John Varty

John Varty and Tigress Julie

John Varty (JV) is a South African conservationist and filmmaker who specializes in Big Cats. He is co-owner of Londolozi Game Reserve and founder of Tiger Canyon. He is also an environmental activist / futurist and a singer / songwriter. JV has three children, Daughter Savannah and twin boys, Sean and Tao.

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JV established Tiger Canyon near the town of Philippolis on the Van der Kloof Lake in the Karoo of South Africa as an experiment to create a free-ranging, self-sustaining tiger population outside Asia. Book a Tiger Safari

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Dean Jenkins

JV and his brother Dave started what is now the Famous Londolozi Game Reserve of which Nelson Mandela said: “During my long walk to freedom, I had the rare privilege to visit Londolozi. There I saw people of all races living in harmony amidst the beauty that mother nature offers. There I saw a living lion in the wild. Londolozi represents a model of the dream I cherish for the future of nature preservation in our country”. Book a safari with JV at Londolozi.

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JV uses music to protest environmental issues and to bring awareness to a global audience.  Examples: The illegal hunting of Cecil the Lion in Zimbabwe. The sale of 25 elephant calves from Zimbabwe to China. The poisoning of a herd of 50 elephant in Hwange Game Reserves are all issues covered in his music...read more