With only three suites, Londolozi Pioneer Camp is ideal for romantic travel or as a private camp for family or friends.
A strong contender for the title of Sabi’s most exclusive accommodation, Londolozi Pioneer Camp has only three suites on offer, each a sophisticated retreat. This is the most secluded of the Londolozi properties and its intimacy makes it ideal for honeymooners and romantic travellers. Pioneer Camp can also be exclusively booked, making it a private, fully serviced luxury camp for a multi-generational family or a group of friends on safari together.
Set under grand old trees next to the Sand River, Londolozi Pioneer Camp sits in the family-owned Londolozi Reserve, itself part of the larger Sabi Sand Private Reserve. An area of wooded grassland, ephemeral waterways and permanent waterholes, the Londolozi concession is well-known for sightings of the Big 5 – lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo and especially leopard, normally the most elusive of animals. Game drives are augmented by nature walks and community interaction to deliver a comprehensive safari experience.
Frequently topping the Condé Nast Traveller Best-of lists, Pioneer Camp is a great choice for a private and exclusive safari. Noted for its personalised but discreet service, the camp offers meals of a very high standard right down to the home-grown herbs. There are fine wine pairings to enjoy and those on a romantic journey can look forward to table-for-two private dining and candle-lit bubble baths.
Intimate & secluded, ideal for romantic travel
Excellent game viewing & predator sightings
Air-conditioned suites with plunge pool
Yoga classes, organic meals & massages
About Londolozi Pioneer Camp
Riverside Setting & Private Views
Air-conditioning & Fireplace
Outside Deck with Plunge Pool
Full En Suite Bathroom
With only three suites on offer, Pioneer Camp provides a personalised and very exclusive stay. Each suite is air-conditioned and has the further advantage of a fireplace, perfect for a winter safari. Decorated in cool pastels and a contemporary style with touches of yesteryear, the suites each have a private bathroom with deep bathtub and additional outdoor showers. Interiors are elegant and sophisticated with plenty of room to relax and take in the river views. In-room facilities include complimentary Wi-Fi, a tea and coffee station and mini bar. Step outside and you find a generous wooden deck overlooking the Sand River, furnished not just with easy chairs and a table but also your own plunge pool.
Lounge, Dining Room & Bar
Main Viewing Deck & Lap Pool
Indoor & Outdoor Dining
Access to Yoga Deck, Spa & Gym
Wi-Fi & Children’s Activities
Professional Photography Studio
Guests at Pioneer Camp have access to the main Londolozi facilities – kids club, yoga deck, photographic studio and fitness centre – as well as the camp’s own facilities. There is a large lounge with armchairs, a fireplace and chandeliers. You can order drinks at the bar and take them outside to the viewing deck and settle down to see wildlife at the river below you. The lap pool and sundeck are available although you also have your own plunge pool at your suite. Meals are served indoors or outside, depending on the weather; expect wholesome, inventive cuisine with an emphasis on home-grown and organic produce.
Activities at Londolozi Pioneer Camp
Morning & Afternoon Game Drives
Guided Nature Walks
Night Drives & Stargazing
Guests enjoy two game drives a day at Pioneer Camp, enjoying the advantage of a raised safari vehicle with open sides. Led by a skilled guide and tracker, the morning drive includes a tea and coffee stop before returning for a hearty late breakfast; the afternoon drive ends with chilled drinks and a sunset, followed by a spot-lit return to camp. Additional activities offered in between drives include guided nature walks and birding trips as well as a chance to visit a local community for an insight into life in big game country. You’ll also enjoy astronomy talks, fireside songs and stories and the occasional surprise bush-breakfast, served away from camp in a wilderness setting.
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Pioneer Camp Suites
Season & Year
Per person sharing
16 December 2019 - 15 December 2020
16 December 2020 - 15 December 2021
Included in your stay
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 rangers
Fitness Room at Varty Camp
Children six years and older are welcome at Varty, Founders and Pioneer Camps, no children under the age of 16 at Private Granite & Tree Camps, except if exclusive use of the camp is taken
Children – Cubs Den program
Transfers to/from Londolozi airstrip to lodge
Emergency medical evacuation insurance
Excluded in your stay
Self drive park entrance fee, R250 per vehicle + R110 per person – subject to change without further notice
Early morning and late afternoon departures – contact reservations
Noise impact levy R4500 for flights landing/departing before 09h00 after 16h00
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