A Lion walks through a river while people in a vehicle watchA Lion walks through a river while people in a vehicle watch

Londolozi Varty Camp

From: $1,050.00

Londolozi Varty Camp is the original camp from the 1960 era of the Varty family. A dedicated Cubs program makes this camp ideal for family safaris in South Africa. Exceptional service has been neatly coupled with luxury in the African bush.


Londolozi Varty Camp

As the original camp form 1969 Londolozi Varty Camp is the one most steeped in history. Generations of both the Varty and Taylor families have called this camp their home. Nelson Mandela came to Varty Camp soon after his release from prison and was a firm friend of the family.

The camps central thatched area is perched on the banks of the Sand River and has excellent views of the surrounding bush. This is a great area in which to relax in comfort and let the friendly staff make you feel right at home.

Children over the age of six are welcome at Vartys Camp. Their Cubs Program will bring the bush to life in an informative and exciting way.

Accommodation at Varty Camp

The ten chalets, including two Superior chalets, feature superlative furnishings and stunning en suite bathrooms. The Superior chalets are also equipped with an outdoor shower. Each chalet has a thatched sala for afternoon naps or private dining at night. The private swimming pool is great for refreshment during the heat of the day.

Guest facilities include a gym, the Londolozi Photographic Studio and Living Boutique. Guests from all camps are invited to make use of these facilities as well as the Yoga Deck, situated next to Founders Camp.

Also found within Varty Camp is the newly appointed Healing House – a concept that takes you beyond the spa. There is a special yoga deck as well for guests to make use of.

Read our Country Information for travel advice to South Africa.

If this is your first safari to Africa then read our blog on Before you go on safari for great advice on what to pack and bring.

Combine this with Singita Ebony or Londolozi Founders Camp.

If you are interested in the plight of the Rhino and would like to get involved then discover the great work Save The Rhino are doing.

How to Get There

Fly in

Federal Air operates a daily flight from Johannesburg International Airport to Londolozi Airstrip, which is a five-minute drive from the camp.

Flights from Skukuza

  • There are daily direct flights with SA Airlink from Johannesburg and Cape Town to Nelspruit KMIA and Skukuza Airport and the private game lodges.
  • A short, small aircraft transfer connects you onward to Londolozi’s doorstep on Airlink’s Lodge Link service to the Londolozi Airstrip
  • Alternativaley a 90 minute road transfer from Skukuza Airport to Londolozi is available on request.


By Road

If you are planning to fly in to KMIA (Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport) there is a two and a half hour transfer available on request.

From Johannesburg it is a 500 kilometer journey, an easy six-hour drive on National Roads.

The Sabi Sand Wildtuin levies a cash vehicle entrance fee of ZAR280.00 per vehicle and ZAR120.00 per person in the vehicle as well as any individual arriving by air. (subject to change)

Access by road through Newington Gate ONLY


Charter Flights

Private charters and helicopter transfers on request.

Private Aircraft

Indemnity Form to be completed prior to arrival. Complimentary transfers between Londolozi Airstrip and the various camps at Londolozi.



  • 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 at Founders Camp
  • Fitness Room at Varty Camp
  • Children six years and older welcome at Varty, Founders & Pioneer Camps,
    No children under the age of 16 at Private Granite & Tree Camps, unless exclusive use of camp is taken
  • Children – Cubs Den program
  • Transfers to/from Londolozi airstrip to lodge
  • Emergency medical evacuation insurance
  • Laundry
  • VAT


  • Early morning and late afternoon departures
  • Londolozi “Life” treatments
  • Telephone calls
  • Londolozi “Living” purchases
  • Champagne, 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, R280 per vehicle + R120 per person – subject to change without further notice
  • Noise impact levy R4 500 for flights landing/departing before 9am or after 4pm
  • Pilot room R2 750 per day, one night only for one pilot
  • Private Vehicles

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