Things to Do in Makhado (Louis Trichardt)

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Dancing Fish Gallery

Dancing Fish Gallery

Galleries and Museums in Makhado (Louis Trichardt) (0.8 km from Makhado (Louis Trichardt))

The Dancing Fish Gallery presents an exhibition about Venda, Tsonga and Northern Sotho culture, as well as their developments with arts and crafts from traditional, to transitional and contemporary. The craft art shop, linked to the gallery displays arts and crafts from 25 individual artists and crafts groups in Northern Limpopo. If you're keen...

Louis Trichardt Golf Club

Louis Trichardt Golf Club

Golf Courses in Makhado (Louis Trichardt) (2.1 km from Makhado (Louis Trichardt))

Louis Trichardt Golf Club is one of the best 9-hole courses in South Africa, if not the best. The course features beautiful trees and is kept in excellent condition all year around. You'll experience a very friendly club atmosphere with good facilities, including a bar, board room, function facilities, halfway house, pro shop, putting green and...

Roodewal Nature Reserve Birdwatching

Roodewal Nature Reserve Birdwatching

Popular Attractions in Makhado (Louis Trichardt) (22.4 km from Makhado (Louis Trichardt))

Roodewal Nature Reserve is a birders paradise where you can spot species like African broadbill, narina trogon and the eastern nicator. The reserve is just outside Louis Trichart and the guide is willing to meet you at your place of residence. Morning, half day and full day trips can be organised with Sam Mulaudzi. Please call for further...

Mukondeni Pottery Village

Mukondeni Pottery Village

Village Marketplaces in Makhado (Louis Trichardt) (31.5 km from Makhado (Louis Trichardt))

Mukondeni Pottery Village was founded by Sarah Munyai, who started the art of pottery at the young age of 12. Today, Mukondeni Village has transformed into a place synonymous with pottery making. The clay pots, which are based on traditional paintings of Venda and Tsonga people, are sold to tourists, businesses and locals alike. Drop by to browse...

Museum of the Drum and Dzata Ruins

Museum of the Drum and Dzata Ruins

Galleries and Museums in Makhado (Louis Trichardt) (32.7 km from Makhado (Louis Trichardt))

Can you hear the drum beat; can you feel the earth spin? Venture off the beaten track 50km north-east of Louis Trichardt on the R523 between Thohoyandou and Makhado and you’ll find the Museum of the Drum and Dzata ruins. The rural peacefulness of the place makes it hard to believe that this was once a thriving community. This significant...

Things to do near Makhado (Louis Trichardt)

*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling distance.

Debengeni Falls

Debengeni Falls

Waterfall in Tzaneen (91 km from Makhado (Louis Trichardt))

Situated near the dense forests of the Magoebaskloof, the roaring Debengeni Falls is a magical spot for picnicking or swimming in the crystal pool. Named for the deeply carved pool, Debengi means ‘place of the big pot'. Right in the middle of hiking country, it’s also renowned for some rare species of birds. One of these is the colourful Grey...

Manavhela Ben Lavin Nature Reserve Game Reserve

Manavhela Ben Lavin Nature Reserve

Game Reserve in Manavhela Ben Lavin Nature Reserve (11.7 km from Makhado (Louis Trichardt))

The Manavhela Ben Lavin Nature Reserve near Makhado offers a wonderful getaway for nature lovers, birders, families and school groups. Visitors have the chance of spotting a variety of wild animals and birds including wildebeest, zebra, kudu, impala, giraffe, bushbuck, waterbuck, tsessebe and nyala. Energetic folk can explore the reserve on foot...

Mashovhela Pool

Mashovhela Pool

Popular Attractions in Soutpansberg (12.2 km from Makhado (Louis Trichardt))

Mashovhela, also traditionally known as “the place where the drums can be heard”, is the second most sacred place in Venda folklore. This sacred site is still used occasionally by sangomas in rain-making ceremonies. A few years ago the sangomas beat their drums - shortly after which Venda had the heaviest rains and most devastating floods in...

Nonyana Lodge Mountain Bike Trail

Nonyana Lodge Mountain Bike Trail

Mountain Biking Trails in Polokwane (Pietersburg) (26.6 km from Makhado (Louis Trichardt))

An exciting activity offered by Nonyana Lodge and Safaris, this mountain bike trail has enough ups and downs to give you the extreme challenge you are looking for. Come and experience it for yourself. The farm is situated in an area that is perfectly molded for mountain biking. Previous guests have reported the trail is very challenging. There...

