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Leobo Private Reserve

Safari Areas

Leobo Private Reserve
  • Location Africa, South Africa, Safari Areas
  • Guests up to 31
  • Bedrooms 14
  • Rental period Weekly
  • Price From 38,200 USD
  • More Rates based on an occupancy of up to 8 guests; additional guests pay per person per night rate. Minimum stays may apply.
  • Summary
    • Unique design and atmosphere in wilderness
    • Close to Waterberg Wilderness Reserve
    • Concierge service
    • A lodge with 8 private cottages
    • A private villa
    • Entertainment areas
    • Pool
    • Jacuzzi
    • Wi-Fi
  • Collections Family

A Typical & Exclusive Safari House in Waterberg Mountains

This property is a completely private 20,000 acre estate located in Waterberg Mountains. This is a genuine safari house in the wilderness showcasing amazing architectural assets which is perfect for family or friend gatherings. 

Offering breath-taking views over Palala Valley, Leobo has a great African style design. Benefitting from a heated infinity pool, with exquisite views and a relaxing rooftop Jacuzzi, guests can relax and unwind after a day out on safari. With a plethora of places to chill-out and socialise, guests are invited to relax in any of the soft seated areas in the house, or gather around the sunken fire pit for a typical African sundowner.

Owned by an English family who created this spectacular African bush villa and made it their private home, Leobo Private Reserve has been made available for rent on an exclusive basis. Guests benefit from complete privacy of 20,000 acres and will fall in love with the unique and wild atmosphere of the place. Leobo showcases award winning architecture and design, endless activities that will blow your mind, and supreme hosting. For larger groups or guests travelling with personal staff Leobo Lodge offers overspill chalets within walking distance from The Observatory. 

Leobo private reserve is divided into two parts: the  Observatory and the extra chalets of Leobo Lodge.

The Observatory is a state of art four bedroom house designed by award winning architects Silvio Rech and Lesley Carstens, that can accommodate six adults and three children. It takes its name from the 7m tower shaped library, crowned with an automated rotating copper dome from California, which houses a 20-inch telescope and even a solar scope. Designed by renowned architects the house is a special adventure in itself – rational and carefully thought through, but designed to provide experiences, surprises and delights around every corner.

The Observatory has an ultra-stylish but liveable design and has four-bedrooms that can accommodate six adults and three or four children.  Built on the top of a hill facing west to capture the setting sun, with four poster beds, egg shaped baths and open-air showers Leobo offers the perfect setting to hunker down and lose your heart. The bedrooms all have spectacular views and boast large spacious en-suite bathrooms, each of them equipped with open fireplaces, countless accessories and a daybed for relaxing. The master bedroom has a large four poster bed with mosquito net and a Bowers and Wilkins audio system. The different fabrics and textures give an incredible feeling to the residents. 

The lodge has a great African style and offers breathtaking views over the Palala valley. It is composed of eight cottages that can sleep up to 22 people (16 adults and 6 children), and an additiional newly built family cottage which has two double rooms.

Guests relax in any of the lounge areas, enjoy the bar, the snooker table, the sunken fire pit and an amazing heated swimming facing the mountains. They are invited to socialize in the boma.

Each cottage is designed in a rustic typical safari style. They have their own deck, a double bed or two single beds and showers. One is built into the side of the escarpment and has a four poster double bed. It features an en-suite bathroom whose doors open onto a private deck providing mazing views of the forest. 

Proud WINNERS of Africa's Best Private Villa at the World Boutique Hotel Awards 2018!

Leobo Private Reserve
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01 Jan 2019 31 Dec 2019 Price on request


Rates based on an occupancy of up to 8 guests; additional guests pay per person per night rate. Minimum stays may apply.
Leobo Private Reserve


Leobo Lodge:
4 x Luxury Chalets with king size beds (3 with panoramic views and 1 with a bush view)
1 x Superior Chalet with a double bed
1 x Standard Chalets with twin beds (ideal for 2 children / 2 adults single sharing)
1 x Standard Chalet with 2 x bunk beds (ideal for 4 children)
1 x 2 Bedroom Family Unit (sleeps 2 adults and 2 children)

The Observatory:
1 x Master Suite with four poster super king size bed
1 x Master Suite with super king size bed
1 x Nanny/Guest bedroom with super king size bed
1 x Triple Bunk room (sleeps 3 children and comes equipped with a cot)


  • Jacuzzi
  • Lounge Area
  • Veranda
  • Cooking Facilities
  • Restaurant
  • Fan
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mini Bar
  • Pure Cotton Linen
  • Satellite Television
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Underfloor Heating
  • Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Secure Parking
  • 24-hour security
  • Fully stocked bar
  • Portable Music System
  • Research grade Observatory
  • Library
  • Jacuzzi
  • Thermal imaging equipment for night time
  • game viewing


  • Heated infinity pool
  • Outside Shower
  • Bono
  • BBQ
  • Deck


  • Full staff (butler, private chef)
  • Food, drinks, wines and spirits
  • Quad bikes safari
  • Dirt bikes safari
  • Cross country Polaris buggy safari
  • Horse riding safari
  • Fishing
  • Game drives
  • Say at the River Camp (includes lunch, kayaks and fishing)
  • Rock art viewing
  • Cliff top mountain walks
  • Cave walks
  • Paint balling (land based)
  • Clay pigeon shootings
  • Cliff top camping (includes tent)
  • Hippo camping

Extra Services

  • Nanny services
  • Chauffeur services
  • Helicopter trips
  • Tandem skydive from helicopter
  • Solo Skydive from helicopter
  • Spa Treatments
  • Elephant riding safari
  • Rock Climbing with expert
  • Snake Lecture with live snakes
  • Starlight safari with Phil Calcot
  • Big 5 Game Drive at Entabeni
  • $1m Golf Hole at Entabeni (5mins by helicopter / 1hr drive)
  • Scorpion & Spider professional guide
Leobo Private Reserve


The Waterberg Mountains are a true natural gem of South Africa. Visitors marvel at ancient mountains and rock art, an incredible biodiversity, archaeological and paleontological treasures. It is a popular safari destination to observe the wildlife. Game reserves like Big Five game viewings are organised frequently to offer visitors authentic safari experiences. Other outdoor activities include fishing at the Mokolo Dam at Lephalale, bird watching in the Nylsvley Nature Reserve or hiking at Mookgophong. Hot mineral springs are also a specificity of the region.


Quad Biking Safaris
Cross Country Polaris Buggy Safari
Horse Riding Safaris
Game Viewing
Day at the River Camp
Rock Art Viewing
Cliff Top Camping
Hippo Camping

Disclaimer: the location on the map may be approximate due to privacy reasons.

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