July 6 to 14, 2021 - This Gulf Coast Connoisseur Club journey visit to South Africa begins in Cape Town on July 6, 2021. After 8 nights and 9 days of tasting the unique textures and flavors of this region, and viewing African wildlife while on safari at the legendary Londolozi Game Reserve, we will be ending in Johannesburg the afternoon of July 14, 2021.
There will be an optional 2 night pre-tour extension to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe beginning on July 4, 2021.
July 9, 2021 - A day of leisure for you to explore the area. There are a number of fun options available; Great White Shark Cage Dive, hike Table Mountain (or travel up and down by cable car), cycle the promenade, shop the V&A Waterfront, or visit Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.
July 10, 2021- We have a morning transfer to Cape Town Airport for scheduled flight to Skukuza in the Kruger National Park. We will be met and transferred by road to Londolozi Private Game Reserve for check-in for 4 nights. Upon arrival, we will be welcomed with a brief camp orientation and lunch.
Londolozi is one of South Africa’s original private game reserves. A pillar of global ecotourism and a proud family-run business, Londolozi is a beacon of light for many. The word Londolozi comes from a Zulu word and means ‘Protector Of All Living Things’. A name that reflects the ambitious conservation ethic and relationship with the natural world. The reserve has been lauded internationally for its foresight and progressive land and wildlife management practices, as well as its productive community involvement.
With an emphasis on conservation and a village ethos that stands alongside a commitment to luxurious accommodation, fine cuisine and exceptional service. In 1993, Londolozi became the first game reserve in the world to be accorded with Relais & Châteaux status.
Londolozi is situated on the banks of the Sand River, in the heart of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve within the Greater Kruger National Park. Being on safari at Londolozi allows you to have an exclusive and luxurious experience of the area.
After lunch and an orientation of your guest room you will be heading out into the field on your first gamedrive of our stay and be ready to see anything as you never know what you may encounter. Even on your first gamedrive.
Londolozi's own words below best describe who they are and how they are committed to your experience.
As the original South African Safari destination, Londolozi has, over its 90-year history, built up a formidable group of experienced rangers, trackers and naturalists. This diverse team of experts has more than 350 combined years of guiding experience.
We have drawn on the considerable wisdom, talent and experience of our guiding teams, and returned to the original spirit of fun and wild adventure of an African safari. Our emphasis is on redefining the essence of the ‘Photographic Safari Experience’ by creating still greater opportunities for engagement.
With over 16,000 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 through ravines and thickets in pursuit of animals, all the while wowing guests with their outstanding knowledge and unforgettable stories.
Many of the rangers and trackers at Londolozi grew up living off the land and therefore have an incredible knowledge of the area and deep cultural connections to the fauna and flora. In addition, Londolozi’s rangers specialize in photographic safaris and, where possible, will position the vehicle for the guest to get the best angle for photography.
We aim to deliver an exceptional engagement with the wild Africa for our guests. For us, modern technology can be employed to facilitate and heighten this engagement, and to be, in fact, a frontier of consciousness, an opportunity to witness the intelligence and energy at play in the great African theater.