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Leobo Private Reserve Expands

Leobo Private Reserve, located in the Waterberg region of South Africa. has finalized the purchase of an additional 2,000 hectares (4,800 acres) of land adjacent to the east of Leobo as well as traversing rights over an additional 600 hectares (1,440 acres). This is an increase in space brings the reserves overall size to around 8,100 hectares (19,500 acres).

The new land purchase has enabled Leobo to offer an exciting range of new mountain and river activities. The new piece of land contains a large flat topped mountain ringed by 4km of 60m high cliffs containing all kinds of interesting features such as caves, crevasses and huge stone pillars which are largely unexplored and according to the locals, an important historical site that contains cave paintings and evidence of ancient habitation.

Another amazing part of the purchase is around 8km of the Palala River, completely unfenced and therefore in pristine condition and again largely unexplored. The setting is incredible as the river winds its way through canyons and gorges and arrives at natural sandy beaches in some areas. Accessible only by road to one small part of the river means that the majority of the 8km river section has been untouched by people for a very long time.

Surrounded by the diverse Waterberg region and overlooking the Palala Valley lies Leobo Private Reserve, encompassing rugged rocks, bushveld savannah, natural streams and an abundance of wildlife. This magnificent, malaria-free destination provides the setting for an exclusive private house, The Observatory, designed by award-winning architects Silvio Rech and Lesley Carstens. A maximum of 9 people (6 adults, 3 children) can be accommodated, with 2 luxury bedrooms and luxurious bathrooms with baths, showers and massage beds inviting leisure and relaxation. A triple bunk room leads to a separate guest room for a nanny; this self-contained nursery space has a separate bathroom and kitchenette.

The Observatory is a veritable feast for all the senses, an inimitable space with its bespoke interiors and African cutting edge style that somehow does not impact on the beauty of the Waterberg.

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