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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...

It’s that time of year when fires are sweeping through the KZN inland. If you’re not familiar with the sight of flames on the side of the road and smoke billowing over the horizon, we don’t blame you for fearing the flames! But don’t be alarmed...

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...

Aloes and the winter season are synonymous in South Africa. As the days get shorter and crisper, the aloes start showing off their deep red blooms like a flame spreading across the horizon. The flowers typically appear in late winter to early spring, with tall...

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,...

Nambiti is home to herds of freely-roaming African buffalo, known as the Cape buffalo. The Cape buffalo is one of Africa’s Big Five animals. Contrary to popular belief and despite their appearance, these large bovines are not regarded as ancestors of domestic cattle. Due to their...

At Nambiti, bodies of water have a life of their own. Our dams and rivers are home to water birds, small aquatic animals, fish and the "Big Boss" of the water, the hippopotamus. The name 'hippopotamus' originates from Ancient Greek. The word means 'river horse'. We...