Founders Camp at Londolozi Game Reserve
Location Sabi Sands Game Reserve
Founders Camp is situated in the Londolozi Private Game Reserve which forms part of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve area next to the Kruger National Park in South Africa. This area is named after the two large rivers that flows here, the Sand River and the Sabi River, it is also known for the great South African game reserve lodges found here and the very rewarding luxury safari accommodation they offer.
Many people like to talk about the area as the Sabi Sands and associate it with wildlife safaris and luxury safari holidays.
All fences between the Kruger Park and The Sabi Sand Reserve have been removed, making the reserve and the Sabi Sand safari lodges a single entity from the viewpoint of the animals, who now have a vastly increased area to roam in.
All necessary information about the lodge and how to get there will be supplied when a reservation has been made.
Founders Camp is the result of erstwhile guests and staff who have contributed to the planning and building of the reserve to its present day reputation as an excellent example of luxury game reserve accommodation and African safaris. It was also one of the first private luxury game lodges in South Africa.
This camp is perfect for families and small groups and accepts children of four years and older. Luxury Accommodation is offered in ten superior chalets situated on the edge of the Sand River.
The charmingly simple and serene chalets are nestled under ancient Ebony and Matumi trees, with two of the suites inter-leading with a glass skywalk.
Founders Camp reminds of classic-style safaris with easy luxury for discerning families and groups.
One set of inter-leading Superior Chalets, No 6 and No 7, is available.
Five Superior Chalets can accommodate up to two children and two adults in a chalet
Children cannot share with two adults in Superior Chalets No 1 - 3
Property Facilities24-hour Security Bar, Gym (nearby), Internet Access, Meals on Request, Pool, Restaurant, Secure Parking, Spa, Eco Friendly Kiddies Club, Mobile Connectivity.
Air Conditioning, Deck Dressing, Gowns, En-Suite Fan, Fridge, Heater, Internet, Mini Bar, private outside Shower, Private Pool, private Jacuzzi, Pure Cotton Linen, Safe, Shower, Tea / Coffee, Verandah, Free Wi-Fi, Hair Dryer.
Credit Card, Babysitting Service, Laundry Service, Room Service.
Activities on Site
Big 5, Bird Watching, Game Drives, Game Viewing, Game Walks, Catch-and-release Fishing, Swedish and Thai massage, Aromatherapy and Reiki healing in the Massage Room, the privacy of your room or out in the wilderness, Rhino Tracking Safaris, Yoga. (Some of these activities may be seasonal).
The Yoga is suitable for beginners and intermediate practitioners, who can join the daily classes or request a private session in your room or in the shade of your deck.
Bushwalks are offered during the cooler months of the year. Get the "inside nature" feeling walking in the same game-trails used by the animals.
Bush Breaks and Adventure Picnics
Experience the highlight of the long walks the erstwhile hunters used to do in the olden days, the "Hunters Breakfast" when you are being treated to a replica of this old traditional breakfast, right there in the bush, reclining in a comfortable chair, taking a mind-trip back into bush-history.
Experience the "inside-nature" feeling of sleeping under a huge tree near the Sand River. Hear the bush sounds intimately while lying in your bed before falling asleep after an eventful day in one of the world's most famous wildlife areas.
Tracking is an ancient art perfected by the hunters of Africa over thousands of years, with the knowledge gathered in the veldt, shared with the children of many generations of Bushmen and later hunters. An art essential to the success of the hunt as well as man's efforts towards preservation, Londolozi depends heavily on its trackers to follow and interpret animal and poacher spoor. To find and destroy snares and finally. to share some of their art with the guests of Londolozi. During the colder months. guests may be treated to time spent in the bush with one of these tracking artists to see them in action and to get a glimpse of their methods. It is a wonderful experience to share time with such a specialist of nature.
The trained Londolozi rangers will take you on a late-night excursion to see the wonders of the southern stellar sky.
Some of the most effective ways to relax is to sit next a campfire at night under the stars and to share life and African bush stories with each other while enjoying a good wine or other drink of your choice. Aftican rangers are well-known to entertain with good stories about real and not-so-real adventures that took place in the bush with wild animals and wilder characters as the main stars. At Londolozi this is a great tradition not to be missed.
The Cub's Den
For the children's holiday, a special program is in place to help them discover the intricate workings of nature in a way that children appreciate, maybe your son or daughter may decide to become a game ranger after a session in the Cub's Den.
Birding is alive and well at Londolozi with about 450 bird species from the smallest LBJ to the majestic raptors like the Marshal Eagle, Bateleur, African Fish Eagle and other amazing birds.
Our rates include:
- all meals
- teas and coffees daily
- soft drinks
- house wines
- local brand spirits and beers
- two game drives daily in open land rovers
- nature walks accompanied by experienced armed trackers
- one group yoga class per day at Varty Camp
- Fitness Room at Varty Camp
- Cub's Den programme for children
- transfers to and from Londolozi airstrip to lodge
- emergency medical evacuation insurance
- laundry and
Our rates exclude:
- early morning departures – rules apply
- Londolozi "Life" treatments
- Londolozi "Living" purchases
- Champagne and cognacs
- cellar wines
- premium brand spirits, cigars & cigarettes
- transfers to and from the lodge
- airport taxes or landing fees, where applicable
- self-drive park entrance fee
- telephone calls
- noise impact levy for flights landing/departing before 09:00 after 16:00
- pilot room (there are no guide rooms) and
- private vehicle for families with children 4 – 6 years old
Children over the age of four are always welcome at Founders Camp (as well as at Varty & Pioneer Camps)
Children four and five years are not be permitted on game drives, unless the family have sole use of the private vehicle which has to be pre-booked, or, they can join our Cub's Den Programme, which is included in the rate.
Children 4 – 11 years pay 50% of adult rate and children of 12 and older pay adult rates.
No children under the age of 16 at Private Granite & Tree Camps, except for exclusive use bookings.