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2 Nights Adventurous Honeymoon Package

Day 1
Arrival and Welcome Drinks at Mashovhela Bush Lodge

Romantic Sun downer Drive with sparkling wine

  • Check-in at Mashovhela Bush Lodge early afternoon
  • Stretch your legs on a short unguided walk to our baobab tree
  • At 16h00 prepare yourself for a scenic & romantic Sundowner drive where our guide will drive you on top of our Soutpansberg Mountain plateau to indulge in the panoramic view of our Morning Sun Nature reserve which presents breath-taking scenery
  • The evening is full of the sound of drumming and traditional song as local Venda dancers entertain you with an array of different Venda cultural dances to honour the chef for the creative and delicious dinner about to be served at our Drumbeat restaurant or Boma.

Day 2

  • After breakfast you will depart on a relaxing 4 hour morning drive @ walk to the large waterfall on our Morning Sun Reserve which allows you to take in the beauty of indigenous forests, rock pools and streams whilst being informed about the nature surrounding you. The walk also includes a packed Picnic lunch while you enjoy the sounds of the water at our Mashovhela rock pool, the second most sacred site in Venda Culture.
  • Afternoon tea and cake can be enjoyed while relaxing around the Lodge pool/garden or go on a short walk to our small waterfall.

Unique special option: Adventurous couples can sleep on top of the mountain in our unimog truck under the starts and enjoy a romantic, private evening and bush dinner.

Couples also have the option to sleep in the Hammock Camp and enjoy a bush dinner.

Day 3

  • After breakfast at our Drumbeat restaurant, we then farewell you to check-out and depart from our Mashovhela Bush Lodge.

Includes:

  • 2 nights’ accommodation at Mashovhela Bush Lodge
  • All activities as per itinerary
  • All meals as per itinerary
  • Amenities in room
  • Coffee/tea making facilities in the room
  • Welcome drinks & a sparkling wine during the Panoramic drive & at the bush dinner or a soft drink/cider/beer.
  • Sleep on top of the mountain in the unimog truck & Bush dinner or sleep in hammocks at our Hammock Camp & Bush dinner – luggage and belongings stay in the room

Excludes: 

  • All other beverages
  • Gratuities for the dancers and staff

Three Nights Package

Our authentic Venda tours are a captivating experience filled with mystical forests, sacred lakes, water spirits, stunning scenery and world famous crafts. The Venda culture is steeped in the spirit world and finds expression in their woodcarvings, pottery and the decoration of their buildings.

Morning Sun Nature Reserve is a Natural Heritage Site with so much scenic beauty in the heart of the Soutpansberg Mountains situated in the Limpopo Province of South Africa.

Day 1:

  • Check-in at Mashovhela Lodge early afternoon
  • Stretch your legs on a short walk to our baobab tree
  • At 16h00 prepare yourself for a Scenic sundowner drive where our guide will drive you on top of our Soutpansberg Mountain platao to indulge in the panoramic view of our Morning Sun Nature reserve which presents breath-taking scenery
  • The evening is full of the sound of drumming and traditional song as local Venda dancers entertain you with an array of different Venda cultural dances around a campfire to honour the chef for the creative and delicious dinner about to be served at the boma. – weather permitting

Day 2:

  • After breakfast your day of discovering the Venda culture This is a FULL DAY tour which will depart at 09h00 and includes drinks and lunch on the road.

The tour includes:

  • Visiting the Dzata Ruins and Museum, the Venda legends and interesting history of this very proud and colourful African tribe is brought to life by the relaying of actual stories and legends linked to the artefacts displayed there.
  • Stopping at mountain viewpoint offers breath-taking views of scenic beauty of Venda and the Soutpansberg and Tshivhase Tea Plantation.
  • Venturing further into Venda we visit Lake Fundudzi which is probably the most sacred site in Venda culture. It has always been related to the spirit world with a legendary large white python God living below the surface of the water and sometimes you can hear the Tshikona sing, although no one appears to be present. It is the home of the mythical python and white crocodile.
  • Surrounding Lake Fundudzi is the Thathe Vondo forest, the ‘Holy Forest’, with ancient trees and mountain ferns where all the great Venda Kings are said to be buried. Hence it is believed to be so full of spirits that few Venda people venture into it, but we do.
  • The Tshatshingo Potholes are a must see, here the waters of the Mutale River fall into a naturally formed pothole and disappear for some distance before reappearing and continuing on its course. In this beautiful natural setting with waterfalls, river streams and forests we enjoy a picnic lunch.
  • To get an insight into the life of Venda people and their culture we are welcomed at a Venda cultural village
  • Dinner will be served at the Drumbeat restaurant

Day 3:

  • After breakfast a relaxing 4hour morning walk to the large waterfall on our Morning Sun Reserve, allows you to take in the beauty of indigenous forests, rock pools and streams whilst being informed about the nature surrounding you. The walk also includes a packed Picnic lunch while you enjoy the sounds of the water at our Mashovhela rock pool, the second most sacred site in Venda Culture.
  • Afternoon tea and cake can be enjoyed while relaxing around the Lodge pool/garden or go on a short walk to our small waterfall.
  • Then relax at the Lodge and enjoy your Dinner and Breakfast at the Drumbeat Restaurant.
  • Weather permitting; you have the option to spend the night sleeping in our “Star gazing Hammock Camp

Day 4:     

  • After a memorable Bush-Breakfast, we then farewell you to check-out and depart from our Mashovhela Bush Lodge.

