H12 Leshiba – Best in Africa

Authors of the book ‘Africa’s Finest’ listed two SA eco-lodges under the Top 15 in Africa. Read full article We have lived off the grid for 22 years and have found all sorts of ways to live harmoniously within our natural environment. Peter has designed and integrated some rather strange hybrid systems to suit our […]

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Writer’s Retreat With Dorian Haarhoff

Awakened Dorian Ah what a time…. what a time…. and the spirits of the place working along side us All four of you moved me with your words. Pam It was so much more than the four days together – heart people and work, touching sacred Spaces. Kiki Still filled with words, memories and gratitude […]

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Vutshilo Mountain School – Giving Back

The angels from The Virgin Islands Cary C. and Barb D. are two amazing women, who I am really happy to have met and got to know. They came up to H12 Leshiba with 22 caregivers and alongside our two massage therapists, Abigail and Lutendo, taught these men and women the art of giving massages. […]

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Kundalini Yoga Retreat

Days Later Within a couple of days, Bhavini produced this flyer below and sent it out to the world. Within a week, a group of nine signed up and we eagerly awaited their arrival. Learning to Breathe Kumood Trikam Kalan and Bhavini ran the retreat together. They shared such beautiful enlightening words with us and […]

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Africa’s Finest

H12 Leshiba makes the cut “I am happy to be able to tell you this is not the standard “Dear John” – after a long process, H12 Leshiba has been selected as one of the 55 main finalists to be included in our book ‘Africa’s Finest – The Continent’s Most Responsible, Sustainable Safari Destinations’. “ […]

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Reception / Gallery is finished

We are very happy to announce that the Venda Village Lodge Reception is finally finished. The brilliant artist, our guest and friend, Jenny Schneider, together with our patient builders, Peter, Edwin and Simon, created the beautiful designs in the floors and completed the project.

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Floods January 2013

Leshiba is tinder-dry. There is hardly any grass and the leaves are falling off in the wrong season with fruiting trees bereft of fruit. The animals are lethargic and listless; every one of us demoralised – a very harsh picture of our normally lush wilderness.

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Permaculture Garden

“The glory of gardening is hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body, but the soul.” ~ Alfred Austin

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Zebra baby rescue

A zebra in need This past weekend, the girls, together with their oldest friends, Julian and Lola, went for an early morning drive. Down in the valley, they discovered a baby zebra that could not walk and was unable to follow the herd. Her mother had given up and wandered off so Erinn slowly climbed […]

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Giraffe Capture

We were anticipating a busy long weekend with all the camps full as well as friends coming to stay at the Farmhouse but when the game capture crew called early Friday morning and asked if they could come in to do the giraffe capture, I knew we were in a for a BIG one.

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First aid course

We believe in being prepared. Situated as remotely as we are means that we do not have immediate access to medical services. We have therefore trained 11 staff members in First Aid.

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Vutshilo Mountain School

Leshiba has always endeavoured to support the local community, especially children and we are delighted to have met with Sue Anne Cook from the Vutshilo Mountain School near Sibasa.

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Update:Through the looking glass…

The new Reception / Shop and Gallery – the construction process through the eye of Jenny’s lens.

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Hail Storm Havoc at H12 Leshiba

It was late afternoon and Peter noticed a sudden and massive build up of clouds. He rushed across to the stables and put out a warning to everyone on the reserve to take shelter.

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