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Londolozi Pioneer Camp

Classic Perspective Certified .
Sustainable .
Sabi Sands / South Africa

Set amongst the dappled shade of 500-year-old ebony trees, Pioneer Camp is the culmination of five decades of design experience in the safari industry.

Pioneer Camp’s three interconnected luxury suites and generous bush homestead makes this the most secluded and flexible of the Londolozi Camps. The private suites have superb river views and are perfect for honeymoons and secluded getaways. The Camp can easily be converted into a bush homestead for private multi-generational family groups of between 6 and 12 people.

The inspiration for the refreshed look was to weave the Ralph Lauren style into the original safari homestead resulting in the classic layering of signature textures and iconic features which reflect an African heart. Londolozi re-uses, re-engineers and restores the original feeling of an African Safari Camp. Pioneer Camp carries all the elements of authentic bushveld living, clean lines, simple timeless and classic elegance with a touch of crystal.

1 Restaurant / 1 Bar
Check-in at 1:00pm. Check-out at 11:00am.
Luxury Africa Collection

Londolozi Pioneer Camp

Certified
Sustainable
Sabi Sands / South Africa

Set amongst the dappled shade of 500-year-old ebony trees, Pioneer Camp is the culmination of five decades of design experience in the safari industry.

Pioneer Camp’s three interconnected luxury suites and generous bush homestead makes this the most secluded and flexible of the Londolozi Camps. The private suites have superb river views and are perfect for honeymoons and secluded getaways. The Camp can easily be converted into a bush homestead for private multi-generational family groups of between 6 and 12 people.

The inspiration for the refreshed look was to weave the Ralph Lauren style into the original safari homestead resulting in the classic layering of signature textures and iconic features which reflect an African heart. Londolozi re-uses, re-engineers and restores the original feeling of an African Safari Camp. Pioneer Camp carries all the elements of authentic bushveld living, clean lines, simple timeless and classic elegance with a touch of crystal.

Check-in at 1:00pm. Check-out at 11:00am.
1 Restaurant / 1 Bar
3 Suites
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Accommodation

All meals, teas and coffees daily

Soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers

Two game drives daily in open Land Rovers

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Facilities:

Facilities within the hotel include:

Private Plunge Pool

Communal Pool

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Distance from O. R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg

A scenic six-hour drive to Londolozi Pioneer Camp

An hour flight to Londolozi Airstrip followed by a five-minute drive from the camp

Distance from Skukuza Airport

90 minute road transfer to the lodge

A short, small aircraft transfer to the Londolozi Airstrip

Londolozi is situated in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, bordering the Kruger National Park in the Mpumalanga (Lowveld) province, South Africa. There are many ways to get to Londolozi, a few of which we have detailed below for your convenience.

Frequently Asked Questions

What will Londolozi Pioneer Camp be like?

Set amongst the dappled shade of 500-year-old ebony trees, Pioneer Camp is the culmination of five decades of design experience in the safari industry. Pioneer Camp’s three interconnected luxury suites and generous bush homestead makes this the most secluded and flexible of the Londolozi camps. The private suites have superb river views and are perfect for honeymoons and secluded getaways. The camp can easily be converted into a bush homestead for private multi-generational family groups of between 6 and 12 people. The inspiration for the refreshed look was to weave the Ralph Lauren style into the original safari homestead resulting in the classic layering of signature textures and iconic features which reflect an African heart. Londolozi re-uses, re-engineers and restores the original feeling of an African Safari camp. Pioneer camp carries all the elements of authentic bushveld living, clean lines, simple timeless and classic elegance with a touch of crystal. A sense of history pervades the camp through faithfully restored memorabilia, photographs, leather and a bespoke one-of-a-kind wallpaper that lines the Pioneer Camp bar and tells a story of the lives of safari pioneers from just under a century ago.

I'm traveling with children, what can I expect?

First the safari game drive is crucially important. We believe that it is essential to aim the game drive experience at the children. That means that the eight hours a day spent in the vehicle looking for animals becomes a wonderful learning experience for little ones and a place where the family can interact together. Family Land Rovers can stop often for kids to jump out and utilise their senses. Touching, feeling, smelling, throwing – it all comes into the mix and we recognise that a four hour game drive can be a long time for a child to sit still. We believe it is essential to get the little ones off the vehicle as often as possible, even if it’s just to identify tracks. Between drives and after hearty meals, the activities for kids are as varied as their individual personalities. Some of activities include: Tree climbing for the adventurous; Archery; Track moulding using Plaster of Paris; Baking; Pizza making; Fishing; Seasonal sand castles in the riverbed; Sling-shot competitions; Arts and crafts; Pool activities; Photographic walks through camp and many more

What should I pack?

