Londolozi Game Reserve
Londolozi is one of South Africa’s original private game reserves. A pillar of global ecotourism, we are also a proudly family-run business. The word londolozi comes from the Zulu word and means ‘protector of all living things’. Our name reflects the ambitious conservation ethic in our relationship with the natural world. The reserve has been lauded internationally for its far-sighted and progressive land and wildlife management, as well as its productive community involvement.
Our emphasis on conservation and a village ethos stands alongside a commitment to luxurious accommodation, fine cuisine and exceptional service. In 1993, Londolozi became the first game reserve in the world to be accorded Relais & Châteaux status.
Londolozi is situated on the Sand River at the heart of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve within the Greater Kruger National Park.
Camps at Londolozi
Each of the five exquisite Londolozi camps offers luxury accommodations, stunning views, and exceptional cuisine. All camps offer the same access to 34,000 acres of the best Big Five game viewing in Africa, led by some of the continent’s finest rangers and trackers.
The camps vary in price according to the quality of the accommodation. The Private Granite Suites are the crème de la crème of the Londolozi portfolio, followed closely by Pioneer Camp and Tree Camp.
Children under the age of 16 are not allowed at Tree Camp and the Private Granite Suites unless these camps have been reserved for exclusive use. Pioneer Camp can be booked by families and couples alike.
Varty Camp and Founders Camp are slightly larger and perfect for families and small groups. These camps accept children of six years and older. Families can request interlinked ‘skywalk’ rooms so parents and children can visit each other without venturing out into the bush.
Londolozi always strives to transcend and redefine the journey into wilderness, and at Tree Camp, guests are given a direct encounter with that vision. Nestled in the leadwood tree canopy, this lodge is a sanctuary of elegance and simplicity. Tree Camp is a celebration of over 4 decades of our connections and kinship with the wild free ranging leopards that move through Londolozi.
Guests spend lazy afternoons on the Tree Camp deck, champagne in hand, as elephants pass in the river below. By night, the camp glows with countless lanterns and rings with laughter and conversation.
This exclusive camp epitomises luxury and style in every detail. From the private swimming pools, all-weather dining and contemplation decks (salas) to the Ralph Lauren wallpaper and plaited leather beds, Tree Camp is simply a matchless showcase of African excellence.
Tree Camp does not accommodate children under the age of 16, unless guests book the camp exclusively.
Founders Camp honours past guests and staff who contributed to building Londolozi Game Reserve. Their efforts developed and distilled our common mission over the course of many decades.
Enchanting, intimate and child-friendly, Founders Camp is ideally situated to provide an insider’s view of the secrets of river life. Ten idyllic superior chalets repose in the shade of ancient matumi trees along the banks of the Sand River. Three of these superior chalets have been especially designed to accommodate families on safari with a convertible children’s room.
This lodge has a ‘bushveld Bohemia’ style in which nature-based colours are accentuated by wallpaper and handmade cushions for a contemporary safari feel. Founders Camp uses recycled elements of nature in their most natural and raw form.
Founders Camp is also home to the Londolozi yoga deck, a wonderful sanctuary suspended high in the arms of a 500-year-old ebony tree. Inclusive daily classes are held whilst nyala, bushbuck and monkeys abound. On special occasions elephants will move through the riverine bushveld below.
Private Granite Suites
Londolozi’s Private Granite Suites are a celebration of elegance and elephants in a remarkable river setting and offer an extraordinary experience for the exclusive use of six guests.
The lodge is flanked by an extrusion of granite rocks, an effect echoed by the décor’s bold materials and silver, charcoal and elephant grey palette. The suites convey Africa’s raw essence with a contemporary and elegant flavour. A sunset river bar and sunken cocktail lounge is suspended high above the Sand River where breeding herds of elephants wander over the ancient river ways.
The Suites blend the boundaries between inside and outside, creating a seamless integration with nature with large doors and windows opening directly onto the Sand River. Each Suite has a luxurious outdoor bath and private, heated swimming pool.
This luxury safari lodge is for the discerning traveller who appreciates the finer details.
The Suites can be booked individually or as a private camp for six guests, making it ideal for honeymooning couples or small groups celebrating special occasions. This lodge does not accommodate children under the age of 16.
Set amongst the dappled shade of 500-year-old ebony trees, Pioneer Camp’s three luxury suites and generous ‘bush home’ style of common area is the culmination of four decades of design experience in the safari industry.
Pioneer Camp is the most secluded of Londolozi’s camps. The three private suites have superb river views and are perfect for honeymoons and private getaways. Focused on multi-generational family travel, this adaptable camp can be converted into a private bush home for family groups of 6-12 people. Glass sky walkways link interconnected luxury family suites.
This lodge is defined by its clean lines and the modern and sophisticated floor-to-ceiling sliding glass panels that frame the wilderness views beyond. A sense of history pervades the camp through faithfully restored memorabilia: photographs, silver, crystal glass and gramophones.
Every touch and feature in Pioneer Camp is deeply personal. It is the ideal romantic setting for the adventures of a new generation of sophisticated travellers.
The campfire has burned at Varty Camp for over 90 years, making this place the symbolic heart of Londolozi. This original camp is a tapestry of brick paths, dolerite rock walls, waterfalls and tangled vines echoing simple spaces with unencumbered river view backdrops. The tones of the camp reflect the owners’ 90-year love affair with this land and therefore place an emphasis on family and heritage.
Children over the age of six are welcome at Varty Camp. Each room has its own private swimming pool, outdoor shower and outdoor dining sala framed by timber decks raised off the ground under the shade of an ancient riverine forest.
Many Londolozi guest activities can be found within the surrounds of Varty camp. These include the guest gym, photographic studio and Living Boutique. Guests from all camps are invited to make use of these facilities as well as the Yoga Deck situated next to Founders Camp.
Also found within Varty Camp is the newly appointed Healing House – a concept that takes you beyond the spa, with a beautiful return of wellness to wildness. Bodywork (massage) and specialised alternative wellness treatment facilities are available. The charming “original Sparta Camp” is also located in the heart of Varty Camp representing where Londolozi began in 1926.
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