Londolozi Private Game Reserve, South Africa

Andrew Shapland is an honoury Roving Ambassador for Londolozi. This iconic eco-tourism site’s only association lie with the Paris based Relais and Chateaux. “Londolozi” is a Zulu word meaning ‘to protect’ and underscores the vision of the Varty family to conserve “Africa’s Eden.” Established more than eighty years ago, this family run business is conscious of its responsibility to the planet and conservation.

Londolozi is located within the heart of the world famous Sabi Sands Game Reserve, adjoining the Kruger National Park. A book entitled: “I speak of Africa” was written by Shane Varty and Molly Buchanan and tells the story of Londolozi Game Reserve.

“During my long walk to freedom, I had the rare privilege to visit Londolozi. There I saw people of all races living in harmony amidst the beauty that Mother Nature offers. Londolozi represents a model of the dream I cherish for the future of nature preservation in our country”Nelson Mandela, Former South African President (1994-1998)

Untamed, spectacular and pulsing with deep African rhythms, Londolozi is the quintessential experience of the planet’s wildlands and animals. The game reserve comprises of five bush camps each with a distinctive feel and theme, representing the elements. When booked for sole use, the Tree Camp and the Granite Suites can accommodate children under sixteen.

Awards & Accolades

  • Conde Nast Traveller - The Gold List 2009
  • Tatler 101 best hotels - 2009
  • World luxury hotel awards - Londolozi Private Game Reserve was selected as a finalist in the following category, Luxury Game Lodge 2009