Moshovhela Lodge - Morning Sun Nature Reserve

Mashovhela, Limpopo

Mashovhela, Limpopo

Mashovhela, Limpopo

Mashovhela, Limpopo

Mashovhela, Limpopo

Mashovhela, Limpopo




Enjoy the unique atmosphere of Mashovhela Lodge in Morning Sun Nature Reserve, sited between cliffs where Black Eagle's nest. This Natural Heritage Site is situated in the scenic, malaria free Soutpansberg Mountains of the Limpopo Province.

Be revitalized by the natural beauty and the Venda culture of dance, drums, secret forests and lakes, unique mythology and the magic of the sacred Mashovhela rock pool.

Let our warm and friendly staff pamper you whilst you relax in our cosy Venda style lodge, which is recognized for its eco-friendly principles, sustainable energy usage all at an affordable rate.

Mashovhela Lodge employs green and responsible tourism policies, strict environmental and conservation policies, alternative energy usage and community development projects.

The lodge runs on alternative, renewable and sustainable energy and guests are encouraged to support the environmental endeavours.

Bush Lodge
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".

Our ten cosy 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.

Relax in our unique ethnically decorated chalets that evoke a special Venda village atmosphere. Our 10 intimate en-suite chalets have a unique ethnic feel, whilst offering complete comfort and privacy. Children are accommodated in our family friendly units.

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.

Drumbeat Restaurant
The restaurant, terrace, boma and even the bush, as well as the fully licensed bar guarantees not only variations in food, fine South African wines, cocktails or a drink of your choice, but a different setting for various occasions.

Beautiful year round weather allows you the opportunity to breakfast in the bush at one of many archaeological sites, shadowed by a magnificent old, Baobab tree.

Morning Sun Nature reserve is home to a wide diversity of wildlife including 19 species of antelope (including rare Sharp`s grysbok, red duiker, sable, tsesebe and eland), predators such as leopard, brown hyena, honey badger and numerous other feline and canine, 5 primate species, zebra, warthog and bush pig, hyrax and more.

More than 300 species of butterflies occur in the region of 95 genera, 6 main families and 19 subfamilies. As regards moth species, as many as 3000 species are believed to exist in the region.

- Nature Hikes and Walking Safaris
- Mountain Biking
- Guided Walks and Drives
- Venda Drumming
- Venda Dancing
- Venda Tours
- Venda Arts and Crafts tours
- Wild Dog Tracking
- Mapungubwe National Park
- Northern Kruger National Park
- Musina Nature Reserve
- Nwanedi Nature Reserve
- Tshipise Hot Springs
- Big Tree at Sagole Spa
- Tshimbubfe Archaeological site
- Blouberg Nature Reserve

How to get there
Drive North on the N1 (toll road) to Polokwane / Pietersburg.
Follow the signs to Makhado/Louis Trichardt and drive further north for about 100km (toll road).
In Makhado/Louis Trichardt drive straight, passing two 4-way stops. Continue north passing a traffic circle. Set your odometer to 0 to measure 16km.
At Mashovhela Lodge (Morning Sun Nature Reserve) turn left and enter our gate.
Follow the sand road and signs for 4km into the mountain valley, until you end up at the Lodge.