LONDOLOZI PIONEER CAMP
Pioneer Camp is the most secluded of Londolozi’s luxury camps. The three private suites have superb river views and are perfect for honeymooners. Alternatively, this adaptable camp may also be converted into a “private bush home” for a large single family
A luxury five star safari lodge, Londolozi Pioneer Camp is located in the central region of the Sabi Sand Private Reserve sharing unfenced borders with the Kruger National Park. The most secluded of the Londolozi Camps, Pioneer Camp is surrounded by superb river and bushveld views.
With only three private suites, this adaptable camp can also be converted into a private bush home for family groups (six adults and six children). Decorated with a Ralph Lauren feel, the spacious suites offer clean, modern and sophisticated lines with floor to ceiling glass-sliding panels which frame the wilderness views beyond. The full bathrooms are classic Victorian with modern accents in marble, chrome and mahogany and include outdoor showers. The suites boast king size extra length beds, air-conditioning, fans, mosquito nets, hairdryer, minibar and outdoor private plunge pools. Throughout the camp there is a pervading sense of history thanks to the faithfully restored memorabilia of photographs, old suitcases, silver, crystal glass and gramophones. The central guest areas are donned with a thatch roof, wooden deck and rock walls. There is an open-plan kitchen that leads to the indoor and deck dining areas; comfortable living areas, a boma and lap pool.
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.
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.
The ancient art of tracking has been uniquely preserved at Londolozi. The combined wisdom of the Londolozi tracking team spans over 200 years of tracking experience. Our guests, during winter, are privileged to be able to witness this ancient art. On foot in search of the big cats, as well as Rhino and
Buffalo…downwind…in silence…not moving a muscle and in very close proximity, is an experience which demands all your attention and which leaves you with indelible memories. Winter is the perfect time to pursue Africa’s most alluring wildlife; whilst in the presence of a master tracker applying an ancient art, miles from any Land Rover.
The Cubs Den
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.
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.
Bush Breakfast & Adventure Picnics
Imagine reclining in a comfortable chair surrounded by 6 million acres of African wilderness. This is the adventure picnic and bush breakfast experience, reminiscent of a bygone era when the highlight of any winter morning, after hours of walking, was the “Hunter’s Breakfast”. There is no reason to rush back to camp for breakfast when you can savor gourmet salmon and scrambled eggs with your feet in the sand on the banks of a river enjoying a balmy winter’s morning.
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 of reflection 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