It’s been 5 years and at last we are DONE! Every camp at Londolozi has been refurbished, with the final phase being the complete overhaul of Varty Camp, whose roots go back as far as 1926. Reintroducing this “grand old lady” to our guests in March this year was a huge privilege. Varty Camp has enjoyed remarkable occupancies, tremendous support and amazing feed back from our industry partners, who seem to have really embraced the simplicity, tradition and return to old bushveld elegance that this Original Londolozi Camp offers.
It continues to amaze us how our friends in the trade, and our extended Londolozi family, have responded to the improvements that have been made and continue to support all of our camps with strong bookings and many repeat visits. We extend to you all our sincere thanks and we assure you of our continued commitment to further improving the overall Londolozi experience.
It is because of this support that we have been able to push new frontiers in redefining the Londolozi Conservation Development Model. During 2012 we plan to actively engage with South African rural society in advancing green frontiers via the creation of Wildlife Corridors. These Corridors will link together the existing parks along ancient migratory roots, whilst allowing the economic benefits of the Economy of Wildlife to reach the wider rural community.
The dream is to not only restore nature’s original grand design but also to provide economic, ecological and social stimulus for over 600 000 people who live in the region where this Corridor is being planned.
In association with the Good Work Foundation, an NGO affiliated to Londolozi, we are in the process of establishing “leap frog” Digital Learning Centres along these corridors with an objective of addressing the needs of young learners and offering them a unique and new perspective to education, one which has never before been seen in South Africa.
Through the Good Work Foundation’s 4 Pillars of Literacy, enrolling students are invited to make the personal choice to equip themselves for a rapidly changing future such that they are able to participate in a modern African society with global reach, whilst also caring for the functionality and viability of their family.
The Learning Centres are founded on three core beliefs; the importance of ancient African wisdom; the quantum possibilities of technology and the enduring intelligence of nature. The vision is to redefine rural education and close the digital divide in rural Africa. Pioneering stuff with thrilling results! Be sure to visit and Like the Good Work Foundation’s Facebook Page for regular updates.
Therefore, as 2011 draws to a close, we look forward to embracing 2012 with the dawning of a new era, meaningful partnerships with our neighbours, the building of quantum “leap frog” Digital Learning Centres across South Africa and continued strong associations with our travel partners around the world.
What remains is for the Londolozi family to extend to you, and your loved ones, our best wishes for this year’s festive season, trusting that 2012 will be filled with many enquiries, plentiful bookings, healthy occupancies and lots of happy guests! We look forward to keeping you entertained and up to date in 2012 on the Londolozi Blog and trust that you will continue to comment on and share the stories that you find interesting.
And so in accordance with tradition, and in appreciation of our strong and enduring association, without further delay, for your own personal enjoyment, for the fourth year running; the amazing… the incredible… one of a kind… not yet seen before on screen… cinematic master piece… THE 2011 LONDOLOZI CHRISTMAS VIDEO… starring the Lone Rangers, Father Christmas and the students of the Madlala Learning Centre. ENJOY and THANK YOU.
YOU are invited to join the Christmas Drive…
***It costs R150 per child per month to attend the learning centre classes (R1800 per annum). You are very welcome to sponsor a child who is keen to learn but not necessarily able to afford the fee.