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Londolozi Varty Camp

Sabi Sands Game Reserve, South Africa

Gold price level

Mango Opinion

Varty Camp is the original at Londolozi. This property acts as the hub for the concession with the gym, kids club, boutique and spa.  We have had enough reports of lack of attention to detail and inconsistent service in recent history that we have other favorites at this price point. 

Londolozi Private Game Reserve is an exclusive safari destination situated in the heart of Kruger National Park. Meaning protector of all living things in Zulu, Londolozi is renowned for its progressive eco-tourism practices, and is one of the most sought-after safari destinations in Africa due its reknowned Big Five game viewing. It has earned an international reputation for its unmatched African wildlife experience, personalized service and superb safari accommodation, commended as such by Nelson Mandela, who visited the reserve shortly after his release from prison.

The campfire has burned at Varty Camp for over 90 years, making this place the symbolic heart of Londolozi. This original camp is a tapestry of brick paths, dolerite rock walls, waterfalls and tangled vines echoing simple spaces with unencumbered river view backdrops. The tones of the camp reflect the owners’ 90-year love affair with this land and therefore place an emphasis on family and heritage.

Children over the age of six are welcome at Varty Camp. Each room has its own private swimming pool, outdoor shower and outdoor dining sala, framed by timber decks raised off the ground under the shade of an ancient riverine forest. Many guest activities can be found within the surrounds of Varty Camp. These include the gym, photographic studio, boutique and the restorative Healing House.