- Exclusive and intimate, Londolozi Founders Camp offers guests unrivalled Big Five game viewing. Ten thatched chalets are situated in the shade of ancient trees next to the Sand River, each providing breath-taking views.
- Guests will be delighted by its Bohemian bushveld style, with natural colours, recycled elements and handmade cushions. Each suite boasts a sitting area, comfortable bed, ensuite bathroom and air conditioning.
- An elevated wooden walkway connects the guest areas to a game viewing deck, swimming pool and dining deck.
- Guests can sample an array of superb Pan-African dishes served in outdoor locations such as the boma (perfect for dining underneath the stars), the dining deck, on a picnic or in a tranquil bush setting.
- Camp adventures include twice-daily game drives in open 4×4 safari vehicles, guided nature walks, birdwatching, stargazing and Shangaan cultural excursions.
- Greeting the sunrise with a morning of relaxing yoga on the yoga deck, suspended in the arms in an ancient ebony tree.
- The indulgent massage treatments, provided by expert therapists at the lodge’s wellness and fitness centre — so relaxing after a successful day of game viewing.
EXCLUSIVE LUXE VOYAGER VIP BENEFITS & BEST PRICE
We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.
- Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
- Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
- Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
- Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
- Complimentary private airport transfers.
- Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
- Early check-in and late check-out.
- Complimentary Wi-Fi.
- Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.
A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.
Game drives at Londolozi are taken by professional, passionate and knowledgeable rangers and trackers, who amongst them have a wealth of 350 years of experience. With over 16 000 hectares of traversing wilderness, no two game drives are ever the same. Trackers sit up at the front of the Land Rover looking for fresh animal tracks, while rangers drive with astonishing skill into ravines and through thicket in pursuit of elusive animals, simultaneously wowing guests with their outstanding knowledge and unforgettable stories.Many of the rangers and trackers at Londolozi grew up living off the land in these parts and therefore have an unmatched knowledge of both the area and the elements of nature within this wilderness wonderland. Londolozi boasts two of South Africa’s only 17 master trackers, which only adds to the excellence of the team and the experience they are able to deliver.
Suitable for the beautiful balmy bushveld days in May, June and July, there is nothing like walking in a winter wilderness. Drift down a game trail into a dry riverbed. Feel the crisp morning rhythm of Africa with each step on the winding path as you let nature captivate you in her essence. There is no vehicle, no noise and no distractions. This is when nature speaks to you.
Our children’s programme is uniquely tailored for each child, many of whom are budding junior game rangers. Our approach is based on a personal interaction with each child and is energetic and flexible. We regard nature as the great educator and with no set routines we allow the child to discover the world of the outdoor classroom which surrounds them. Nature sets the agenda and we enable these young people to discover something of themselves.
The birdlife at Londolozi represents a magic of diversity in perpetual motion and offers the visitor an entirely new frontier in wilderness engagement. A wide array of sunbirds seeking nectar from the flowering aloes is winter’s gift to the discerning birder, not to mention the other 450 species which abound in these landscapes. Many fine ornithologist guides reside at Londolozi.
Have you ever been introduced to the wonderment of the great universe? Latest pictures from the Hubble telescope open up an entirely new world of discovery which tells us of endless space beyond comprehension. At Londolozi the rangers are trained to take you on a mystical late night journey ofreflection and introspection. On a cold, clear winter’s night, looking at the stars whilst holding a warm mug of hot chocolate makes for a truly memorable evening.
Campfires, storytelling, red wine and good company are the hallmark of any winter safari. Coming from a long line of storytellers, Londolozi’s history is steeped in the tradition of campfire yarns told late into the night. In each of the 5 exclusive camps you can hear the whispers of our ancestors and embodied in our history, are the legends and myths of the mysteries and adventures of safari. Each camp has its own spirit and each has its own campfire which awaits you.
The Londolozi photographic safari is where ancient wisdom, modern technology and nature converge.Londolozi has long been recognised as a superb location for wildlife photography, specialising in the big cats. Incredible light, diverse scenery and a plethora of African wildlife set the stage for unsurpassed photographic theatre.The Photographic Studio is very popular with Londolozi guests, who are able to direct and produce their own creative work. With tuition from a qualified ‘Light Room’ instructor, you can spend time between game drives editing and printing your best safari shots.
