Although Founders is much less expensive than Granite, Tree Camp and Pioneer Camp, it offers exactly the same game-viewing experience; in our view, this makes it much better value – unless of course, you want the extra luxury of the top-end lodges.
ACCESS & LOCATION:
Located in the private Londolozi Game Reserve, South Africa.
ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES:
Founders is one of Londolozi’s two least expensive camps, but its 10 superior chalets (3 of which are suitable for families) are still rather lovely. These thatched chalets lie alongside the Sand River and are designed with a classic old exploration safari feel. Each suite has a large bathroom with his and hers wash basins as well as inside and outside showers. They all have a good-sized decking area and a private plunge pool.
The main area at Founders has been recently built and we believe it is now the most charming part of the lodge. With great views out over the Sand River, it is spacious and welcoming, a lovely place for guests to relax in on its numerous comfy sofas or at the bar. There is no swimming pool here.
This reserve is a phenomenal destination for leopard and one of Africa’s finest Big Five game-viewing areas, so activities revolve around the exceptional sightings such as traditional morning and afternoon game drives.