"A genuine safari house with a world-class star observatory"

Need to know

    • 12 bedrooms
    • Waterberg Mountains Reserve, South Africa
    • 8 private cottages designed in a rustic typical safari style and a main villa, The Observatory
    • Price - From 34,270 USD per week
    • Minimum Stay - 2 nights

We love

Ask the villa manager to be driven to hot mineral springs, a specificity of the region.

Top Secret

The natural ambience of the lodge and the incredible view of the wilderness all around


Leobo Private Reserve is owned by an English family who has made this land their private home. It has been available for rent on exclusive basis only recently.

The Review

Leobo Private Reserve is a truly gem designed by the renowned architects Silvio Rech and Lesley Carstens close to The Waterberg Mountains, an amazing area for a safari in South Africa.
Visitors are impressed by ancient mountains and rock art, the incredible biodiversity and the archaeological and paleontological treasures they discover. The owner organizes Game reserves like the Big Five game viewings to offer its guests authentic safari experiences. Other outdoor activities include fishing at the Mokolo Dam at Lephalale, bird watching in the Nylsvley Nature Reserve or hiking at Mookgophong.
The lodge is located in a completely private 20,000 acre estate in the African wilderness and it boasts amazing architectural assets. You will fall in love with the unique and wild atmosphere of the place, both from the cottages or the Observatory Villa. You will marvel at the Palala Valley from any of the lounge areas, enjoy the bar, the snooker table, the sunken fire pit and the great heated swimming pool facing the mountains. 
The Waterberg Observatory, in the main house, is equipped with state-of-the-art telescopes, which makes it the perfect place to learn about astronomy. There is no light pollution in such a remote place so the reserve is one of the best place in the world to observe the stars. Don’t miss this rare opportunity!


Leobo Private Reserve

  • Address: Address: Leobo Private Reserve, Vaalwater, 0503, South Africa
  • Travel info: 2h30 minutes’ drive to O.R. Tambo International, Johannesburg

Key Features

  • Restaurant

  • Fitness Center/Gym

  • Car Parking

  • Free Wifi

  • Butler Service

  • Pool