Londolozi Founders Camp is a classic safari camp in the Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve and provides the perfect location for a sophisticated family safari as it is one of the few luxury camps to accept children of all ages. Indeed, Londolozi will keep all of you busy during your stay: Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve is a premier Big 5 game viewing destination and guarantees excellent sightings with normally elusive leopards a speciality. Enchanting and intimate, Founders Camp is ideally situated to provide an insider’s view of the secrets of river life. Ten idyllic superior chalets repose in the shade of ancient Ebony and Matumi trees along the banks of the Sand River.
A touch of bush bohemia is how Founders Camp has been described. Swathes of fabrics in soft shades can be found in the riverside lounge and the Founders Family Suites with their interconnecting sky walks, give this camp a young and vibrant energy that appeals to discerning individuals and modern day families. Also in Founders Camp, one can find the yoga deck, a sanctuary for quiet contemplation, beneath the shade of a 500-year-old ebony tree on the banks of the river, where daily yoga classes are held under the watchful eye of the nyala, bushbuck and monkeys. You could also do a spot of fishing on the Sand River or book a spa therapy to relax your body and mind.
Founders Camp forms part of the exclusive Londolozi Private Game Reserve, often described as the original South African safari destination, with a reputation for excellence.Founders Camp is an intimate family-friendly camp, built in classic African safari style, creating a mood of luxury for discerning families and travellers. There are 10 superior luxury chalets. Each is air-conditioned with en-suite bath, showers (both indoor and outdoor), an expansive wooden deck and original mahogany beds.
Superior Inter-leading Chalets
Founders Camp has 10 Superior chalets 2 of which are interleading. Chalets 6 and 7 are linked by a skywalk. This particular rooming option works incredibly well for families of 4 as well as families of 3. These chalets are set underneath the shade of ancient Ebony Trees along side the Sand River.
5 of Founders 10 Superior Chalets are Stand alone accommodation options. Set along side the Sand River these rooms are perfect for Honeymooners, couples or 2 guests sharing. These rooms have private decks, Salas and plunge pools.
3 x Superior Family Chalets
Founders Camp Family Chalets were created in response to the ever-growing trend of family travel. These three suites are perfect for families of 4 – parents travelling with 2 children younger than 16 years. These large suites have 2 bedrooms both with ensuite bathrooms and coupled amenities. These rooms are situated along a river bed which provides privacy as well as great opportunity for bird and wildlife watching.
Only natural organic and free-range ingredients are used to make the delicious safari meals at Founders Camp. You can enjoy your meals outside on the deck, around the fire in the traditional boma, or in the main thatched dining area. Of course, morning tea, coffee and biscuits on your morning game drive are a safari tradition as are sundowner drinks and snacks while out in the afternoon.
They offer a true five-star experience in every aspect: service is great, the food is very good, great wine list, excellent safaris, and really good rooms.
The camp’s main area consists of a dining area with a relaxed bar area connected to a thatched game viewing deck and a riverside lounge sala affording excellent views of the river and your surroundings.For lazy days in the hot African sun, you can lounge by the pool and have a cool drink in the adjacent boma.You can even enjoy game and bird watching without leaving camp: simply head to the deck overlooking the river and sit with binoculars in hand.
For lazy days in the hot African sun, you can lounge by the pool and have a cool drink in the adjacent boma.
Massage has been practiced as a healing therapy for centuries and it is even considered by some to be the oldest form of medical practice. The proven powers of massage, to provide release from stress and to promote increased blood flow and healing, make it a wonderful addition to any holiday.The massage room at Londolozi Life was designed by a holistic therapist to create a space in harmony with the elements, ensuring a meditative experience that quietens the mind, rejuvenates energy and creates inner balance.Therapies include Swedish and Thai massage, Aromatherapy and Reiki healing. All therapies are available in either our massage room, in the privacy of your suite or out in the wilderness.
Yoga means ‘union’ in Sanskrit and refers to the bringing together of mind, body and spirit. Asanas, also a Sanskrit word, refers to the poses and postures developed in India to join mind and body in spiritual awareness.At Londolozi we have added the powerful elements of nature to the yoga experience, using both the natural energy of the location and tailor made Asanas, to create a yoga form which is suitable for beginners and intermediate practitioners.You are free to schedule a private yoga session in your room or in the shade of your deck. Alternatively, daily classes are held on the yoga deck at Founders Camp. Please ask your camp manager for class times. We look forward to you joining us to greet the sun and strengthen the vital life of the body.