Zvakanaka Farm is an idyllic getaway in the Soutpansberg Mountains in Limpopo. It is 11km north of Louis Trichardt just off the N1. It is also an ideal stop-over for Kruger National Park (Pafuri and Punda Maria gates), Mapungubwe National Park, Zimbabwe via Beit Bridge, Mozambique via Pafuri and Botswana via Pontdrift and Platjan. Zvakanaka Farm offers a range of accommodations: Igababa Cabin, Madala’s Cottage, Fook Farmhouse Garden Flat, Kubla’s Caravan and Zvakanaka Camp Site.
Zvakanaka farm is 54 hectares in area and the three main vegetation types are grassland, wetland and semi-deciduous scrub-forest. There are numerous hiking trails cut on the farm and, depending on how much energy you want to exert, you can either take gentle strolls or more serious walks to the very top of the mountain where there are stunning views in all directions.
The birdlife on the Farm is plentiful and varied – the cliffs, grasslands, forest and the wetland ensure a wide range of species. Many of our guests express their delight in the chorus of bird calls during their time on the Farm – particularly at dusk and dawn.
Zvakanaka Farm falls within Pentad 2255_2955 of the SABP2 project (The South African Bird Atlas Project 2). The link reflects 209 bird species in the Pentad; the list for our Farm is in excess of 133 birds. Birds not listed in the Pentad, but seen by more than one birder, are: Garden Warbler, Olive-Tree Warbler, Pink-throated Twinspot, Yellow-throated Longclaw.