Hamasha Bush Camp

  • Situated in the Limpopo Province on top of the Soutpansberg mountains, Leshiba’s Hamasha Bush Camp offers self-catered accommodation. It is surrounded by trees and nestled within a spectacular amphitheatre of high cliffs and mountains with magnificent views through Hamasha gorge.

    The perfect getaway for small groups of nature lovers and the ideal base to discover the flora and fauna of Leshiba on foot along a well-marked network of trails.

    Please note: 4 x 4 or high clearance vehicle required.

    • Please note: 4 x 4 or high clearance vehicle required
    • Private small bush camp for max. 8 people
    • Fully-equipped kitchen and outdoor braai / barbecue area
    • Comfortable, cozy lounge with open fire place
    • Two units with two en-suite inter-leading bedrooms each
    • Outdoor showers
    • Ideal for small groups and families
    • Remotely situated and offering total privacy and exclusivity
    • No cell reception
  • Accommodation

    What time can I arrive and depart?

    Check in: 14h00
    Check out: 09h30

    What do the different rates include?

    FULL BOARD RATES: include accommodation, early morning tea / coffee, brunch, afternoon tea and dinner, variety of herbal teas, coffee and fresh fruit, one game activity per day (either guided walk or game drive). Rates exclude all beverages, mountain transfer and gratuities.

    Please Note: Lunch is not included in the rate (see daily schedule below)

    There is no restaurant at Leshiba – we cater for each individual booking with a set menu – there is no à la carte menu. We do not have a BAR at Leshiba. We offer an honesty bar system.

    Dietary Requirements – these must be communicated on confirmation of your booking.

    SELF-CATERED RATES:- include accommodation ONLY. All game activities, mountain transfer, meals, etc. are EXCLUDED.

    Please Note- Should more than 1 meal be requested (either brunch or dinner) – the full board rate will apply.

    What is the daily schedule?
    • Guided walks in the morning depart between 07:00 and 07:30 – duration varies between 1,5 & 2 hrs.
    • Game drives in the afternoon between 16:00 and 16:30 and the duration is around 2,5 hrs.
    • Other activities are extra and can be arranged on arrival at the Lodge
    Is there electricity/power available?
    • There is no municipal electricity at Leshiba
    • The Venda Village has a combination of solar power, paraffin lamps and gas appliances.
    • Hamasha has a gas lighting system and gas appliances.
    • Luvhondo (Indigenous Knowledge Centre) has solar power and gas appliances.
    • No hairdryers etc. can be used on our systems.
    • To charge up items, please communicate this to the Managers at the Lodge and we will make a plan to charge these on a generator system in the mornings only between 07h00 and 13h00
    Is there cell/mobile phone reception and WiFi?
    • There is free Wi-Fi at the Lodge and Luvhondo Camp.
    • There is very limited mobile phone reception at Leshiba
    • There is a telephone at Reception, which can be used for emergencies.
    • If you are staying at Hamasha Bush Camp it is essential that you have your own transport as there is no communication between Hamasha and the main Lodge.
    What to bring?

    We suggest that you bring the following:

    • A good flashlight / torch
    • Binoculars
    • A good selection of clothing
    • Good walking sandals or boots.
    • Warm jacket and raincoat
    • Sunhat, sunscreen
    • All food and drinks if self-catering. The nearest shop is a one-hour drive away down the mountain. There is no restaurant at Leshiba.
    • Extra towels for swimming
    • Insect repellent
    • Extra camera / video camera batteries as we are not always able to charge these
    What is the risk of contracting Malaria?
    • Leshiba is Malaria FREE! However, if you will be travelling throughout the Limpopo, we recommend you speak to your local travel clinic.
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We spent three delicious days, the lodge is surely one of the most amazing in Southern Africa. We enjoyed the trails and the peacefulness of the place

J and N Descades  | 

Massage therapies

Leshiba offers a range of therapies designed to relax the body, soothe the spirit, improve muscle tone and evoke a feeling of well-being. Our therapists will ease and rejuvenate tired limbs and help calm your mind, creating a natural harmony within.

Gas and paraffin lighting, no cell reception and pure drinking water available

We are off the grid! Leshiba is an eco lodge and Hamasha Bush Camp has gas lighting and paraffin lamps. The kitchen has a gas fridge and stove. We have a number of boreholes on the property and the water at Leshiba is great for drinking. Please note that there is no cell reception at Hamasha.

Malaria Free

Leshiba is situated at a high altitude where the malaria carrying mosquito cannot survive. We have had no incidence of malaria and are regarded as a malaria free destination.


  • *Exclusive booking for entire camp to one group only Minimum 4 pax
    Minimum charge R 2070
    Thereafter per person per night R 520
    Children under 12 R 260
    Babies under 2 stay free Free
    Group booking (8 pax per day) R 3900 per day

*excludes meals and activities. Please note there is no restaurant and grocery store at Leshiba. Closest shop is 1 hour away.

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