Leobo Private Reserve is a magical luxury villa located in Limpopo Province, the northernmost province of South Africa.
It is a completely private 20,000 acre estate based in the beautiful malaria-free Waterberg mountains, 3 hours drive north of Johannesburg and home to the award winning ‘Observatory Bush Villa’.
Designed by Silvio Rech and Lesley Carstens, it is probably the most stunning safari house in Africa not only from an architectural and style perspective but also as a fantastic home for families and small groups.
The property can accommodate up to 26 guests, and 12,000 acres of wilderness are available to visitors.
Leobo Private Reserve:
“Leobo Private Reserve is not like any other game lodge.
Available only on an exclusive use basis the entire 12,000 acres of pristine African wilderness is totally private and yours to enjoy.
The main house is simply stunning. Think James Bond villain’s ultra-cool luxury villa in the African bush…
Designed by award winning architects Silvio Rech and Lesley Carstens, this private house is state of the art and even has a fully automated research-grade observatory tower to view the night sky in world class conditions.
There is a full team of staff to make your stay one of complete luxury and relaxation, including butlers and a talented private chef.
The house will take your breath away, but the real star of the show is the 12,000 acre private game reserve / playground on your doorstep.
The Leobo Private Reserve is fantastically well equipped for fun – there are quad bikes, dirt buggies, horses, mountain bikes, motor bikes, helicopters, clay shooting, fishing and more, all to use at your leisure, with no rules or time constraints.
See the abundance of wild game on horseback, quad or from the comfort of a Land Cruiser, all with the commentary of an expert.
The experienced bush guides can take you animal tracking and show you the wonders of nature on the reserve. Forget timetabled game-drives. Here it’s just you and the bush (with of course the team of experienced staff) so you can do what you like, when you like.”
Extra Activities (not included)
Helicopter hourly rate: R15,000 Per Hour
Tandem skydive from helicopter: R12,500
Solo Skydive from helicopter: R10,000
Spa Treatments: R800 Per Hour
Elephant riding safari: R1,000 Per Person STC
Rock Climbing with expert: R6,000 Per Day
Snake Lecture with live snakes: R4,000 (1 Hour)
Starlight safari with Phil Calcot: R5,000 For 1 Hour
Big 5 Game Drive at Entabeni: R350 Per person*
$1m Golf Hole at Entabeni: R4,950 Per Person*
Scorpion & Spider professional guide R6,000 Per Day
Rates for The Observatory at Leobo Private Reserve:
1st September 2014 to 14th December 2014, 11th January 2015 to 31st August 2015
Basic Daily Rate* R40,000
Additional rooms at Lodge R3,750 pppn
Unlimited daily Rate** R100,000
15th December 2014 to 10th January 2015
Basic Daily Rate* R50,000
Additional Rooms at Lodge R3,750 pppn
Unlimited daily rate** R120,000
* Basic daily rate includes use of the entire reserve and the Observatory Villa. It may not be possible to guarantee exclusivity as there may be other guests in the Lodge.
** Unlimited daily rate includes exclusive use of the entire reserve, the Observatory Villa and Lodge as well as 2 hours per day use of Leobo AS350 B2 Squirrel Helicopter together with pilot. Also includes return Helicopter transfer from Johannesburg for 5 pax.
The lodge can accommodate a maximum of 18 people in the following cottages:
4 Cottages with king size beds
2 Cottages with 2 x single beds
1 Cottage with four poster double bed
(sleeps 1 comfortably)
1 Cottage with 2 x bunk beds (ideal for 4 children)
R30,000 Per Night – Based on 8 Adults
Rates for Additional Guests (over 8)
Adults: R3,750 Per Person Per Night
Children under twelve: R 1,500 (£120) Per Person Per Night
Children under 2 free
All prices inclusive of VAT. Includes full use of all facilities of the reserve as well as all food, teas, coffees, soft drinks, beers and house wines.