Authentic Venda village

Lesheba Wilderness

Leshiba Wilderness aims to offer ecologically sustainable tourism with the primary focus on experiencing the unique natural environment of South Africa’s Soutpansberg Mountains together with the rich culture and heritage of the local Venda people.

“The story of the mountain and its surroundings should be told in all its intriguing richness and given the possibility to contribute to a better future for humanity.”

In the far Limpopo Province of South Africa, the magical Soutpansberg mountain range rises like an oasis from the surrounding bushveld.
This is one of the country's most unique and bio-diverse environments and at the top of this mountain, in a well hidden valley, lies Leshiba Wilderness.

Transcending expectations of a wildlife reserve, Leshiba offers a uniquely African experience with luxury touches, warm hospitality and rich memories you'll be back to recreate...

At a Glance

  • Malaria – free area
  • Authentic Venda village
  • Two luxury suites
  • romantic and secluded
  • private plunge pools
  • patio's
  • Dinner, breakfast and lunch can be supplied on request

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The Lodge is an authentic Venda village re-created by internationally renowned artist, Noria Mabasa. This artistic wonderland of sculpted walls, seating areas, figures and entrances breathes the mystical spirit of old Venda.

Add the most delicious bath in Africa and superb catering to complete the experience.

Two luxury suites, Mwedzi and Duvha offer a romantic and secluded stay amongst the bush with private plunge pools and patio's overlooking the animals grazing on the plains below.

Hamasha Bush Camp nestles in a spectacular amphitheatre of high cliffs and mountains with magnificent views through the gorge.

For an experience which reflects the soul of Africa walk along the marked trails, join a game drive or take a horse ride within our diverse environment.

Start your day with breakfast, visit the ancient rock art sites and meander under dense canopies of indigenous forest or hike down rocky gorges.

Leshiba is a unique reserve with an abundance of wildlife, the rare brown hyena and the elusive leopard.

Catch sight of the black eagles and Cape vultures gracing the skies and be treated to an African Eden experience as all the animals gather on the vleis in the early mornings and evenings.

Culture & Heritage
The Soutpansberg's natural beauty is matched by the richness of the Venda culture. This inspired the establishment of a social responsibility program to preserve traditions including wood carving, story telling and traditional healing.

Visit the non-profit Centre of Indigenous Knowledge which workshops and promotes these valuable cultural assets.

Power supply
Solar powered

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