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FAST FACTS
LOCATIONWaterberg region, overlooking the Palala ValleyPOOLHeated Infinity Pool
BIG 5 GAME RESERVENoSPAIn-room Massages
OFF ROADYesAIRCONYes
CAMP FENCEDNoCELLPHONE SIGNALYes
CHILD POLICYAll Ages WelcomeMALARIANo


UNIQUE SELLING POINTS
  •   This remarkable house is state of the art, with breath taking views and the ultimate in luxury. Serviced by a butler, maid and chef, it also has a heated infinity pool and jacuzzi on the roof. There is an automated Observatory that is perfect for stargazing through an automated 20-inch telescope.
  •   Designed by award-winning architects Silvio Rech and Lesley Carstens.




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DATE ROOM TYPE RATES RULES
01 June - 30 June 2018
10 November - 10 December 2018
Exclusive Use of Lodge R 74,285 per lodge per night last minute special rate - bookings within 30 days of travel
Exclusive Use of Lodge R 91,428 per lodge per night special rate for advance bookings
01 July - 09 November 2018
11 December - 19 December 2018
Exclusive Use of Lodge R 92,857 per lodge per night last minute special rate - bookings within 30 days of travel
Exclusive Use of Lodge R 114,285 per lodge per night special rate for advance bookings

*RATES ABOVE ARE PER LODGE PER NIGHT (MAX NINE GUESTS - SIX ADULTS & THREE CHILDREN)
*SUPPLEMENTARTY ROOMS ARE AVAILABLE AT LEOBO LODGE
(SPECIAL DISCOUNTED RATES FOR ADDITIONAL ROOMS ARE AVAILABLE ON REQUEST)


* surcharges may apply on all rates and special offers over peak holiday periods and long weekends.


 

RATE INCLUDES
• Luxury accommodation with Exclusive use of the Observatory
• All meals daily
• Private Chef & Butler
• Full use of all facilities of the reserve: see below under 'additional activities'
• Selected local soft drinks, beers, spirits and house wines
• Teas & coffees
ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES
Activities included:
• Quad Biking Safaris
• Moon Buggy Safaris
• Horse Riding Safaris
• One complimentary Big 5 Game Drive per stay for up to 9 guests applicable to guests staying at the Villa only
• Fishing
• Game Viewing
• Day at the River Camp
• Day at the Beach Camp
• The Mountain Look Out
• Rock Art Viewing
• Cliff Top Camping
• Kayaking
• Hippo Camping
• Kids Bush Craft Academy (available from 01 April 2018)
IMPORTANT NOTES
• Rates quoted above are based on a minimum 2 night stay, however a minimum 5 night stay is required between: 01 June to 01 June 2018, 18 October to 01 November 2018 & 20 December 2018 to 01 January 2019.
• Rates offered above are valid for SA Residents only. Special discounted rates for International Residents are available on request.



INFORMATION
GETTING THERE
3.5 hour drive from Johannesburg.
 
ACCOMMODATION 
1 Master Suite with four poster super king size bed
1 Master Suite with super king size bed
1 Nanny/Guest bedroom with super king size bed
1 Triple Bunk room (sleeps 3 children and comes equipped with a cot)

 
ABOUT THE LODGE

The Observatory at Leobo, designed by award-winning architects Silvio Rech and Lesley Carstens, is a masterpiece, ideal for couples or for families. This remarkable house is state-of-the-art, with breath-taking views and the ultimate in luxury. Serviced by a butler, maid and chef, it also has a heated infinity pool, and a jacuzzi on the roof. There is an automated Observatory that is perfect for stargazing. All bedrooms and bathrooms are luxurious spaces. Both main bathrooms have baths and showers and the master bedroom features an outdoor shower. Towels, slippers and robes are provided and all electrical outlets cater for appliances from the UK, South Africa and Europe. Each bedroom has a private safe. The heated infinity pool provides stunning views of the valley. You can relax in comfortable sun beds and enjoy the best Africa has to offer. The deck has a covered veranda where guests can unwind (or doze) in front of an open fire in the evenings. Whether you’re dining under the chandelier or relaxing in front of the fire, this open space is perfect for entertaining and relaxing. The mezzanine level above is ideal for children who want to watch a movie before bed or for when you’re catching up on news. A flight of stairs will take you to the sun deck. With its comfortable sofas, it is a wonderful place to enjoy a drink. On cooler evenings, you can relax in the jacuzzi and take in the panoramic views of the Palala Valley. The Dome houses a fully automated 20-inch telescope. Due to the reserve’s remote location, the sky is extraordinarily clear. A local astronomer can be booked for starlit safaris or, for the more experienced user, we have a selection of state-of-the-art astrophotography equipment for deep sky imaging. At the Observatory you have access to a private chef who will customise a menu based on your preferences, using the freshest local produce available. Meals can be enjoyed inside, outside or at one of several beautiful locations in the bush.

