Londolozi Pioneer Camp is a secluded haven, set in the shade of 500-year-old ebony trees. The three secluded, luxury suites all have superb river views and are perfect for private getaways and romantic honeymoons. The camp is unashamedly exclusive and luxurious, set in the heart of the game-rich Sabi Sand Game Reserve.

  • Perfect for small family groups and discerning travellers
  • Exclusivity guaranteed (just three stunning suites in a secluded setting)
  • Sophisticated décor and superb views
  • Prime game-viewing area with excellent guiding
  • Gourmet cuisine

As its name implies, Londolozi Pioneer Camp exudes an atmosphere of history and heritage, merging its English Colonial past with contemporary African style.

Pioneer Camp is the most secluded of Londolozi’s camps. The three private suites all offer superb river views and are ideal for honeymoons and private getaways. A great option for multi-generational family occasions, the camp can be converted into an exclusive-use safari lodge for groups of 6 - 12 people. Glass sky walkways link the luxury family suites

The suites are air-conditioned and feature a hearth and a romantic sala (private covered deck). The bathrooms are en-suite and there are both indoor and outdoor showers.

Superb luxury

The main area is gracious, serene and luxurious, with memorabilia collections of period photographs, antique suitcases, silver, crystal glass and gramophones reminiscent of its Colonial past. Meals are an occasion for you to enjoy sumptuous food from the organic, free-range menu.

Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass panels that frame and offer uninterrupted views of the wildlife and scenery beyond.

Private, exclusive safari experience

Londolozi is a 14,000-hectare (34,580 acres) wildlife paradise situated on the Sand River, in the heart of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve. It shares unfenced borders with the world-renowned Kruger National Park.

Often described as the original South African safari destination, with a reputation for excellence, Londolozi was created by brothers Dave and John Varty whose commitment to wildlife preservation and nature conservation is well known and they have helped with several wildlife documentaries.

Meaning "protector of all living things" in Zulu, Londolozi is home to the famous Big 5 and also has the best leopard viewing opportunities in Africa.

On safari and at leisure

Activities at the camp centre around the twice-daily game-drives in open vehicles, led by highly skilled game rangers and trackers.

Other unforgettable activities include moonlit bush dinners, private bush breakfasts, guided stargazing trips and visits to the local Shangaan Cultural village.

Or you can simply escape the heat of the African sun in the refreshing Zen lap pool.

Getting There

By road - From Johannesburg, it is a 6-hour drive on major roads; from Nelspruit's KMIA airport, it is a 2½-hour drive. Road transfers can easily be arranged.

By air - Daily flights connect from ORTIA Johannesburg to KMIA, Kruger Park's Skukuza Airport and Londolozi airstrip, a 5-minute drive from camp. Charter flights are available.

Our take on Pioneer Camp

We have visited Londolozi several times over the years. We are always impressed by the welcoming and warm atmosphere, the superb standards of service, attention to detail, quality of accommodation and, most importantly, the excellent game drives.

We have no hesitation in recommending Londolozi Pioneer Camp, especially to honeymooners and get-together occasions of small groups of family and friends.

  • Luxury accommodation, all meals, teas and coffees daily
  • Soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers
  • Two game drives daily in open landrovers
  • Nature walks accompanied by experienced, armed trackers
  • Children's Programme for ages 6+
  • Transfers to/from Londolozi airstrip to lodge
  • Emergency medical evacuation insurance
  • Laundry and VAT
  • Early morning departures – rules apply
  • Londolozi “Life” treatments
  • Telephone calls
  • Londolozi “Living” purchases
  • Champagne, cognacs, cellar wines, premium brand spirits, cigars & cigarettes
  • Transfers to and from the lodge
  • Airport taxes or landing fees, where applicable
  • Self-drive park entrance fees
  • Gratuities
  • Noise impact levies for flights landing/departing before 09h00 or after 16h00
  • Pilot's room
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