Londolozi Game Reserve


Londolozi, meaning "Protector of all living things", is one of South Africa's original private game reserves. Situated on the banks of the Sand River within the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, it shares unfenced borders with the famous Kruger National Park and is a prime destination for Big 5 wildlife viewing. Visitors can see Buffalo, Rhino, Elephant, Leopard, Lion, as well as cheetah which can be found in this region. Londolozi Game Reserve is privately owned for the past 90 years by the Varty family and offers the visitors unique game drive experience.

Why Go:

  • Daytime and night drives
  • Five luxury safari lodges
  • Less crowded part of Sabi Sands
  • Part of the greater Sabi Sand Game Reserve
  • Superb wildlife viewing with abundance of Big Five
  • Off-road driving allows you to get close to wildlife


Wildlife viewing in Londolozi Game Reserve is amazing and there are plenty of game drives day and night. You can encounter leopards, cheetahs, and the Big Five up close by driving off-road.

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The general landscape is woodland savanna and the vegetation is dense. However, despite the hindrances, sighting animals in Londolozi Game Reserve is easy and abundant.

Best Time to Visit

Best time to visit Londolozi Game Reserve is during the dry-winter season as temperatures remain comfortable and you can view a cluster of animals near water sources.

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Weather & Climate

The dry winter season is from May to September, which is also the best time to visit Londolozi Game Reserve. October to March is the wet-summer season and temperatures can increase to uncomfortable levels.

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Wildlife & Animals

Londolozi Game Reserve has various species of animals, including the antelope, Big Five, leopards, and cheetahs. Visitors can spot almost all the animals in a single game drive and can witness the birthing season during summers.
Abundant Common Occasional Rare None
  • Elephant


  • Giraffe


  • Hippo


  • Buffalo


  • Zebra


  • Wildebeest


  • White Rhino

    White Rhino

  • Black Rhino

    Black Rhino

  • Lion


  • Leopard


  • Cheetah


  • Hyena


  • Wild Dog

    Wild Dog


Best Time to Visit

The best wildlife viewing time is during winter, which is also considered the ‘low season’. Fewer crowds make this an appealing time for a visit. September is the best month to visit. It is also the least cold of the winter months.
  • Best Time to GoMay to September
    (Dry season)
  • High SeasonOctober to March
    (It can get a bit busy)
  • May - September

    Dry Season

  • October - March

    It can get a bit busy

  • April - September

    Perfect time for wildlife viewing

  • April - May / September - October

    Mild weather and little rain

  • June - August

    Chilly right through the day

  • December - February

    Warm and Dry

May to September
- Dry Season - Winter
October - April
- Wet Season – Summer

Weather & Climate

The weather during summer seasons can increase to uncomfortable levels. The rainy season can hinder activities, and due to thick vegetation, game viewing can be difficult. During the winter-dry season, the vegetation shrinks, making it easier to spot animals.
Climate Chart
- 272-479m / 892–1,572ft
Averages based on 50 years of monthly climate data, taken from 1km² (0.39mi²) interpolated climate surfaces.
© chart & park data: SafariBookings. © climate grid data: WorldClim project. All rights reserved.
Dry Season
- May to September – Winter

The dry winter season is from May to September, which is also the best time to visit Londolozi Game Reserve.

Wet Season
- October to April – Summer

October to April is the wet-summer season and temperatures can increase to uncomfortable levels.

Getting There

Londolozi Game Reserve is part of the Greater Sabi Sand Game Reserve and there are various flights to the National Park.

Getting to Londolozi Game Reserve by air

People flying from international destinations can choose from one of the many flights to the region throughout the year.

Schedule Flights:
Federal Air operates a daily flight from Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport to Londolozi Airstrip, which is a five-minute drive from the camp. There are scheduled flights from Durban and Cape Town to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (KMIA). Londolozi provides a 2.5 hour road transfer from KMIA to Londolozi on request.


Getting to Londolozi Game Reserve by road

From Johannesburg to Londolozi (500km / 311 miles):
Take the N12 / N4 from Johannesburg to Nelspruit. Then the R40 from Nelspruit to Hazyview. Followed by the R536 from Hazyview towards Paul Kruger Gate.

After 37.km / 23 miles, turn left onto a gravel road (sign-posted Sabi Sand Wildtuin 1km). Enter the Sabi Sand Reserve and follow Londolozi signs to camp (approximately 17km / 11 miles).

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