Delivering superb Big 5 game viewing, the original Londolozi safari camp welcomes all travellers including families.
With a campfire that has been burning since 1926, Londolozi Varty Camp is the original lodge in the Londolozi concession. Formerly a hunting lodge, Varty Lodge has long been the heart and soul of the Londolozi experience, showcasing the environment as well as protecting it.
With eight chalets on offer, Londolozi Varty Camp is a small and intimate camp with a firm emphasis on the wildlife watching experience. It is also one of the few top-end camps in the Sabi Sands to welcome families with children, as long as they are aged six and over. There is an activity centre for children on safari, and with all the main lodge facilities at hand (swimming pool, gym, shop and massage rooms), there is plenty for parents to enjoy too.
You can sit at camp and watch wildlife at the Sand River below you but Londolozi employs some of the best guides and trackers in the business, taking you out on morning and afternoon game drives as well as short nature walks and village visits if you would like to see a little more of the landscape. The camp lies in an area particularly known for its Big 5 sightings (lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo) and prides itself on especially reliable leopard sightings.
Air-conditioned Suites with Private Pool
Game Drives, Walks, Talks & Village Visits
Family-Friendly with In-house Kids Club
Gym, Yoga, Spa Treatments & Free Wi-Fi
About Londolozi Varty Camp
Full En Suite Bathroom & Outdoor Shower
Beautiful River Views
Outdoor Viewing Deck & Plunge Pool
There are eight Standard and two Superior chalets at Londolozi Varty Camp; each features a netted double bed and full en suite bathroom with additional outside shower. The décor is typically Londolozi – cool, neutral colours, selected art pieces and natural materials – and the atmosphere is relaxed and informal. The suites are air-conditioned and come with a generous range of comforts with Wi-Fi access, the mini bar, tea and coffee station and laundry service all complimentary. Step outside and you find your wooden viewing deck complete with easy chairs, table and your own plunge pool.
The Standard Chalets have inter-leading rooms which makes them ideal for families on safari. The Superior Chalets are different only in size and décor.
Lounge, Dining Room & Bar
Main Viewing Deck & Pool
Indoor & Outdoor Dining
Yoga Deck, Spa Treatments & Fitness Centre
Complimentary Wi-Fi & Laundry
Professional Photographic Studio
Children’s Activity Club
There are several comfortable lounges at main camp as well as a dining room and well-stocked bar, flowing outside to large viewing decks with river views. Complete with swimming pool, Varty Camp is home to the main facilities shared by guests at the smaller Londolozi camps: here you’ll find the Life Wellness Centre with its trained masseuses and beauty therapists, a modern fitness centre and a boutique shop with clothing, books and souvenirs. The professional photographic centre is a valuable asset for photographers while the children’s activity club is an essential resource for families with kids on safari.
Activities at Londolozi Varty Camp
Morning & Afternoon Game Drives
Guided Nature Walks
Night Drives & Stargazing
Set in prime big game country and home to excellent guides and trackers, Varty Camp is a place for Big 5 sightings, wild dog tracking and awesome bird watching. Morning game drives start the day, broken by a tea and coffee break before returning to camp for a wholesome breakfast. There’s time for an optional nature walk or birding trip with your guide before the heat of the day, allowing for a siesta before high tea and your afternoon drive. After sunset drinks and snacks, you return to camp with a spotlight, your guide picking out Africa’s seldom-seen nocturnal creatures. Back at camp you’ll be guided through the night sky on an astronomy lecture, and if you would like to experience the human side of the Kruger wilderness, then there is the chance to visit a local community for an insight into village life.
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Season & Year
Per person sharing
16 December 2019 - 15 December 2020
16 December 2020 - 15 December 2021
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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