We stayed 4 nights at Londolozi including 2 at Varty & 2 at Pioneer Camp. First off, we spent a ton of time trying to decide which Private Safari Resort to go to; we chose Londolozi and are so delighted that we did. The resort, the people, location and wildlife were amazing.
Between the camps, we definitely preferred Pioneer, but it is more expensive. The central dining area at Varty seemed to be newly renovated and it was amazing, but the room we stayed in (#10) could have used just a little more updating. Although just a small issue, the little refrigerator had a broken shelf on the door so every time we opened it, a bottle of water would fall out. Seems like it would be easy to fix (or replace) especially given they can afford to.
If you really like animals up close, we had Impala's, Nyala's & Vervet Monkees near our building constantly (which we liked seeing as they were super friendly). At Pioneer, we didn't see as many animals alongside our building (except for a Baboon on our patio one evening). If you want to be around a few guests for a cocktail at night, then choose Varty as it is larger then Pioneer, therefore more social. Again, either way, you can't go wrong!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Varty Camp is the home of an African safari holiday. All rooms have private swimming pools framed by timber decks that overlook the riverine bush. The living spaces are raised off the ground and shaded under a cathedral of trees. The camp has a pleasingly down-to-earth quality and the emphasis on family heritage means that children always have a place at Varty Camp.Varty Camp is also home to the original Sparta Hunting Camp, our boutique, the Cardio Vascular Room, Massage Treatment Room and our Library. Guests from all Camps are invited to make use of these facilities. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Londolozi Varty Camp Hotel Londolozi Private Game Reserve