Leobo Private Reserve

An exclusive use safari lodge in a 20,000 acre private reserve, winner of countless awards

Leobo pushes all the boundaries and offers limitless fun for it’s guests.

Ideal for multi-generational families or groups looking for a once-in-a-lifetime holiday

Facilities at Leobo Private Reserve

Air Conditioning
Game Drives
Horse Riding
Kids Club
Swimming Pool

When to go to Leobo Private Reserve


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The Leobo Observatory is an exceptionally lavish private house and is ideal for groups of friends travelling together or large families. The Oberservatory itself sleeps 6 adults and 4 children and there are also 8 overspill chalets on the reserve to accommodate larger groups. Built by award winning architects the lodge is creative and fun with phenomenal views and decadent interiors. It comes staffed with a butler, maid and chef, as well as private safari guides. On the reserve there are plenty of plains game to be found, as well as hippo, crocodiles, buffalo and a plethora of bird life. Having a private lodge all to yourselves though also gives you all the options you might wish for in a home of your own, such as quad bikes to head out on as well as horses and mountain bikes.

The house itself is vast with several dining areas, a roof top bar and Jacuzzi, and even a research grade overservatory with a 20 inch telescope. Being in such a remote part of the Waterberg there is no light pollution so the star gazing is incredible. Life on the Leobo Reserve takes things to a completely different level to what you would find elsewhere.

Leobo Observatory on Leobo Private Reserve is a unique exclusive use safari lodge, offering a range of extraordinary activities and the highest level of luxury possible. Set on an entirely private 20,000 acre reserve in the Waterberg with an excellent range of wildlife and the mountains providing a beautiful backdrop. The Waterberg region is particularly diverse and encompasses rugged rocks, mountainous areas, bushveld savannah, gorges and an abundance of wildlife. 

Leobo Private Reserve really is the last word in opulence and luxury. It comes with a fairly hefty price tag but you have exclusive use of a safari lodge like no other and can enjoy activities you wouldn’t be able to find anywhere else such as skydiving from a helicopter and even heli-paintballing. Guests have full access to the entire estate and all it’s facilities and for anyone wanting complete privacy and exclusivity we couldn’t recommend anywhere more highly.

The reserve is owned by an English couple with a huge imagination, sense of adventure, 6 children and a great sense of humour. All of this comes together to make this the most incredibly fun lodge, at which guests can indulge in as much of everything on offer as they please. There are no daily schedules or time restrictions and every expectation will be surpassed. 

Leobo Private Reserve is a 3 hour drive north of Johannesburg. Leobo is situated in a malaria-free area. 


Leobo Observatory can only be booked on an exclusive-use basis. Should more rooms be required there are 8 chalets at Leobo Lodge and a 2-bedroom chalet. The cost of Leobo Observatory includes exclusive use of the entire 20,000 acre reserve. Leobo can also be booked on a separate rate that includes different helicopter packages for those wanting frequent use of Leobo's AS350 Squirrel Helicopter. Rates include full use of all facilities of the reserve as well as chef, butler, food, drinks, wines and spirits. 

There is a minimum booking period of 2 nights throughout the year apart from festive seasons where the minimum period required is 5 nights. These festive dates include 20th Dec - 1st Jan, 12th Feb - 20th Feb, 20th May - 1st June and 18th Oct - 1st Nov. 



Accommodation includes:

1 Master Suite with four poster super king size bed

1 Master Suite with super king size bed

1 Guest bedroom with super king size bed

1 Triple Bunk Room (sleeps 3 children and comes equipped with a cot)


Features and Equipment: Fully stocked bar, Wi-Fi, heated infinity pool, inside and outside multi-room music system, chef, butler, research grade Observatory, library, jacuzzi, safe, alarm, thermal imaging equipment for night time game viewing, 3D TV, DVD and satellite, fishing equipment, kayaks, quad bikes, 2 x 700CC racing quad bikes, motor bikes, a polaris buggy, mountain bike, electric camouflage golf buggy, game viewing vehicle, game range, rifles for target shooting, horses. 

Game viewing
Quad bike safaris
Cross country Polaris
Helicopter flying
Target shooting
Horse riding
Camping with hippos
Sky diving
Swimming with crocodiles
Mountain tope adventures
Cave explorations 

Stay Longer Offer - Any bookings of 3 nights or more will receive 1 complimentary night. Valid from now until Christmas in Off Peak dates. 

Free Use of the Robinson Helicopter - 1 hour per day free use of the Robinson helicopter on all Observatory bookings. Valid from now until Christmas on all off peak  dates.