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Londolozi Private Game Reserve
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Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Why we returned....it is the best!”
Reviewed 5 June 2014

We have just returned home after another great experience at Londolozi Tree Camp. My wife, who always says, "This is the last safari" rated this one the "BEST EVER." We have done five safaris in five different countries but Londolozi is the only place we have visited for a second time. The atmosphere leaves you believing you are the only people in the camp. The service, the food, and the game viewing are all off the chart. Where else can you view all the "Big Five" in a two hour period? But the people who take care of you are, without exception are in a class by themselves. Cry, the camp manager, could not do enough for us. Shadrack, our tracker, was without equal. We will return, again and again.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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londolozigamereserve, General Manager at Londolozi Private Game Reserve, responded to this review, 3 July 2014
Dear Ed_world_56,

It was wonderful to have you with us again! It feels like we are welcoming family back when we have return guests! I will be sure to send your kind words onto Cry, Shadrack and the entire Tree camp Family.

Look forward to welcoming you home soon...

Much Love,
Your Londolozi familt
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Tallahassee, Florida
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 5 June 2014

Amazing Game Reserve with top notch Rangers and Trackers - plus, gourmet meals, a beautiful pool and serene overlook of the reserve. Couldn't have asked for anything more -lovely rooms, wonderful massage, informative tour of village life. Incredible trip - hard to beat!!!

Room Tip: All rooms the same - lovely, had everything we needed!
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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londolozigamereserve, General Manager at Londolozi Private Game Reserve, responded to this review, 3 July 2014
Dear Mary L,

It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. Thank you for the review!

Much Love,
Your Londolozi family
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Omaha, Nebraska
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2014

Having been to Africa twice before and never seeing a leopard in the wild, I chose Londolozi for their reputation with leopards. I was not disappointed! My wife and I spent one week in Tree Camp with Jess and Cry as camp managers and Life and Mike as our Tracker and Ranger.

We saw 8 separate leopards and some leopards more than once. Not only did we see them, Mike knew the history and lineage of these beautiful big cats, even their different personalities, tendencies, age, wants and needs. It was incredible!

But, Londolozi is more than just leopards, we saw all the animals up close. The food and atmosphere was first class. Tree Camp was fabulous with animals close enough to touch. Jess was a sweetheart, a flu bug swept through the camp and my wife and I were ill for 3 days, she took care of us like she was a mother hen. We will always remember her loving touch.

We were treated with a surprise breakfast in the bush one morning. And on our last night game drive, we rushed to climb the highest mount in the park to watch the sunset and Jess pulled out champagne to celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary, we toasted as the sun set beyond the horizon, a lasting memory for sure.

I have been wanting to go to Londolozi for over 10 years, and it did not disappoint me. It is still run by the founding family, the Varty's, and it has that family touch. They care very much about the environment and local natives, all the employees make you feel like you are part of their family. On several nights, after dinner, we were treated to singing and dancing in the Boma by the employees and their families, who also live in the compound.

If you have not been to Africa, this place is a must! Give it at least 3 days, and if you are lucky enough to stay longer, you will not be disappointed.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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londolozigamereserve, General Manager at Londolozi Private Game Reserve, responded to this review, 3 July 2014
Dear David F,

It is so special to hear that your bucket list tick was worth it! Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review! I will be sure to send your kind words onto Jess, Cry, Mike, Life and all the staff that made your stay to memorable.

Much Love,
Your Londolozi family
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Houston, Texas
Level 3 Contributor
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2014

Londolozi is like visiting a friend´s ranch, it has a history and it is a place everyone will want to come back to. The lodges are so beautiful on the edge of the river, with incredible views.The people who work there are truly special, they believe in what they are doing, the conservation effort and tourism. The attention to detail is incredible, but it is also very relaxed. The rooms are huge and lovely and you can still listen to hippos even if they are not tents. The food is delicious!
And the game viewing is incredible! The Shangan trackers are just truly gifted and the nicest people and all come from the area so they tell the bast stories. What a fantastic place, nothing compares to Londolozi!

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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londolozigamereserve, General Manager at Londolozi Private Game Reserve, responded to this review, 6 June 2014
Dear Ena G,

Thank you for sending such kind words about your stay at Londolozi and about the Londolozi family! It was wonderful to have you with us and we look so forward to your return visit!

Much love,
Your Londolozi family
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Portland, Oregon
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Outstanding, amazing, awesome, jaw dropping, inspiring, relaxing, decadent, delicious, luxurious, charming…..it may be impossible to find the right words to do this place justice. You arrive as guests and leave as family. The lodge and the people of Londolozi will steal your heart. And thats not even mentioning the most important part - the safari!! We saw so many animals. Our tracker and ranger were fantastic - answering all our questions and tracking down silent, camouflaged animals. Thanks you staff of Londolozi (and animals!) for the trip of a lifetime. We will be back!
We went for four nights, which we thought might be a little long. But I wouldn't recommend going for any less than three or four nights. We felt like we were settling into the safari routine by the last day. We saw so many different types of animals each time we went out, and since we had four days we didn't feel rushed to see everything at once.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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londolozigamereserve, General Manager at Londolozi Private Game Reserve, responded to this review, 6 June 2014
Dear Chelsea E,

Welcome to the family, it was wonderful to have you with us and we cannot wait to have you again! It is spectacular to hear that you had such an enjoyable stay!

Much love,
Your Londolozi family
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Brooklyn, New York
2 reviews
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

This was the most amazing trip I have ever taken in my life. Not only are the staff courteous, helpful and just so pleasant to be around....the camp is just so peaceful to be in. It is the happiest place that I have ever been and I cannot wait to return. I was blessed to have the opportunity not only to visit the village of the staff, but also to go to local village and have a wonderful experience of teaching there. Words cannot express how amazing this place is.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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londolozigamereserve, General Manager at Londolozi Private Game Reserve, responded to this review, 6 June 2014
Dear Jenni F,

It is spectacular to hear about your Londolozi experience! Thank you for taking the time to write such special words about your time with us. We look so forward to a return visit and no doubt the students will be excited to have you back in the learning centre!

Much love,
Your Londolozi family
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2014

Just came back from a wonderful 3 night stay at Varty Camp. Thumbs up to Ranger Richard and Tracker Richard as well as Will and all the staff. Nothing was too much trouble and they went out of their way to make our stay absolutely awesome. Game viewing outstanding, can't wait to return

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Property: Londolozi Private Game Reserve
Address: Londolozi, Sabi Sands Game Reserve | Benmore, Kruger National Park 1350, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Sabi Sand Game Reserve
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 42 Speciality Lodging in Sabi Sand Game Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:5 star — Londolozi Private Game Reserve 5*
Number of rooms: 32
Also Known As:
Londolozi Private Game Reserve Hotel Sabi Sand Game Reserve
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