Louis Trichardt, nowadays also known as Makhado, is located in the Limpopo province at the foot of the Soutpansbergen. A place in the Laagvlakte with a subtropical climate where lychees, bananas, mangos and nuts thrive. The picturesque farming village originated here just like so many villages in this area by the Voortrekkers.
The Soutpansbergen, so called because there is a large salt lake on the western slopes, have forests where flora and fauna are very varied and diverse. The beautiful and special Baobab also grows here in the hot, inhospitable terrain, with the beautiful mountains in the background. You can spot numerous birds of prey and falcons, but also rare birds of Africa. And furthermore it is the place to look for the shy leopards!
The Blouberg Nature Reserve just outside of Louis Trichardt is also a special nature reserve. It has a bird list with more than 225 birds, making it not uncommon to see more than 100 different ones in one day. It has the largest population of Cape vultures and spotting one is almost certain!
Right in the heart of the Soutpansbergen is the sacred lake – Lake Fundudzi – of the Vendas. Mythical stories about ghosts ensure that there are rituals for first visitors to keep the gods and crocodiles happy. But for a spectacular view of the lake, go up to one of the surrounding mountains.
The true hiker among you is of course going to walk the Mabudashango hiking trail, good shoes and fitness required because the trip is 53 kilometers long and 4 days of hiking! This beautiful hike is in the Magoebas gorge and goes over the holy land of the Venda and along Lake Fundudzi a place where not every tourist comes by far!
The golfer will of course hit a ball on the Louis Trichardt course, one of the most beautiful golf courses in Limpopo with beautiful trees and grass all year round in very good condition.Add to my travel plans