From: USD 1080 p/p sharing

Londolozi Founders Camp

With 10 air-conditioned chalets set in prime game watching country, intimate Founders Camp is a top choice for a family safari.

Lying under shady trees and overlooking the Sand River, Londolozi Founders Camp draws on the spirit of past guests and staff who have contributed to its development. Built from timber, thatch and canvas, the camp has a classic safari atmosphere and manages to blend sophistication and informality into an agreeable ambience.

Founders Camp lies in the exclusive, family-owned Londolozi Reserve which in turn is part of the Sabi Sand Reserve. Guests enjoy morning and afternoon game drives with expert guides and sharp-eyed trackers, on the lookout for the Big 5 and other animals. The area is rich in wildlife and has a reputation for excellent leopard sightings. Back at camp there is a pool and fitness centre with massages available as well as a yoga deck. Chalets are beautifully designed and well furnished and come complete with river views and a private plunge pool.

Intimate and exclusive, Founders Camp is one of the few superior lodges in the Sabi to accept children of all ages though we would recommend a minimum age of six years old. Three of the 10 chalets have been designed to accommodate families with children, and there are children’s safari activities available too.

Lodge Highlights:

  • River views from all suites
  • Child-friendly with family chalets available
  • Excellent Big 5 game viewing
  • Game drives, nature walks, yoga & massages

About Londolozi Founders Camp

Luxury Chalets

  • Indulgent, Air-conditioned Chalets
  • River Views from Private Deck
  • En Suite Bathroom & Outdoor Shower
  • Private Plunge Pool & Sala

Each of the 10 chalets at Founders Camp enjoys a riverside setting and comes with private views from its outdoor deck. You will also find a pair of outdoor showers on the deck as well as a private plunge pool and covered sala, ideal for an afternoon siesta. Step inside your chalet and you find an elegant, air-conditioned suite in shades of grey, white and earth pastels. There is a double bed, easy chairs and tables and plenty of room to unpack and relax as well as a full bathroom. Three of the chalets are slightly larger and have a lounge with fireplace as well as enough space to accommodate two children.

Lodge Facilities

  • Swimming Pool & Sundeck
  • Fitness Centre & Yoga Deck
  • Massage & Wellness Therapists
  • Professional Photography Studio
  • Children’s Activities
  • Complimentary Laundry

Founders Camp is built around its main dining and lounge area where you’ll also find the bar as well as a great deal of outdoor space in which to relax and watch for wildlife at the river. There is a pool at camp as well as a plunge pool at your chalet. Like many Sabi lodges, Founders Camp has a fitness centre where therapists offer massages. Few other camps in Sabi Sand can however boast a yoga deck like the one at Founders Camp – suspended in the branches of an ebony tree. Meals are enjoyed outside on the deck, around the campfire in the traditional boma, or in the main thatched dining room.

Activities at Londolozi Founders Camp

  • Morning & Afternoon Game Drives
  • Guided Nature Walks
  • Bird Watching
  • Night Drives & Stargazing
  • Cultural Experiences

Thanks to its riverside setting, there is good game viewing to be enjoyed from the comfort of camp but morning and afternoon game drives are the best way to explore the Sabi wilderness. An expert guide, aided by the sharp eyes of a Shangaan tracker, will be on the lookout for the Big 5 as well as other familiar creatures such as giraffe, zebra, hyena and hippo. A private setting means guests can go on guided nature walks as well as spot-lit night drives, a great way to spot Africa’s more unusual and elusive nocturnal creatures. There is plenty of opportunity for bird watching – especially in the summer months – and you can even visit a local community for an insight into Shangaan village life.

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Lodge Rates

These rates are purely for informational purposes and do not reflect the actual cost in those currencies.

Founders Camp Superior Chalets

Season & Year
Per person sharing
16th Dec 2017 - 15th Dec 2018
USD 1080
16th Dec 2018 - 15th Dec 2019
USD 1149

Founders Camp Family Chalets

Season & Year
Per person sharing
16th Dec 2017 - 15th Dec 2018
USD 1080
16th Dec 2018 - 15th Dec 2019
USD 1149
Included in your stay
  • Accommodation
  • Three meals daily
  • Teas and coffees
  • Soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers
  • Two game drives daily in open landrover
  • One group yoga class per day
  • Children – Cubs Den program
  • Laundry
  • Nature walks accompanied by experienced armed tracked (subject to availability
  • Transfers to and from Londolozi airstrip
  • WiFi
  • Government taxes (VAT)
Excluded in your stay
  • Londolozi “Life” treatments
  • Telephone calls
  • Londolozi “Living” purchases
  • Champagne, cognacs, cellar wines, premium brand spirits, cigars & cigarettes
  • Transfers to and from the lodge
  • Private vehicles
  • Self Drive park entrance fees
  • Conservation Levy
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Hands-on Expertise

  • We’re based in Africa
  • Visit our destinations regularly
  • Exceptionally knowledgeable team
  • Expect unrivaled customer service

Accredited & Bonded

  • SATSA – Bonded Membership (2061)
  • ATTA Membership (204387)
  • Fully Independent & Owner Run
  • 24/7 Travel Support

Reviews

Experience of a lifetime and wonderful service!!

