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Leshiba
Louis Trichardt (Makhado) district, Limpopo

MICHAEL SCHOLES and ASSOCIATE ARCHITECTS : Architect

Date:2012
Type:Game lodge
Status:Extant

 


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Coordinates:
22°59'01.11" S 29°33'30.80" E

On the farm Leshiba Wilderness which nestles on top of the Zoutpansberg were the remains of an old Venda village, which has been rebuilt and extended to become a unique lodge.

The original 6 huts, one of which had the remains of a roof structure were rebuilt to the exact scale of the original, with modern conveniences and used for self catering.

The lodge has subsequently been developed into a fully catered lodge with 2 additional luxury units, a unique stand alone bathroom on the edge of a ridge, a lounge, dining, kitchen, timber deck and swimming pool.

The famous Venda sculptor, Noria Mombasa was commissioned to "work" on the village and helped convert it into a unique and magical place.

(Michael Scholes)

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All truncated references not fully cited below are those of Joanna Walker's original text and cited in full in the 'Bibliography' entry of the Lexicon.