Zvakanaka offers accommodation near Louis Trichardt for those seeking a romantic getaway for two, a delightful family cottage for four and four secluded camp sites. The farm is a perfect stop-over for Beit Bridge.
Zvakanaka means “Everything’s OK!” or, if you like, “Lekker”, and
that’s the feel that we’d like to impart to our guests.
Where to StayThere are three types of accommodation available on the farm : Igababa Cabin, Madala’s Cottage and Zvakanaka Camp Site. Both the cabin and cottage are strictly no-smoking zones and we ask that, if you are smokers, that you smoke outside as the smell of cigarette smoke clings to the thatch and stays forever. If you really do not think you can comply with this request we would ask that you rather not book with us. Please also kindly note that NO PETS of any sort are allowed on our farm.
The approximate travelling times to us from some main points are: Polokwane (formerly Pietersburg) 1 ¼ hours; Pretoria 4 ½ hours; Johannesburg 5hours; Punda Maria Gate (Kruger National Park) 2 ¼ hours; Pafuri Gate (Kruger National Park) 2 ¾ hours; Beit Bridge Border 1 hour.
WEATHER AND CLIMATE
Zvakanaka is located in a summer rainfall region, where the average annual rainfall is between 500mm to 800mm, with approximate summer temperatures ranging from a minimum of 12 degrees Celsuis to a maximum of 35 degrees Celsuis and winter temperatures ranging from a minimum of 5 degrees Celsuis and a maximum of 20 degrees Celsuis. There are a few days of frost during winter in the low-lying parts of the farm.
HOW TO GET THERE
Zvakanaka farm is located on the south-facing slopes of the eastern Soutpansberg in Limpopo Province. To get there travel north along the N1 for approximately 11km from Makhado (formerly Louis Trichardt). 1km after the Avoca Vale Hotel, is a turn-off to the right to Witvlag. This is a gravel road. About 700m along this road, on the left-hand side, is the entrance to the farm.
Romantiese wegbreek! Gail en Alistair maak voorwaar 100% seker dat jou verblyf net ‘n plesier is. Die kothuis is baie goed toegerus, veral die kombuis. Die uitsig is ongelooflik en die buitebad hemels. Hier kom kuier ons definitief weer en sommer gou!
Dear Gail and Alistair. The same as my daughter said in 2012 (Aug) – WOW!! This is the best place to be for a weekend away and to start a New Year! Only the sound of birds.You created a lovely place, everything from the splash pool, the outdoors bath, the shower (I love it!) and the deck overlooking the mountain. We walked on every path, explored the bush, watching birds, rested and rested.We will surely come again and tell everybody about Igababa. Hierdie naaweek was die beste!! Baie dankie.
Dear Gail and Alistar, thank you for sharing your little piece of heaven with us. We had such an unforgettable and special time in and around this wonderful cottage! It really was the perfect end to our 3 week holiday…next time we’ll add another day just to watch the birds perform around the bird bath. The cottage is truly what dreams are made of, not to mention the ‘rock shower’, ‘outside bath’, ‘view from the deck’ and the ‘braai area’!! We had a wonderful time.