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Makushu is situated on the D3671 road next to the Nzhelele Dam and is in close proximity to many of the iconic tourist attractions and places of interest in Northern Limpopo. Some of the well-known attractions include; Lake Fundudzi, Dzata Museum, Salt Pans, Ribola Art Route, Pot Holes, hot Springs and Mapungubwe World Heritage site. Makushu is a mere 40 minute drive from Makhado, Thohoyandou and Musina Beitbridge Border Post. It is also a short drive to the Pafuri and Punda Maria Gate, the World Renowned Kruger National Park.
Beautifully set at the base of the surrounding “Soutpansberg” mountains, Makushu is a rocky village encircled with majestic baobab trees with scenic views of rolling hills. The village is full of traditional and modern style homesteads that creates a real view of village life in rural areas today.
The inhabitants of Makushu was stemmed from the rich heritage and bloodline from the descendant of the famous World Heritage site Mapungubwe known for the first trade in Africa and also sacred area that the well-known Mapungubwe Golden Rhino was discovered.
The people of Makushu are a close community that support each other in their everyday challenges and celebrate together in achievements. They are friendly, welcoming and always excited to share their rich cultural history, myths and legends – Re Visit
Today the villagers in Makushu are made up from mostly Venda tradition, inhabit the land and produce their own crops, crafts and traditional beer.
As in any South African culture, each village is led by Traditional Leaders. Makushu is led by Musanda Makushu and Prince Musholombi as acting Chiefs for the past 6 years.