Deciding what to pack on your African safari can be a daunting exercise if you are a first time safari goer. In order for your safari experience to be as enjoyable as possible, we have put together a small list of essentials to assist you with what to pack for your African safari. The Golden Rule to remember is that safari should always be more about comfort than style, however it is very possible to do both! Whether you are arriving in the heat of summer or visiting during the balmy winter days, an awareness of what to expect will aid you in bringing along worthwhile items and leaving behind the things that don’t matter as much. We advise that you bring the following items of clothes, regardless of the season: A pair of long pants; A long sleeve cotton shirt, cotton t-shirts or vests; Comfortable pants, shorts, skirts and summer dresses for the ladies; Walking shoes, sandals and hiking boots; Wide Brim Hat/ Cap; Bathing suit; Windbreaker/Light Jacket; Sunscreen; Sunglasses. In the summer, we suggest bringing the following: Lightweight shorts and t-shirts; Summer dresses for the ladies for around the camp; A light fleece or long sleeve shirt for the sun. In the winter, don’t forget: A warm jacket; Beanie and scarf for the morning game drives; Long sleeve shirt with thermal under garments.

When is the best time to travel?

The weather is a variable which nobody can control, however the seasons do tend to follow a fairly reliable pattern. The first thing to remember is that regardless of the seasons, layers of different items of clothing are the real trick to being comfortable on safari. March through May is temperate as the season changes from summer to the start of winter and the days are mild and warm with the nights becoming cooler. Temperatures drop mildly as the sun goes down so we advise a light fleece or long sleeve shirt, particularly for the evenings. At this time of the year you will still be comfortable in shorts or a dress, however long pants are preferred for the evenings. June and July are mid-winter in South Africa and can be some of the best months for game viewing. During this time the days are warm and balmy, while the evenings and early mornings are cold. In winter the temperature does drop especially as the sun goes down so we suggest bringing a warm jacket, beanie and scarf for the morning game drives. In the middle of the day the temperature remains pleasant enough for short sleeved shirts, however as the sun starts to go down so does the temperature. For the months August through November the weather is temperate and signals the change of season from autumn into summer. There is the occasional gust of wind during these months and so items such as eyedrops are worthwhile to combat fine particles of dust in the eyes. With the months December through March being the height of our summer these are, therefore, the hottest months. The days can get to upwards of 35 degrees celsius and in the late afternoons, their is the chance of an impressive African thunderstorm owing to the build up of heat and precipitation. Short sleeve shirts, vests and shorts are the order of the day, however it is critical to bring along sunscreen and a widebrimmed hat to protect yourself from the African sunshine. Ponchos are provided on the vehicle for wet weather, however a light raincoat or jacket is advised should the temperature drop off after the rain.

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Londolozi Pioneer Camp

Set amongst the dappled shade of 500-year-old ebony trees, Pioneer Camp is the culmination of five decades of design experience in the safari industry.

Pioneer Camp’s three interconnected luxury suites and generous bush homestead makes this the most secluded and flexible of the Londolozi Camps. The private suites have superb river views and are perfect for honeymoons and secluded getaways. The Camp can easily be converted into a bush homestead for private multi-generational family groups of between 6 and 12 people.

The inspiration for the refreshed look was to weave the Ralph Lauren style into the original safari homestead resulting in the classic layering of signature textures and iconic features which reflect an African heart. Londolozi re-uses, re-engineers and restores the original feeling of an African Safari Camp. Pioneer Camp carries all the elements of authentic bushveld living, clean lines, simple timeless and classic elegance with a touch of crystal.

Sustainable Resort
Classic Perspective Certified
Check-in at 1:00pm. Check-out at 11:00am.
Family Friendly
3 Suites
1 Restaurant / 1 Bar
Wheelchair Accessible
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Pioneer Camp Suite

Pioneer Camp is the most secluded of Londolozi’s luxury camps. The three private suites have superb river views and are perfect for honeymooners and secluded getaways. The Camp can easily be converted into a bush homestead for private multi-generational family groups of up to six adults and six children. 2 of the 3 rooms can become interleading and thus adapt well to different size family travel.

