Londolozi, Sabi Sands Game Reserve, 1350


Londolozi is one of the original pioneering Private Game Reserves of the ecotourism industry in South Africa and an unashamedly family run, stand alone operation.
The root of the word Londolozi is the Zulu word for protect and means “protector of all living things” – an ambitious conservation ethic that Londolozi embraces in its sensitivity to the natural world. The reserve is internationally recognized for its far-sighted and progressive management of land and wildlife rehabilitation as well as productive community involvement.
World renowned as one of Africa’s finest game lodges, Londolozi was the first game reserve in the world to be accorded Relais & Chateaux status, reinforcing its commitment to luxurious accommodation, fine cuisine and exceptional service.
It is situated on the Sand River in the very heart of the Sabi Sands Game Reserve. This reserve in turn forms part of the Greater Limpopo Transfrontier Park, a vast and growing area, currently covering 6 million acres and incorporating the famous Kruger National Park. This rich, wild wonderland assures exceptional game drives and a true wilderness experience.
Breeding herds of elephant and buffalo roam throughout the Londolozi area, while white rhino and lion concentrations are amongst the highest recorded on the African continent.
However, it is the truly remarkable relationship which has developed over three decades between wild free ranging leopards and ranger & trackers which makes Londolozi world famous. There is no disputing that viewing the leopards of Londolozi is one of life’s truly treasured experiences.
A Londolozi safari is about engaging all the senses and participating in the journey, so that you come away charged, enlightened and ready for the next adventure.

Lodges at Londolozi

At each of the five exquisite Londolozi Lodges, you will experience exceptional cuisine and the very best game viewing with some of Africa’s finest rangers. Wherever you stay, you’ll enjoy over 14,000 ha of exceptional traversing in the Sabi Sand private game reserve – home of the Big 5.
So why do the lodges vary in price? Well it’s simply down to the quality of the accommodation. The Private Granite Suites are the crème de la crème of the Londolozi portfolio, closely followed by Pioneer Camp and Tree Camp. These three properties are all part of the Relais & Chateaux group of elite hotels. Tree Camp and the Private Granite Suites do not allow children under the age of 16 unless they are taken for exclusive use. Pioneer Camp can be used for both families and couples alike.
Varty Camp and Founders Camp are slightly larger and perfect for families and small groups and accept children of four years and older.
The great thing about the variety is that there is usually something to suit every budget.
Founders Camp
The Founders Camp has an enclosed boma (an eating area enclosed in reeds) next to the swimming pool, allowing you a beautiful setting for enjoying meals, with views of the riverine forest. All accommodation is air-conditioned with plunge pools and wooden decks. Founders offers guests a high level of service and unique decor.
Granite Suites
The Granite Suites offers exclusivity in the African bush. 3 private suites can be booked individually or as a private camp for six guests. Ideal for a group wanting privacy and luxury on their safari holiday. No children under the age of 16 allowed, unless guests book the camp exclusively.
Pioneer Camp
Pioneer Camp is situated upstream from Founders Camp and consists of 3 suites and 3 chalets. They are all air-conditioned, with en-suite bathrooms and are open-plan, giving visitors more space, while remaining intimate. Pioneer Camp is the most secluded of all the luxury Londolozi lodges.
Tree Camp
Tree Camp takes its name from the ancient Ebony tree shading the camp. Small and exclusive, Tree Camp offers wonderful views of the Sand River. The camp has a lounge area with library. The main area leads out onto a large wooden deck, raised on stilts and elevated over the river. The suites feature private decks, plunge pools and outdoor showers.
Varty Camp
Varty Camp has magnificent views over the Sand River. Each bathroom has an enormous bath with a picturesque view of the surrounding bush. The camp boasts a museum, well-stocked wine cellar, internet centre, curio shop and private swimming pool. All chalets are air-conditioned and have a plunge pool.


  • Yoga
  • Massage
  • Bush running
  • The African Fitness Room
  • Day walking expeditions
  • Animal tracking adventures
  • Clay pigeon shooting
  • Sleep-outs
  • Fishing
  • Shangaan cultural village & learning centre
  • 4 Pillars of Hope Communities Visit
  • John Varty Cinematography Centre

Kids Acivities

  • Paper Mache
  • Candle Making
  • Baking
  • Spoor identification
  • Bird watching
  • Bug catching
  • African dance
  • Bead making
  • Singing and drumming
  • Gumboot dancing
  • Dung Spitting
  • Fishing
  • Shooting