Surrounded by the diverse Waterberg region and overlooking the Palala Valley lies Leobo Private Reserve, this magnificent, malaria-free destination, an 8000 hectare (20,000 acres) estate encompassing rugged rocks, bushveld savannah, natural streams and an abundance of wildlife.
Teeming with plains game, birdlife and a crocodile named Stevie, there are no time constraints, no rules (except safety) and no limits.
It is one of only a handful of sole-use private reserves in South Africa allowing guests full access to the entire estate and all its facilities.
Complete privacy and exclusivity are what Leobo Private Reserve is all about. Leobo, which is the name for chameleon in Northern Sotho is a fitting name for this reserve.
Just like this enchanting creature, guests can change their day at the drop of a hat, pretty much do whatever they want and be accommodated by the most obliging staff! They 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. The Waterberg is a hugely diverse environment offering an abundance of wildlife and is rich in archaeological history.
Leobo Private Reserve has a huge array of activities on offer to guests of all ages.
Some of the highlights include quad bike safaris, off-roading in the Polaris, riding safaris around the 12,000 acre reserve, clay pigeon shooting and fly fishing, a helicopter safari, skydiving from 20,000 feet above the reserve and for families with young children educational walking safaris, fresh water swimming and many other activities all of which can be arranged day by day throughout your stay.
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.