The Londolozi Story

Everything you’ve ever wanted to know

It’s a feeling…

Londolozi’s powerful combination of geography and wildlife creates the famous atmosphere that returning guests call the ‘Londolozi feeling’.

Londolozi is situated on the Sand River in the very heart of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve. This reserve forms part of the Greater Limpopo Transfrontier Park, a vast and growing area that currently covers six million acres and incorporates the famous Kruger National Park. Wild animals move freely across this vast space, offering spectacular game viewing and a true wilderness experience.

Breeding herds of elephant and buffalo roam throughout Londolozi, while white rhino and lion concentrations are among the highest recorded on the African continent.

Yet it’s the leopards of Londolozi that make us world famous for wildlife, and lie at the heart of the Londolozi feeling. Over the course of three decades, a unique relationship has developed between our rangers and trackers and generations of wild leopards. Intimate leopard sightings are frequent here, an experience that our guests agree is a pinnacle life experience.

We believe in safari as a journey that delights the senses and enlivens the spirit. To have an encounter with wild animals in the African bush is to discover an essential truth about ourselves and our world. For all of us who live the Londolozi feeling, our deepest wish is to give you the chance to experience this singular and magical encounter.


Our Values

The Varty family values infuse every aspect of Londolozi’s service: our personal approach, commitment to conservation, the ambience of simplicity and elegance, and the warm welcome guests receive on arrival.

We are a socially, economically and environmentally responsible business. Londolozi is a privately owned game reserve built on solid foundations and almost a century of family history: exploring new frontiers, exceeding expectations, and welcoming all who cross our threshold.

True to its name, Londolozi has become a place that kindles the aspiration for a better collective future. It represents the dream of a planet abounding in open spaces, where wild animals and people live together in dignity and harmony.


The Londolozi Intentions

The Londolozi values are apparent in its development as a social enterprise supporting the Good Work Foundation (GWF). The GWF has established a number of Digital Learning Centres in rural South Africa, offering a world-class education to thousands of young adults and children. Other Londolozi social enterprises include the maintenance of safe havens for rhino in the reserve and advancing the green frontiers by placing more land under wildlife in partnership with the neighbouring communities.

We firmly believe that our reserve is part of a larger movement towards a global village mentality, towards human integration with the natural world, and towards the creation of new systems of living. It is our values and our vision that make Londolozi unlike any other game lodge in the world.

As  Londolozi evolves into becoming a social enterprize  its intentions are:

  • Redefine the essence of safari in Africa
  • Pursue a greater commitment to our rivers from our country’s leaders
  • Be of service
  • To create a bushveld home where people can reconnect with nature, their families, friends and themselves.
  • Pioneer a blueprint for new systems for living in harmony with each other and the earth.
  • Maintain Londolozi as a safe haven for rhino and all other wild life.
  • Continue to support the Good Work Foundation, of which Londolozi is a founder sponsor. The GWF is advancing digital, environmental, emotional and english literacy across rural South Africa.

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