The main house is simply stunning. Think of a 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.
Luxury Private Villa built and designed by famous South Africa architects Silvio Rech and Lesley Carstens. The Villa has phenomenal views, funky architecture and utterly luxurious interiors.
The state-of-the-art Observatory is a four bedroom private house with two main bedrooms, each with their own bath and shower. There is a separate nursery room for children with a triple bunk bed and a bedroom for a nanny or extra guests.
The Leobo Lodge provides extra accommodation for larger groups. The Lodge can sleep up to 18 guests in eight private cottages overlooking the Palala Valley. All of the cottages are en-suite and have their own private deck with spectacular views. Rooms can accommodate children on request.
4 Bedroom Private House
Leobo Lodge can sleep up to 18 guests
Open All Year
Activities include thermal imaging equipment for night time game viewing, 4 x quad bikes, 2 x 700cc racing quad bikes, and an electric camouflage golf buggy. If you want to add to the sounds of the bushveld, there is a multi-room music system and a starlight safari by local astronomer Dr Phil Calcot will captivate you, as he picks out the various planets and stars with a high powered laser pointer. Target shooting with sniper rifles is an exhilarating activity overseen by an expert ranger; if guests prefer a quieter pastime, there is excellent bass fishing in the nearby dams, accompanied by the sounds of the laughing hippos dotting the water’s surface. The estate’s private helicopter can be booked for airport collections or for a heady chopper ride to spy a variety of game. Guests can be dropped off at assorted locations for a gourmet picnic. The emphasis at The Observatory is on a personal experience as opposed to a more commercial one found in any other luxury hotel in the world. The Observatory affords the guest the opportunity to get involved in exciting escapades on offer. The sheer freedom of going off on your own expedition to explore the surroundings and doing what the spur of the moment offers is exhilarating in itself. This differentiates this particular destination from all others and makes the adventure that much greater.
Leobo is a vast reserve teeming with plains game, birdlife, hippos, and a crocodile named Stevie.
The reserve has none of the Big five, making it very safe for families as the children can explore and learn about the bush from Leobo’s expert guides in absolute safety. The reserve also boasts some archaeological significance and bushman paintings.
Leobo offers guests an extensive range of activities from quad biking and riding safaris, to helicopter rides and sky diving, to star gazing from the observatory telescope and game drives throughout the day.