The spirit of Africa will fill your soul and
the experience will remain forever.

Nambiti Private Game Reserve is set in KwaZulu-Natal on 23 000 magnificent acres near the town of Ladysmith, conveniently close to Johannesburg/Pretoria (3.5-4 hours) and Durban (2.5 hours). Nambiti is also close to the renowned KwaZulu-Natal battlefields, a major attraction of this region. One of its major drawcards is that Nambiti is situated in a malaria-free area, meaning that guests don’t have to take medication before visiting.

This reserve boasts the attractions of the Big 5, the only one in the area to do so, and Nambiti’s biodiversity (it encompasses grasslands, riverine bush, savannah and thornveld) ensures a thrilling and unprecedented diversity of game (there are 40 other game species besides the big 5) and is a birders paradise.


Malaria Free Private Game Reserve

Nambiti Private Big 5 Game Reserve is situated in a malaria-free zone – so there’s no need for medication.

Located Between Durban & Johannesburg

The Nambiti Private Game Reserve is situated 25 km’s east of Ladysmith and is only 3.5 hours from Johannesburg, 2.5 hours from Durban and 40 minutes from the Drakensberg.

Private Big 5 Safari Experience

Nambiti is the only game reserve in the area with the Big 5 and currently has over 40 other species of game including cheetah, giraffe, hippo, hyena, impala, eland and zebra.

Close to the Drakensberg Mountains

Less than an hour away, the majestic Drakensberg Mountain Range is a World Heritage Site full of extraordinary beauty and numerous activities.


Experience the unforgettable at Nambiti Private Game Reserve

Leave behind urban chaos for the serenity of Nambiti Private Game Reserve. We have various top-quality accommodation options to suit any preference. Perfect for family getaways or for larger groups, weddings or conferences, away from city distractions. Also ideal for couples seeking a romantic escape. Choose from a variety of luxury lodges, with each lodge featuring its own unique ambiance, sparkling pool and spaces to just relax and unwind. Our attentive staff will fulfil your every need, and our cuisine is exceptional. Nambiti’s game rangers are bushwise and knowledgeable, and their insights add depth to every game drive. Escape the noise and experience Nambiti Private Game Reserve’s unmatched beauty and diversity. Unforgettable memories await!


Our Anti-Poaching Team

Within the boundary of Nambiti Big 5 Game Reserve, out at the forefront of conservation, you will come across a team of dedicated individuals who put their own needs aside in order to protect and preserve African wildlife.

The Rumbling Buffalo

When exploring the vast African Bush while on Nambiti, coming across one of Africa’s most dangerous Big 5, the Cape Buffalo (Syncerus caffer caffer) is an experience which will stay with you for years to come. Nambiti is home to around 180 Buffalo which were introduced in 2007. We originally introduced 15 bulls followed then by 15 cows in 2010 and another 10 cows in 2019.

Providing tips for amateur and professional photographers visiting the reserve

Whether you are using your smartphone or any device to take your photographs, capturing that perfect wildlife photograph is not always easy, but it doesn’t need to be hard either. Wildlife comes in many forms, from the magnificent lion, to the graceful giraffe or the eye-catching zebra. As you get into photographing wildlife, you will discover that most animals are unpredictable and fast, and the time of day and associated weather can also impact your photos. These factors can work to your advantage