Lajuma is an exclusive
privately owned guest farm in the unspoilt and little
known mist belt of the western Soutpansberg region.
Lajuma is situated 25 km east of Vivo and 45km west of
Makhado (formerly Louis Trichardt) high up in the
Soutpansberg mountain range. The highest peak of the
Soutpansberg is situated on the reserve.
Lajuma has a surface area of 430 hectares. It forms part
of the Thavha Ya Muno Private Nature Reserve (about 5000
ha) and of the Soutpansberg Conservancy.
Topography is rugged with deep valleys and high cliffs.
Clear mountain streams and beautiful waterfalls
characterize the reserve.
The far Limpopo province is often perceived as arid
savannah and bushveld. The Soutpansberg mist belt
however has a totally unique composition of plants and
animals. Flora environments on Lajuma is highly diverse
and includes the following; Savannah Bushveld Indigenous
forests with ancient Yellowwood trees and very sensitive
"Soutpansberg fynbos", similar to that found in the
Western Cape. Fauna is found naturally in the area and
can be regularly seen.
Some unique species are, the endangered Samango Monkey,
Sharpe's Grysbok and the exclusive leopard.
The waterfall lodge consists of two thatched chalets and
large enclosed lapa with fireplace situated in a
secluded valley overlooking a waterfall. It provides
peace and tranquillity for real nature lovers who want
to be on their own.
Not suitable for small children. Access down a long
staircase also makes it unsuitable to visitors with
The forest chalet nestles against a forest and has a
stunning view. It is built in period style with
fireplace. Can accommodate two. Suitable for small
Situated on a high cliff overlooking a forested valley
and rolling mountains.
Five separate units can accommodate up to 30 people. Has
a large lapa with conference or lecture facilities.
You'll receive bedding, towels, all cutlery, braai
facilities, lighting and wood for a fire.
All units have a fridge and a gas stove.
You must bring a torch and hard wood for a braai if
* Well marked nature routes through the breathtaking
natural beauty of the Soutpansberg.
* Guided walks to ancient archaeological sites with full
information on these.
* Interpretive trails with comprehensive information on
all aspects of the ecology of the area.
* Swimming in mountain pools underneath natural
* Climbing to the top of Letjume, the highest peak of
the Soutpansberg overlooking the wide expanses of the
* Birding and game watching in their natural
How to get there
From Johannesburg / Pretoria travel via the N1 to
Polokwane and then to Makhado (Louis Trichardt).
Take the R522 for 46km towards Vivo, where you'll find
the turn-off to Lajuma.
Please note that the last 7 km is accessible only by
bakkie (a pick-up) or a 4x4 vehicle.
However, there is safe parking for cars and transport up
the mountain will be provided by prior arrangement - and
a small fee.