Venda Village Lodge

2 pax per room 8 pax total + 1 single
  • 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 huts that open up to sculpted sun-baked courtyards.

    Note: Children over 12 welcome.

    • a lounge with an indoor fire place
    • an outdoor open fire place
    • a pool deck with a stunning view over the Duluni valley
    • and the famous “most delicious bath in Africa”
  • Accommodation

    What time can I arrive and depart?

    Check in: 14h00
    Check out: 09h30

    What do the different rates include?

    FULL BOARD RATES: include accommodation, early morning tea / coffee, brunch, afternoon tea and dinner, variety of herbal teas, coffee and fresh fruit, one game activity per day (either guided walk or game drive). Rates exclude all beverages, mountain transfer and gratuities.

    Please Note: Lunch is not included in the rate (see daily schedule below)

    There is no restaurant at Leshiba – we cater for each individual booking with a set menu – there is no à la carte menu. We do not have a BAR at Leshiba. We offer an honesty bar system.

    Dietary Requirements – these must be communicated on confirmation of your booking.

    SELF-CATERED RATES:- include accommodation ONLY. All game activities, mountain transfer, meals, etc. are EXCLUDED.

    Please Note- Should more than 1 meal be requested (either brunch or dinner) – the full board rate will apply.


    What is the daily schedule?

    07:00 – Tea / coffee and homemade biscuits and rusks
    07:30 – Guided walk
    10:00 – Brunch
    15:30 – Tea and cake / scones
    16:00 – Game drive
    19:00 – Dinner

    Is there electricity/power available?
    • There is no municipal electricity at Leshiba
    • The Venda Village has a combination of solar power, paraffin lamps and gas appliances.
    • Hamasha has a gas lighting system and gas appliances.
    • Luvhondo (Indigenous Knowledge Centre) has solar power and gas appliances.
    • No hairdryers etc. can be used on our systems.
    • To charge up items, please communicate this to the Managers at the Lodge and we will make a plan to charge these on a generator system in the mornings only between 07h00 and 13h00
    Is there cell/mobile phone reception and WiFi?
    • There is free Wi-Fi at the Lodge and Luvhondo Camp.
    • There is very limited mobile phone reception at Leshiba
    • There is a telephone at Reception, which can be used for emergencies.
    • If you are staying at Hamasha Bush Camp it is essential that you have your own transport as there is no communication between Hamasha and the main Lodge. There is no wifi or mobile reception at Hamasha.
    What to bring?

    We suggest that you bring the following:

    • A good flashlight / torch
    • Binoculars
    • A good selection of clothing
    • Good walking sandals or boots.
    • Warm jacket and raincoat
    • Sunhat, sunscreen
    • All food and drinks if self-catering. The nearest shop is a one-hour drive away down the mountain. There is no restaurant at Leshiba.
    • Extra towels for swimming
    • Insect repellent
    • Extra camera / video camera batteries as we are not always able to charge these
    What is the risk of contracting Malaria?
    • Leshiba is Malaria FREE! However, if you will be travelling throughout the Limpopo, we recommend you speak to your local travel clinic.
H12 Leshiba is accredited by:
Eco atlas ethical directory Sustainable tourism international Fair trade in tourism

What a soul sanctuary. A time to get quiet, reflect and reconnect with all the elements of nature. Love has been reaffirmed!

Louise and Paul | 

Guided walks, game drives, horse trails and mountain biking

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

Massage therapies

H12 Leshiba offers a range of therapies designed to relax the body, soothe the spirit, improve muscle tone and evoke a feeling of well-being. Our therapists will ease and rejuvenate tired limbs and help calm your mind, creating a natural harmony within.

Solar power, wireless internet and pure drinking water available

We are off the grid! H12 Leshiba is an eco lodge and the property is solar powered. There is wireless internet at The Lodge for anyone who needs to stay connected but limited cell phone reception. We have a number of boreholes on the property and the water at H12 Leshiba is great for drinking.

Malaria Free

H12 Leshiba is situated at a high altitude where the malaria carrying mosquito cannot survive. We have had no incidence of malaria and are regarded as a malaria free destination.

Full board rates

  • Sharing Single
    Double R 2300 R 2800
    Single room R 1740
    Per person per night
  • Sharing Single
    Double R 2700 R 3500
    Single room R 2040
    Per person per night

Full board rates include accommodation, early morning tea / coffee, brunch, afternoon tea and dinner, variety of herbal teas, coffee and fresh fruit and one game activity per day. Fully serviced daily. Rates exclude all beverages, gratuities and mountain transfers.

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