Medike is situated in the
Limpopo (Northern) Province about 36km west of Louis
Trichardt (Makhado). This Natural Heritage Site is in
the picturesque western Soutpansberg where the Sand
River (Mongezi) has cut an impressive gorge through the
The best way to savour Medike's rich ecological
diversity is on foot. More than 30km of marked hiking
trails meander through forested kloofs, rugged gorges,
archaeological sites and mountain streams to waterfalls,
spectacular rock formations and a mysterious Bushman
shelter with ancient rock art.
The diversity of natural habitats found on Medike
affords a large variety of fauna and flora. Nearly 200
bird species have been identified including the Black
Eagle, Peregrine Falcon, Lanner Falcon, African Hawk
Eagle and the rare Bat Hawk and the Narina Trogon.
Several of Africa's rare mammals like the leopard,
anteater, brown hyena and pangolin is home to Medike.
Klipspringer, bushbuck, Sharpe's grysbok, warthogs,
baboons, vervet monkeys, bushbabies and hyraxes are
Medike is also known for its butterflies. The most
common reptiles are the endemic Soutpansberg lizard,
black mamba and python.
More than 250 tree species including Real Yellowwood,
Baobab and the rare Pepperbark provide a haven for keen
Medike is a member of the Soutpansberg Conservancy that
ultimately aims at managing a 90 000 ha conservancy to
preserve the Soutpansberg�s unique cultural and natural
Campfires, a leopard rasping in the distance, star
filled nights, eagles soaring above the mountains and
true bushveld hospitality will make your Medike sojourn
even more memorable.
Dissimilar, quaint and homely accommodation is
Come and share the peace
and tranquillity of Medike, quoting our guests Ben and
Mpizana from Tzaneen: " hiking along the river,
discovering a bit of Medike's history in the rock
paintings, startling the innocent buck along the shores,
listening to the baboons' barks as the sun sets, being
watched by curious warthog, baking the finest bread in
the termite hill, relaxing around a dying fire under a
- Murango Boulder
Cottage (7 beds) - built into gigantic boulders on
the banks of the Sand River.
Pioneer Cottage (7 beds) - restored old trading post
dating from the early nineteen thirties.
- Masianoke Log
Cabin (4 beds) - nestled in the mountainside with a
wooden deck overlooking the cliffs of the Sand River
We are able to facilitate personal, exclusive
custom-made excursions in and around the Soutpansberg
and Blouberg. Experienced, accredited freelance guides
will accompany you and introduce you to various aspects
of the Soutpansberg region. (Cultural/Historic/ Art and
Crafts / Nature/ Rock Art)
"This has been the highlight of my 3 month stay in South
Africa! A truly magical place - definitely worth another
visit." - Ailene Brockman - Hampshire U.K.
"The 'bakoond' and 'donkey' were sources of great
fascination - don't ever convert to electricity!" -
Peter, Karen, Claire & Melissa Rowlands - Johannesburg
"This is a truly exceptional destination - very
sensitively restored cottage with nothing overdone or
prissy. The landscape is magnificent. Boulder cottage is
a work of art. Many thanks." - Penny and Justin Carrol,
Irish Embassy, Maputo