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IImagine tropical forests, bush, shrubs and semi-desert areas with vast landscapes that stretch as far as the eye can see to mountainous terrain – that’s the extraordinary province of Limpopo. Dare yourself to head out and explore the wonders of this beautiful part of South Africa. You won’t regret it.
If ever you find yourself in this northerly region, your first port of call should definitely be the Kone Village Boutique Lodge. Situated in the village of Ha-Ramanstsha in Makhado, this four star lodge sets itself apart from other luxury establishments with its warm and friendly staff (who offer impeccable service to their patrons), tranquil surroundings and a village-like atmosphere. The plush rooms range from standard and superior to executive and presidential. The owner of this paradise retreat gave each room a name that has a significant meaning to him, including Khakhu, Nosipho and Karabo. Tel: +27 15 518 4008
OOnce you’re relaxed, settled in and ready for a day’s tour of the surrounding villages to meet and engage with the locals, then best you make your way to the Ribolla Art Route & Cultural Village. Here you’ll get a taste of village life and how the community work together to make incredible pieces of African art, from clay pots to African print on cloth, these village women and men are exceptionally talented and always eager to show visitors their craft. “What makes our cultural art route and village unique to the tour operators is the experiences. It’s so much more meaningful if you get to meet and interact with the people,” says manager Lisa Martus.Tel +27 82 200 4596.