Leobo Observatory Bush Villa
2 stunning main suites, 1 further double + The ultimate luxury, privacy and freedom
2 stunning main suites, 1 further double +
The ultimate luxury, privacy and freedom

Leobo Observatory Bush Villa

Leobo opened on May 1st 2013 and this year has seen a very successful launch. Designed by Silvio Rech and Lesley Carstens, this remarkable house is state of the art and, with sweeping 360 degree views of the bushveld and rolling Waterberg Mountains, it takes your breath away. In February this year Leobo reserve was extended by an extra 4,800 acres, bringing the overall size to 23,000 acres. The land now incorporates a mountain and 8 kilometres of river, as well as dramatic gorges, crevasses, caves and huge rock pillars. Booked exclusively and serviced by a butler, maid and chef, this property is the ultimate in decadence, privacy and sheer fun.

Country

South Africa

Highlights

The hippo skeleton chandelier that hangs over the main dining table and the silver space suits in the cupboard!
This property is completely unique. The interiors are full of ingenuity and one of a kind artefacts, not to mention the research grade 20inch telescope in the observatory dome.

Need to Know

The house sleeps 6 adults and 4-5 children.
Whether you choose to explore the reserve on foot, quad bikes, horse, or even helicopter, specialist local guides will be provided for each of the activities to ensure safety at all times .
. The reserve is entirely yours to enjoy how and when you wish.
The Observatory is the most sophisticated set up in the southern hemisphere, full robotic, and currently involved in supernova research projects.
In March 2014 the equipment was upgraded to hydrogen-alpha to provide day time viewing of the sun at high magnification, enabling the examination of minute detail on the surface.


SafarisSafaris


Driving, Quad biking, Horse-riding, Walking, Helicopter, astronomy night sky safaris, kayaking, fishing, heli-fishing, heli-paintballing. Leobo is excellent for the many family clients who have been on safari before, love Africa, and who want a private fun playground in the bush, without the structure of a typical day on safari.

Wildlife HighlightsWildlife Highlights

Leobo has plenty of plains game, leopard, buffalo, hippos, crocodiles, and huge array of birdlife.

Local ActivitiesLocal Activities

Included in the rate is day and night game drives, all motorbiking, horse riding, fishing, camp-outs, star-gazing, clay pigeon shooting, archery, paintballing, fresh water swimming and much more.
With the purchase of new land guests can now enjoy kayaking, rock climbing and caving.
Optional extras from the helicopter menu include sky diving, heli paintballing, heli fishing, heli kayaking as well as the famous Entabeni Million Dollar Golf Hole.
Off site, optional extras nearby include elephant back riding, hiking the Waterberg Mountains, and Big 5 game drives.

FacilitiesFacilities

A research grade observatory with automated 20-inch telescope, Heated infinity pool, Chef, Butler, Fire places in all rooms, BBQ Area, TV mezzanine with 3D, TV, DVD, Satellite and DSTV, Roof top Jacuzzi, Wifi, Inside and outside multi-room music system, Library, Thermal imaging equipment for night time game viewing, 5 quad bikes, 2 high speed racing quads, 5 Horses, Motorbikes, Mountain Bikes, 1 cross country Polaris buggy, A 12 seater game viewing vehicle, Game rangers and guides, Fishing equipment and great bass and trout fishing lakes.

AccommodationAccommodation

2 master suites each with 4 poster super king size beds, baths, showers and outdoor showers.
1 further double suite with super king size bed.
1 triple bunk bed room with a cot which sleeps 3-5 children.

AccoladesAccolades

Winner of the Safari Awards Best Safari House in Africa 2013.

SeasonSeason

All year round.

Average StayAverage Stay

7 nights

Average PriceAverage Room Prices

(per person per night unless otherwise stated)

ZAR 45,000 per night for the house exclusively.

Children PolicyChild Policy

No age limit, all ages fully catered for.

Contact and Social Media

To find out more call us on +44 (0)1865 982290 or email us at enquiries at safariawards.com.

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Safari Awards Results History - Africa

Year Category W RU 3rd HC F N
2017 Best Community Focused Safari Property Nominee
2017 Best Design Finalist Nominee
2017 Best Ecologically Responsible Safari Property Nominee
2017 Best Family Safari Experience Winner Finalist Nominee
2017 Best Location Finalist Nominee
2017 Best New Safari Property Finalist Nominee
2017 Best Safari Cuisine Finalist Nominee
2017 Best Safari House Third Place Finalist Nominee
2017 Best Value Safari Property Nominee
2016 Best Design Finalist Nominee
2016 Best Family Safari Experience Nominee
2016 Best Location Nominee
2016 Best New Safari Property Finalist Nominee
2016 Best Safari Cuisine Nominee
2016 Best Safari Guiding Team Nominee
2016 Best Safari House Finalist Nominee
2016 Best Value Safari Property Nominee
2016 Best Walking Safari Nominee
2016 Most Romantic Safari Property Finalist Nominee
2015 Best Community Focused Safari Property Nominee
2015 Best Family Safari Experience Finalist Nominee
2015 Best New Safari Property Finalist Nominee
2015 Best Safari Cuisine Finalist Nominee
2015 Best Safari Guiding Team Finalist Nominee
2015 Best Safari House Winner Finalist Nominee
2015 Best Value Safari Property Nominee
2015 Best Walking Safari Finalist Nominee
2015 Most Romantic Safari Property Finalist Nominee
2014 Best New Safari Property Finalist Nominee
2014 Best Safari House Winner Finalist Nominee
2014 Most Romantic Safari Property Finalist Nominee

Safari Awards Results History - South Africa

Year Category W RU 3rd HC F N
2017 Best Community Focused Safari Property
2017 Best Design
2017 Best Ecologically Responsible Safari Property
2017 Best Family Safari Experience
2017 Best Location
2017 Best New Safari Property
2017 Best Safari Cuisine
2017 Best Safari House
2017 Best Value Safari Property
2016 Best Design
2016 Best Family Safari Experience
2016 Best Location
2016 Best New Safari Property
2016 Best Safari Cuisine
2016 Best Safari Guiding Team
2016 Best Safari House
2016 Best Value Safari Property
2016 Best Walking Safari
2016 Most Romantic Safari Property
2015 Best Community Focused Safari Property
2015 Best Family Safari Experience
2015 Best New Safari Property
2015 Best Safari Cuisine
2015 Best Safari Guiding Team
2015 Best Safari House
2015 Best Value Safari Property
2015 Best Walking Safari
2015 Most Romantic Safari Property
2014 Best New Safari Property
2014 Best Safari House
2014 Most Romantic Safari Property

- Winner (W)   - Runner Up (RU)   - Third Place (3rd)   - Highly Commended (HC)  
- Finalist (F)