As the sun goes down and the heat turns up, feel the savannah night closing in.
Ancient instinct awakens a remembering of wildness, freedom and rhythm.
Salsa merges with African drums, you can hear the beat calling you.
“Havannah nights” are replaced with a unique African flavour… Londolozi style.
Africa’s gold dust contrasts with the cool white of a linen suite
Icy Mojitos are enveloped by a twist of vanilla smoke.
We’ll toast the freedom of summer in the wilderness
You’ll feel your feet, your heart beat.
Join us as we light up the night and stage a revolution.
Happy New Year everyone from the Londolozi Family! We wish you everything of the best for 2017.
Guests gather for a Havana evening, Londolozi style.
Varty Camp was completely transformed for the evening’s celebrations with palm leaves and lights and the Delicious Monster taking centre spot.
The Rum Shack: the first port of call upon entering Varty Camp.
Guests were treated to family style feasting platters. The first platter had Lemongrass Jerk Chicken Skewers, Salmon Skewers with a smoked fennel seed & lime yoghurt, BBQ Beef Skewers with a Cuban hollandaise and Marrow Bones with parsley & garlic. The second board was a vegetable mezze platter with Chargrilled corn on the cob accompanied by a chilli & herb butter, Cinnamon roasted sweet potato wedges and fresh Asparagus with vine tomatoes. The final tango was a selection of watermelon, mango, grilled pineapple, a white chocolate ganache and donuts drizzled with a rum caramel curd.
Bread platters served on the tables as a starter. To accompany the freshly baked baguettes was an olive grissini, harissa pesto, olive & aubergine butter and a basil butter.
Bananas strung from the Rum Shack.
Palm leaves and limes adding another splash of colour and vibrancy to the tables.
Guests enjoy some of the Cuban beats before dinner.
Rum, cigars and good conversation, the perfect way to kick start the evening.
Cath De Beer mans the Rum Shack.
Thoko Khosa carries in one of the savannah rum-ba snack platters laden with calamata olives, parmesan crisps, a smoky chorizo selection, parma ham shards and phyllo chilli popper baskets
Cavern Ngobeni, Tresta Mhlongo, Robbie Sithole, Thoko Mazibuko celebrate the culmination of an amazing year together at Londolozi.
James Tyrrell cools off in the gold bath tub of bubbles.
A group of Londolozi staff call in the New Year together.
David Dampier, Londolozi Finance Manager, slips quite comfortably into his Cuban persona.
Cuba’s barmen prepare for a busy night ahead.
Anna Ridgewell, Londolozi Executive Chef, takes a ride in the classic, designed specially for the New Year’s Eve celebrations.
Every inch of Varty Camp was adorned with Cuban style decor, transforming an African style lodge into a Cuban paradise for just one night.
Margaret Ngobeni poses with her guests, Toby and Harry. The Ryan family celebrated New Year with us last year as well.
Amy Attenborough and Colbert Mdluli
Mike and Nicky Ryan win best dressed couple of the evening!
Part of the Londolozi Ranging team celebrate the arrival of 2017.
For the evening’s entertainment, a few of the Londolozi staff perform in a lip sync battle. Here David Dampier belts out Staying Alive by the Bee Gees.
Can you tell which one of the Spice Girls Dave Strachan is impersonating here while he sings Wannabe?
Kevin Power performs the final leap into James Souchon’s arms as they sing to Time of my Life from Dirty Dancing.
Garrett Fitzpatrick sings Michael Jackson, Billie Jean, much to the hilarity of the crowd.
As a finale of sorts, Londolozi GM Duncan MacLarty performs Taylor Swift, Shake it Off.
The lip syncing crew shaking off the last bits of 2016 to Taylor Swift.
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