In the far Limpopo Provence of South Africa, high up in the Soutpansberg Mountains (a Natural Heritage site), lies the magical world of Leshiba Wilderness.
Leshiba Wilderness is a 2,600- hectare game reserve that provides a full range of guest facilities and as part of the Soutpansberg Conservancy, ranks very high for the quantity and range of the indigenous flora.
The aerial photos and close up photos show the Venda Village Lodge, a restoration project conceived by the owner and designed and sculpted by a renowned local Venda artist. The colours and textures of the architecture, gardens and landscaping were designed to blend in with the surrounding Bushveld habitat.
Sculptural forms carved into the walls greet the visitor. We designed a pebble stone walk, flanked by a stately grouping of aloes, grasses and other indigenous plants, to lead into the garden.
A central courtyard is the focus of gathering and socializing (as in a typical African village), and a dipping pool area offers a cool, relaxing space in this unique garden retreat.