Leshiba Wilderness is a nature and game reserve at the top of Limpopo’s Soutpansberg Mountains, South Africa’s northernmost range.
Leshiba features a mix of indigenous forests and open plains, with dramatic gorges, tumbling waterfalls and amazing views too. You can go hiking in the mountains, walk amongst wild animals, visit ancient rock art sites and enjoy a sundowner game drive.
Leshiba Wilderness is a sanctuary for a variety of wildlife, including giraffe, zebra, wildebeest and white rhino. Go on a guided walk or drive with one of Leshiba’s game rangers and learn more about the habitat, the plants, the animals and the area’s history. You can spot five primate species at Leshiba Wilderness: lesser and thick-tailed bushbabies, samango and vervet monkeys, and chacma baboons.
This game reserve also has a series of rock art paintings, a legacy of the San people who were originally attracted here by the nearby salt pans. You can also go on one of many hiking trails that take you through different parts of the nature reserve – gorges, forests, mountains and grassy plains.
Limpopo is the northernmost province of South Africa. It is named after the Limpopo River that flows through the province, the name “Limpopo” has its etymological origin from the Sepedi word diphororo tÅ¡a meetse – meaning strong gushing waterfalls.