Being a household enterprise implies that celebrating the character of moms and motherhood has been in our DNA for almost 100 years.

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Mothers and Matriarchs

The matriarchs inside the Londolozi Family have formed our tradition, how we behave and who we’ve got grow to be for a lot of generations. It was Madie Varty, Dave and John Varty’s mom, who in 1969 had the braveness and foresight to imagine in her 17 and 18-year-old sons’ imaginative and prescient for what Londolozi might grow to be. Her belief in her sons gave Londolozi its early begin.

Boyd and Madie Varty

Madie Varty – Mother of Londolozi. Madie Varty sits in a car, as husband, Boyd Varty, stands beside her.

Many of us can attest to the function of  “Mother” whether or not or not it’s by way of blood ties or within the type of an important guiding gentle or affect in one other’s life.

This Mother’s Day we sit in reflective celebration of one other of Londolozi’s most essential moms, The Original Mother Leopard

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The Original Mother Leopard; The lifetime of the Mother leopard was immortalised within the movie The Silent Hunterproduced by John Varty and launched in 1986, which checked out how John and tracker Elmon Mhlongo had adopted her for the final 8 years, being allowed a secret window into the true behaviour of a wild leopard.

Mother Leopard Carrying Cub

The Mother leopard shifting her cubs between den websites in 1986

Her story has been effectively documented over the a long time however few know that with out her – Londolozi wouldn’t be what it’s right this moment. She was the primary leopard that allowed us into her world. She was an emissary from nature exhibiting that belief might be rebuilt between animals and people. She had many litters of cubs that grew up modelling their mom’s belief of the Land Rovers. As she raised these cubs the attract of  ‘The Leopards of Londolozi‘ was born.

Mother Leopard And Cub Playfighting

The Mother Leopard play preventing together with her cub an essential early childhood lesson.



The authentic viewable leopard of Londolozi, if not Africa. In 1979 this leopard appeared as if by magic, permitting autos to view her.



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We known as her the Mother, not solely due to her cubs but additionally in some magical and symbolic method – she was the mom of Londolozi. She helped make it a profitable enterprise. As phrase acquired out that there was a spot you may go within the wilderness of South Africa to see wild leopards – folks started to go to us from all around the world and nonetheless to do to this day.

She birthed a kinship between folks and wild leopards. A guardian of sentient wild creatures – she made the selection to accomplice in belief and love with people.

Mother Leopard Resting

The information

The Mother Leopard opened the door and once we walked by way of it, we found an interconnected, clever wilderness that we shaped part of. In the restoration of Londolozi, permitting land to heal and the animals to return, we imagine this stunning Mother arrived to information us…

Mother Leopard Profile

Like all actually nice moms, she helped simply together with her shared presence in making a sanctuary that allowed for us all to search out sanctuary for ourselves.

Mother Leopard Drinking

The Mother leopard 1986

Through her acceptance and belief of the folks – a brand new imaginative and prescient was born. A imaginative and prescient that expanded right into a gateway, revealing the extent to which we might relate to all residing beings.

The Mother Leopard woke us as much as the divine energy of mom nature and guided Londolozi right into a deep reference to all wild animals.

So a lot of the magic of what occurs at Londolozi now comes from that single relationship with the Mother Leopard.

Mother Leopard With Kill

The Mother Leopard on the hunt.

In watching her we learnt that nature at all times has sufficient and that we should create a deeper reference to our our bodies. We should start to tune into pure rhythms, to re-connect with our personal interior steerage, and be extra artistic whereas opening up house for a deeper sense of group and partnership with others.

She taught us by way of her embodied presence.

Lastly, by watching her life and the generations she has left behind, you perceive that every of us creates a long-lasting legacy based mostly on the way in which we reside our lives not the roles we do in our life…

Mother Leopard And Cub 2

The Mother

We honour this very particular “fur” mom who confirmed us a method of being. Wishing all Mothers in all kinds, organic and in any other case, a Happy Happy Mother’s Day! As we learn and rejoice right this moment two new leopard dens have been discovered on Londolozi!

So little question the following era will carry a recent set of educating from nature… right here as soon as extra I discover the good interconnected intelligence of Mother Nature.


Sunset Bend Female was born in August 1992 and offered some unbelievable Leopard viewing at Londolozi till her dying in 2010.



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The Vomba feminine was a leopard with an immediately recognisable wealthy golden coat. She spent a lot of her life across the Londolozi Camps.



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Initially skittish she spent lots of time within the Sand River, now relaxed she makes up nearly all of leopard viewing west of camp.



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The Mashaba feminine is at the moment Londolozi’s best-known leopard. Her relaxed nature means she is comfy across the autos.



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A beautiful feminine who’s discovered to the east of camp. Easily recognised by her 2:2 spot sample she is commonly to be present in Marula timber.



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Having been seen by autos from an early age, this leopard is supremely relaxed round Land Rovers.



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One of two sisters born to the Nhlanguleni Female, each of whom made it to independence, the primary intact litter to take action in 7 years.



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A daughter of the Nhlanguleni feminine, born right into a litter of two, each of which survived to independence.



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A shocking younger feminine with a really comparable spot sample to her mom, the Nkoveni Female. Litter nonetheless utterly intact March 2022.



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Nkoveni 2:2 Young Female A







Also younger and playful however fairly with a spot sample of three:3. She is barely larger than her sister.



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