The first zone covers the northern province of Limpopo through to Gauteng and the State capital of Pretoria. This area is mostly game ranch country and the bushveld offers a rich diversity of animals, trees and birdlife. Kruger National Park is easily accessed from these northern towns. Temperatures in summer, particularly in Mussina (Messina), can reach the 40's so bring sunblock, sunglasses and hats. Makhado (Louis Trichardt) has the cooler Soutpansberg mountains with crisp, fresh air and grand views and vistas. Polokwane (Pietersburg) with its busy domestic airport is the business centre of the north. It is located halfway between Pretoria and the Zimbabwe border. The towns of Mokopane (Potgietersrus), Mwokgophong (Naboomspruit), Modimela (Nylstroom) and specifically Bela Bela (Warmbaths) are largely weekend getaway areas and offer quiet bush tranquility, hydros, spas and mineral baths. The R101 that runs parallel to the N1 particularly between Polokwane and Bela Bela is a worthwhile and scenic deviation that will add only a few extra kilometers to the journey. Antiques, art and craft shops and tea rooms can be found here and offer handmade goods and homemade produce.


Clouds End Hotel is situated in the foothills of the Zoutpansberg, tucked away in the woods where vervet monkeys, small buck and crested guinea fowl roam. Big log fires burn on cold nights. Value for money, delightful ambience. Varied table d'hote menu. Twenty sites available for camping and caravanners. Under 12's half price.

Directions: 3km North of Machado (Louis Trichardt)

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Contact details:
Private Bag 2409, Louis Trichardt
Tel: + 27 (15) 517 7021
Fax: +27(15) 517 7187
Cell: 082 660 3505

Rates:On application
Accom : 14


25 well appointed rooms, en suite withTV & air-conditioning. Conference facilities.
Overnight security. English breakfast.

Directions: tba

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Contact details:
cnr Schoeman and Suid Streets, Polokwane
Tel 015 291 2181 / 2103


On application

Accom : 25


All accommodation bookings in Limpopo Province, also vehicle hire including camper, 4x4 and passenger cars. Offering the best rates in Africa.

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Contact details:
Tel 015 534 3500
Fax 015 534 3503

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Ilala Lodge is set on a 240 Hectare game estate, which overlooks the Limpopo Valley. They offer 4 en suite rooms attached to the main lodge and 6 self self-catering chalets in a garden setting with braai facilities and great views. Safe parking and cars can be parked outside the rooms. Breakfast and a three course dinner are available by prior arrangement.

Directions: 2km north of Messina, turn onto R572, 5km from the N1, well signposted.

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Contact details:
PO Box 237, Messina 0900
Tel / Fax: + 27 (15) 5343220

Rates:On application
Accom : 10


Inn on Louis Trichardt is nestled amongst beautifully manicured gardens and boasts majestic mountain views. Accommodation is all en suite, decorated with care and provides for all needs. Conference facilities available. Pool and pagoda. Golfers can benefit from free green fees. Rates include dinner, bed and breakfast. Secure parking. A division of Inns of Zimbabwe.

Directions: North of Makhado (Louis Trichardt)

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Contact details:
Box 226, Makhado 0920
Tel +27 (15) 517 7020
Fax +27 (15) 517 7088


On application

Accom : suites : 6 ; Doubles : 7; Family Rooms : 5


Kennington Lodge offers 7 chalets accommodating 20 people. All have covered parking and 3 units are self- catering. They are set in an established garden with private and communal braai facilities. The pub/restaurant on site offers breakfast and an a la carte dinner menu. Their Antique Shop is filled with a variety of unusual collectables, gifts and curios.

Directions: tba

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Contact details:
PO Box 279, Pietersburg 0700
Tel: + 27 (15) 291 2181/2103
Fax: +27(15) 291 2109
Cell: 082 254 0864


On application

Accom : 25


Kismet Lodge, located within easy reach of the N1 highway, offers neat self-catering and B&B units. All rooms are en suite, have tea & coffee tray, TV, a safe and a fridge. Conference facilities and a restaurant on site. Some pets allowed. Safe undercover parking, near rooms, within security fence.
AIRPORT GUEST HOUSE – preferably for group bookings. Accredited.

