Top 5 Londolozi Lodges

Top 5 Londolozi Lodges


Londolozi is internationally recognized as a top ecotourism destination that offers unsurpassed luxury and exceptional wildlife sightings, especially of leopards – the most elusive member of the Big 5!

The private reserve nestles in the Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve on the western border of the Kruger National Park and with the Sand River providing water all year-round, the reserve attracts an abundance of wildlife. Promising a luxurious and exclusive safari experience, here are our Top 5 Londolozi Lodges.

Top 5 Londolozi Lodges

1. Londolozi Private Granite Suites

View from the lounge area of a suite at Londolozi Granite Suites
The Londolozi Granite Suites look to nature for design; utilizing stone & natural light to create open spaces that flow into the surrounding bushveld.

What makes this lodge special: The crème de la crème and the pinnacle of the Londolozi portfolio this safari lodge is the epitome of luxury and exclusivity.

Star rating: 5 Stars

An inside look: Londolozi Private Granite Suites boast a unique design, incorporating beautiful granite into the decor of the guest areas and suites, blending perfectly with the surrounding granite rocks that nestle alongside the Sand River. Each of the three guest suites are well-appointed to ensure a comfortable and relaxing stay, featuring four-poster king-size beds, mosquito netting, ensuite bathrooms with outdoor bathtubs and showers, underfloor heating, a lounge area, writing desk, air conditioning, bathrobes, in-room safes, minibars, tea & coffee making facilities and a viewing deck with a sala and heated swimming pool.

Londolozi Private Granite Suites is loved by families and small groups who want a more exclusive safari experience. The activities offered at the lodge include dawn and dusk open vehicle game drives, a kids program, guided bush walks, tracking, yoga, astronomy lectures, spa treatments, bird watching, and photographic safaris.

In the words of Jordan – “My family rented the granite suites for 4 nights and we had an amazing time! The staff literally took care of us and we had the most amazing safari trips ever. This is the only place I will ever stay when I visit the Sabi Sands!”

2. Londolozi Tree Camp

Interior of the suite at Londolozi Tree Camp
The suites at Londolozi Tree Camp are simplistic yet elegant and appeals to travelers who seek exclusivity.

What makes this lodge special: Romantic and super-stylish, this camp is fantastic for couples and honeymooners.

Star rating: 5 Stars

An inside look: Londolozi Tree Camp is continuously commended by travelers on its warm and welcoming atmosphere, along with its exceptional facilities and personalized service.

The camp has six luxurious suites that have been designed to offer exceptional views of the reserve from every room by using floor to ceiling glass windows. Additionally, each of the suites boasts four-poster king-size beds, mosquito netting, en-suite bathrooms with outdoor showers, lounge areas, writing desks, air conditioning, bathrobes, in-room safes, minibars, tea & coffee making facilities and decks with private viewing with plunge pools.

The guest area and facilities are world-class and include a comfortable lounge, dining area, bar, gym, kids club, spa, curio shop, laundry service, internet access and a swimming pool. There is no reason not to relax and enjoy the beauty of the surrounding bushveld.

In the words of Chris – “We’ve stayed at several luxury lodges in Sub-Saharan and East Africa and Londolozi Tree Camp was the most impressive. The accommodation was extremely luxurious. The game viewing (especially for leopard) was the best we’ve had and the food was excellent. Our guide and tracker were brilliant and very knowledgeable and were a pleasure to be around. The camp manager was also very accommodating for any special requests, which made the stay even better.”

3. Londolozi Pioneer Camp

Lookout deck at Londolozi Pioneer Camp
Londolozi Pioneer Camp is said to be the most intimate family-run safari lodge in Southern Africa & boasts exceptional bushveld views.

What makes this lodge special: A truly unforgettable lodge offering unrivaled opulence and luxury in the bush.

Star rating: 5 Stars

An inside look: Shaded by gorgeous ebony trees and boasting modern amenities, Pioneer Camp is a luxurious bushveld retreat loved by couples and families alike.

Each of the three intimate suites is fitted with a four-poster king-size bed, mosquito netting, an en-suite bathroom with outdoor shower, underfloor heating, a lounge area, writing desk, air conditioning, bathrobes, in-room safe, minibar, tea & coffee making facilities and a private viewing deck with plunge pool. Two of the three rooms have interleading doors, making them ideal for families with young kids.

