Mashovhela Bush Lodge

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Getaway Summary
PRICE (pp sharing):
from R 674
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.
"No go"
03 Jun 2018
By Maritza Knoetze
"Terrible won't see me again!"
"Breathtaking scenery"
11 Aug 2015
By Astrid, South Africa
"Absolutely beautiful eco lodge!"
"Delightful Eco Bush Retreat"
08 Dec 2014
By Sally, South Africa
"Very simple but absolutely meets the needs of a great value bush retreat. Attentive staff, beautiful landscape, soul lifting walks and hikes, comfortable beds, clean, cool chalets, great food. And despite being only 4km off the N1, tucked away in a hidden valley you feel as if you are deep in the bush with only the sounds of birds, insects, monkeys and baboons."
07 Mar 2013
By Wolf, Germany
"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."
"Great for couples"
02 Jan 2013
By Francois, South Africa
"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.)"
"Absolutely great!"
28 Oct 2012
By Marlene, South Africa
"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!"
"Mashovela Lodge visit"
09 May 2012
By Ilse, South Africa
"Brilliant! Friendly staff and nice food. Sorry we could not stay longer than one night. Will want to visit again."
"Lovely stay"
17 Feb 2012
By Madeleine, South Africa
"We had a lovely relaxing time!"
15 Nov 2011
By Grace, South Africa
"Very nice relaxing place in the bushes. The bed was big and comfortable. The hospitality and friendliness from staff was amazing."
11 Jun 2009
By Mary, South Africa
"Very clean, neat and peaceful. Excellent food and service. Would recommend it to anyone."