Leobo Private Reserve is a completely private 20,000 acre estate based in the beautiful Waterberg mountains, 3 hours drive north of Johannesburg and home to the award winning ‘Observatory Bush Villa’ – 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.
Owned by an English family as their private home and only recently available on a limited commercial basis, the reserve is rented on an exclusive basis only. You don’t share it with any other guests; it’s your playground for the duration of your stay.
We don’t offer timetabled game drives, rigid programs or meals at set times. Of course you can go on game drives whenever you like, day or night – whenever suits you.
Leobo Reserve is for people who want a bit more out of life than a bunch of Kodak shots of the Big Five. You can do anything if you like. Just ask.
We’ll give you the opportunity to enjoy a life experience that you’ll be talking about for years to come. You don’t need to be mad or crazy or an adrenalin junkie. Just an individual, a couple, or a bunch of friends who truly believe in enjoying themselves.
Leobo is situated in a malaria-free area. All staff members are trained in First Aid for minor incidents. It is advisable that guests ensure that they have adequate travel insurance.
Cool, breathable clothes are advisable for the summer months. During the winter months (May to September), warm clothes are essential.
Comfortable walking shoes, sun hats, sunglasses, sunscreen/block
Cameras and binoculars
In summer: lightweight clothing, bathing suits, warmer clothing for game drives
In winter: light clothing for day time, bathing suit for the warmer spells, very warm insulated jackets for game drives