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Londolozi Game Reserve Founders Camp

Londolozi Game Reserve Founders Camp

$1115 per person

Enchanting, intimate and child-friendly, Londolozi Game Reserve Founders Camp is ideally situated to provide the visitor with an exclusive and intimate view of the hidden secrets of river life. Ten idyllic superior chalets repose in the shade of ancient matumi trees along the banks of the Sand River. The Londolozi Founders Camp site has ten chalets in total. Seven superior chalets and three superior family chalets  The superior family chalets have been specifically designed to accommodate families on safari, by offering convertible children’s rooms.

“During my long walk to freedom, I had the rare privilege to visit Londolozi. There I saw people of all races living in harmony amidst the beauty that mother nature offers. There I saw a living lion in the wild. Londolozi represents a model of the dream I cherish for the future of nature preservation in our country”– Nelson Mandela
Our Video is Worth a Thousand Words

Londolozi Game Reserve is one of South Africa’s original private game reserves. As a leader in the global market of ecotourism, it is also a proudly family-owned business. Londolozi derives its name from the Zulu term, meaning “protector of all living things”. This name personifies our ambitious conservation ethics in our relationship with the natural world. Londolozi offers luxurious accommodation in each of its five luxury Lodges – Tree Camp, Varty Camp, Pioneer Camp, Founders Camp and Londolozi’s symphony of elegance, the world renowned,  Private Granite Suites

Multiple Global Award Winning 5 Star Safari Lodge in Africa*
Londolozi’s powerful combination of geography and wildlife creates its special ambience, which returning guests refer to as the ‘Londolozi feeling’.

The Londolozi Game Reserve reserve has received international recognition for its innovative and progressive land- and wildlife-management practices, as well as its productive community involvement.

Our emphasis on conservation and the creation of a village ethos underwrite our commitment to the provision of luxury accommodation, fine cuisine and exceptional service. Londolozi was the first game reserve in the world to be awarded Relais & Châteaux status in 1993.

Londolozi Game Reserve is situated on the banks of the Sand River in the heart of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve. This latter forms part of the Greater Limpopo Transfrontier Park, an ever-expanding conservation area that currently comprises six million acres and incorporates the famous Kruger National Park.

Rated #3 Best Safari Lodge in the World.

Founders Camp

Honoring the Past, Celebrating the Present. Founders Camp was built in honour of past guests and the staff who all contributed to the establishment of the Londolozi Game Reserve.

Their efforts have developed and refined our common vision over the course of many decades.

londolozi founders camp exterior view
londolozi founders camp deck and pool

Enchanting, intimate and child-friendly, Founders Camp is ideally situated to provide the visitor with an exclusive and intimate view of the hidden secrets of river life. Ten idyllic superior chalets repose in the shade of ancient matumi trees along the banks of the Sand River.

The Londolozi Founders Camp site has ten chalets in total. Seven superior chalets and three superior family chalets  The superior family chalets have been specifically designed to accommodate families on safari, by offering convertible children’s rooms.

Why not treat yourself to a visit to the unspoilt Londolozi Game Reserve? It promises experience in the African bush that will stir your soul and change your psyche forever.

The camp’s signature ‘bushveld Bohemian’ style comprises of earthy colours that are accentuated by the wallpaper and handmade cushions to create a contemporary safari feel.

Founders Camp utilizes recycled elements of nature in their most natural form.

londolozi founders camp main deck
londolozi founders camp bathroom

The camp also boasts the Londolozi yoga deck, a superb sanctuary for meditation, suspended in the arms of a 500-year-old ebony tree. Daily classes are presented in the presence of nyala, bushbuck and monkeys.

Allow yourself to be mesmerized by herds of elephants leisurely winding their way through the riverine bushveld below.

Your Safari Schedule


SUMMER

(This is a rough guideline of what to expect. Each safari experience is tailor made and may differ from day to day.)

05h00Rise and Shine
05h30Sunrise Game drive
±09h30Breakfast
Between Game Drive Optional Activities: Bush Walk/Photographic Studio/Village Experience/Massage/Good Work Foundation Community Experience/Inclusive Yoga Class/Boutique Shopping
±13h30Lunch
16h00Afternoon tea
16h15Sunset Game Drive
±19h30Dinner

WINTER

(This is a rough guideline of what to expect. Each safari experience is tailor made and may differ from day to day.)