Mabudashango Hiking Trail

Mabudashango Hiking Trail

Hiking Trail in Thohoyandou (46.7 km from Makhado (Louis Trichardt))

Tramp through the Sacred Forest of Magoebaskloof Easily one of the most stunning trails in the Limpopo, this four-day hiking trail will take you through the mountainous eastern fringe of the Soutpansberg. The trail winds past a number of revered sites and the burial grounds of Venda chiefs. A mystical atmosphere permeates the lush indigenous...

Lake Fundudzi

Lake Fundudzi

Popular Attractions in Thohoyandou (49 km from Makhado (Louis Trichardt))

One of South Africa’s largest natural lakes, Lake Fundudzi is situated near the northern part of the Soutpansberg. Visitors need special permission from Venda leaders to go there which makes its allure even more powerful. The lake and its surrounding lush forests, waterfalls and mountains is imbued with a mystical and spiritual atmosphere. The...

Giant Baobab

Giant Baobab

Popular Attractions in Duiwelskloof (71.1 km from Makhado (Louis Trichardt))

Drink a pint inside the widest tree in the world! The legendary Sunland Baobab in Modjadjiskloof is internationally celebrated for being the widest of its species in the world. These magnificent trees evoke impressions of quintessential Africa, and if they could speak - many a fascinating tale could be told.Locals believe this baobab could be as...

Musina Nature Reserve

Musina Nature Reserve

Nature Reserves in Musina Nature Reserve (77.1 km from Makhado (Louis Trichardt))

Spot rare antelope and marvel at bizarre trees Previously named Messina Baobab Forest Reserve for the highest density of baobab trees in South Africa, Musina Nature Reserve is also home to the rare sable antelope. Other wildlife you are likely to see is giraffe, zebra, kudu, eland and other antelope. Drive the two-hour circular route or get on...

Messina Golf Club

Messina Golf Club

Golf Courses in Musina(Messina) (80 km from Makhado (Louis Trichardt))

Messina Golf Club is a well kept and interesting golf course at very reasonable tariffs. There is a nice club house and pub were you can mingle with the friendly local members.

Modjadji Trails

Modjadji Trails

Hiking Trail in Duiwelskloof (80.4 km from Makhado (Louis Trichardt))

Modjadji Cycad Reserve offers 12 km of well-maintained day trails from the cycad forest to the lower lying acacias and grasslands. Large antelope including blue wildebeest, waterbuck, nyala, impala and bushbuck can be seen along the trails. Keen birders will find plenty of opportunities to tick off some of the 170 species of forest and bushveld...

Tzaneen Country Club

Tzaneen Country Club

Golf Courses in Tzaneen (80.8 km from Makhado (Louis Trichardt))

Serenely situated on the scenic Hans Merensky Dam, Tzaneen Country Club is an undiscovered challenge for the serious golfer. The course is alleged to be one of the fairest tests of golf around and should have the high and low handicapper alike urging to book the next round. Rolling fairways and punishing but fair roughs merge to present a ‘shot...

Modjadji Cycad Reserve

Modjadji Cycad Reserve

Nature Reserves in Modjadji Cycad Reserve (82.3 km from Makhado (Louis Trichardt))

Visit South Africa's own natural  Jurassic Park, the Modjadji Cycad Forest, which has the largest concentration of a single cycad species in the world. This stunning reserve is home to some of the oldest and largest cycads in the world - some up to 13 metres high and bearing cones weighing up to 34 kilograms. Mysteriously situated near the...

Tzaneen Dam

Tzaneen Dam

Dams Vleis in Tzaneen (87.4 km from Makhado (Louis Trichardt))

Surrounded by nature reserve, Tzaneen Dam is a popular recreation spot for bird watchers, anglers, picnickers, water-sports. Enjoy a barbecue on the banks of the dam.

Magoebaskloof Hiking Trail

Magoebaskloof Hiking Trail

Hiking Trail in Magoebaskloof (87.7 km from Makhado (Louis Trichardt))

The Magoebaskloof Hiking Trail offers hikers the choice of several hike duration options that range from two to five days. The three-day 50 km circular trail winds through extensive indigenous forest and pine plantations, and past waterfalls, pristine mountain streams and pools. Expect your jaw to drop at the magnificent scenery. Look out for...

Tzaneen Museum

Tzaneen Museum

Galleries and Museums in Tzaneen (90.6 km from Makhado (Louis Trichardt))

Tzaneen Museum exhibits some ethnological artefacts such as weapons, pottery, African drums and utensils of the local Tsonga and North Sotho people. Well-informed guides show visitors around and explain the Tsonga legends that are depicted in sculptures under the trees in the garden. The museum also possesses a very large number of pole carvings...