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Pioneer Camp Suite

Pioneer Camp Suite

Pioneer Camp is the most secluded of Londolozi’s luxury camps. The three private suites have superb river views and are perfect for honeymooners and secluded getaways. The Camp can easily be converted into a bush homestead for private multi-generational family groups of up to six adults and six children. 2 of the 3 rooms can become interleading and thus adapt well to different size family travel.

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Activities
01
Game Drives

Game drives at Londolozi are taken by professional, passionate and knowledgeable rangers and trackers, who amongst them have a wealth of 350 years of experience. With over 15 000 hectares of traversing wilderness, no two game drives are ever the same. Trackers sit up at the front of the Land Rover looking for fresh animal tracks, while rangers drive with astonishing skill into ravines and through thicket in pursuit of elusive animals, simultaneously wowing guests with their outstanding knowledge and unforgettable stories.

02
Bush Walks

Suitable for the beautiful balmy bushveld days in May, June and July, there is nothing like walking in a winter wilderness. Drift down a game trail into a dry riverbed. Feel the crisp morning rhythm of Africa with each step on the winding path as you let nature captivate you in her essence. There is no vehicle, no noise and no distractions. This is when nature speaks to you.

03
Tracking

The ancient art of tracking has been uniquely preserved at Londolozi. The combined wisdom of the Londolozi tracking team spans over 200 years of tracking experience. Our guests, during winter, are privileged to be able to witness this ancient art. On foot in search of the big cats, as well as Rhino and Buffalo…downwind…in silence…not moving a muscle and in very close proximity, is an experience which demands all your attention and which leaves you with indelible memories. Winter is the perfect time to pursue Africa’s most alluring wildlife; whilst in the presence of a master tracker applying an ancient art, miles from any Land Rover.

04
Birding

The birdlife at Londolozi represents a magic of diversity in perpetual motion and offers the visitor an entirely new frontier in wilderness engagement. A wide array of sunbirds seeking nectar from the flowering aloes is winter’s gift to the discerning birder, not to mention the other 450 species which abound in these landscapes. Many fine ornithologist guides reside at Londolozi.

05
Londolozi Healing House

The Londolozi Healing House experience will help you to combine the core safari excursions with artful resting, curated bodywork and yoga in the surrounds of the expansive wilderness presence of Londolozi. The lodge has crafted some special activities for true rejuvenation, restoration and transformation. Working with trained Wellness Practitioners, Therapists and Wilderness Guides, we invite you to commune with the African wilderness and to find within you a sense of wellbeing. In the hurried world of today, true luxury is time to oneself in search of self-healing and connection to nature. The Londolozi Healing House is a place where time will allow for intangible magic, stillness and contemplation to stir deep within you.

06
Campfires - Storytelling

Campfires, storytelling, red wine and good company are the hallmark of any winter safari. Coming from a long line of storytellers, Londolozi’s history is steeped in the tradition of campfire yarns told late into the night. In each of the 5 exclusive camps you can hear the whispers of our ancestors and embodied in our history, are the legends and myths of the mysteries and adventures of safari. Each camp has its own spirit and each has its own campfire which awaits you.

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Hotel facilities with your booking:

Private Plunge Pool

Communal Pool

Restaurant

Bar

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Inclusions

Inclusions with your booking:

Accommodation

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 rangers

One group yoga class per day

Fitness Room

Children six years and older are welcome

Children – Cubs Den program

Transfers to/from Londolozi airstrip to lodge

Emergency medical evacuation insurance

Laundry

Wi-Fi

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Frequently Asked Questions

What will Londolozi Pioneer Camp be like?

Set amongst the dappled shade of 500-year-old ebony trees, Pioneer Camp is the culmination of five decades of design experience in the safari industry. Pioneer Camp’s three interconnected luxury suites and generous bush homestead makes this the most secluded and flexible of the Londolozi camps. The private suites have superb river views and are perfect for honeymoons and secluded getaways. The camp can easily be converted into a bush homestead for private multi-generational family groups of between 6 and 12 people. The inspiration for the refreshed look was to weave the Ralph Lauren style into the original safari homestead resulting in the classic layering of signature textures and iconic features which reflect an African heart. Londolozi re-uses, re-engineers and restores the original feeling of an African Safari camp. Pioneer camp carries all the elements of authentic bushveld living, clean lines, simple timeless and classic elegance with a touch of crystal. A sense of history pervades the camp through faithfully restored memorabilia, photographs, leather and a bespoke one-of-a-kind wallpaper that lines the Pioneer Camp bar and tells a story of the lives of safari pioneers from just under a century ago.