05h00Rise and shine
06h00Sunrise Game drive
±10h00Breakfast/Brunch
Between Game Drive Optional Activities: Bush Walk/Photographic Studio/Village Experience/Massage/Good Work Foundation Community Experience/Inclusive Yoga Class/Boutique Shopping
15h00High Tea
15h30Sunset Game Drive
±19h00Dinner

FAQ's

Question: Best Time to Visit Londolozi 

Answer: May-August and December

 

Question: Who Owns Londolozi lodge

Answer: Dave Varty ( Managing Director )

 

Question: Where is Londolozi 

Answer: The Londolozi Game Reserve is situated on the banks of the Sand River in the heart of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve. This latter forms part of the Greater Limpopo Transfrontier Park, an ever-expanding conservation area that currently comprises six million acres and incorporates the famous Kruger National Park.

More About Londolozi Game Reserve Founders Camp

WELCOME TO LONDOLOZI PRIVATE GAME RESERVE

Londolozi’s powerful combination of geography and wildlife creates its specialambience, which returning guests refer to as the ‘Londolozi feeling’. Wildlife roam freely in the indigenous vegetation, offering spectacular game-viewing opportunities and an authentic wilderness experience.Breeding herds of elephant and buffalo are plentiful, while white-rhino and lion concentrations count among the highest recorded on the African continent. Yet it’s the leopards of Londolozi that have hailed us international acclaim and lie at the heart of the true Londolozi experience. Over the course of more than four decades, a unique relationship has developed between our rangers and trackers and the wild leopard populations. Intimate leopard sightings are regular occurrences, offering a once-in-a-lifetime experience to guests.At Londolozi we regard every safari as a journey that captures the senses and awakens the spirit. To have an encounter with wild animals in the African bush is to discover an essential truth about ourselves and our world. All of us at Londolozi, who are fortunate to experience this unique lifestyle every day, wish to afford our guests the opportunity to ‘live this feeling’ with us.Feel free to ask about our special seasonal offers.

LONDOLOZI VALUES

The Varty family values encompass every aspect of the Londolozi service offering: our personal touch, commitment to conservation, the lasting ambiance of simplicity and elegance and the warm welcome that awaits our guests upon arrival are unrivaled in the world. We are a socially, economically and environmentally responsible business that reflects the life’s work of a family-owned and -run operation built on solid foundations, as well as a century of exploring new frontiers, exceeding expectations, and embracing all who cross our threshold.True to its name, Londolozi has become a haven that instills hope for a better collective future. It represents the aspirations of a planet of vast open spaces, where wild animals and humanity coexist in peace and harmony.

A FAMILY AFFAIR 

Londolozi is also the most pristine Big Five photographic safari destination in South Africa, and, as such, has always been a model for social upliftment, conservation and land restoration in the country. This unique enterprise evolved from its origins as a pro-profit conservation development model in the mid-1970s – and a blueprint for conservation in the Mandela Government of the 1990s – into the modern-day social enterprise it is today. Its core values of caring for the land, the people and its wildlife, however, have remained steadfast.We firmly believe that our Reserve is part of a larger movement towards establishing a global-village mentality, allowing for human integration into the natural world, and geared towards the creation of new systems for living. It is our vision over the next decade to establish Londolozi as a driving force of good in the world.

Londolozi Game Reserve is a unique destination where naturalists, musicians, artists and world travellers combine their eclectic skills to create a symphony of style and a unique experience. It’s an environment in which field guides and trackers evolve into the storytellers of the land. Experience, gained over four generations, have taught us that luxury without ambience is pointless, as true emotional wealth cannot be found in fancy decor.

The Londolozi family comprises of individuals who are passionate about the safari experience. We have core families within our bigger family. We have, for instance, an accountant who plays guitar and a resident artist who captures nature’s special moments and divine essence on canvas. There’s also a filmmaker and a sculptor, not forgetting the sommeliers and the girl from Chicago who simply decided to stay.

Our rangers know first-hand what it is like to sleep in the bush an keep midnight vigil, while watching the smoke from the tiny campfire billowing towards the night sky. There are the elders who share their ancient Shangaan wisdom, and the educators and philanthropists who share a passion for red wine, the African sky and the odd cheroot – and are united in the conviction that a great safari hat is non-negotiable.Perhaps the greatest intangible in our village is the knowledge that true fulfillment is derived from relationships and friendships, and not from material objects. The sound of laughter reverberates from the kitchens and courtyards of Londolozi on a daily basis; it is born out of the harmonious coexistence of kindred spirits, all sharing a common vision.Sourced from a diverse ancestral tapestry, these souls are united by their commitment to Londolozi, the protector of all living things. These family members, some of whom are third-generation, work shoulder to shoulder to build a lifelong bond with colleagues and guests alike.

