Leobo Private Reserve

Leobo Private Reserve, a vacation out of the ordinary

Leobo Private Reserve is surrounded by the dramatic and malaria-free Waterberg Mountains of Northern South Africa. With phenomenal views, funky architecture, and utterly luxurious interiors, it will undoubtedly take your breath away. The lodge is the brainchild of Rory Sweet, a British IT specialist who had the home designed as his family’s getaway cottage. But when they’re not using it, why not rent it out to others? The only catch? The others have to be up for the crazy sort of activities that Sweet designed.

There will never be any guests other than the ones you managed to drag along with you. Leobo Private Reserve is, quite frankly, private. It is rented out exclusively, meaning to one group at a time. From a couple on their honeymoon to a group of up to 18 people, Leobo Private Reserve is an escape to the calming serenity of the African bush. Or at least to its adventure. The house, which was designed by the famous husband and wife team Silvio Rech and Lesley Carstens, rests on a 20,000 acre private estate. The only ones around are you, your family, your friendly staff, and a loveable crocodile named Stevie.

The house, or Observatory as it is known, is a masterpiece and beautifully designed in Rech and Carsten’s signature style, combining stunning architecture with local flavour. Floor to ceiling windows provides guests with unhindered views of the bush outside. A private pool, a Jacuzzi, and a hippo-skeleton chandelier all add up for one fun and unique experience.


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