Leobo Observatory Bush Villa
Introduction 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. 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. Safaris 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 Leobo has plenty of plains game, leopard, buffalo, hippos, crocodiles, and a huge array of birdlife. Local 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. Facilities 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. Accommodation 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. Accolades Winner of the Safari Awards Best Safari House in Africa 2018. Season All year round. Average Stay 7 nights Average Price (PPPN) ZAR 65,000 per night for the house exclusively. Child Policy No age limit, all ages fully catered for.