The safari experience at Londolozi is one of the best in the Sabi Sands, offering a range of activities including morning and late afternoon open-vehicle game drives, guided bush walks, tracking, yoga, astronomy lectures, spa treatments, bird watching and photographic safaris.

In the words of Elliot – “I’ve been to my share of Sabi Sands lodges always great game viewing generally great lodges but Londolozi is special like no other. The guides are amazing! The quality of game viewing is exceptional and the camp was great. More than that there while ethos was just so evident and strong. I can’t recommend this place enough.”

4. Londolozi Founder’s Camp

Guest area at Londolozi Founders Camp
Founders Camp appeals to couples and families because of its intimate riverine-bushveld setting, superior family chalets and special children’s program.

What makes this lodge special: A true gem for families with fantastic interactive activities and 5-star service to boot.

Star rating: 5 Stars

An inside look: Londolozi Founders Camp is a gorgeous riverside camp that prides itself on offering well-appointed suites, top-notch service and an unforgettable safari adventure.

Founder’s Camp is one of Londolozi’s bigger camps and caters to the needs of couples and families. There are a total of 15 superior chalets at Founder’s Camp, including two interleading chalets and three family chalets.

Couples particularly love the superior chalets that nestle alongside the Sand River as they offer complete privacy and incredible game viewing opportunities. The two interleading chalets are linked by a skywalk and are perfect for families with teenagers, whilst the family chalets are the best option for families with younger kids as they accommodate two adults and two children.

Each chalet features an en-suite bathroom with outdoor shower, air conditioning, minibar, fan, in-room safe, bathrobes, tea & coffee making facilities, complimentary Wi-Fi and private viewing decks with plunge pools.

In the words of Niko – “We traveled to Sabi Sands for our honeymoon in June and stayed in this amazing lodge. There are no words to describe it, best service I’ve ever experienced, food was amazing, the rooms were beautiful and very spacious, the location was astonishing, the staff, and especially our guide (James) and our ranger (Richard) were very professional and they really knew EVERYTHING!!! We got to see the big 5 numerous times, plus a whole lot more animals. We seriously have no words to explain how amazing this trip was, by far, the best part of our honeymoon!! Thanks so much for an amazing experience!!!”

5. Londolozi Varty Camp

Main guest area at Londolozi Varty Camp
The open-plan design, use of wood and thatch and African decor in the guest area of Londolozi Varty Camp ensures that the camp blends in seamlessly with the bushveld and creates a tranquil space for guests to enjoy.

What makes this lodge special: This is Londolozi’s oldest and largest camp and one of its best-value options offering incredible game viewing.

Star rating: 5 Stars

An inside look: Varty Camp is the pride and joy of Londolozi – the first camp to built on the private concession. The camp which nestles on the banks of the Sand River is rather charming and exudes a warm atmosphere.

The camp boasts 8 standard chalets and 2 superior chalets, each well-appointed with king-size beds, en-suite bathrooms, outdoor lounge areas, writing desks, air conditioning, bathrobes, in-room safes, minibars, tea & coffee making facilities and private viewing decks with salas and plunge pools. The superior chalets are bigger and have an additional outdoor shower.

Varty Camp has everything you need for a comfortable and memorable stay, from a cozy lounge and dining area to a gym, spa and swimming pool.

An adventure awaits at Varty Camp as you explore 14 000 hectares of pristine wilderness on twice-daily game drives and bush walks led by a team of professional guides. Additionally, guests to the camp can also enjoy tracking, yoga, astronomy lectures, spa treatments, bird watching and photographic safaris.

In the words of Rachel – “We recently stayed at Varty Camp, Londolozi. After a whirlwind trip visiting family in South Africa, we enjoying a marvelous stay by ourselves. The service was superb with special thanks going to hosts Will & Reetal, guides Greg & Andrea and Margaret. As our first-ever safari we never dreamed we’d see so much in the short time we had but we were blessed with so many excellent sightings including 4 leopards – so awesome!!”

 

If you’ve enjoyed reading about our Top 5 Londolozi Lodges and wish to plan a trip to the Sabi Sands Game Reserve, you can rest assured that neither of the Londolozi lodges will disappoint. We do however recommend that you speak to one of our African experts who will help you select a lodge that is best suited to your travel needs.