OverviewLondolozi, 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.
- Best Time to GoMay to September
- High SeasonOctober to March
(It can get a bit busy)
- 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.More About the Wildlife
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.
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.More About the Weather and Climate
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.More About the Best Time to Visit
Wildlife & AnimalsLondolozi 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.
Wildlife highlightsWildlife 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.
Best time for wildlife viewingBest 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.
Best Time to Visit
May - September
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 & ClimateThe 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
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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.
Londolozi Game Reserve
Getting ThereLondolozi 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.
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).