Londolozi Game Reserve

Sabi Sands Game Reserve

Zulu for “protector of all living things,” Londolozi was established on the banks of the Sand River in the late 1920s. The founding owners were some of the first to promote photographic safaris, a theme that continues to this day since the property is still in family hands. Guests can even rent professional cameras and lens kits on-site, then visit the Londolozi Creative Studio, where they can work on their photos using Lightroom and Photoshop software with the assistance of a creative team. If you get a really great shot, have Londolozi print it on canvas and package it for your journey home.

The property features five riverfront lodges, each with its own distinct style and all within walking distance of one another. Tree Camp, Private Granite Suites, and Pioneer Camp are Relais & Châteaux properties, while Varty Camp and Founders Camp are better suited to families with children between the ages of six and 16. Besides the photography resources, guests are primarily drawn to Londolozi for its reputation as an excellent place to spot leopards—arguably the most elusive of the Big Five animals. To get here, fly into Skukuza or Nelspruit and then arrange for a car to your lodge.

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Superb safari

Founders Camp is one of five camps in the Londolozi family. 8 chalets with wifi in all if them. However! leave the tech tools at home and revel in the animals sighted on twice-daily game drives in open vehicles. You will leave a piece of your heart there when you leave.

A sip in time

Every animal sighting in the Londolozi Game Reserve is memorable. Being this close to the wild animals is something you don’t forget. I left a piece of my heart in South Africa and go back to try to find it....but end up leaving a bigger piece.

What do we do now, bro?

In the Londolozi Game Reserve. Two teenage male lions treed by Cape Buffalo. We watched for more than 45 minutes wondering who would have the last laugh. Finally each lion carefully (but very quickly) got down and away from the waiting buffs. Great fun to watch the two jockey for position in the tree.

Lions at bay

On a game drive in Londolozi Game Reserve, South Africa. Two adolescent male lions were ‘treed’ by a herd of approximately 250 buffalo. Buffalo don’t kill lions (usually) but they do provoke and retaliate when they’ve been stalked by lions. This was the case. It was amusing to watch the lions vie for the safest spot in the tree. All’s well that ends well. Lions were able to descend and get away before major damage to them occurred. You can create magic moments in a game reserve and one of the most outstanding camps is Londolozi.

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