ABOUT LEOBO PRIVATE RESERVE

Leobo Private Reserve, we like to do things a little differently. Like all African safari lodges, you can stay in unparalleled luxury, enjoy delicious food and take in a beautiful part of Africa. That goes without saying. But what we are really about is offering you a completely unique experience. The reserve is rented on an exclusive basis only. You don’t share it with any other guests; it’s your playground for the duration of your stay. We don’t offer timetabled game drives, rigid programs or meals at set times. Of course you can go on game drives whenever you like, day or night - whenever suits you. But Leobo Reserve is for people who want a bit more out of life than a bunch of Kodak shots of the Big Five. You can do anything if you like. Just ask. We’ll give you the opportunity to enjoy a life experience that you’ll be talking about for years to come. You don’t need to be mad or crazy or an adrenalin junkie. Just an individual, a couple, or a bunch of friends who truly believe in enjoying themselves.

The Waterberg Region is a diverse environment, offering an abundance of wildlife. Rich in archaeological history and Bushman paintings, it is considered to be one of the geological wonders of the world.

The Waterberg offers a mosaic of exceptional scenic landscape, a fascinating cultural heritage, an abundance of wildlife species and many nature-based tourism opportunities. Vaalwater is the central village of the Waterberg area, the heart of the Bushveld region. The Waterberg has been described as South Africa's best keep secret. Its rugged beauty, together with its diversity in plant and animal life, has led to the development of several exciting eco-tourism projects such as the biosphere reserve, the Waterberg Nature Conservancy - the amalgamation of conservation areas in order to protect more than 150 000 hectares of the Waterberg-habitat.

The Waterberg-range, incorporating many rivers, streams and swamps, stretches for 150 kilometres in a long arc from Thabazimbi in the West, Nylstroom in the centre to Potgietersrus in the east. Apart from the spectacular scenery of the mountains themselves, there are many game sanctuaries, nature reserves and farms. The 75 mammal species include big game such as elephant, lion, white and black rhino, hippo, leopard and buffalo. African python and the Nile crocodile are also resident, and it is a birdwatchers' paradise with more than 300 bird species.

LODGE FEATURES

  • Heated Infinity Pool
  • Private Chef & Butler
  • Fire Place
  • Braai Area
  • TV Room with 3D TV, DVD Player, Satellite & DSTV
  • Kiddies Nursery with triple bunk bed
  • Jacuzzi
  • Research grade observatory with automated 20-inch telescope
  • Wi-Fi
  • Inside and outside multi-room music system
  • Library
  • Safe
  • Thermal Imaging equipment for night time game viewing






GETTING THERE



DIRECTIONS
FROM O.R. TAMBO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TO LEOBO PRIVATE RESERVE

  • As you come out of the airport car-park, move immediately into the left hand lane and take the R21 towards Pretoria
  • Drive for about 40 km and the take the N1 North to Pietersburg/Polokwane.
  • Get off the N1 at the Kranskop Toll Gate and turn left towards Nylstroom/Modimolle onto the R33.
  • Go straight through Nylstroom/Modimolle and continue on the R33 for 60kms to Vaalwater (now signed for Vaalwater / Ellisras).
  • Once in Vaalwater turn right at the 4 way stop street towards Melkrivier.
  • After 24kms turn right towards Sterkstroom (this will be a gravel road)
  • At the t-junction turn left towards Olievenfontein
  • At the next t-junction turn left again towards Melkrivier
  • After a few kilometres you will see a small Leobo sign (the first part of our logo above) on your right hand side, close to the entrance gate. We will meet you here.
(Should you be coming from Johannesburg North eg: Sandton, simply get onto the N1 North and ignore the R21 road from the airport side. Remember to take the N1 merge left which bends right through Pretoria so as to not end up on the N4)



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