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The abundance of acacia trees at Nambiti Big 5 Private Game Reserve make the area a browsers’ buffet for our giraffe, elephants and antelope to enjoy. But what about all the thorns? It’s fascinating to watch browsers as they eat with expert precision, negotiating around the long,...

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,...