Londolozi – Tree Camp – Londolozi Private Game Reserve

Londolozi Tree camp is simply a fantastic experience from start to finish. Every aspect of our stay was great, the welcome, the food, the suites, staff, rangers, trackers. Everything is beautiful and the attention shown to the guests is tremendous. This was our first stay at Londolozi after staying at several other game lodges in the Sabie Sands and this lodge is definitely one of, if not the, best. Special thanks are due to Melvin and Milton and Tresta who made our stay so utterly fabulous. Should be the holiday of a lifetime for anyone but we’re already planning our return. Thanks again.

My wife and I chose to spend our honeymoon in South Africa, and nowhere could have been a better place to start it than at Tree Camp in Londolozi.Just outside the famous Kruger national park, we arrived with much trepidation having travelled a lot in East Africa on Safari and having already had amazing experiences there, but we can categorically say Tree Camp and the Londolozi game reserve surpassed all our expectations and much more.Following an over night flight to Joberg from Cairo, and a short jaunt in a bush plane to the airstrip we were met by our guide Mark who we could instantly tell would be a wealth of information, as well as a joy to spend time with. Our orientation and check-in was swift, and on arrival to the rooms we were in awe which says a lot having spent so many holidays in Kenya and Tanzania luxury lodges. The room we stayed in had 4 main areas: a large living room/study, bedroom, bathroom, and outdoor deck with plunge pool and it was the type of room you would be really sad to leave.Because the whole lodge only has 6 suites, you feel extremely well looked after by Jess, the camp manager and her team, and the service is superb.The food is incredible. A small and elegant buffet, can be accompanied with hot dishes made to order from your butler for breakfast. Lunch is usually comprised of light salads, and dinner is a choice of 2 gourmet set menu options.The safari experience was very different to what we were used to as well. In East Africa, you just tend to drive around following radio reports of sightings, however we had the honour and the privilege to have Elmond, John Varty’s personal tracker on our drives alongside our guide.Once out in the bush they would look closely for big 5 tracks, and once found they would spend some time on foot before climbing back in the car to drive ahead and locate the animals. Their ability to track animals on foot left us in awe. It was like seeing some ancient skill performed before us all for the purpose of our enjoyment of the amazing South African wildlife.I could go on and on about how amazing Londolozi is, but words will never describe how great an experience we had there, and we highly recommend you try it for yourself.

Waseem

Everything at Londolozzi is perfect!!! The people, the accommodations, the food and of course the game park! Fantastic! Nothing to complain about here!! Hoping we get to come back soon! The view from our room was spectacular! The people are so accommodating….We wanted to go on foot in the game park so our ranger arranged it for us. We tracked and found rhinos, it was incredible! We got up close to lion cubs eating an impala and saw wild dogs immediately following a kill…incredible!!

Just returned from 2 weeks in Africa, 4 days spent on safari in South Africa at the Londolozi Tree Camp in Sabi Sands. We had the most amazing experience. To start, the accommodations were beyond 5 star, with every detail and need attended to. Food was great, plentiful and the setting was pure luxury in the middle of the bush. All of that was fabulous & unforgettable, but the heart of Londolozi is the staff, the rangers, trackers…. Our ranger was Rich and our tracker was Lucky- both absolutely brilliant at their jobs! Rich brought so much to our experience. Not only was he knowledgable about all of the animals in Kruger, he had first had experience with several generations of the Londolozi leopards and was able to paint a clear picture of family histories for each of the leopards that we saw. Rich was incredibly thoughtful, reliable and took very seriously the fact that we had traveled a long way for this experience. Each day, he was very clear on which animals we had yet to see/desired to see, and he used the network of rangers to track and deliver. On top of all that Rich is a great person who cares about his animal and human communities within Kruger. When you spend close to 28 hours of game drives with someone, it’s important to feel a connection. Rich has our utmost respect and gratitude. Also, special thanks to Jess and Matthews.Other highlights at Londolozi include the sunset cocktails and conversation in the bush with Rich, Lucky and our fellow safari mates (as well as the baboons and leopards that passed by while we were toasting the sunset). Big 5 and tons more! Star gazing. Boma fire dinners. All in all, a most memorable experience. We most definitely will return to this very special place.

This has to be up there as one of the most wonderful, memorable holidays we’ve had. The flight there was a bit hair-raising. We had to scare the giraffes off the grass runway before we could land. Our bungalow accommodation within the camp was just beautiful, and spacious, and luxurious.The knock at the door for the first safari was a bit of a surprise as it was still dark but worth the experience. We saw elephants, including babies, within the first 20 minutes and most of the ‘big 5’ that day (Elephant, Leopard, Lion, Buffalo, Rhinoceros).The staff were excellent and friendly, eating on the balcony was stunning (apart from the thieving monkeys which was quite amusing)!Listening to the lions roar at night, being woken from an afternoon nap by an elephant eating the branches of a tree no more that 10 meters away, being escorted back to our bungalow late at night by an armed guard just in case of stray animals in the compound… all added to the experience.

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