General

Location

Londolozi lies in the heart of the world-renowned Sabi Sand Reserve, in South Africa.

Accommodation and facilities

A campfire has burned here for over 80 years making Varty Camp the symbolic heart and soul of Londolozi.

The decor echoes tones of the Varty’s own home and their continuing love affair with the earth. During the building and refurbishment process great care was taken with every tree and all changes were carefully assessed to ensure a light touch – reflecting the family’s passion for sustainability.

All room sanctuaries have private swimming pools framed by timber decks, overlooking the riverbank. The living spaces are raised off the ground and shaded under a cathedral of trees.

The camp has a pleasantly down-to-earth quality and the emphasis on family heritage means that children always have a place at Varty Camp.

This is also the location of the Life Wellness Centre, Living boutique and Jon Varty Cinematography Centre; all intended to widen the guest experience.

Game Drives at Londolozi

Game drives at Londolozi are taken by professional, passionate and knowledgeable rangers and trackers, who amongst them have a wealth of 350 years of experience. With over 16 000 hectares of traversing wilderness, no two game drives are ever the same. Trackers sit up at the front of the Land Rover looking for fresh animal tracks, while rangers drive with astonishing skill into ravines and through thicket in pursuit of elusive animals, simultaneously wowing guests with their outstanding knowledge and unforgettable stories.

The historical safari of old dates back to the age when reserves were hunting concessions and value was placed on an animal according to its potential danger when hunted on foot. In today’s safari practice, rifles have been replaced with cameras, and the only shooting done is the photographing of majestic animals, birds and trees. Londolozi’s rangers specialise in photographic safaris and, where possible, will position the vehicle for the guest to get the best angle for photographic purposes. They will also part with advice and knowledge where they can so that the guest is able to get the best photograph possible.

Many of the rangers and trackers at Londolozi grew up living off the land in these parts and therefore have an unmatched knowledge of both the area and the elements of nature within this wilderness wonderland. Londolozi boasts two of South Africa’s only 17 master trackers, which only adds to the excellence of the team and the experience they are able to deliver.

Come to Londolozi and embark on the experience of a lifetime. Allow our field guides to wow you with their knowledge, move you with their stories, and bring you one step closer to nature.

Activities at Londolozi

” Carpe Diem! Rejoice while you are alive; enjoy the day; live life to the fullest; make the most of what you have.” – Horace

At Londolozi the Varty family has refined the menu of activities to include a unique blend of senses and soul, creating an offering of sophisticated style and adventure that has recaptured the subtle essence of the Swahili word for journey – ‘Safari’.

At Londolozi we offer spectacular Big 5 game drives in our extensive wildlife area with unsurpassed leopard viewing but this is just the beginning of what really constitutes “the Londolozi experience”. Londolozi is the ideal space to escape from the rigours of everyday existence, to shift into a full appreciation of the moment and awaken the senses. With this in mind we have created tailor-made activities to help recuperate mind, body and spirit.

Take your pick, the list is virtually endless; silent wilderness immersions, interpretation and learning, spiritual journeying, adventure & adrenalin, massage, yoga, clay pigeon shooting, all day wilderness trekking, poetry, theatre, friendship and wide open spaces.

  • Yoga
  • Massage
  • 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