THE ULTIMATE ESCAPE

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.

Explore Now Explore Lodges Ndaka Safari Lodge is the perfect place to catch your breath and feel alive again. Children of all ages are welcome at Ndaka and are especially catered for. Our guides have a wealth of knowledge on the local fauna & flora, geology, history and geography, offering a fun and informative African bush experience. Ndaka Safari Lodge Nambiti-Hills Explore Now Explore Lodges Nambiti Hills Private Game Lodge is a luxury 5-star facility hosted in the heart of the Nambiti Game Reserve, designed as a sophisticated haven of relaxation to those who appreciate natural beauty and luxury accommodation. Nambiti Hills Game Lodge Explore Now Explore Lodges Five independent, elegantly decorated bungalows each with terraces and sweeping views that invite guests into a state of blissful reverie. At the end of the day spent in the open air, the lodge offers you relaxing comfort, accompanied by an elegant touch of French art de vivre and a fine dining experience. Esiweni Luxury Safari Lodge Explore Now Explore Lodges With 10 luxury suites overlooking a private watering-hole, as well as an additional watering-hole and exclusive game hide on the property, the lodge offers guests an authentic, yet elegant bush experience, designed for solo travellers, couples and groups. Cheetah Ridge Lodge Explore Now Explore Lodges The accommodation at Umzolozolo includes a Presidential Suite equipped with a private deck and jacuzzi. Luxurious suites and chalets are on offer, each with their own viewing deck. Wherever you’re staying at Umzolozolo, you will be able to enjoy a panoramic experience of the sights and sounds of Africa’s wildlife. Umzolozolo Lodge Explore Now Explore Lodges Nambiti Plains Game Lodge is an exclusive, five star lodge set in the centre of the scenic Nambiti Reserve. Imaginatively weaved and constructed, situated on the waterhole edge overlooking the natural plains. The lodge’s emphasis is on a modern, yet eco-friendly minimalist approach. Nambiti Plains Game Lodge Explore Now Explore Lodges Elephant Rock Lodge is ideally equipped for 10 guests and suitable for romantic escapes, family reunions and corporate breakaways. We are a fully catered lodge, comprising of a family unit and 3 chalets nestled amongst the bird-rich indigenous bush. Activities include safaris, fishing and birding with your ranger. Elephant Rock Lodge Explore Now Explore Lodges The Springbok Lodge epitomises the perfect safari experience with beautifully appointed tented suites, service excellence, superb cuisine and prolific wildlife – ensuring an unforgettable experience. In total we can sleep 58 guests offering 5-star equivalent opulence out in the African bush. The Springbok Lodge Explore Now Explore Lodges With a warm, welcoming atmosphere that invites guests to submit to the magic of the African bush, visitors are accommodated in exclusive, free standing thatched suits, offering maximum privacy. Meals are prepared to perfection and are served in the traditional boma or in our elegantly decorated dining room. Lions Valley Lodge

Why Nambiti

Incredible Diversity

Nambiti provides diversity in it’s wildlife, ecosystems, Lodges and people. This provides a visitor with a all-embracing safari experience within one reserve.

An Authentic African Experience

You never know what’s around the next corner or behind the next bush… A visit to Nambiti is a real safari experience where you get to witness wildlife in its natural habitat.

Malaria Free Private Game Reserve

We’re situated in a malaria-free zone, which means there’s no need for you to take malaria medication before, during or after your stay.

Private Big 5 Safari Experience

Visit only game reserve in the area with all the Big 5 as well as over 40 other mammal species – including cheetah, giraffe, hippo, hyena, impala, eland, zebra and the majestic kudu.

Located Between Durban & Johannesburg

Our reserve is conveniently situated 25km east of Ladysmith. We’re only 3.5 hours from Johannesburg, 2.5 hours from Durban and 40 minutes from the ‘Berg.

Close to the Drakensberg Mountains

Less than an hour away, the majestic Drakensberg mountain range is a World Heritage Site brimming with extraordinary beauty and exciting activities.

swap the big city for the big 5

escape to Nambiti Private Game Reserve, it’s an experience you will never forget!

Nambiti offers top quality and varied self-catering or catered accommodation, and is ideal for larger groups (for team-building, weddings and conferences far from the distractions of the big city), smaller family groups or romantic getaways. Accommodation and packages are structured to suit any budget. There are four 5-star game lodges, some fenced to ensure the maximum safety of young children, all of our Lodges have swimming pools for that post-game drive cool-off, and two lodges with luxury tented accommodation. Our staff members see to our guests’ every need, and our food is exceptional. Nambiti’s game rangers are bushwise and knowledgeable, and their insights add depth to every game drive.

swap the big city for the big 5

escape to Nambiti Private Game Reserve, it’s an experience you will never forget!

Nambiti offers top quality and varied self-catering or catered accommodation, and is ideal for larger groups (for team-building, weddings and conferences far from the distractions of the big city), smaller family groups or romantic getaways. Accommodation and packages are structured to suit any budget. There are four 5-star game lodges, some fenced to ensure the maximum safety of young children, all of our Lodges have swimming pools for that post-game drive cool-off, and two lodges with luxury tented accommodation. Our staff members see to our guests’ every need, and our food is exceptional. Nambiti’s game rangers are bushwise and knowledgeable, and their insights add depth to every game drive.

THE ULTIMATE PRIVATE GAME RESERVE EXPERIENCE

A day in the life of … a Vulture, one of our Endangered Species

I am the Lappet-Faced Vulture and as you may know, I am a fairly rare character. I am considered an endangered species. Read on for my story.

A day in the life of a Lodge General Manager

This month we want to take a look at what a General Manager at one of the Lodges would experience in their day. Read on to find out more…

A day in the life of a safari lodge housekeeper

Being a housekeeper can be challenging. But would you believe that Time Management is the biggest factor?