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"The New Pioneer Camp 1926 is a symphony of style, bushveld
architecture and nature." - Dave Varty
Following the unqualified success of the Tree Camp & Granite
Suites - Londolozi is pleased to announce the completion of the
newly renovated Pioneer Camp
Set amongst the dappled shade of 500 year old ebony trees, the
three luxury suites & generous bush home central area is the
culmination of four decades of design experience in the safari industry.
"Perhaps the most exciting and adaptable camp we have ever
built at Londolozi" - Dave Varty
The spacious entrance-halls, are decorated with a Ralph Lauren feel.
Clean lines, modern and sophisticated with floor to ceiling glass
sliding panels which frame the wilderness views beyond.
Pioneer Camp Accommodation
Pioneer Camp is the most secluded of Londolozi's Luxury camps. The three
private suites have superb river views and are perfect for honeymoons
and private getaways. Yet this adaptable camp can also be converted into
a private bush home for family groups of 6 - 14 people through linking
glass sky walkways into interconnected family units.
The bathrooms are classic Victorian with modern accents in the marble,
chrome and mahogany finishes. Throughout the camp there is a pervading
sense of history thanks to faithfully restored memorabilia of photographs,
old suitcases, silver , crystal glass and gramophones.
Everything about Pioneer Camp is deeply personal and provides a romantic
backdrop to the adventures of a new generation of sophisticated travellers.
The Londolozi team hails from all around South Africa, and the neighbouring
communities of the Sabi Sand Reserve.
This creative melting pot of staff makes for a vibrant atmosphere at the
lodges. Service and fun are two top priorities of the Londolozi team.
Let us introduce you to our the Team of Rangers & Trackers, who could
be taking you into the heart of the Londolozi Reserve in search of leopards,
the Big Five and other wildlife wonders. They will transport you into
a world of fascinating fauna and flora, exquisite animal sightings and
fill your mind with camp fire stories. Londolozi's rangers enchant guests
on a daily basis as they explore Africa's Eden in the heart of Sabi Sands.
Going on Safari at Londolozi:
As the original South African Safari destination, Londolozi over its 82-year
history has built up a formidable team of experienced rangers, trackers
and naturalists. This diverse team of experts boasts a combined guiding
experience of over 350 years.
We have drawn on the considerable wisdom, talent and experience of our
guiding teams, and returned to the original spirit of fun and wild adventure
of a Safari to Africa. Our emphasis in 2010 and beyond is to redefine
the essence of the ‘photographic safari experience’ by creating
still greater opportunities for engagement and experience. Furthermore
we aim to continually push the boundaries of fun, adventure, excitement
and fulfillment throughout your safari adventure at Londolozi.
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 through
ravines and thickets in pursuit of elusive animals. And all the while
wowing guests with their outstanding knowledge and unforgettable stories.
Many of the rangers and trackers at Londolozi grew up living off the land
and therefore have an incredible knowledge of the area and deep cultural
connections to the fauna and flora. In addition Londolozi’s rangers
specialise in photographic safaris and where possible will position the
vehicle for the guest to get the best angle for photographic purposes.
In every excursion and adventure guests are held in the safe hands of
experienced and personable rangers, the conduits through which the lasting
Londolozi memories are delivered.
Londolozi Pioneer Camp Activities
At Londolozi Private Game Reserve the Varty family
has refined the menu of activities to include a unique blend of senses
and soul, creating an offering of sophisticated style and adventure that
has recaptured the subtle essence of the Swahili word for journey –
At Londolozi we offer spectacular Big 5 game drives in our extensive wildlife
area with unsurpassed leopard viewing but this is just the beginning of
what really constitutes “the Londolozi experience”.
Londolozi is the ideal space to escape from the rigours of everyday existence,
to shift into a full appreciation of the moment and awaken the senses.
With this in mind we have created tailor-made activities to help recuperate
mind, body and spirit.
Take your pick, the list is virtually endless; silent wilderness emersions,
interpretation and learning, spiritual journeying, adventure adrenalin,
massage, yoga, clay pigeon shooting, all day wilderness trekking, moonlight
walks, poetry, theatre, friendship and wide open spaces.
- Trail running
- The African Gym
- Day walking expeditions
- Animal tracking adventures
- Clay pigeon shooting
- Shangaan cultural village & learning centre
- Communities visits
- John Varty Cinematography Centre
Postures practiced at Londolozi include Iyenger, Ashtanga, Jivamukti and
Tripsichore. Pilates lessons are also given on the yoga deck. Click here
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Treat yourself to a selection of massage treatments at Londolozi Life.
THE AFRICAN GYM
The well equipped gym overlooks an expansive swimming pool.
JOHN VARTY CINEMATOGRAPHY CENTRE
At the John Varty cinematography centre we encourage you to peruse the
wide selection of films related to the environment and emerging global
Join our rangers in their fitness regimes for a run in the bush, or, for
a little local flavour, a game of touch rugby.
CLAY PIGEON SHOOTING
Guns may no longer be levelled at the wildlife but you can still shoot
clay pigeons at our termite-mound-shooting-range.
Join our Shangaan master trackers and discover the age-old practice of
animal tracking in the bush.
SLEEPOUTS AT THE LOOKOUT
The lookout is a secure, raised timber deck which is transformed into
a luxurious and romantic ‘bed in the bush’ for exclusive sleep
ALL DAY WALKING EXPEDITIONS
Exploring on foot (in the company of a ranger) is really encouraged at
Londolozi as a means of truly engaging in the natural environment.
The reserves river systems offer wonderful fishing. Tiger, bream, catfish
and tilapia are commonly caught.
THE SHANGAAN CULTURAL VILLAGE & LEARNING CENTRE
We encourage you to explore our staff village. You are invited to visit,
learn and contemplate the sustainability of our modern civilization against
the wisdom and sustainability of ancient cultures.
DAY TRIPS INTO THE SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES
Visiting the communities that surround the Sabi Sand Reserve makes for
a wonderful cultural experience.
Bear in mind that you should conduct yourself in life as at a feast”
– Epictetus (55AD – 135AD)
At Londolozi, superb cuisine is considered an essential part of the experience
and a vital component of our philosophy.
Much of the day revolves around specifically crafted culinary delights
– freshly baked muffins at sunrise, morning morsels on the game
drive, a fortifying breakfast, lunch and indulgent high tea before the
next game drive and its sundowner treats and, the grand finale, a traditional
fireside banquet or a private dinner.
The choice of ingredients reflects our efforts to establish right relations
with the planet.
Every ingredient is chosen with care, favouring home grown organic produce,
free range game and herbs from our kitchen garden to create dishes that
are irresistibly delicious and healthy.
Our selection seafood is guided by the Southern African Sustainable Seafood
Initiative and the number of imported ingredients is kept to a minimum.
Our recipes are a source of great pride as many have been handed down
through the Varty family or were created in the Londolozi kitchen by Executive
Chef Jaco Myberg. Jaco’s signature style, arises from exploring
the continental fusion of Indian, Malay, Dutch, African, Portuguese and
British influences in local South African dishes to create exquisite culinary
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