We are the Londolozi family and we know that life’s most precious moments cannot be bought – they have to be lived!

This is at the core of what we do. So come pay us a visit!

  • Included
    5 Star Accommodation
    Airport Transfers
    Breakfast
    Entry Fees
    Flights
    Meals
    Personal Safari Guide
    Spa treatments and Laundry
    Telephone
    Wifi
  • Not Included
    Boutique purchases
    Departure Taxes
    Premium Brands and Cellar wines

TOUR LOCATION

Londolozi, Sabi Sands Game Reserve, 1350

Inclusions and exclusions

Rates Include:  
  • 5 star Luxury accommodation
  • All meals, teas and coffees daily
  • Soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers
  • Two game drives daily in open landrovers
  • Nature walks accompanied by experienced armed trackers
  • One group yoga class per day at Varty Camp
  • Fitness Room at Varty Camp
  • Children six years and older welcome at Varty, Founders & Pioneer Camps,
  • no children under the age of 16 at Private Granite & Tree Camps, except exclusive use of camp
  • Children - Cubs Den programme
  • Transfers to/from Londolozi airstrip to lodge
  • Emergency medical evacuation insurance
  • Laundry and VAT
Rates exclude:
  • Early morning and late afternoon departures –  contact reservations
  • Londolozi “Life” treatments
  • Telephone calls
  • Londolozi “Living” purchases
  • Champagne, cognacs, cellar wines, premium brand spirits, cigars & cigarettes
  • Transfers to and from the lodge
  • Airport taxes or landing fees, where applicable
  • Self drive park entrance fee,  R280 per vehicle + R120 per person – subject  to change without further notice Gratuities
  • Noise impact levy R4 500 for flights landing/departing before 09h00 or after 16h00. Pilot room R2750 per day, one night only for one pilot
  • No guide rooms
  • Private Vehicles
 

Facilities and Amenities at Founders Camp

Description of Facilities / Amenities Founders Camp
Number of suites10
LODGE FACILITIES
Back up ElectricityYes
BomaYes
Boutique Shop**Yes
ChildrenYes
Full bar facilitiesYes
GymYes
Handicapped SuiteNo
LoungeYes
Meeting FacilitiesNo
ParkingYes
Spa*Yes
Swimming PoolPlunge pool
Telephone/Fax FacilitiesYes
WiFi***Yes
Wine CellarNo
SUITE FACILITIES
Air ConditioningYes
En-Suite BathroomsYes
FansYes
HairdryersYes
Lounge AreaYes
Mini-BarsYes
Private Pool / JacuzziYes
Safes in suiteYes
Tea/Coffee Making Facilities (Nespresso machines) Yes
TelephoneYes
DELUXE, PRESIDENTIAL AND LUXURY SUITES – ADDITIONAL FACILITIES
King Size BedsYes
Private Pool / JacuzziYes
 

SUMMER SCHEDULE

  londolozi founders camp safari leopard sighting This is a rough guideline of what to expect. Each safari experience is tailor made and may differ from day to day.
  • 5:00 Rise and shine
  • 5:30 Sunrise Game drive
  • ±9:30 Breakfast
  • Between Game Drive Optional Activities: Bush Walk/Photographic Studio/Village Experience/Massage/Good Work Foundation Community Experience/Inclusive Yoga Class/Boutique Shopping
  • +1:30 Lunch
  • Professional Field Guide
  • 16:00 Afternoon Tea
  • 16:15 Sunset Game Drive
  • ±19:30 Dinner
Getting into step with the rhythm of nature is the first order of business. Witnessing the start of the day in the African bush is like being invited to partake in a daily miracle. A dawn chorus of birdsong and the haunting calls of fish eagles, the air rich with the night flowers’ perfume and delightfully cool. By 7:30am the magic hours have passed, and soon the animals will sink into the torpor brought on by the midday heat. On returning from the drive and fortifying yourself with breakfast you can either retire to the cool sanctuary of your chalet or indulge a myriad of bushveld activities which include the following: Between Game Drive Optional Activities: Bush Walk/Photographic Studio/Village Experience/Massage/Good Work Foundation Community Experience/Inclusive Yoga Class/Boutique Shopping In spring and summer, the early evening air along the Sand River often carries the aroma of baked potato. Far from drifting from the camp kitchens, this scent comes emanates from the tiny pink flowers of a scrambling scrub called the Potato Bush. Breathe in this most distinctive of bushveld smells and let it come to be associated with the anticipation of your evening game drive.  

