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.

Dear Friends of Nambiti

In response to the threat posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and to the Government’s lockdown instructions, Nambiti Private Game Reserve is currently closed and under lockdown, at least for the for the 21-day nationwide lockdown period.

The health and safety of our employees and visitors to Nambiti is our top priority. We fully support the lead taken by our President Cyril Ramaphosa and hope that South Africa and the World can get over these trying times in the not too distant future.

You obviously appreciate the impact that closing the game reserve has on Nambiti and our conservation efforts. We hope to welcome all of our loyal supporters back soon after things return to normal. We ask that if you are in lockdown at the moment, or if you have had to cancel a visit, that you consider when you will next be able to visit our beautiful game reserve. It is going to be very important that we get visitors back as soon as possible so that we can re-build and protect Nambiti.

Although the game reserve is closed a number of essential employees continue to “man the fort”, including our well trained Anti-Poaching Unit. I am sure you will join us in thanking these dedicated individuals for their unselfish service at this time. It is essential that we protect the game reserve and all of our wildlife and the APU and other members of staff are there to insure that.

We truly hope that we will be able to return to “business as usual” as soon as possible, and we will keep you updated in that regard.

Thank you – Clarke Smith

Chairman – Nambiti Private Game Reserve

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

Bush Bunny – Waste not, Want not

Sitting on the deck and enjoying a sundowner, while watching the African sunset, be prepared to encounter wild bunny cuteness overload as the scrub hares awaken to hop into the revelry of the bushveld night feast. With their greyish speckled coats, long ears laid back,…

‘The Taste of Nambiti’ and how the gin came to be

It was decided in early 2019 that Nambiti Game Reserve wanted to celebrate what it has to offer in a unique way. From this, the range of Nambiti Gin has been created. It was determined that the range would start with two gins offering insight…

It’s Game Drive time

It’s game drive time and the palpable excitement builds as you wonder what you will encounter along the way. With such an abundance of wildlife that calls Nambiti their home, there is a surprise encounter around every corner. Impressive vistas The impressive experience of visiting…