5 Eco-friendly Lodges in Limpopo

There are a range of luxury safari lodges in Limpopo that have implemented eco-friendly measures to ensure their carbon footprint is reduced as much as possible. Here is a list of 5 eco-friendly lodges in Limpopo.Located a short drive from the bustling main city; Johannesburg, or Jozi as the locals call it, the Limpopo Province in South Africa is the ideal area to head to when looking for a unique African safari experience.Home to a wide array of top game reserves, including the well-known Kruger National Park, as well as a number of smaller nature reserves and safari parks such as Morning Sun Nature Reserve, Mapungubwe National Park , Guernsey Private Nature Reserve, and Waterberg Reserve, Limpopo offers unforgettable Big 5 game viewing experiences for all budgets.For those travellers looking to experience the African bush while causing as little damage to their surrounding environment as possible, there are a number of safari lodges located in Limpopo that specialise in Eco-friendly safari experiences, having put special measure in place to reduce the waste produced and resources used as much as possible. Here is a list of 5 eco-friendly safari lodges found in the Limpopo Province.

Mashovhela Lodge

Situated in the magnificent Morning Sun Nature Reserve, Mashovhela offers visitors deluxe en-suite bedrooms within a beautifully appointed luxury safari lodge. Hidden away in a malaria-free away in the Soutpansberg Mountains, Morning Sun Nature Reserve is located on a culturally-rich natural heritage site where the indigenous Venda people once lived.Visitors to the reserve can look forward to exceptional game viewing opportunities as well as the chance to interact with the local Venda people, learning more about their culture and way of life. The lodge itself is made out of an abandoned Venda settlement resulting in the terraces, veranda, boma and bedrooms all having the distinctive style and d├ęcor of the local culture.While staying at the eco-lodge visitors can enjoy bushwalks and game drives that are guided by local Venda guides. As part of its eco-friendly initiative, Mashovhela employs local people as a way of giving back to the community, up-skilling the local people and ensuring a continuation of their culture.

Mopane Bush Lodge

Situated in the far north of South Africa on the border of the Mapungubwe National Park, the Mopane Bush Lodge offers 4 star luxury accommodation in one of 8 beautifully appointed en-suite chalets.

During your stay at the eco-friendly lodge your every need will be taken care of friendly staff that are all employed from the local community. Aside from game drives and visitors to the historically important Mapungubwe National Park, visitors can also enjoy 4X4 eco trails.Mopane Bush Lodge is also equipped to welcome visitors that are confined to wheel-chairs with wheel-chair access in one of the chalets and its bathroom, as well as to the lounge, dining room, lapa, boma, bar area and pool.

Pezulu Tree House Lodge

A unique eco-friendly safari lodge located in the Guernsey Private Nature Reserve, Pezulu Tree House Lodge is located a short drive away from the Kruger National Park in the Limpopo Province.Providing 8 eco-friendly luxury tree house style rooms, each with their own spacious balcony, each tree house is built out of thatch, reed and wood ensuring that the lodge blends perfectly into the surrounding environment. To ensure that no trees were harmed during the building of the lodge, each tree house is carefully built around the tree.Pezulu is also situated a short drive away from the Panorama Route where visitors can take in the sights of the Blyde River Canyon, Bourke's Luck Potholes and the quaint mining town of Pilgrim's Rest.

Makalali Private Game Reserve

Made up for four beautiful eco-friendly camps - Tandane, Mkhiwa, Emtomeni and Phiva each with 6 luxuriously appointed suites, Makalali Private Game Reserve is situated on the banks of the Makhutswi River just a few kilometres from Hoedspruit in the Limpopo Province.Considered one of the leading pioneers in ecotourism in South Africa, the Makalali Private Game Reserve was founded in 1994 to protect the land and all the animals in the area. The trust associated with the lodge runs a number of conservation projects within the surrounding area, including a Caracal project and an African Wild Cat project.

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