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Location:Kruger National Park, South Africa

Kruger National Park

H12 Leshiba

Set on top of the Soutpansberg Mountains within a 2600ha private game reserve, this is a family run, mountain retreat. Giraffe, zebra, rare brown hyena and leopard. Clay sculptures. Wood carvings. When you bathe, a sculpted girl bathes beside you. When you shower, your soap lies in a sculpted hand. Art shading your life. No electricity and phone reception and WiFi in short supply. You will climb above the clouds, you will be cut off. With a bit of luck, you will sleep like a baby.

A selection of options. Venda Village Lodges is a traditional village recreated by the internationally renowned artist Noria Mabasa. Mwedzi and Duvha are secluded luxury suites, Luvhondo is for big groups and finally the Hamasha Bush Camp.

Venda Village Lodges: 5 ensuite African style round huts that open on to sunny courtyards. This is the ultimate blend of art and living space. Noria began sculpting after a recurring dream. She’s in her 80s now and internationally renowned. She’s still doing it too. Lounge, fireplace - indoor and outdoor. Pool deck with a view over the Duluni valley. 2 people per hut and there is one single one. 

Mwedzi and Duvha luxury suites: these sleep two. They’re ensuite with a large stone bath, double shower and outside shower. Private plunge pool and patio overlooking animals grazing on the plain below. Both suites are close to the lodge, but hidden in the bush, so they’re very private. Self catering.

Hamasha Bush Camp: you need you’re own transport here as you are pretty cut off. Better make it a 4x4 too. No WiFi, no phone reception. 8 people can share here. 2 units with 2 en-suite inter-leading bedrooms. Self catering. Braai. You’ll be surrounded by trees, high cliffs and the mountains. Views to the Hamasha gorge. 

Luvhondo: this is the big guy for groups of 16-28 sharing. Close to the cliffs with endless views. Ideal for workshops, family gatherings and celebrations. 16 people in twin beds or 28 people in bunk beds. 3 large rondavels, divided into 2, each able to sleep 2 to 4 people. 2 outside bathrooms with showers & toilets. A 4th rondavel divided into two has en-suite facilities, shower & toilet & sleeps 2 in each room. Large kitchen, lounge and veranda. Outdoor boma. Braai. Wireless internet.

Facilities

No electricity; Solar power; Gas appliances; Not strong enough for hairdryers etc to be used; If you need to charge things there are generators from 7am to 1pm. Speak to management; Massage therapists; Set menu - no restaurant; No bar; Garden; Medicinal plant nursery 

Activities

There’s a good network of well marked hiking trails. Opportunities to go horse riding, mountain biking, or game viewing. Ancient art prevails too with rock paintings. Over 250 bird species including the crowned eagle and cape vulture. Animals gather to drink from the watering holes early morning and evening.

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