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Beautiful Fair Trade Venda and Tsonga Designs from Madi a Thava


Marcelle and Aart at Madi a Thavha in Makhado are very involved with local arts and crafts which has produced a brand MADI A THAVHA DESIGN.  

They create home decoration products and gifts using Venda fabrics and decorated with traditional Tsonga beading and embroidery.

Madi a Thavha has opened Dancing Fish - a permanent exhibition centre and gallery - at the lodge which is the result of intensive artist mentoring programmes.

All products and marketing fall in line with Fair Trade principles.



Stay at Madi a Thavha


Madi a Thavha Mountain Lodge, meaning “water from the mountains”, is set in a valley of the lush Soutpansberg mountains of Limpopo Province, only 10 km from Louis Trichardt (Makhado). The lodge has a bright and cheerful atmosphere and is a fine example of community involvement. Visit the Venda and Tsonga art and crafts exhibition and sewing workshop and buy from their beautiful linen range.