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Monday, June 15, 2009

Eco-Friendly Honeymoons - Londolozi

Londolozi has just been featured in InStyle Magazine Weddings 2009 as an Eco-Friendly honeymoon destination.

Londolozi (Zulu: "to protect") is one of Roar Africa's favorite lodges with 83 years of history as a game reserve. The first camp was set up as a hunting escape on the Sand River (near Kruger National Park in South Africa) by the great-grandfathers of the current Varty and Taylor families. That camp had none of the luxuries of the five star (make that 6 star!) accommodations you'll find there today. It is also no longer a hunting reserve either. The Vartys changed that 35 years ago when they built a wildlife conservation reserve which today hosts some of the most fantastic wildlife in the area. There are no longer any fences between Londolozi and Kruger Park so animals can migrate over this vast area. Fortunately for Londolozi they seem to like it right there!

Granite Camp

What makes them Eco-Friendly?
For 35 years they have been committed to guarding the wildlife. Here's a quick look at some of the Londolozi eco-friendly initiatives:

Land Care:
  • Micro catchment Management increases drought resistance
  • Alien plant Control keeps invasive species at bay
  • Bush clearing restores diverse habitats (There is debate about the pros and cons of bush clearing)
Zero Emissions Safari Vehicle:
Londolozi has the first zero-emissions safari vehicle: A battery powered 4x4!

Leopards of Londolozi:
It is well known that Londolozi is one of the best places in the world to see leopards. The partnership between man and these beautiful and usually shy cats has been developed over generations at Londolozi and visitors often have multiple leopard sightings.

Londolozi is known as one of Africa's finest safari reserves. There are four camps each with their own look and feel.

Now THAT'S a bath!

For more on Londolozi see two other posts:
Yoga in The Bush
And a the radio interview:
Safari's aren't just for game viewing anymore

Or: Londolozi

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