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.

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

Tale of the Thombi Pride

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