Museum of the Drum and Dzata Ruins

Museum in Soutpansberg

The archaeological remains of the royal kraal (compound) of the Venda people make for a fascinating detour. The museum houses a replica of the royal drum, said to immobilise enemies, as well as a handful of ethnological artefacts. It's northeast of Louis Trichardt – take the N1 north, then the R523 towards Mphephu.