Includes:

  • 3 night’s accommodation at Mashovhela Bush Lodge
  • All activities as per tour details
  • All meals
  • Amenities and coffee/tea making facilities in the room
  • Sleeping in the Hammock Camp (optional) – luggage and belongings stay in the room
  • All entrance fees on tour
  • A conservancy fee of R60 per adult and R30 per child under 12 years.
  • Weather permitting option : one FREE Hammock camp overnight  including Bush braai Dinner and Breakfast  (minimum of 2 persons to book on arrival at reception)

Excludes:

*All other beverages *Gratuities for the dancers and staff   *Gratuities for the dancers and staff


Two Nights Venda Cultural Program

Our authentic Venda tours are a captivating experience filled with mystical forests, sacred lakes, water spirits, stunning scenery and world famous crafts. The Venda culture is steeped in the spirit world and finds expression in their woodcarvings, pottery and the decoration of their buildings.

Accommodation is at Mashovhela Bush Lodge in the Morning Sun Nature Reserve which is a Natural Heritage Site with so much scenic beauty in the heart of the Soutpansberg Mountains situated in the Limpopo Province of South Africa

Day1:

  • Check-in at Mashovhela Lodge early afternoon
  • Stretch your legs on a short unguided walk to our baobab tree (optional)
  • The evening is full of the sound of drumming and traditional song as local Venda dancers entertain you around a campfire with an array of different Venda cultural dances to honour the chef for the creative and delicious dinner about to be served at the Boma.

Day 2: 

  • After breakfast at 09h00 your day of discovering the Venda culture begins.  This is a FULL DAY tour including drinks and Lunch on the road.
  • The tour includes:
  • Visiting the Dzata Ruins and Museum, the Venda legends and interesting history of this very proud and colourful African tribe is brought to life by the relaying of actual stories and legends linked to the artefacts displayed there.
  • Stopping at mountain viewpoint offers breath-taking views of scenic beauty of Venda and the Soutpansberg and Tshivhase Tea Plantation.
  • Venturing further into Venda we visit Lake Fundudzi which is probably the most sacred site in Venda culture. It has always been related to the spirit world with a legendary large white python god living below the surface of the water and sometimes you can hear the Tshikona sing, although no one appears to be present. It is the home of the mythical python and white crocodile.

Surrounding Lake Fundudzi is the Thathe Vondo forest, the ‘Holy Forest’, with ancient trees and mountain ferns where all the great Venda Kings are said to be buried.

  • Hence it is believed to be so full of spirits that few Venda people venture into it, but we do.
  • The Tshatshingo Potholes are a must see, here the waters of the Mutale River fall into a naturally formed pothole and disappear for some distance before reappearing and continuing on its course. In this beautiful natural setting with waterfalls, river streams and forests we enjoy a picnic lunch.
  • To get an insight into the life of Venda people and their culture we are welcomed at the Venda cultural villages.
  • Dinner will be served in the Drumbeat restaurant.

Day 3:           

  • After breakfast at our Drumbeat restaurant, we then farewell you to check-out and depart from our Mashovhela Bush Lodge.

Includes:

  • 2 nights’ accommodation at Mashovhela Bush Lodge
  • One sundowner drink (water, soft drink, cider or beer)
  • A conservancy fee of R60 per adult and R30 per child under 12
  • All activities as per the itinerary
  • All meals as per the itinerary
  • Amenities in the rooms
  • Coffee/Tea making facilities in the rooms

Excludes:

  • All other beverages
  • Gratuities for the dancers and staff

DISCOUNTED 2 night Venda Culture and Morning Sun Program offer from our Rack Rates

Children 12 years and younger get 50 % discount

No single rate on this Program

Subject to availability

Two Night: Venda Culture and Domba Village Package

Day1:

  • Check-in at Mashovhela Lodge early afternoon
  • Stretch your legs on a short walk to our baobab tree (optional)
  • Dinner is served at the boma around a campfire and the evening is full of the sound of drumming and traditional song as local Venda dancers entertain you with an array of different Venda cultural dances to honour the chef for the creative and delicious dinner about to be served.

Day 2:

  • After breakfast you will go on a relaxing drive and walk to our sacred Mashovhela Rock Pool on our Morning Sun Reserve, the walk includes the legends at our Mashovhela rock pool, the second most sacred site in Venda Culture.
  • Lunch will be served at the Drumbeat restaurant.
  • At 15h00 you will depart on a tour to discover the Venda culture and to get an insight into the life of the Venda people. You will stop at our local Khavambe village and from there drive to our neighbouring Venda village to experience the famous traditional VENDA DOMBA DANCE.
  • Dinner is served at our Drumbeat restaurant

Day 3:     

  • After Breakfast, we then farewell you to check-out and depart from our Mashovhela Bush Lodge.

Includes per person:                                                         

  • 2 night’s accommodation at Mashovhela Bush Lodge
  • All activities as per tour details
  • All meals
  • All entrance fees on tour
  • A conservancy fee

Excludes:

  • All beverages
  • Gratuities for the dancers & staff
  • Gratuities for the Khavambe village

Please note:

  • Children under 12 gets 50 % discount
  • No single rate for this tour