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Varty Camp

At a Glance

    Pros

  • superb children's programs
  • meals taken on lovely viewing deck
  • all Varty chalets are interleading

    Cons

  • lots of kids might not be for you
  • lacks the intimacy of the smaller Londolozi lodges

Varty Camp Review

This camp's fire has been burning for more than 80 years, making this location the very soul and center of Londolozi. It's also the largest of Londolozi's camps, centered on a thatch A-frame lodge that houses a dining room, sitting areas, and lounge. Meals are served on a broad wooden deck that juts over the riverbed and under an ancient jackalberry tree. The thatch rondavels, which were the Varty family's original hunting camp, now do duty as a library, a wine cellar, and an interpretive center, where you can listen to history and ecotourism talks—don't miss the Londolozi Leopard presentation. If you're looking for romance, have a private dinner on your veranda and go for a moonlight dip in your own plunge pool. In suites, the pool leads right to the riverbed. All rooms are decorated in African ethnic chic—in creams and browns and with the ubiquitous historic family photographs and documents—and have great bushveld views. Families are welcome (children must be over 4), and the fascinating kids' programs should turn any couch potato into an instant wannabe ranger.

    Hotel Details

  • 2 superior chalets, 8 chalets.
  • Rate includes all-inclusive.
Updated: 11-13-2012

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