Location: Waterberg, South Africa
No of Rooms: The Observatory is two huge bedrooms, and a child’s / nanny’s bedroom, Leobo Lodge is 8 cottages with stunning views of the reserve
One Stop Reason To Go: The Observatory is the most unique private house in Africa, everything from the design the the location is magical. The Lodge is also very luxurious, it’s the ultimate private and exclusive retreat, with maximum freedom.

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Leobo Private Reserve is 12,000 acres of stunning bush overlooking the Palala Valley and offers a completely free and flexible experience with quads, horse riding, game drives, fishing, fly camping and star gazing just some of the options available here. The Observatory was designed by award winning architects and it really shows, this house is stunning complete with comfy and cosy roof deck and an immaculate adult hippo skeleton hung and lit above the dining table.

The reserve has an abundance of wildlife although 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 archeological significance and bushman paintings.

The lodge itself sits on top of the escarpment and the view are magical. The whole place is only ever taken on exclusive use so you can rest assured you wont see another soul.

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