WINTER SCHEDULE

  This is a rough guideline of what to expect. Each safari experience is tailor made and may differ from day to day.
  • 5:00 Rise and shine
  • 6:00 Sunrise Game drive
  • ±10:00 Breakfast/Brunch
  • Between Game Drive Optional Activities: Bush Walk/Photographic Studio/Village Experience/Massage/Good Work Foundation Community Experience/Inclusive Yoga Class/Boutique Shopping
  • 15:00 High Tea
  • 15:30 Sunset Game Drive
  • 16:00 Afternoon Tea
  • ±19:00 Dinner
The bushveld is breathtaking during the cool, dry months of winter between April and September. The days are balmy, the mornings crisp and clear, and the bush is a miracle of changing colours and unobstructed game viewing. We encourage you to rise before first light to join the early game drive – your every sense will be rewarded. As the sun rises, the booming snorts of hippo fill the air, while lions can be spotted in pursuit of any last traces of nocturnal food. On returning from the drives and restoring yourself with breakfast you can either retire to the sanctuary of your chalet or indulge a myriad of bushveld activities which include the following: Between Game Drive Optional Activities: Bush Walk/Photographic Studio/Village Experience/Massage/Good Work Foundation Community Experience/Inclusive Yoga Class/Boutique Shopping Winter evenings are also a feast for the senses. Drink in all the postcard images around you: the bare thorn tree, silhouetted against a vast red sunset as the first glimmering stars appear.  

BEST REASON TO BOOK - EARLY-MORNING GAME DRIVES

Game drives at Londolozi are taken by professional, passionate and knowledgeable rangers and trackers, who have 350 years of experience between them. 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 rare animal sightings, simultaneously wowing guests with their outstanding knowledge and unforgettable stories.   The historical safari 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 we do is to photograph the majesty of animals, birds and trees. Londolozi’s rangers specialize in photographic safaris and, where possible, will position the vehicle for guests to get the best angle for photography. They will also share advice and knowledge where they can so you can capture the moment in all its glory. londolozi founders camp sunset game drive

EVENING SAFARIS

Many of Londolozi’s rangers and trackers grew up in this region, living close to the land. This gives them an unmatched knowledge of the terrain, flora and wildlife on the reserve. Londolozi boasts two of only 17 master trackers in South Africa, meaning our game drive experience is truly world class. Our field guides primary mission is to showcase the wilderness and bring you in tune with nature’s harmony.

BUSH WALKS

Suitable for the beautiful balmy bushveld days in May, June and July; there is nothing like walking in a winter wilderness. Drift down a game trail into a dry riverbed. Feel the crisp morning rhythm of Africa with each step on the winding path as you let nature captivate you in her essence. There is no vehicle, no noise and no distractions. This is when nature speaks to you.  

Londolozi Founders Camp Rates 2019

VALIDITY PERIOD 01 JANUARY – 31 DECEMBER 2019

Founders Camp Superior ChaletsRates and Tariffs
Per Person per night SharingZAR16 750
Per Person single occupation per nightZAR20 938
Child (6-11)ZAR8 375
Founders Superior Family ChaletsRates and Tariffs
Per Person per night SharingZAR16 750
Per Person single occupation per nightZAR20 938
Child (6-11)ZAR8 375

TERMS & CONDITIONS

There will be no single supplement for up to a maximum of 2 suites per booking. (Excluding Deluxe Suites, Presidential Suites and Luxury Villas where a single supplement will apply). Thereafter, guests occupying single suites will be levied a supplement of an additional 50% of the specified daily rate.  
  • Rates valid until 15th December 2018
  • All rates are per person, sharing a room, per night. We reserve the right to alter rates at any stage.
  • All single rooms will be levied a 50% single supplement from date of arrival.
  • Child rate applies to children 11 and under (children 12 years and older pay adult rate).
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