FLAVOURS OF LIMPOPO
- KURISA MOYA NATURE LODGE EN ROUTE TO KRUGER PARK
- birding with South Africa’s top local Bird Guide OR real-life village tour
Kurisa Moya Nature Lodge has 422 hectares of diverse habitats. Two mountains loom 1900 metres over the farm over a beautiful indigenous forest nestled in the valle, which is home to a large variety of beautiful birds, animals and flora. Grasslands give way to African bushveld, where two dams are fed by clean mountain streams.
This Eco-lodge offers accommodation in three unique venues - each private and tranquil. You could book a Forest Lodge cabin, 3 metres up in the canopy of the indigenous forest, surrounded by magnificent trees, animals and birds.Or soak up the views at the earthy Thora Boloka Cottage, on the mountain's edge overlooking Kudu's River Valley. While the comfortable Farmhouse is perfect for larger groups.
Kurisa Moya Nature Lodge boasts over 250 species of birds in 5 different habitats. When you take a guided bird walk with South Africa’s top Local Bird Guide, you have the unique opportunity to find the special birds of the area in the canopy of ancient trees.
Kurisa Moya also offers visitors a unique experience - a Sotho Village Tour or Home-stay where you are welcomed into the home of families living in the nearby Ga-Malahlela Village. As you settle into the rhythm of village life, the cow-bells and the rhythmic pumping of water or the chopping of firewood blend with the exuberant voices of kids playing soccer or of women discussing the day’s events. The wafting smell of cooking fires promises delicious treats to come. After you have enjoyed your traditional Sotho snacks, you can visit a traditional healer, spaza shop or tavern, harvest pumpkins or milk the cows,.This fascinating look into real South African village life is an opportunity few tourists get to have. It will enrich you and leave you with the knowledge that you have truly experienced Africa.
Driving time from Kurisa Moya to Phalaborwa or Punda Maria Gates in Kruger Park – 2 hours; Orpen Gate – 3 hours
- MAKGABENG FARM LODGE EN ROUTE TO BOTSWANA
– awe-inspiring rock art sites in dramatic scenery
Deep in the heart of the province, nestled between the ochre cliffs of the majestic Makgabeng plateau and her equally impressive neighbour the Blouberg, lies the Makgabeng Farm Lodge. With its strategic location near the borders to the Vhembe Biosphere Reserve, the Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage Site, the Tropic of Capricon and the border of Botswana, Makgabeng Farm Lodge is an ideal choice for tourists and discerning travellers yearning for something different - a stop-over with substance.
Makgabeng Lodge boasts with ten Thatched Hananwa styled Chalets that are unique, comfortable and very spacious, four Farmhouse suites and one Honeymoon suite. All rooms have an en suite bathroom with a shower, air-conditioner, fridge, tea/coffee and internet access.
The lodge was named after the Makgabeng which is best known for what she keeps hidden in her caves, nooks and crannies : The rare opportunity to see a large concentration of San, Khoikhoi and Hananwa rock art. The plateau and its surroundings flaunts an interesting history that is better experienced first hand.
This area, a very rural part of the country is the real deal, an experience void of pretense. The landscape stark but beautifull, the people friendly and welcoming.
Come and join in the experience of a living heritage, a culture still living and breathing their beliefs and traditions. Feel the magic of discovering ancient rock paintings and the facinating tale behind it. Discover and share in a unique and vibrant culture. Come and let the Magic of the Makgabeng move you and lead you to her secrets.
Driving time from Makgabeng Farm Lodge to Mapungubwe – 2 hours; Botswana border/Thuli Block – 1 hour
INCLUDED AT BOTH LODGES:
Accommodation for one night in one of these unique lodges, meals and a 3-hour tour
Flights, transport, Insurance, Personal items, Gratuities, Optional activities
Contact Name: Lisa Martus
Contact number: 071 658 6980 / 082 200 4596
Website: www.krm.co.za / www.makgabeng.com / www.limpopobirding.com