Londolozi Game Reserve
Londolozi’s powerful combination of geography and wildlife creates the famous atmosphere that returning guests call the ‘Londolozi feeling’. The lodge is situated on the Sand River in the very heart of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve. This reserve forms part of the Greater Limpopo Transfrontier Park, a growing area that currently covers six million acres and incorporates the famous Kruger National Park. Wild animals move freely across this vast space, offering spectacular game viewing and a true wilderness experience. Breeding herds of elephant and buffalo roam throughout Londolozi, while white rhino and lion concentrations are among the highest recorded on the African continent.
Yet it’s the leopards of Londolozi that make us world famous for wildlife, and lie at the heart of the Londolozi feeling. Over the course of more than four decades, a unique relationship has developed between our rangers and trackers and generations of wild leopards. Intimate leopard sightings are frequent here, an experience that our guests agree is a pinnacle life experience.
We believe in safari as a journey that immerses the senses and awakens the spirit. To have an encounter with wild animals in the African bush is to discover an essential truth about ourselves and our world. For all of us who live the Londolozi feeling, our deepest wish is to give you the chance to experience this for yourself.
camps and houses
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 roaming 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 epitomizes 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.
From USD 1000 per person per night | 8 Chalets and 2 Superior Chalets
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, the Londolozi 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 specialized 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.
Private Granite Suites
From USD 1000 per person per night | 3 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 flavor. A sunset river bar and sunken cocktail lounge are 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 traveler 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.
From USD 1000 per person per night | 7 Superior Chalets and 3 Superior Family Chalets
Founders Camp honors 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 to 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 colors 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.
Londolozi Healing House
“Londolozi could well be one of the most forward-thinking emotional-wellness offerings in southern Africa right now” – Condé Naste Traveller Magazine, The Spa Guide, 2019
At Londolozi, we believe in honoring ancient ways, harmony in flow and the rhythms of nature. After four decades of delivering a photographic safari immersion to discerning international safari travelers, we believe that the time is now to create a new space which allows the Londolozi wilderness to become our enduring source of wellness. Our hope is that at the Londolozi Healing House, situated at Varty Camp, you will rediscover what it means to be human, and attuned to the natural world.
The Londolozi Healing House is a place of remembering, a shift from the world of doing into the world of being, a chance to re-discover your own nature and access a deep and natural intelligence which lies within the still core of your own wild self. The Londolozi Healing House experience will help you to combine the core safari excursions with artful resting, curated bodywork and yoga in the surrounds of the expansive wilderness presence of Londolozi. We have crafted some special activities for true rejuvenation, restoration and transformation.
Working with our trained Wellness Practitioners, Therapists and Wilderness Guides, we invite you to commune with the African wilderness and to find within you a sense of well being. In the hurried world of today, true luxury is time to oneself in search of self-healing and connection to nature. The Londolozi Healing House is a place where time will allow for intangible magic, stillness and contemplation to stir deep within you.
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Londolozi is situated in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, bordering the Kruger National Park in the Mpumalanga (Lowveld) province, South Africa. There are many ways to get to Londolozi, a few of which we have detailed below for your convenience.