The root of the word Londolozi is in 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.
It is situated on the Sand River at 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.
World renowned as one of Africa's finest game lodges, Londolozi was the first game reserve in the world to be accorded Relais et Chateaux status, reinforcing its commitment to luxurious accommodation, fine cuisine and exceptional service.
At Londolozi the Varty family values are everywhere in evidence; in the personalized service, the commitment to conservation, the ambience of simplicity and elegance, and naturally, in the welcome received on arrival. True to its name Londolozi has become fertile ground for enkindling aspirations for a better future for all, for a planet abounding in open spaces, wild animals and people living together in dignity and harmony.
Newly refurbished and exclusively family run, the learning of four generations and thirty years of ecotourism operations has now been distilled into a singular state; a transcendent bushveld experience. No two days are the same at Londolozi and every experience is tailor-made - so that the spoils of your personal journey of exploration are the ultimate safari souvenirs.
Every living space and room has recently been completely refurbished to create an environment of experiential and meditative luxury. Every space blends seamlessly into nature's organic design and celebrates the beauty of the location and bushveld surroundings. For those looking for authentic experience and engagement with a light touch, Londolozi Camps are the ideal setting, providing a combination of superb design, natural materials and an unmatched pristine environment.
Set amongst some of the highest concentrations of wildlife in the region are the exclusive camps: Tree Camp, Pioneer Camp, Varty Camp, Founders Camp and the new Private Granite Suites.
Experienced rangers and trackers will lead you on morning and afternoon / evening game-drives in open 4x4 safari vehicles. The Sabi Sand Game Reserve and Kruger National Park are of the finest Big Five game (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino) destinations in Africa and you stand an excellent chance of spotting the elusive leopard. Londolozi is renowned for its world-class rangers and Shangaan trackers who are regarded as among the best in Africa.
The wellness centre - Londolozi Life - is designed to reflect and harmonize with the rhythms and cycles of nature. Londolozi Life offers the means of creating balance - in body, mind and soul - through the understanding that living in nature promotes healing and harmony.
The Londolozi Life concept is unique, drawing inspiration from ancient healing methods and marrying the philosophies of East and West within an African context. As Londolozi Life is designed to create balance - in body, mind and soul - providing yoga was almost a prerequisite. The massage space at Londolozi Life was designed by a holistic therapist to create a space in harmony with the elements, ensuring a meditative experience that quietens the mind, rejuvenates energy and creates inner balance. Therapies on offer in the centre include Swedish massage, aromatherapy and reiki healing. All therapies are also offered in the privacy of your room or deck.