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H12 Leshiba: a magical nature and culture experience in the Soutpansberg.

H12 Leshiba is really something else: this Pearl in the program combines the Venda Culture with stunning nature. Situated in the Soutpansberg, up in the mountains, it offers unique nature, forest, wildlife, birds, rock art, horse back safaris and walking trails to enjoy. It is an amazing place in a unique biosphere. The lodge is an authentic traditional village re-created together with internationally renowned Venda artist, Noria Mabasa. The Village has 5 en-suite African style rondavels that open up to sculpted sun-baked courtyards and two spacious luxury suites with plunge pool and much privacy.

H12 Leshiba offers guided walks and game drives as well as adventure horse riding for experienced riders. Leshiba is a hikers paradise. There are 12 well-marked trails to explore the reserve without a guide. Wander freely amongst wildlife or bring your mountain bikes and challenge yourself on some of our bush tracks.

The cuisine is excellent, the relaxing area with plunge pool and the stunning view over the Duluni valley and the famous “most delicious bath in Africa”  will make your stay unique and unforgettable.

Malaria free
5 hours drive from Johannesburg
Rates starting from R 2.300,- pppn, full board incl. one activity per day
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Leshiba-Logo-white webSituated in Soutpansberg     –     rebuilt Venda Village     –     own micro-climate     –    one game walk or game drive per day included     –     excellent cuisine     –     12 walking trails to forests, waterfalls, magical forest     –     pick-up at bottom of hill unless you have a 4×4     –     two types of accommodation.

Standard Chalets

Built around the central square in Venda rondavel style, close to pool and restaurant.

double bed
Separate bathroom
Wifi in restaurant and lounge area

Price / night
R 2.300,- pppn, full board

Luxury Suite

Secluded but stil in close range to all amenities and services, with private plunge pool, garden furniture spacious rooms.

double bed
ceiling fans
private plunge pool

Price / night
R 2.960,-  pppn full board

Walking and hiking

Leshiba is a hikers paradise. There are 12 marked trails that lead you into all parts of the impressive reserve. Forests, ponds, waterfalls and plains can be crossed while encountering a great variety of animals, inclduing rhino. Free of charge.

2 hours
Free of charge: one activity per day is included

Game Drive

Make a trip in the comfort of a safari truck and let you be inspired by the guide and driver who will inform you about everything there is to know about  animals, plants, birds and rock art.

2 hours including snacks and drinks
Free of charge: one activity per day is included

Safari on horseback

For the experienced there is the possibility to explore the reserve on horse back. A thrilling adventure.

6 hours
Rebuilt Venda Village
High up in the Soutpansberg with its own micro-climate
Walking: 12 marked trails are available
Free roaming game: rhino, giraffe and many more
Excellent cuisne

Leshiba Wilderness

GPS coordinates: 22˚59’ 0” S 29° 33’ 0” E

R 522 Makhado/Louis Trichardt to Vivo road. Follow signs to Leshiba on the right after 32 km’s from Makhado.

Central Reservations E-mail:
Reservations: +27 (0) 11 483 1841 / 082 881 1237
Lodge and A/H: Tel: Cell: +27 (0) 71 697 2596 or +27 (0) 71 695 8603 or +27 (0) 83 266 9502