Our celebrated Venda Art Lodge
Experience luxury and comfort with beautiful works from internationally acclaimed Venda artist, Noria Mabasa.
The Venda Art Lodge is a magical African story waiting to be shared with you. An incredible work of art built on dreams and inspiration. Our hearts went into bringing this original Venda homestead to life and creating one of the most unique lodges in the world. The sculpted figures of Noria Mabasa and Thomas Kubayi greet you around every corner; mermaids, maidens and crocodiles emerging from the clay walls. Sam, the Village chief sits quietly under the fig tree alongside his giant pot and you can’t resist saying ‘hello’ to him when you walk past. With fairy tale lanterns, flames dancing from the firepit on the deck and a star-painted night sky splashed above, this special place embraces you with its warmth and authenticity.
Nestled on the hillside overlooking Duluni valley, one could spend all day simply relaxing on the deck and watching the wildlife grazing and coming to the waterhole to drink – a remarkable real-life spectacle.
Standard Rooms – Lemon Tree, Marula, Wild Plum, Noria and Mbeki
There are five en-suite African style huts that open up to sculpted sun-baked courtyards. Intimate and unique, Noria’s sculptures and the rondavels restored on their original footprint give you an opportunity to experience art and village life in a ‘one of its kind’ live-in gallery.