Designed by award winning architects Silvio Rech and Lesley Carstens, Leobo is state-of-the-art, and the ultimate in private luxury.

Leobo Observatory is set in a private 23,000 acre game reserve within the stunning and malaria-free Waterberg Mountains of Northern South Africa.

Always booked exclusively, the house sleeps up to six adults and four children, and there are nine guest chalets on the reserve that can be utilised for larger groups or private staff. Leobo is not about safari. It's the holiday after your safari. Activities include R&R, picnics and alfresco dining, hippo camping, quad biking, horse riding, bass fishing, target shooting, helicopter paint-balling, and phenomenal astronomy from the research grade observatory dome.

Leobo launched in May 2013 and has won Best Safari House in Africa in The Safari Awards every year since. In 2017 and 2018, Leobo was awarded Best Family Safari Experience in Africa.


The Waterberg, South Africa.

— Research grade observatory dome.
— Privacy, exclusivity, and freedom.
— A host of toys such as helicopters, quad bikes, dune buggies, horses, kayaks, fishing equipment and mountain bikes.
— No dangerous game on the property allows for freedom of activities, and when guests want to see the Big Five we can take them to a neighbouring property for a drive.
— Massage is included. The Robinson R-44 helicopter is included

The Observatory is ZAR 110,000 per night fully inclusive during off-peak, and ZAR 150,000 per night in peak. 

Open all year round. May to October is warm and dry and can be chilly in the evenings. October to April is hotter. December to March experiences short rains and thunderstorms. 

The Observatory has two master suites, one smaller double, and one triple bunk bed room. There are also 8 overspill chalets (double en-suite) and a cottage (2x double en-suite) 3-5 minutes walk from the house.  

No age limit and activities and facilities to suit all ages. 

Leobo is a 50 minute helicopter flight or a three hour drive from Johannesburg Airport.