Accommodation near Schoemansdal Museum

The Schoemansdal Museum is a popular attraction in the Limpopo province, in the far north of South Africa. It lies 16 kilometres to the west of the town of Louis Trichardt and is also near Makhado. The northern parts of Limpopo are rich with Voortrekker history. Being so far north, many of the Voortrekkers viewed the area as a good place to start settlements as they perceived it to be sufficiently far from any British settlements, thus affording them the independence that they sought.

This was the case for Schoemansdal, and the Schoemansdal Museum now documents the life of such a Voortrekker settlement. The museum is not just your normal run of the mill museum though, a musty building filled with archaic displays. It is an open-air museum which is designed to recreate the village and put visitors in the boots of the Schoemansdal's residents, giving them a real sense of what it was like to live in those days.

The original Schoemansdal settlement was established in 1948 but its existence was short-lived. In 1867, just 19 years later, the town was abandoned. During its heyday, the town's population was 200 and headed up by Stephanus Schoeman. It was a successful little ivory trading post, with a number of Portuguese-run trading stores. The trade-off was that the Venda people in the area would provide the ivory in exchange for arms. At some point the relationship went sour though and the Voortrekkers were driven from the area. This is the life depicted in the reconstructed village that is the Schoemansdal Museum.

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Madi a Thavha Mountain Lodge
7.5 km

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Madi a Thavha Mountain Lodge a colourful experience Madi a Thavha, meaning "Water from the mountain" in Venda, is located next to a mountain stream in a hidden valley of the Soutpansberg mountain r... More Info

Lokovhela Mountain Lodge
14.1 km


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Lokovhela Mountain Cottages is an ideal stop over for young or old travelers to the north. We have one superior family VALLEY VIEW COTTAGE and 4 en-suite chalets as self-catering accommodation for BAC... More Info

Mountain Inn Country Hotel
16.9 km

From R445 pps

This charming old country Inn is situated on top of the majestic Soutpansberg Mountain pass, just 8km north of the historic town of Louis Trichardt. First established in 1937, The Inn has an old world... More Info

The Ultimate Lodge
16.9 km

From R330 pps

Situated 8 km's north of Louis Trichardt in the heart of the Soutpansberg mountains en-route to Kruger National Park, Musina, Venda, Mapungubwe, Zimbabwe, Botswana, etc. with a stunning view of the mo... More Info

Adams Apple Hotel
18.1 km

From R325 pps

The Adams Apple Hotel and Conference Venue is nestled in the heart of Limpopo, Vhembe Area. This unpretentious and welcoming Country Hotel is a family run Hotel since 1998. We offer a welcome escape a... More Info

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Mount Azimbo Lodge
19.9 km


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Mount Azimbo's Lodge offers 3 Star accommodation situated in the breathtaking Limpopo Province, 12 kilometers north of Louis Trichardt (Makhado) on the N1. We offer a peaceful and convenient Makh... More Info

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Mashovhela Bush Lodge
20 km


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MASHOVHELA BUSH LODGE is an award winning Eco-Lodge nested in the valley of our Natural heritage site. It is 3 star graded, with 10 ethnically decorated en-suite chalets and one annex Safari tent whic... More Info

Misty Mountains Guesthouse
24.5 km


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Misty Mountains farmhouse is nestled in the beautiful Soutpansberg Mountains of the Limpopo Province. The backdrop of the mountain reaching up behind the house and the picture perfect view over mounta... More Info

Nyala Lodge
26.2 km

From R750 pps

Bird lovers can wake up in the morning dawn to the chorus of hundreds of different kinds of birds, and prepare for their day’s adventure. We have a variety of dams and waterholes where birdwatchers ca... More Info

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Sigurwana is a fascinating "green" Lodge, privately owned and situated in a malaria free wilderness reserve on the western Soutpansberg, Limpopo Province. Its spectacular views, its diversity of plant... More Info

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