is a 14,000-hectare private reserve in the heart of the Sabi Sands, adjacent to Kruger National Park. It has exclusive traversing rights over 7000 hectares of this outstanding game area, with breeding herds of elephant and buffalo, high concentrations of lion and white rhino – and the iconic ‘Leopards of Londolozi’. Londolozi has five small and elegant camps. All the camps have been thoroughly refurbished with the aim of providing genuine luxury, created with natural materials, to enriched – not distract from - the experience of the bush. Tree Camp takes its name from the magnificent ebony that stands over the main deck. It had major building works last year and reopened in June 2007.
Tree Camp has just six stunning suites with enormous windows, decorated and furnished with elegant simplicity. Each has a private swimming pool and a sala overlooking the Sand River and offering wide, magnificent views to the kopjes in the distance.
Meals embody the quality of the Londolozi experience, and reflect its ideals, favouring free-range and organic, using herbs and produce from the Londolozi kitchen garden, and minimising the use of imported ingredients.
Expert game rangers and trackers will take you on a morning and evening game drive each day. Safari vehicles are open Landrovers. You can also go on escorted bush walks for a close-up experience of the bushveld. Bird-watching, stargazing and bush banquets complement the game-viewing and offer the chance to achieve a more intense experience of the bush. Overnight bush sleep-outs, tracking and the full moon walk are other tailor-made opportunities. You can visit the staff village and get an inkling of why the Londolozi staff are so committed to the Londolozi project. In addition, there is a daily yoga class at sunrise and sunset; or you can have a private yoga lesson on your deck or on one of the yoga decks.
The wellness centre offers Swedish massage, aromatherapy and reiki healing. The well-equipped exercise room overlooks the Sand River – and the swimming pool. Londolozi has developed a witty series of workouts derived from the strength and agility of its wildlife, and the fitness instructors will be glad to help you. The cinematography centre screens films about the environment each day.
The people are central to the Londolozi vision – and practice. Perhaps the most significant ingredient in Londolozi’s commitment to its staff and their families is the continuing education programme, individually designed for the needs, talents and aspirations of each person. Many of the families in the staff village have lived there for over 30 years and you can visit the crèche, clinic, adult learning centre and the craft centre.
Federal Air operates daily flights from OR Tambo International Airport to Londolozi Airstrip. Transfers by road (2 hours) or by air (20 mins) are available from Kruger Mpumalanga Airport. You can also drive in by car. There is a Sabi Sands Reserve gate fee of R70 per vehicle.
Relais & Châteaux
Londolozi has been a member of Relais & Châteaux since 1993 and has won three Relais & Chateaux trophies since 2004, including the 2006 Passion Trophy, which recognises the Vartys’ commitment and imagination.