Life at Londolozi
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Some photos that take a look at what happens behind the scenes at Londolozi.
The hands of Norah a sweet lady whom I work with daily, you may have seen her gentle face around if  you have stayed in Varty Camp. Photograph by Caitlin Fay Smith

The hands of Norah a sweet lady whom I work with daily, you may have seen her gentle face around if you have stayed in Varty Camp. Photograph by Caitlin Fay Smith

Kate with children, Emma and Thomas, and her extended Londolozi family. Photograph by Elsa Young

Invite the entire family on an adventure at Londolozi

Pioneer butler Cavin makes sure his wine glasses sparkle on the arrival of guests at camp. Photograph by Caitlin Fay Smith

Caitlin Fay takes a look at Londolozi from another angle – in black and white and with a 35 mm lens.

Some of the children entertain themselves in the winter sun after attending school. Photograph by Caitlin Fay Smith

Caitlin Fay takes a look at Londolozi from another angle – in black and white and with a 35 mm lens.

Some of our Londolozi children enjoy the Mshongolo during practise for their upcoming performances. Photograph by Caitlin Fay Smith

Caitlin Fay takes a look at Londolozi from another angle – in black and white and with a 35 mm lens.

Mother and daughter: Kate with her daughter, Emma, who has grown up in the bush. Photograph by Elsa Young

An Interview with Londolozi Head Ranger, Kate Imrie

Londolozi’s Head Ranger, Kate Imrie, has been interpreting the tales of the bush for 10 years. Her answer when I asked her if she could live in the city again: “no”. And looking at this picture of Kate at home in the bush, I can see why. Photograph by Ryan James

An Interview with Londolozi Head Ranger, Kate Imrie

Erin Bezhuidenhout has worked at Londolozi for two and a half years. She is a qualified physiotherapist but has a background in conservation management as well as tourism and hospitality. Photograph by Kate Collins

Erin Bezuidenhout is the Camp Manager and hostess of Londolozi's Relais & Châteaux Pioneer Camp. Under the leadership of Erin and her team, over the past 18

Green Chillies – perfect for our Seared scallops and African Guacamole on Sour Dough. Photograph by Kate Collins

Green Chillies – perfect for our Seared scallops and African Guacamole on Sour Dough. Photograph by Kate Collins

Emma setting up a surprise Cubs Den ‘braai’ for her kids. Photograph by Caitlin Fay Smith

I can remember reading the autobiography by iconic photographer Annie Leibovitz and how she describes the 35 mm lens as the closest to how the human eye

Londolozi Massage Therapist, Candice, walks along the Varty Camp walkway under enchanting treetops. Photograph by Catlin Fay Smith

Caitlin Fay takes a look at Londolozi from another angle – in black and white and with a 35 mm lens.

Kenneth Jazi is mad about indigenous plants. Much of his knowledge comes from month-long expeditions into the bushveld with nothing but a tent and a book (bible) on the indigenous trees and plants of Southern Africa. You are welcome to leave questions for Kenneth in the comments section below. Photograph by Ryan James

If you are looking for some new ideas for your garden, then Londolozi's Landscape Artist – Kenneth Jazi - has some great tips for our readers as we move into

A very happy Anna heading back to the kitchen. Photograph by Kate Collins

"The greatest delight which the fields and woods minister is the suggestion of an occult relation between man and vegetable"

One of my favourite parts of the Sunday walk is the coming together of the entire Londolozi family. In this photo, Kate Collins works with Kate and Tom Imrie’s son, Thomas. An ‘A Team’ for sure.

One of my favourite parts of the Sunday walk is the coming together of the entire Londolozi family. In this photo, Kate Collins works with Kate and Tom Imrie’s son, Thomas.

Ranger, Andrea Sithole, stops outside a hut in the village to pick up an old chocolate wrapper. Off camera, to the right, the occupant of the hut asks Andrea if he wants to get the washing off the line while he’s there. His grin says it all! Photograph by Ryan James

"Sunday walks" as part of a vision of "seva" or service are an important part of life at Londolozi. Ryan James discusses why you need both of your hands and all

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