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

From R760 PPS

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

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The Ultimate Lodge
16.9 km

From R380 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

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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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

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29.7 km


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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

Softwaters Farm Guesthouse
38.5 km

From R400 PPS

Softwaters Farm is situated along the Soutpansberg Mountain range, at the foot of the Luondo Mountain (Approx 26km East of Louis Trichardt and 110km West of Punda Maria gate). The Guesthouse is situat... More Info

Chinaka Lodge
51.4 km


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3 Star Bush Lodge - Set in the heart of the Bushveld. This privately owned lodge offers the discerning guest professional service, warm hospitality and a stay in Africa that will be simply unforgetta... More Info

Lalani Lodge
52.3 km

From R750* Unit

Lalani Lodge (sleep here) in the Venda Language is a self-catering, fully serviced lodge consisting of 6 chalets on a macadamia farm in the luscious subtropical Levubu Valley next to the Luvhungwe Ri... More Info

Adansonia Eco Lodge
67.3 km

From R690 PPS

Adansonia Eco Lodge is a spectacular destination for everyone interested in the outdoors, hiking, trees & geography, wildlife, birding, photography, bow hunting, 4x4s and ecology. If chilling out far ... More Info

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Louis Trichardt Reviews

Louis Trichardt
Lovely place. Great sights
- Zakariya Paul

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Good travellers' town...
- Ben Mashilane

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- Barney Van Niekerk

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Small town, some beautiful scenery.
- Juan Leonard Thomas

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Really loved the town and the surroundings and regret not to be able to stay any longer to see and visit more. But we'll come back again, for sure!

- Sophie Selliez

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A typical small town.
- Konno Mathibe

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Great little place in a scenic setting. Pity its so far from Jo'burg
- Christine Cooper

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Loved the town
- Ron Schulz

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Louis Trichard is a quiet area suited for relaxation. It does not have many entertainment areas.
- Rudzani Lithole