas and frogs will break the silence of the night whilst you stretch out on our luxurious king-size bed or twin beds and a sleeper couch. From your own private veranda surrounded by "Mugabe" walls you can enjoy a cocktail under the African sun, whilst watching the Black Eagles returning to their nest.
Beds King beds, Single beds
 
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Includes: Room Only
Something different in the Soutpansberg Mountains offering comfort and privacy under canvass with en-suite facilities. Experience the African Bush in a Safari Tent, there is no better way of experiencing a night in Africa than sleeping in one of our en-suite safari tents. The bush feels much closer and the night noises all that louder. Even though there is nothing more romantic than a night under canvass our Safari Tent can sleep up to four people, making them ideal for families as well. A private outside porch allows you to relax and take in the beauty of our reserve and the sounds of birds going about their day to day lives.
 
Safari Tent Camp
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Standard Chalets x 10

Includes: All Meals and Activities

Our 10 intimate en-suite chalets, decorated by Ingrid Hahn, have a unique ethnic feel, whilst offering complete comfort and privacy. The call of bush babies, the hooting of Giant Eagle Owls and chirping of cicadas and frogs will break the silence of the night whilst you stretch out on our luxurious king-size bed or twin beds and a sleeper couch. From your own private veranda surrounded by "Mugabe" walls you can enjoy a cocktail under the African sun, whilst watching the Black Eagles returning to their nest.

Features available

Beds King beds, Single beds

Safari Tent Camp x 1

Includes: Room Only

Something different in the Soutpansberg Mountains offering comfort and privacy under canvass with en-suite facilities. Experience the African Bush in a Safari Tent, there is no better way of experiencing a night in Africa than sleeping in one of our en-suite safari tents. The bush feels much closer and the night noises all that louder. Even though there is nothing more romantic than a night under canvass our Safari Tent can sleep up to four people, making them ideal for families as well. A private outside porch allows you to relax and take in the beauty of our reserve and the sounds of birds going about their day to day lives.

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