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Camping Zvakanaka Campsite

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Located in South Africa :: Limpopo  :: Louis Trichardt
Category: Camping :: Camping


2 self-catering cottages (Igababa Cabin sleeps 2 and Madala’s Cottage sleeps 4), a self-catering 1 bedroomed Garden Flat (sleeps 2) and an exclusive campsite with 5 sites on a 74-hectare farm in the eastern Soutpansberg Mountains, 11km north of Louis Trichardt (Makhado), 1km off the N1. The showers and toilets at the campsite are fully electrified – 4 toilets and 2 showers. Sam’s, William’s and Chimangy sites are electrified with cement floored shelters, and Johns & Swiss have braais and water points only. Swiss has its own flushing toilet. The sites are set far apart from each other. There is a small wallow pool for the campers – set apart from the sites. There is a Cyber Cafe with free Wifi, uncapped. Self-service tea and coffee and drinks. The cottages are thatched and very private with outside baths and small wallow pools. Both are fully equipped for self-catering with 4 plate gas stoves, microwaves, braais and all the crockery and cutlery you need. Linen and towels (as well as swimming towels) are provided. Both have indoor fireplaces. All guests need to bring is food and drink. The Flat is also fully equipped for self-catering.

Address :  Zvakanaka Farm, Witvlag Road, Louis Trichardt (Makhado), Limpopo, South Africa
Postal :  P.O. Box 434, Louis Trichardt, 0920
Contact :  Gail Maytham
Contact 2 :  Alistair Maytham
Cell :  +27(0)84 400 4595
Cell2 :  +27(0)82 846 2408
Gate Cell :  +27(0)84 400 4595
Email :  Click Here
Website :  Click Here
Cellphone Reception :  Good


Travel up the N1 from Makhado (formerly Louis Trichardt) to Musina. Approximately 11km from Makhado, 1km after the Avoca Vale Hotel, is a turn-off to your right to Witvlag. This is a gravel road. About 700m along this road, on the left-hand side, you will see a signposted metal gate with wooden edging – WV8. Pass this and then you will come to another gate on your left, this is the entrance for guests to the farm. You need to contact Gail for the code for the gate. Poor network at the gate - best to call from the N1 as you turn off.

Time Information
Best Time to Visit :  All seasons have their advantages. Winter dry with sunny days, summer warm enough to swim.
Gate Opening and Closing Times :  Guests are supplied with a code for a locked gate to which they have access whenever they like.
Reception Opening and Closing Times :  For non-booked 07:30-19:30. Guests that are booked can arrive at any time and show themselves in.

Rates and Payment
Rates Quoted :  Per Person
Base Currency :  ZAR
Minimum Rate :  150.00
Maximum Rate :  425.00
Updated for :  2020
Comments :  All sites R150pppn. Children 4-12 half price and under 4 free. Madala's Cottage is ZAR850 for 2 people per weekday night, R200 per person for persons 3 and 4. Weekend rate is R950 for 2 and an extra R225 for persons 3 and 4. Igababa Cabin the same rates for 2 as Madala's. Minimum 2 nights weekends. Garden Flat R350 single and R600 double, no minimum stay. (Rate info updated Jan 2020)
Payment Methods Accepted :  Cash, Electronic Funds Transfer, Foreign Currency
Types of Foreign Currency Accepted :  USD, EURO

General Information
Languages spoken :  English

Camping Child Friendly
Accommodation (Cottages), Restrooms

Camping Facilities
Kitchen Laundry Power Points Shaded Sites Hot and Cold Showers Flush Toilets Water is available Firewood Available Accept large overland trucks
Number of Sites :    5
Is water drinkable? :    Yes

Hiking Trails Mountain Biking Bird Watching Stargazing

Travelling Information
Closest Town :  Louis Trichardt

Self Drive Access :  Yes
Vehicle Type :  ALL

Rainy season is between October and March.

The short piece of gravel from the N1 to the farm is a good gravel road – slippy only after very heavy rain. Roads on the farm are good and even low clearance cars can navigate them. Nearly 1km of good gravel to farm. Good dirt and grassed roads on farm. Please try not to call after 20:00. (Jan-13).

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