In today’s fast-paced, hyperconnected world, we don’t often get the chance to switch off, slow down and relax with a book. Whilst people mainly visit Londolozi for the excitement of a safari, your visit is also the perfect opportunity to indulge in relaxation and soothe your senses by reconnecting with nature. I find that there’s no better way to de-stress than by losing yourself in a good book, and I couldn’t think of a more perfect environment to do so than at Londolozi.
There are so many inviting spots around Londolozi to unwind and get lost in your favourite book, all while surrounded by the peacefulness of nature.
With that being said, here are some of the best places to read a book while at Londolozi.
Next to the Pool:
There’s no denying the calming effect water has on us, which is why alongside the pool is a wonderful spot to laze and read a book. Each chalet/suite at each Londolozi Camp, has a refreshingly cool plunge pool, surrounded by panoramic views and calming sounds of nature. Pour yourself an ice-cold drink from your minibar, get yourself comfy on a pool lounger and you’re all set for a blissful afternoon of reading. The best part about this reading spot is that you can slip into the cool waters of your pool between chapters.
Your Private Deck:
Each room at Londolozi has its own private wooden deck that boasts spectacular views of the surrounding wilderness. Listen as the bush comes alive when you sit in silence and read. As you become more in tune with your environment, you’ll start to hear the soft chatter of birds, the gentle rustle of leaves in the breeze, and possibly the rumbles of elephants passing by. It’s the perfect spot to not only immerse yourself in a book, but also in the surrounding nature.
The Comfort of Your Bed:
While reading comfortably on your bed, you’ll find yourself surrounded by a bright, light-filled space with large doors that open up to magnificent views overlooking the Sand River. I highly recommend opening up these doors while you read, not only will you be met with spectacular views, but also a cooling gentle breeze as well as a beautiful symphony of bird calls. A soothing bush bedroom makes for a wonderfully calming reading experience.
Your Camp Deck:
All five camps at Londolozi have a main deck that looks out onto uninterrupted views of the vast African wilderness. Order a drink from the bar and sink into the comfort of your chair overlooking the Sand River. The beauty of this reading spot is you never know what wildlife you may spot wandering along the riverbank.
Reading in nature has such a positive impact on your mind and soul. It’s one of the best ways to disconnect from the world and instead, connect with the Londolozi wilderness. So when you’re planning your next trip to Londolozi, don’t forget to pack your favourite book!
Wish we can instil in our children and grown-up a love for reading. It does more than educate..( A random remark)
Sitting on a deck, reading sounds absolutely divine.
Have done all of these–you are so right!
Beautiful story Megan. The peaceful immersion of ones self into another world just by reading a book. Thanks!
Reading at Londolozi, on one’s deck or at the pool, sounds and is indeed really wonderful!
However, as soon as I try doing this, there will certainly be a bird, a herd of elephants, or even a hypo or a lion to distract me. So, I am rarely able to do a lot of reading while on a safari because there is so much else to see and do.
Your suggestions for places to read within Londolozi are spot on. In fact, should one forget to bring a book there is fantastic reading material in your room, or a short walk to the gallery offers a plethora of books, etc. The down time between safari’s is also good for adding to your journal….
I always have a book to read when traveling. Any place at Londolozi is perfect for me to read a book. Londolozi is my home away from home!
Forsure you can get peace of mind and be totally relaxed at Londolozi while reading a book. The air there is so clean and I am sure you can get lost in your own little world there just being in the present at Londolozi.
I loved reading from the private deck at granite. It was so relaxing I often started reading the same paragraph over and over till I fell asleep – nothing better than the soothing sounds of nature 😴
Lovely post Megan!!