Our extended family (16 travellers, including 8 children under ten years of age!) went on a wonderful safari adventure curated and organised by Walter Kohrs of Safari Online. It could not have been any better than we experienced. From our time in Cape Town, to visiting Victoria Falls, all the way through Zimbabwe and finally wrapping up at the amazing Chobe Safari Lodge, all the locations chosen by Walter were amazing.

His attention to detail, willingness to fine-tune and excellent responsiveness (over a period of several months!) could not have been better. He took time to visit us personally upon our arrival in South Africa, with lovely gift-packs and shared a wealth of advice, recommendations and tips. I cannot recommend Safari Online (and Walter Kohrs in particular) any higher. Absolutely amazing.

Oisin (AU)
Faultless service, attention to detail and quality of accomodations.

The communications and service from Walter was excellent, and we were continuously fully informed. The information package and book received on arrival were excellent. We felt that we had been allocated carefully selected lodges at each camp and every detail met or exceeded our expectations.
The safari tour was wonderful, and a particular feature was the variety offered at each location which combined perfectly

Carolyn (AU)
Exceptional service ensuring a wonderful holiday. Highly recommended

Attention to detail & service provided was first class, from our very first email to the last day of our trip. Walter went above and beyond to ensure that we were notified of any changes, even up to our last day with a change to our flight time, at short notice. The safari was so much more than expected, from the rustic to the exceptional, every camp was different in it’s own way and our highlights are hard to single out just one as each camp was great.

Cyndi and Dave (AU)
Trip of a lifetime: Five countries, six camps, Vic Falls, Big Five plus more game

In June/July 2016 we undertook a trip to Southern Africa to fulfill a lifelong intention. We stayed at six camps, safari style, and had a great time. All of our expectations were met or even exceeded. For example, we never expected to see honey badgers or sitatunga, given the secretive nature of those species, but we did! All travel arrangements and connections worked smoothly, which is astonishing since we had several dozen transfers and meeting points; all of the connecting personnel were prompt, professional, and welcoming.

Michael (USA)
The trip was sensational and tailored to our needs. Simply fantastic!

The care by Walter was great from planning to leaving Johannesburg. The accommodations were perfectly chosen. If after a few days you thought it could not be better, you were told otherwise. It was an increase every day, with the 3 days safari in the Kruger, including overnight in tree house, the grand finale.
I would book a trip anytime again at Safari Online.

Ulrike (DE)
Absolutely Perfect

I was already last year in South Africa and Zambia organized by Safari Online. It was a absolutely gorgeous trip. Everything was perfect. This was the reason I booked this year in May and June an new trip to South Africa, Namibia and Botswana. I got everything I expected. It was a dream again. I know I´m coming back.

Bernard (DE)
We had a wonderful holiday with no hitches, perfectly planned for us and so professional.

Though we live in Australia, Safari online made planning for our family holiday so easy. Walter understood our requirements and nothing was too much trouble. The holiday was everything we wanted it to be and so much more. Every camp was ideally suited for our family and we loved each day, every early morning and evening game drive. Thank you to Walter for his attention to detail and his friendly, professional and caring manner. It was a trip of a lifetime and one that we will talk about forever.

Mary (AU)
Karina was absolutely instrumental to our safari success.

Our experience with Safari Online was excellent. After becoming very frustrated trying to search for a safari destination on our own, we turned to Karina for help and she was a lifesaver. She responded to our requests promptly and gave us several options with links to each option; we ultimately chose Lukimbi. She then coordinated our flights to and from the property, arranged the drivers necessary to get us from the airport to the lodge and back again, and sent the appropriate paperwork to each of us to verify each step of the process. We had an amazing safari adventure at the lodge–the experience of a lifetime–and are so grateful for her help. We literally couldn’t have done it without her!

Chris (USA)
Best experience ever!!

They provide us the most taylored and customized honeymoon possible! everything was much better than we expected. We loved the feeling of being in the middle of nowhere and everyone made us feeling so incredibly special and gave us a unique insight. Over our game drives we managed to see all the big five plus some!!

Salvatore (IT)
Outstanding experience!

We have booked at the Elephant Plains Lodge. We stayed there for a few nights and went on safaris. The lodge, the guide, the food and all the animals we have seen were fantastic. Really an outstanding experience. We can recommend Elephant Plains to everybody. Maybe you will not be as lucky as we were, becaucse we have seen the Big 5! But however you will not forget your stay at Elephant Plains.

Silvio (CH)