Stunning safari house in private reserve
Leobo Private Reserve is a completely private estate situated in the beautiful, malaria-free, Waterberg Mountains – just a 3 hour drive or short helicopter flight, from Johannesburg.
Designed by Silvio Rech and Lesley Carstens, the interiors of The Observatory are full of ingenuity and one-of-a-kind artefacts. There are numerous indoor and outdoor lounging terraces which take full advantage of the tremendous Palala Valley views, a mezzanine level for chilling out in the roof of the large lounge and a rather magnificent dining area crowned with a chandelier crafted from a hippo skeleton. The pièce de la resistance is the two-level library set in a tower with a domed roof which opens up the sky to a 20 inch telescope - there are even space suits you can don for the full effect.
The originality of its owner, entrepreneur Rory Sweet, is evident in the quirky detail of the property, as well as the endless list of activities on offer. Choose from quad biking, an exhilarating cross country polaris drive, hippo camping or meet a crocodile called Stevie.
Rented on an exclusive-use basis you don't share the Observatory with any other guests; it’s your playground for the duration of your stay. The estate is fully staffed by friendly, obliging staff who plan your day to suit your whims. Dining is a highlight, with a top chef preparing gourmet meals accompanied by top South African and international wines.
This is a place to have fun and there are plenty of optional activities including helicopter flips, skydiving, spa treatments, Big 5 game viewing on a neighbouring concession and a visit to the $1million dollar Golf Hole (all at additional cost).
Leobo applies no time constraints, no rules, and no limits. Over indulge in every way!
Why we like it
- It is simply spectacular!
- Exclusive use
- Great for families & small groups
- Myriad of activities