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About Lake Fundudzi

One of South Africa’s largest natural lakes, Lake Fundudzi is situated near the northern part of the Soutpansberg. Visitors need special permission from Venda leaders to go there which makes its allure even more powerful.

The lake and its surrounding lush forests, waterfalls and mountains is imbued with a mystical and spiritual atmosphere. The area contains the burial grounds of Venda chiefs and the lake is believed to be the home of the great python fertility god who decides on the success of the Venda crops.

There is a wonderful viewpoint that overlooks Lake Fundudzi and the Sacred Forest. The best option is to take a tour with the locals or hike the Mabudashango Hiking Trail.

The four-day trail takes hikers through dense forest, awesome mountain scenery, gorgeous waterfalls, streams and pools with rich birdlife. Swimming in the lake is out of the question because of numerous large crocodiles!

Directions to Lake Fundudzi

Take the R523. Look out for Lake Fundudzi between Thohoyandou and Louis Trichardt (Makhado).
Things to do in Thohoyandou

Accommodation near Lake Fundudzi

Aluane Guest Suites Venda

1 Review
Sleeps 14 in 7 rooms

Aluane introduces sensational accommodation and convenience, with contemporary décor and quality features to make your stay a memorable...
R1050
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Dzuvha Village Inn

5 Reviews
Sleeps 56 in 28 rooms

Dzuvha Village Inn is your home away from home. Whether you are in town for leisure or business, your stay will be a pleasure. We offer...
R787
Avg per night for 2 guests

Tshakhuma Resting Motel

6 Reviews
Sleeps 45 in 15 rooms

Tshakhuma Resting Motel is situated in Tshakhuma which is on the R524 between Louis Trichardt and Thohoyandou making it an ideal stopover...
R380
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Kalahari Inn

4 Reviews
Sleeps 46 in 23 rooms

Situated in the heart of Thohoyandou, Kalahari Inn offers comfortable accommodation for guests looking for a quiet getaway. It is ideal...

Copacopa Lodge and Conference...

21 Reviews
Sleeps 42 in 16 rooms

Copacopa Luxury Lodge and Conference Centre is a luxurious accommodation and conference facility at...
R750
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Makwatambani Guest Manor

2 Reviews
Sleeps 16 in 4 rooms

Makwatambani Guest Manor is situated in the lively town of Thohoyandou, just outside of the Kruger National Park.The guest manor comprises...
R1300
Avg per night for 2 guests

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Lake Fundudzi is 22.4km from the centre of Thohoyandou , the nearest airport 145.6km (Polokwane Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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