Wildlife

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, crouching...

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 the open plains,...

The Grey Ghost of Nambiti The greater Kudu, often referred to as the “grey ghost”, is a very alert and nervous beast. These handsome, majestic, agile antelope are able to appear and disappear from sight in the blink of an eye, despite their size. They have...

Exciting news at Nambiti Big 5 Private Game Reserve is that we recently introduced ten new buffalo to the reserve to help with our buffalo population’s genetic diversity. Historically, the African Buffalo roamed most of Sub-Saharan Africa. The animals would meet up and mix and breed...

With their amazing coat patterns and bubbly, playful personalities, zebras make for a mesmerising sight. Imagine being one of the first settlers in Africa and seeing a zebra for the first time - what a surprise to see a ‘painted horse’! Nambiti is home to the...

Although it’s now the winter season and some of our migratory species have flown to warmer climates, two very fascinating and beautiful waterscape ‘regulars’ can still be seen occupying sheltered bodies of water lined with trees and vegetation - the Reed Cormorant and the African...

South Africa is home to eight regularly occurring and breeding vulture species, three of which can be found at Nambiti Big 5 Private Game Reserve: The Lappet-Faced vulture, the Cape vulture and the White-Backed vulture. All three of these species are Old World Vultures, which means...

With winter upon us, the changing landscape at Nambiti takes on a whole new look. The vegetation becomes less dense and changes from verdant green to earthy hues. In the mornings, a gentle mist rolls through the valleys, shrouding the reserve in a soft, mystical,...