Most Cutting Edge
Cape Town 22 November 2010 – The most super of the superlodges. The new-look Londolozi bounded back onto the scene four years ago with its revamped camps: Pioneer, Founders, Varty and Tree, each one slicker than the next, crescendoing with the impossibly glossy Private Granite Suites. It’s big (don’t even think of counting the number of people here at any one time), but thoughtfully spread out amid the riverine forest, with each camp individually managed by an army of switched-on staff. This is safari with all the thrills and spills: electrifyingly experienced trackers, know-it-all guides, oodles of game to spot, delicious grown-in-the-garden food, invigorating yoga classes restful massages. Not ones to rest on their laurels, the Varty family, who have been at Londolozi for generations, have introduced all sorts of gadgets and gimmickry to make this the most polished safari experience out there with night-vision goggles, a specially adapted vehicle with the most top-notch camera equipment for photography fans and electric jeeps that provide the quietest game drive in the Kruger. All the better for sneaking up on those famous Londolozi leopards.