DescriptionLeobo Private Reserve is not like any other game lodge.
Available only on an exclusive use basis, the entire 12,000 acres of pristine African wilderness is totally private and yours to enjoy.
The main house is simply stunning. Think of a James Bond villain’s ultra-cool luxury villa in the African bush…
Designed by award winning architects Silvio Rech and Lesley Carstens, this private house is state of the art and even has a fully automated research-grade observatory tower to view the night sky in world class conditions.
There is a full team of staff to make your stay one of complete luxury and relaxation, including butlers and a talented private chef.
The house will take your breath away, but the real star of the show is the 12,000 acre private game reserve / playground on your doorstep.
The Leobo Private Reserve is fantastically well equipped for fun - there are quad bikes, dirt buggies, horses, mountain bikes, motor bikes, helicopters, clay shooting, fishing and more, all to use at your leisure, with no rules or time constraints.
See the abundance of wild game on horseback, quad or from the comfort of a Land Cruiser, all with the commentary of an expert.
The experienced bush guides can take you animal tracking and show you the wonders of nature on the reserve. Forget timetabled game-drives. Here it’s just you and the bush (with of course the team of experienced staff) so you can do what you like, when you like.
What's IncludedPlease call us on +44 (0)203 432 7784 for rates and the latest availability.
Firefly pre-arrival concierge service
Full use of facilities on the reserve
Private chef and butler service
All food for meals
All drinks including a section of spirits, beers and house wines
Complimentary actives include:
Quad bike safari
Cross country polaris buggy safari
Horse riding safari
Rock art viewing
Cliff top mountain walks
Cliff top camping
Hippo camping (Includes double bed with mosquito net, braai and fire pit)
RoomsThe Leobo Observatory (the main house) has 4 bedrooms and sleeps 4 to 6 adults and 3 children. There are also 8 separate chalets sleeping up to 18. A total of 26 people can be accommodated.
There are 2 master suites each designed to the upmost in luxury, plus a children’s room with a novelty triple bunk bed and various life size toys. The master bedroom also features a luxurious outdoor shower.
There is a third double room, which is smaller than the suites but still a comfortable double. This room makes an ideal room for a nanny or teenager.
1 Guest bedroom with four poster super king size bed
1 Guest bedroom with super king size bed
1 Staff/Guest bedroom with super king size bed
1 Triple Bunk room (sleeps 3 children)
There are also 8 supplementary cottages for larger groups available at the lodge, which is 5 minutes from the house and sleeps a maximum of 18.
4 Cottages with king size beds
2 Cottages with 2 x single beds
1 Cottage with four poster double bed
1 Cottage with 2 x bunk beds (ideal for 4 children)
EatingGuests at Leobo are treated to a culinary adventure too with the talented resident chef. All meals are prepared using deliciously fresh local produce and you can dine in a myriad of unique spots on the property; from lunch in the bush to Braai style by the pool and when you’re feeling like a little more sophistication candle lit dinner by the fire.
A butler is also on hand to attend to your every need whether you fancy a refreshing lime and soda by the pool or a sundowner on the sunset deck as the light falls.
All drinks are included in the rates. Leobo has a fantastic selection high quality wines and spirits.
Reviews“While there is no doubt that the accommodation at Leobo is extraordinary, it is the outdoor pursuits that will make your stay exhilarating.” Gaye Crossley
“After a weekend of gallivanting, gourmandizing and star-gazing, Leobo Private Reserve has achieved something really spectacular: it turned eight perfect strangers into friends” Andrea Nagel
KidsKids of all ages are welcome at Leobo and will be looked after famously. Being malaria-free and an easy overnight flight from London, it is an ideal holiday for a family.
It would be impossible for any kid no matter what age to run out of things to do at Leobo with our huge range of activities.
Chris and Quintus, the reserve managers, can take children of all ages out in to the bush to learn the signs of the wild, how to track animals and even for overnight camp outs. There is plenty of plains game to spot and some original bushman’s paintings on the rocks deep in to the reserve. For children, a stay at Leobo will be exciting, adventurous, and educational in a fun way.
There are also plenty of indoor toys and games at the house.
OverviewPreviously known as the Northern Province, Limpopo Province in South Africa is an area of stunning and contrasting landscapes, typical of Africa. The province borders Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mozambique to is the regarded as the gateway to the rest of Africa.
The eastern region of Limpopo Province lies in the impressive Kruger National Park, which is a nature reserve full of African wildlife. It is also a wilderness after of great natural beauty where you can discover ancient forests, brilliant birding and traces of early human kind.
It would be impossible to speak of the Limpopo province without mentioning The Waterberg. The Waterberg is a beautiful and mountainous area of approximately 14,500 square kilometers in north Limpopo Province. The average height of the mountain range is 600m with a few peaks rising up to 1400m above sea level. The elaborate rock formations were shaped by hundreds of millions of years of river erosion, making a spectacular landscape to explore. Within the Waterberg there are archaeological finds dating to the Stone Age, and nearby are early evolutionary finds related to the origin of humans.
The iconic property of Leobo Private Reserve is found in the Limpopo province and is a 3 hour drive north of Johannesburg. Vaalwater town is Leobo’s closest supply town and located 20 minutes away.
Eating & DrinkingA diverse history and mix of cultures from Africa, the East and Europe makes South African cuisine a taste adventure.
Whilst in Leobo Private reserve you are bound to experience Afro-fusion meals, with the use of local, fresh ingredients.
When to goTravelling to Limpopo Province can be enjoyed at any time of the year, as each season has its own range of highlights.
The wet and rainy season, is when the surroundings are lush and green and is when South Africa is in its summer. The optimum time for game viewing is during the dry season of South Africa between May and August.
November to December is when conditions are quite hot and humid. From January to April, although still hot, the conditions begin to wind down. May to June is when the National park is devoid of any green and it is in prime winter season. During June to August it is extremely cold and dry and it when games viewing is at its optimum. And from September to October is when Spring starts to arrive and temperatures begin to rise.