At 2200m, Witsieshoek Mountain Lodge is the highest Lodge in the Northern Drakensberg. Situated for access to Sentinel Peak and the escarpment, this is an ideal place for backpackers, hikers and climbers who want to explore the Maloti Drakensberg. It is also home to the endangered Bearded Vulture and extraordinary mountain flora. Witsieshoek Mountain Lodge has double-bed en-suite chalets, and two-room family units. The facilities include a restaurant, bar and lounge with fireplace and television.
The African Ivory Route was established with the adventure traveler in mind. A selection of unique and off the beaten track destinations were therefore a more important consideration than ease of access. Access to some of the camps is adventurous and may require 4 wheel drive vehicles while others can be conveniently accessed with an ordinary vehicle.
Providing self-catering two-room units, the lodge also has a restaurant and pub, as well as conference and event facilities. Owned by the local Mutele community, Awelani is set in a 1000 ha Eco-Park, where visitors can go on nature walks to see small animals and birds; enjoy the magnificent baobab trees and view the local Bushmen paintings. Awelani is ideally situated for day visitors to Kruger’s northern section, cross-border travellers and those visiting the northern parts of Limpopo.
MACHAMPANE WILDERNESS CAMPGreat Limpopo Transfrontier Park
With five luxury safari tents, this tranquil camp is on the banks of the Machampane River and situated in Parque Nacionale do Limpopo, the Mozambique sector of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park. . Guests get close to nature through morning and evening walks with guides and armed rangers. It’s all about seeing the flora and fauna that are never seen while driving. Evenings are spent around a fire in the boma giving guests an opportunity to hear and view the African night.
Wilderness Hiking Trails along the Palarangala or Lebombo, 4×4 self-drive Eco-Trails along the Shingwedzi, Canoe on the Rio Elefantes or Backpack and Fish through the Elefantes Gorge Trails in Parque Nacional do Limpopo, the Mozambique sector of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park. The Wilderness Hiking and Canoe trails are fully catered and portered, while the 4×4 Eco-Trail and Backing & Fishing Trail are self-catered. All trails are guided.
Nahakwe Lodge offers fresh, modern event and accommodation facilities in Limpopo Province. Situated just 90 minutes north of Polokwane, it is ideally placed for meetings and events that attract delegates from all over the province. It’s comfortable with 4*-standard accommodation in free-standing chalets with air-conditioning and en-suites. A welcome swimming pool adds to the guest comfort. Nahakwe Lodge is ideally situated for adventure travelers who want to explore Limpopo Province.
Providing 4-Star bed & breakfast accommodation, Moonglow Guest House is situated on the slopes of the mountain overlooking False Bay and Simon’s Town. On the Cape Point Route close to the penguins of Boulders and Cape Point, it has easy access to Cape Town. Local attractions include a township tour, material printing factory and a seaweed vuvuzela factory. Individually decorated rooms are all en-suite and have sea views. A full English breakfast is served in the dining room overlooking the bay.