Museums and Monuments in Vhembe Region

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  • Church of the VowVhembe Region - Makhado
    Church of the Vow

    The church was designed by Gerhard Moerdyk and built in 1926.The church of the convenant is one on the two churches in South Africa that came about as a result of a vow .

    On October 16,1898, shortly before the republican attack on the Venda monarch Mphephu,worshippers promised that if the Lord enabled them to make peace with the Venda, a church will be dedicated to His  honour.

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    Located in town of Louis Trichardt.
    Tel.: 15 516 3415,
  • Dzata Ruins and Museum of the DamVhembe Region - Makhado
    Dzata Ruins and Museum of the Dam

    Site of the the Vhavenda royal dating back ti 1400 AD. The history of the Vinda is depicted and the ruins with their dry- stone walls can be explored.

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    On the R523 between Thohoyandou
    Tel.: 82 465 9303 ,
  • Louis Trichardt MemorialVhembe Region - Makhado

    The establishment of Pietersburg (Polokwane) stems from the colonial expansion of people of European descent from the Cape during the early 19th century in what is generally known as “Great Trek”.

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    Located at the Northern side of Polokwane CBD along the National Road to Makhado, at about 700 metres from the junction to South African Breweries.
    Tel.: 15 516 3415,
  • Schoemansdal MuseumVhembe Region - Makhado
    Schoemansdal Museum

    The museum commemorates South Africa’s history and accommodates the grave of Voortrekker leader Andries Hendrik Potgieter,it also houses some remains of the town’s original structures such as houses,shops,streets and water furrow systems.

    Hendrik Potgieter‘s grave may be found in the Schoemansdal Memorial the memorial was erected in the town in honour of the Voortrekkers.

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    The museum is situated 15kms out of Louis Trichardt on the R522.
    Tel.: 15 516 2082,
  • ThulamelaVhembe Region - Thulamela

    An archaeological site where Africans smelted gold around 1300.

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    In the northern region of what is now the Kruger National Park (Pafuri Gate)
    Tel.: 13 735 5611,
  • Vutsila Art CentreVhembe Region - Thulamela
    Vutsila  Art Centre

    Vutsila Art Centre is a school for the arts in Makulaka village, near Makhado in Limpopo.

    Vutsila Art Centre it is owned by  Kubayi , who is Inspired by his dreams for the future of traditional craftsmanship, he has developed a school for the arts in Makulaka village, near Makhado in Limpopo.

    Named the Vutsila Art Centre (Vutsila means art in Xitsonga and Venda), he teaches young people how to create clay work, wooden sculptures, musical instruments, traditional furniture and bead-work.

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    Makulaka Village, Thohoyodou, Makhado