Directions: 300m from N1, cnr Veldspaat and N1 north, turn at traffic lights, signposted

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Contact details:
PO Box 154
Pietersburg 0704
Tel/Fax +27 (15) 298 8632
Cell 082 569 8666


On application

Accom : Units: 8; Flats : 1; House : 1


This resort, which is only 7km north of Bela Bela on the R101, has much to offer; from flats and furnished tents positioned amongst natural bush to units overlooking a dam - bring fishing rods. Treed and lawned caravan and camp site, hot and cold swimming pools, a restaurant, golf, horse-riding, mini supermarket, playground, and laundry room. An ideal getaway.

Directions: From N1 take R516 to Bela Bela. Travel north for 7km on R101 towards Modimela (Nylstroom)

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Contact details:
Tel/Fax +27 (14) 736 9800
Fax +27 (14) 736 3457


On application

Accom : Self catering units : 271


La Ndou is set on a 525 hectare estate. The rondavels and conference centre have been landscaped against natural bush and the Soutspanberg Mtns. Farm roads lead to hiking trails in the mountains where waterfalls and caves can be explored. +- 400 bird species. Rooms have tea trays, TVÕs and are en suite. 4 rondavels are self-catering. Restaurant on site.

Directions: From N1 in Makhado (Louis Trichardt) take Vivo-Alldays road for 8km

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Contact details:
PO Box 4234
Makhado 0920
Tel +27 (15) 516 5691
Fax +27 (15) 516 1925


On application

Accom : Rooms:4 Rondavels: 9


Limpopo River Lodge offers basic, comfortable, budget accommodation in single or double rooms. It is located in the center of town where restaurants, shops and the station are within walking distance. All rooms are air-conditioned, have tea and coffee facilities and TV’s with Mnet. Lockable garages are available. Reception is open 24 hours.

Directions: Located on the N1 in Mussina (Messina)

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Contact details:
No 6 National Road
PO Box 590
Mussina 0900
Tel +27 (15) 534 0204/5
Fax +27 (15) 534 0125

Rates:On application
Accom : 26


The tired travellers haven. Conveniently situated on the N1 in Makhado. Ideal for stopping over before entering Zimbabwe or Kruger Nat. Park. 18 spacious self-catering units set in a garden of palm trees. All rooms are en suite, have TV with Mnet and BBQ facilities. Full security, covered parking near rooms and a car wash. Breakfast available. Open 24 hours.

Directions: On the N1 in Makhado (Louis Trichardt)

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Contact details:
PO Box 930
Makhado 0920
Tel/Fax +27 (15) 516 2222
Tel/Fax +27 (15) 516 2232
Cell 082 516 2222


On application

Accom : 18 (60 People)


Pietersburg Lodge is situated conveniently close to the N1. They offer 40 spacious en suite rooms equipped with TV, tea/coffee tray, telephone, air conditioning and a fridge. Undercover parking near the rooms. Restaurant and ladies bar on site as well as conference facilities. Special rates for children. Their reception is open 24 hours.

Directions: On the N1 on the south side of Polokwane (Pietersburg)

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Contact details:
Cnr N1 and Pringle Street
PO Box 791
Polokwane 0700
Tel/Fax +27 (15) 292 1214
Cell 082 784 0934


On application

Accom : 40


Clean, basic, budget, self-catering accommodation awaits you at Tibani Lodge. Rondavels can accommodate 2, 4, 6 or 8 people and are en suite. On this 500 hectare estate are an á la carte restaurant, caravan and camp site, a dam for fishing, walking trails, braai’s, conference facilities, a picnic area, a huge swimming pool, putt-putt course and bush tranquility. Owner managed.

Directions: 2 exits From N1. Take R101 to Potgietersrus, from Voortrekker Rd, follow signs

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Contact details:
PO Box 3848, Mokopane
Tel +27 (15) 491 5609
Fax +27 (15) 491 5002
Cell 082 469 6900


On application

Accom : Chalets : 20; Caravan Sites : 50


Villa Grande is conveniently and centrally located in Machado amid lush, tranquil surroundings and offers tastefully decorated accommodation. All rooms have en suite bathrooms. English breakfasts, home cooked dinner to be arranged in advance, set menu - three course meal. Conference facilities. Pool. Wake up call system. Secure parking. Satour accredited.

Directions: 400m from N1

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Contact details:
104 Grobler Street
PO Box 1361, Machado (Louis Trichardt)
Tel/Fax: +27 (15) 516 1161
Cell 082 469 2374
Cell 083 704 0741


On application

Accom : 14

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