Over 80 years of Varty family history is tied to the history of the Londolozi wilderness and its wildlife. At first a hunting farm for royalty and presidents, the farm underwent a fundamental shift of consciousness. In the early 1970s, the farm was renamed Londolozi, the Zulu word for ‘protector of all living things’.
Thirty years of eco-tourism and progressive environmental policies later, Londolozi Reserve has become a benchmark in conservation with a fundamental focus on benefiting the land, wildlife and local communities.
Big game viewing is excellent at Londolozi. Simply sitting on the deck enjoying breakfast can turn into a big five experience as you watch elephant and buffalo grazing in the valley below. White rhino and lion concentrations are also amongst the highest recorded on the African continent.
What really sets Londolozi apart from the rest of the Sabi Sands though is the relationship it enjoys with Leopards. Over three decades of interaction between Londolozi Rangers and leopards has forged a deep bond between the two that is difficult to find anywhere else in the Kruger. Typically the most elusive of animals, Leopards are more easily encountered at Londolozi than anywhere else in Africa.
Londolozi is renowned as the first game reserve to ever be granted Relais et Chateaux status. Five exclusive camps dot the reserve – Tree Camp, Pioneer Camp, Varty Camp and Founders Camp.
A relatively new introduction to Londolozi is the Private Granite Suites – the ultimate in a private luxury wilderness experience. All Londolozi accommodation is luxurious and intimate without any pretence. The family feel to the lodge makes it a comfortable home away from home experience.