General

A Private River Affair  

The Private Granite Suites offer an extraordinary experience for the exclusive use of six guests.

Bold, inspiring materials mirror the extrusion of granite rocks that flank the camp while conveying the raw essence of Africa. A palette of silver, charcoal and elephant grey in a range of sumptuous materials creates an elegant and contemporary setting in each expansive suite.

The emphasis is on space, light and privacy while blurring the barrier between inside and out. A seamless integration with nature is achieved with large doors and windows all opening directly onto the Sand River.  This luxury safari lodge is for the discerning traveller who appreciates the finer details of an African safari.

Each suite has a private, heated swimming pool.

Private Granite 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.

The Private Granite Suites does not accommodate children under the age of 16, unless guests book the camp exclusively.

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

Honeymoon Safaris at Londolozi Private Granite Suites

Africa… The very name of the continent is romantic.

One of the last wild places where the great herds of elephant still roam, where the night is sequined with a million stars and where lions may be found gliding across a clearing in the dawn light.

At Londolozi we have come to understand that safaris are not just enjoyable holidays but punctuation marks in the journey of life. We know Africa as a place where sunsets are intrinsically romantic and the awe of the wild makes for a thrilling feeling in the very marrow of our bones. It is against this backdrop of impossible wonderment that we launch the “Londolozi Honeymoon Experience”.

By combining pristine service and meditative luxury with an authentic wilderness adventure, Londolozi has set out to ensure that the honeymoon experience becomes the standout defining moment that will live in the hearts of newlyweds for the rest of time.

Pride of place is given to the game viewing vehicle, a one of a kind sturdy short wheelbase Land Rover, bedecked with a sumptuous safari couch for two. The newlyweds’ chariot awaits, along with a dedicated ranger, ensuring not only supreme flexibility in game drive arrangements – midnight or midday are equally possible – but also opportunity for extraordinary discoveries.The small vehicle can explore the hidden dells and secret places of Londolozi with great agility.

Private Granite Suites, play host to the couple – each suite is situated along the Sand River and includes an elegant sitting room and bedroom, glass encased en-suite bathroom, outdoor shower, heated swimming pool and, quite extraordinarily, a private outdoor river-view bath. The bath, spacious enough for two and positioned so that you feel the warm sun on your shoulders or see the moon river reflected at your feet, is in itself the ultimate honeymoon accessory.

In this intimate setting the newlyweds are invited to be co-creators of their safari experience, venturing beyond the classic interpretive game drive to explore bush yoga, meditative walks, animal tracking, champagne sunsets and full moon bush dinners, as well as the opportunity for wilderness couples massages on an elevated look out deck deep in the heart of the reserve.

Fully Included:

  • A Private Granite Suite
  • The Honeymoon Safari Land Rover with private guide and tracker
  • Personalised itinerary for each day
  • Private dinners
  • Romantic turn downs
  • A couples wilderness massage overlooking the Sand River
  • Limitless Champagne
  • Wilderness picnics