Londolozi Private Game Reserve
Londolozi Private Game Reserve is a 14 000-hectare (34 580 acres) exclusive safari destination situated in the heart of the famous Sabi Sand Game Reserve on the western border of the Kruger National Park in South Africa. Meaning "protector of all living things" in Zulu, Londolozi is renowned for its progressive ecotourism practices, and is one of the most sought-after safari destinations in Africa. Managed and operated by CC Africa, Londolozi was established as a family bush camp in 1926 by the Varty and Taylor families whose friendship and collaboration continues today. Londolozi has earned an international reputation for its unmatched African wildlife experience, personalised service, superb safari accommodation and excellent relationships with its neighbouring communities – commended as such by Nelson Mandela, who visited the Reserve shortly after his release from prison.
TREE CAMP: Elegance and simplicity are the hallmarks of Tree Camp. In
every detail and feature, from the crystal chandeliers to the hand sown linen,
this exclusive camp provides a matchless showcase of African excellence and
sets the trend for others to follow. Champagne, candlelight, princesses and
African diamonds – this is the camp to defy every expectation. Undoubtedly,
the most stylish family run camp in South Africa, Tree Camp is invigorated by
the youthful energy of the fourth generation of Vartys, who now welcome guests
at the front door.
Tree Camp draws its name from the towering Ebony trees, which throw dappled sunlight across the glass and thatch suites and dark timber decks. The raised deck affords an unobstructed view of the Sand River. The cool depths of the shady trees and the granite edged pools make light of summer heat; while in the winter the champagne library's log fire is as irresistible as a siren's call. Tree Camp has always had a tradition of excellence. The establishment of this camp created the benchmark for the safari tourism industry – through an exquisite combination of African heritage and skills – that allowed Africa to compete on the global stage.
PIONEER CAMP: Pioneer is steeped in history. It is here, right in the heart of the reserve, where over eighty years ago the Varty ancestors arrived after three days of hard travel by rail, wagon and foot. In the falling light they pitched their tents on the banks of the Sand River where it runs cool and clear over vast granite rocks. They awoke in an illuminated landscape. Unique, beautiful, peaceful and remote, this wild and silent wilderness is still the defining experience at Pioneer Camp. The tents are now just part of the family mythology, replaced by expansive private suites hidden deep in a 500-year-old riverine forest of Water Matumis and Ebony trees.
Cresting a gentle rise with elevated views of the Sand River, massive granite extrusions stand sentinel over this elegant bushveld camp. With only six suites, Pioneer Camp offers an intimate experience and is truly a place to indulge the senses. The intimate guest area at Pioneer Camp provides a unique interactive experience with the kitchen, sitting and dining areas all being open plan.
PRIVATE GRANITE SUITES: The Granite Suites offers an unforgettable experience for no more than six guests. The exceptionally well-appointed rooms all have dramatic river views and the suites include a private ranger, game viewing vehicle and masseuse. Pinned to the bedrock and suspended over the Sand River the Granite Suites afford a dramatic proximity to the natural spectacles of the bushveld. Granite suites can be booked individually or as a private camp for six guests, making it ideal for honeymooning couples and intimate family celebrations. The six prestigious suites embody the very essence of Londolozi's continuous striving to transcend and redefine the wildlife tourism experience, a combination of perfection and simplicity that wins the heart of all who stay there.
VARTY CAMP: "The Original" In the centre of Londolozi burns a fire in the very spot where the Varty forefathers set up their tents 80 years ago. This fire has been lit every night on the same spot for generations and embodies the significance of this camp and the continuity of the Varty custodianship. Varty camp is the heart of Londolozi. This emphasis on family heritage means that children have always had a place at Londolozi, and this is particularly so at Varty Camp. All the chalets and suites have private plunge pools and elevated timber decks. The focal point of each luxurious bathroom is a magnificent view of the lush green riverine vegetation. The essence of relaxation is to gaze from your bath over uninterrupted views.
Characterized by a timeless safari ambience, eight chalets and 2 suites all feature private plunge pools and decks with expansive river views. Londolozi's rich history is preserved and recorded in the original camp built in 1926. Four rondavels, which date back to the original Sparta Hunting Camp, are a special feature. Each have been set dressed to reflect a time gone by, this museum is a tribute to the early Bush veld Pioneers, a well-stocked wine cellar and an library (with Internet access) also have a home at Varty camp but it is Varty Camps main deck offering awe-inspiring views of the Sand River that captures the true essence of Africa. Historical photographs add to the congenial atmosphere of the spacious deck, which incorporates an ancient Ebony Tree.
FOUNDERS' CAMP: Enchanting and intimate, Founders' Camp is ideally situated to provide an insider's view on the secrets of river life. To visit Founder's Camp is to discover an earthly paradise, where everything is timed to the cycles of nature and its fundamental laws. Five idyllic chalets repose in the shade of ancient trees along the banks of the Sand River. It is an intimate sanctuary filled with unexpected wonders in the warm heart of the Sabi Sands Game Reserve.
Rates per room per night, specials, seasons, meals, children policy: on request
|Tree Camp 6 x Suites|
|Pioneer Camp 6 x Suites|
|Private Granite Suites 3 x Suites|
|Varty Camp 2 x Suites|
|Varty Camp 8 x Chalets|
|Founders Camp 5 x Chalets|
• Soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers
• Teas and coffees
• Two game drives daily in open landrovers
• Refreshments on game drives
• Nature walks accompanied by experienced armed trackers
Contact & reservations:
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Reservations are only accepted in writing: by fax or via e-mail.
Final availability confirmation: in writing: by fax or via e-mail.
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