I'm traveling with children, what can I expect?

First the safari game drive is crucially important. We believe that it is essential to aim the game drive experience at the children. That means that the eight hours a day spent in the vehicle looking for animals becomes a wonderful learning experience for little ones and a place where the family can interact together. Family Land Rovers can stop often for kids to jump out and utilise their senses. Touching, feeling, smelling, throwing – it all comes into the mix and we recognise that a four hour game drive can be a long time for a child to sit still. We believe it is essential to get the little ones off the vehicle as often as possible, even if it’s just to identify tracks. Between drives and after hearty meals, the activities for kids are as varied as their individual personalities. Some of activities include: Tree climbing for the adventurous; Archery; Track moulding using Plaster of Paris; Baking; Pizza making; Fishing; Seasonal sand castles in the riverbed; Sling-shot competitions; Arts and crafts; Pool activities; Photographic walks through camp and many more

What should I pack?

Deciding what to pack on your African safari can be a daunting exercise if you are a first time safari goer. In order for your safari experience to be as enjoyable as possible, we have put together a small list of essentials to assist you with what to pack for your African safari. The Golden Rule to remember is that safari should always be more about comfort than style, however it is very possible to do both! Whether you are arriving in the heat of summer or visiting during the balmy winter days, an awareness of what to expect will aid you in bringing along worthwhile items and leaving behind the things that don’t matter as much. We advise that you bring the following items of clothes, regardless of the season: A pair of long pants; A long sleeve cotton shirt, cotton t-shirts or vests; Comfortable pants, shorts, skirts and summer dresses for the ladies; Walking shoes, sandals and hiking boots; Wide Brim Hat/ Cap; Bathing suit; Windbreaker/Light Jacket; Sunscreen; Sunglasses. In the summer, we suggest bringing the following: Lightweight shorts and t-shirts; Summer dresses for the ladies for around the camp; A light fleece or long sleeve shirt for the sun. In the winter, don’t forget: A warm jacket; Beanie and scarf for the morning game drives; Long sleeve shirt with thermal under garments.

When is the best time to travel?

The weather is a variable which nobody can control, however the seasons do tend to follow a fairly reliable pattern. The first thing to remember is that regardless of the seasons, layers of different items of clothing are the real trick to being comfortable on safari. March through May is temperate as the season changes from summer to the start of winter and the days are mild and warm with the nights becoming cooler. Temperatures drop mildly as the sun goes down so we advise a light fleece or long sleeve shirt, particularly for the evenings. At this time of the year you will still be comfortable in shorts or a dress, however long pants are preferred for the evenings. June and July are mid-winter in South Africa and can be some of the best months for game viewing. During this time the days are warm and balmy, while the evenings and early mornings are cold. In winter the temperature does drop especially as the sun goes down so we suggest bringing a warm jacket, beanie and scarf for the morning game drives. In the middle of the day the temperature remains pleasant enough for short sleeved shirts, however as the sun starts to go down so does the temperature. For the months August through November the weather is temperate and signals the change of season from autumn into summer. There is the occasional gust of wind during these months and so items such as eyedrops are worthwhile to combat fine particles of dust in the eyes. With the months December through March being the height of our summer these are, therefore, the hottest months. The days can get to upwards of 35 degrees celsius and in the late afternoons, their is the chance of an impressive African thunderstorm owing to the build up of heat and precipitation. Short sleeve shirts, vests and shorts are the order of the day, however it is critical to bring along sunscreen and a widebrimmed hat to protect yourself from the African sunshine. Ponchos are provided on the vehicle for wet weather, however a light raincoat or jacket is advised should the temperature drop off after the rain.

Location
Londolozi is situated in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, bordering the Kruger National Park in the Mpumalanga (Lowveld) province, South Africa. There are many ways to get to Londolozi, a few of which we have detailed below for your convenience.
Distance from O. R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg

A scenic six-hour drive to Londolozi Pioneer Camp

An hour flight to Londolozi Airstrip followed by a five-minute drive from the camp

Distance from Skukuza Airport

90 minute road transfer to the lodge

A short, small aircraft transfer to the Londolozi Airstrip

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