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 R685 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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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

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Kuifkop Cottage
14.7 km

From R400 pps

Kuifkop Cottage is a single garden cottage exlusively for overnight guests who would like to be close to amenities and prefers self catering. The unit consists of a TV lounge, kitchen (with access to ... More Info

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The Ultimate Guest House
16.9 km

From R310 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

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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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Avoca Vale Country Hotel
19.3 km

From R1065 pps

The Avoca Vale Country Hotel, formerly The Inn on Louis Trichardt, lies nestled in the majestic Soutpansberg Mountains on the N1, 11km north of Louis Trichardt in South Africa's Limpopo province. Th... More Info

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Mount Azimbo Lodge
19.9 km


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Mount Azimbo Lodge is situated in the Limpopo Province 12 Kilometers north from Louis Trichardt. Experience the unspoiled nature of this beautiful farm and enjoy the magnificent view of the mountain. ... More Info

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Mashovhela Bush Lodge
20 km


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From R470 pps

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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

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African Farm Getaway
20.1 km

From R350 pps

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African Farm Getaway is a 4 sleeper self-catering 2 bedroom cottage set in a mango orchard on the 1700 hectare bushveld farm in the Soutpansberg area of Limpopo, South Africa. Plenty of huge, ancient ... More Info

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Misty Mountains overnight
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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Louis Trichardt Reviews

Louis Trichardt
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

Louis Trichardt
A typical small town.
- Konno Mathibe

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

Louis Trichardt
Loved the town
- Ron Schulz

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