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!


Diversity of Nambiti

Africa is known for its diversity, from the wildlife to its people. Nambiti holds an impressive diversity of natural areas, from breathtaking waterfalls to the vast plains of the savanna. Here is a glimpse into the complexities of what Nambiti has to showcase.

Tale of the Thombi Pride

As the sun rises over the African plains, nothing beats the sound of one of the majestic Big 5 calling. Within the boundaries of Nambiti, it is often the members of the Thombi Pride who can be heard on the plains or seen patrolling the vast African bush.

Discover the Magic of Nambiti: A Lodge for Every Dream

Welcome to Nambiti Private Game Reserve, a spectacularly diverse and enchanting destination in KwaZulu-Natal. Renowned for its breathtaking landscapes and abundant wildlife, Nambiti is also home to a collection of unique lodges, each offering a distinct experience. Whether you’re planning a romantic escape, a family…