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Jemma Thorpe

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Jemma grew up on a farm in the Midlands Meander in Kwa-Zulu Natal and studied at the University of Cape Town. With little bush experience but with many hours of au pairing, teaching English and forming a love for travel, Jemma found herself ...

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We have enjoyed many stays at Founders, At our most recent, we were happy to be led by the :dream team” pictured above: Ashleigh, Vusi, Lauren and Tokho. Tokho is absolutely the best and most attentive person we have met on our vactions around the world! Please let her know!

Thoko sends her love to you two.

A gret article on Founders Camp, which I have not yet visited, though I would love to. Obviously it is always fully booked.
The situation above the river looks stunning, such great views!
Next time, maybe, there will be a room at Founders. I am looking forward to it…

We’ve only stayed at Varty Camp – looking forward to experiencing all the other camps in the coming years.

Always welcome for a coffee on Founders Deck when you’re at Varty again!

Very nice! We would love to hear such a story from each Camp Manager as we have only stayed in one or two Londolozi camps. It would be fun to hear what each Camp Manager feels what makes their camp special.

What a great idea! I’ll propose it to the team for future blogs.

Simon…I met you a couple of years ago when I stayed at Varty Camp. When I asked how you are, you said “ I’m full of joy” I was so moved by your statement and feelings that I now have a tattoo on my left upper arm that says “ I’m full of joys” thanks for the inspiration and I think of you and Londolozi and my unbelievable experience that I had there every day. I hope everyone is always “full of joy”. Hopefully I will see you again soon. Enjoy and take care… thank you❤️
Cinnie Tomlinson

So many, many happy times at Founders Camp! Best views from the deck, great suites and lots of monkey tricks! We’ll be at Tree Camp in April but will visit Founders and say hello to Simon!

A really nice blog Jemma and Simon. The Founders Camp looks like heaven on earth and love all the lanterns. I also love the view from the deck. Thanks for sharing your story and that of your colleagues.

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Sounds beautiful! Thanks for the description.

First time to Londolozi in October and we stayed at Founders. When we go back, we won’t look at any of the others. We arrived as guests and left as family. While there is joy everyday, sometimes hyenas affect that outlook. But I don’t think we could have enjoyed our stay at Founders any more. It was EXCEPTIONAL!

Sounds absolutely fantastic to be in the paradise of wild animals and be treated to the most delicious foods and feel as if you are queen. The Founders Camp staff are on top of their careers and make each guest feel special. The decorations and interior design of the deck is stunning.

Six Londolozi visits and all but two at Founders. We met Simon in October 2021 and I remember being greeted with a huge smile and warm hug each time I saw him. He truly made me feel like family and put joy into the hours spent with him. So many great memories always from Londolozi and Simon made the most recent stay exceptional. May the entire team continue to be well and spread joy. You are special. Aloha and hamba kahle.

Love seeing Thoko in the photo and always enjoy watching her drumming when the Ladies Choir sings in the boma.

Founders Camp is the best and truly my home away from home. I can hardly wait to return!

Simon and I cannot wait to have you back home!

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