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Leobo Private Reserve – a new kind of luxury in the wilderness

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If you’re looking for privacy in an exclusive setting, you need not look any further than Leobo Private Reserve in South Africa. Surrounded by the Waterberg region and overlooking the Palala Valley, the luxury estate encompasses rugged rocks, bushveld savannah, natural streams and an abundance of wildlife.

This luxurious part of South Africa offers the discerning traveller accommodation in an exclusive private house, the Observatory, designed by award-winning architects Silvio Rech and Lesley Carstens, who designed the ultra-chic North Island Hotel in the Seychelles – where the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spent their honeymoon.

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The Observatory is a three-suite retreat, originally built as the owner’s family escape, it is a chic villa that caters  for jet set travellers in search of absolute privacy, relaxation and a whole lot of adventurous fun!

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The luxury retreat can accommodate a maximum of nine people (six adults, three children) in two opulent bedrooms. A triple bunk room leads to a separate guest room for a nanny; this self contained nursery space has a separate bathroom and kitchenette. Supplementary rooms for additional guests are available at the lodge on the reserve which sleeps a maximum of 18.

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The astounding expanse of the living area allows you to enjoy the view, sit by the fireplace or dine under a contemporary chandelier made from a hippo-skeleton; a mezzanine level above provides an entertainment space for TV or games. Outside, the deck with covered veranda leads to a heated infinity pool which blends in beautifully with its natural surroundings. For a “James Bond in the Bush” experience, take the flight of stairs leading to the sunset deck for a drink, where you can soak in the Jacuzzi whilst looking at the stars.

The luxury estate’s private helicopter can be booked for airport collections or for a chopper ride to spot various game.

Leobo Private Reserve, Waterberg, South Africa, leoboprivatereserve.com

Images courtesy of dookphoto.com

About

Assif is a luxury travel and design aficionado currently working as a BBC content producer. He holds an MA in journalism from the University of Leeds. He is partial to tea and cake - Yorkshire Tea Gold Blend please. His favourite trips include island hopping in the Seychelles, a mountain escape in Kashmir and getting lost in Hong Kong.

Assif is the current editor of Adelto Magazine. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram: @journolista.

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March 14, 2014 | Africa South Africa Travel | View comments

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