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Londolozi Properties

Londolozi
Year Round

South Africa is a year-round destination, and the best time to visit depends on your priorities. Safaris are best in the winter months (May to August). The grass is lowest, so game viewing is easier, and the temperatures are mild (maximum 20-23C). There is very little winter rainfall in the north. Namaqualand, in the Western and Northern Cape Provinces, becomes a floral phenomenon in spring (mid-August to mid-October), when the desert-like terrain is transformed into a carpet of flowers, drawing thousands of visitors. The best season for the beach is summer (November to mid-March). The southern regions are summer destinations, with low summer rainfall. Temperatures reach 28-30C or higher on truly beautiful days. The warm waters of the east coast make for almost year-round swimming. South Africans tend to take their annual holidays in summer, causing tourist destinations to be overcrowded from mid-December to late January, as well as during the other school holidays.
5 Lodges

Londolozi Pioneer Camp - is west of Founders Camp and consists of three suites and three chalets all of which are furnished in classic safari style. The exclusive suites and chalets offer personal bars, are air-conditioned and have en-suite bathrooms with baths and outdoor showers. Cresting a gentle rise with elevated views of the Reserve, this elegant bushveld safari camp features just three suites in secluded bush locations and three unique safari-style chalets with breathtaking river views. The intimate guest area at Pioneer Camp provides a unique interactive experience with the kitchen, sitting and dining areas all being open plan. The Camp has a swimming pool and boma (open air dining area) where evening meals are enjoyed under the stars. Guests are most welcome to visit Londolozi Bateleur Camp's curio shop and interpretive centre.

Londolozi Founders Camp - comprises five chalets and one suite, secluded in a dense riverine forest overlooking the Sand River. Founders Camps' five chalets and one suite all enjoy expansive river views and feature en suite bathrooms with glass walls offering tantalising wilderness views. Charming and intimate, Founder's Camp comprises five chalets and one suite, all with private verandas affording magical views of the Sand River and lush riverine bush. En suite bathrooms with glass walls offer tantalising views of the African wilderness. African collectables adorn the sitting areas, while the dining decks afford magical views of the river. A swimming pool with timbered decking is contoured to complement the curves of the Sand River. Guests are most welcome to visit the African Safari shop and interpretive centre at Bateleur Camp.

Bateleur Camp - has eight chalets and four suites characterised by classic safari ambience. All overlook the Sand River and feature private plunge pools and leisure decks. Each chalet and suite offers air-conditioning and en suite bathrooms with a bath and separate shower. Characterised by a timeless safari ambience, eight chalets and four suites all feature private plunge pools and decks with expansive river views. Londolozi';s rich history is preserved and recorded in the original camp built in 1926. The sitting and dining area at Bateleur Camp offer awe-inspiring views of the Sand River. Four rondavels, which date back to the original Sparta Hunting Camp, are a special feature. One is a traditional safari bedroom and the others have been converted into a museum, a well-stocked wine cellar and an library (with Internet access). Historical photographs of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve add to the congenial atmosphere of the spacious deck, which incorporates an ancient Ebony Tree. There is a large lodge swimming pool, a large boma (reeded enclosure) and an excellent African craft shop/gallery

Londonolozi Tree Camp - True to its name, Tree Camp nestles in a bower of indigenous trees, seemingly suspended in the branches. Each of the six suites has a plunge pool and en-suite bathrooms offer large baths, twin hand basins and attractive pebble-inlaid floors. This romantic camp comprises six sumptuous suites furnished in African safari style, each with its own private oasis, a plunge pool and luxurious sala (outdoor covered deck). Inviting guest areas and a large sparkling swimming pool add to Tree Camp's charm. Tree Camp's spacious and inviting living areas lead out to a wooden deck shaded by an ancient Ebony Tree and suspended high above the Sand River. Living areas feature comfortable furniture, books, African art and artifacts and a welcoming fireplace.
Sabi Sand Game Reserve, South Africa


Game Drives, Nature Walks & Great Bird Viewing.

Highly experienced game rangers and trackers will take you deep into the bushveld with an open vehicle for the best game viewing experiences. Game drives take lace in the mornings and afternoons / evenings. Game rangers also offer short walking safaris where you can enjoy the true beauty of the reserve, being rewarded by sightings of both large and tiny inhabitants. There is also a specific leopard tracking safari on foot which often gives the most rewarding sightings of leopards deep in the heart of the bush. Big 5 game viewing is exceptional. Leopard sightings are something of a specialty, and hardly a day goes by without sightings of these magnificent creatures. Whilst completely wild, they take no notice of vehicles, therefore occupants of safari vehicles get amazing sightings of leopards, even whilst they are on the hunt. Guests are extremely likely to see territorial and individually recognisable leopard and lion which are tracked on a daily basis, as well as hyena. Impala are the most abundant antelope, with common waterbuck, grey duiker, kudu, bushbuck and nyala. Buffalo herds, elephant, white rhino, giraffe, warthog and many other African wildlife species are commonly seen. Cape clawless otter and hippo are resident in the Sand River. Nocturnal animals include white-tailed mongoose, African civet and large-spotted genet.
Local Info

Londolozi Private Game Reserve is an unashamedly exclusive and luxurious safari destination covering 14,000 hectares (34,580 acres) in the heart of the game-rich 56,000 hectare Sabi Sand Game Reserve. Londolozi is a Zulu word meaning "protector of all living things" - an ambitious conservation ethic that Londolozi embraces in its sensitivity to the natural world. This is why the Londolozi Model is the blueprint of CCAfrica's founding principles: "Care of the land, care of the wildlife and care of the people". The story of Londolozi began in the late 1920s at, of all places, a tennis party. On a piece of virgin bushveld on the clear Sand River, the first camfire was lit amid the roar of lions. This is where Londolozi stands today, one of the most sought-after ecotourism destinations in the world. Londolozi offers four private camps and one lodge - Bateleur Camp (previously known as Main Camp), Tree Camp, Safari Lodge and Bush Camps: Founders and Pioneer. Each has a riverside location. Bateleur Camp has eight luxurious chalets and four gracious suites. The camp was built on the site of the original hunting camp, in remembrance of Londolozi's pioneering days. Tree Camp is so named because the dense riverine forest environment and most notably the ancient Ebony Tree shading the camp. Tree Camp has six lavish suites elevated 70 feet above the Sand River. Founders Camp (Part of Bush Camp) has five chalets and one suite secluded in dense riverine forest overlooking the Sand River. Pioneer Camp (Part of Bush Camp) consists of three exclusive suites and three chalets and features unique open-plan living spaces. Safari Lodge is located in a secluded spot along the Usutu River in the southern section of Londolozi Private Game Reserve. Safari Lodge's six intimate chalets embrace luxurious simplicity and closeness to nature.
Located within the Sabi Sands game reserve 14,000 hectares in size, Londolozi is one of the most sought-after destinations in Africa, offering a wildlife experience and exclusive getaway which is second to none.
Londolozi is located within the Sabi Sands game reserve which lies on the western border of Kruger National Park. Londolozi means ''protector of all living things" and the reserve lives up to its name with its responsible ecotourism practices. There are 5 separate lodges, which are perfect for accommodating small groups of guests or individuals in luxury. Londolozi was the first private game lodge to be awarded prestigious Relais Chateaux membership in the world. The 5 lodges are Pioneer Camp, Founders Camp, Bateleur, Tree Camp and the secluded Safari Lodge. More information about the lodges can be obtained by clicking on each name. Most lodges only take 12 or 13 persons, although Bateleur camp accommodates 24 persons per night.


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