H12 Leshiba is one of the most unique lodges in Africa and is a bucket-list destination within reach of most South African travellers in terms of distance and pocket. The H12 Leshiba private game reserve, home to the Venda Village, is perched at the summit of the Soutpansberg plateau in amongst dramatic cliffs and beautiful vistas. Created by renowned Venda artist, Noria Mabasa, on the original site, the Venda Village is like a living work of art. A village day has been stilled in clay, with a chief sitting solemnly in the shade of a tree and maidens leaning over the wall to greet visitors to the kraal. Drummers are poised in an ancient rhythm of African time where a sculpted man holds a soap dish in an outdoor shower overlooking plains stretching out towards the slowly setting sun. Giraffe delicately munch the treetops below you and beyond that is the game-filled mountain wilderness where you can walk up to wildlife and admire rock art from the earliest times. Game drives are relaxed and informative, particularly for those who are interested in the rich diversity of tree species and in medicinal plants. Joyce and Lukas will take care of all your needs at the Venda Village including making the most delicious meals to savour from your room with a bushveld view.