Without doubt one of the most magnificent trees of the southern African bush

The Leadwood (Combretum imberbe) is by far the largest and the tallest of all combretum species. Described by poets, writers, safari experts and all manner of people – with a bark resembling the bark of a crocodile, spare foliage and seemly host to a plethora of iconic African imagery.

The Magnificent Leadwood Tree, from which our estate derives its name. One specimen on Leadwood Big Game Estate takes 4 large men holding hands to circle its circumference.

The Leadwood is one of the heaviest woods found in the Southern Africa with a weight of around1,200kg/m3. This heavy wood cannot float and sinks in water.

Leadwood trees can be found all over our estate and parts of the Rietspruit Game Reserve.