The Observatory at Leobo

The exterior of the exclusive Observatory at Leobo romantically lit up at night.

The Observatory at Leobo offers exclusive safari accommodation in the Waterberg region.

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Waterberg, South Africa
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Rolling hills covered by wooded savanna provide a most remarkable natural setting to the Observatory at Leobo. The Observatory, located on the private 20 000-acre Leobo Private Game Reserve in South Africa's Waterberg mountains, is a stargazer's and nature lover's paradise.

The Observatory is an exclusive private safari lodge with three suites, designed by renowned architects Silvio Rech and Lesley Carstens. All imaginable luxuries are standard throughout. Serviced by a chef, butler and maid and equipped with a heated pool and jacuzzi, guests can relax in the lap of luxury, enjoy unforgettable views over the endless savanna or partake in one of the many activities available on the estate.

The Dome houses a fully automated 20-inch telescope, which can be utilized to its full potential in this area where light pollution is absent. More experienced users will benefit from the selection of state of the art astrophotography equipment available for deep sky imaging. A local astronomer, Dr Phil Calcot, can be pre-booked to provide a lecture on the constellations, stars, planets and astronomy in general.

In addition to the reserve's favorite nighttime activity, a host of other leisure and adventure activities can be enjoyed at Leobo. These include game viewing, fishing, sky diving, helicopter flights as well as 'Hippo camping' - a unique activity where guests spend the evening in a treehouse close to no fewer than eleven hippo.

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