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.
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!