Nambiti Plains Private Game Lodge is an exclusive 5 star, 14 bed lodge, nestled amongst the fauna and flora of the spectacular 22 000 acres malaria free Nambiti Big 5 Game Reserve. It is the only game reserve in the area with the Big 5 and currently has over 40 other species of game including cheetah, giraffe, hippo, hyena, impala, eland and zebra.
The Reserves incredible biodiversity; including savannah, thornveld, riverine bush, majestic acacia trees and extensive grasslands mirror the plains of central Africa. The abundance of natural water, perennial rivers and breath-taking waterfalls on the Sundays River make Nambiti a unique sanctuary - attracting several rare bird species and an array of raptors and vultures.
Nambiti Plains Private Game Lodge lies nestled in the mid- sector of the reserve - offering 5 star luxury, private accommodation for the executive adventurer. Allow Nambiti Plains to indulge you in an unforgettable get-away experience of fine dining, exquisite rooms, attentive staff and magical game drives. Only 2 hours drive from Durban and 3 hours drive from Johannesburg.
Accommodation at Nambiti Plains Private Game Lodge:
Nambiti Plains consists of 7 Private Thatched Luxurious Suites; two sets of which can be booked as family suites (accommodate 4 people.) The Suites utilized as family units consist of one building, a common entrance leading to two separate and private rooms; a solid packed stone wall divides the two rooms.
All suites have private verandas fitted with a table and two chairs as well as two sun loungers. Enjoy the spectacular views from your room through floor-to-ceiling windows. Guests have the opportunity to view some of the Big 5 up close as the Lodge is not fenced in.
Each suite come as an XL King but can also be accommodated as 2 size twin beds. A canopy mosquito net covers the bed and lend a romantic old world feel to the room. The bathrooms consist of twin basins, large free standing bath, in door and out door showers (Honeymoon suites only).
A fully stocked mini bar as well as coffee and tea making facilities are available. We also offer laundry on site at an additional charge.
We regret we cannot accommodate triple rooms.
Overhead fans; hairdryers; limited cell phone coverage; internet facilities available in the Lodge; Canopy mosquito nets; mini bar; tea and coffee facilities; laundry facilities (at additional cost); bath tubs; indoor showers; outdoor showers (Honeymoon Suites only). The rooms also offer twin basin facilities, deck loungers and additional seating.
Times will change depending on the season.
- 05:00 Wake up knock on your door
- 05:15 Start your morning with fresh brewed coffee and tea
- 05:30 The bush awaits
- 08:30 Breakfast
- 09:30 Time to relax
- 13:30 14:30 Lunch is served
- 15:30 Enjoy high tea with a view
- 16:00 Head out into the lazy afternoon
- 19:00 to 19:30 Arrival back to a scrumptious dinner
- 21:00 Quiet reflection
Activities at the Lodge:
During the summer months, the dams and rivers are alive with a variety of LargeMouth Bass, SmallMouth Bass and Blue Gill. Relax and take a break for an hour or two with a rod in one hand and beverage in the other and immerse yourself in the tranquility and sounds of the bush. Fishing is on a catchandrelease basis.
The war of the Zulu Kings and the British Empire took place in the hills surrounding Nambiti Game Reserve. If you wish to explore the battlefields of this momentous occasion for a day or even for a few days for a more detailed approach the opportunity is available.
The game drives cover the history of the Battle of Elandslaagte as this is located within the reserve. Recommended stay for the options below is a minimum 3 days ideally for full relaxation 4 days.
Tour 1 Isandlwana and Rourkes Drift
Tour 2 Battle of Blood River and Talana
Tour 3 Ladysmith Siege, Battle of Colenso, Cemetry and Gun Hill and Spionkop
Join our well qualified Battlefields guide as he brings you into the story of unfolding events that occurred in various battles ranging in dates from the 1879 Anglo- Zulu wars to the 1899-1902 Anglo Boer Wars. These are full day tours with lunch in between and a fountain of information. Please note that with these options you do miss 2 game drives.
While on your safari (night time safari), your guide will take the opportunity to discuss the night skies. The Milky Way is a phenomenal sight to behold on a clear night and the plethora of constellations such as Orion, Taurus the Bull, the Southern Cross, Scorpio and many others that will keep you in wonder.
Clothing and Accessories:
The weather can be unpredictable as we are located in the Drakensberg region. In summer (Oct-April) temperatures can reach up to 34 degrees but an average 27-30 degrees C is the daily temp with evenings around 17-20 degrees C. In winter expect as low as -2 degrees C, but windchill is still a big factor. Layers of warm and cool clothes is recommended.
Health and Climate:
Malaria Free area.
All bookings must be confirmed by signature of this form and by payment of accommodation. We require a minimum of 50% deposit and the full payment prior to arrival and reserve the right to cancel the reservation should we not receive payment timeously. International bank transfers for amounts totaling less than R25000 will incur an additional R125 bank surcharge – amounts totaling more than R25000 will incur a surcharge of 0.5% of the accommodation amount.
- Cancelled more than 30 days prior to arrival: 10% of the full accommodation charge
- Cancelled less than 30 days prior to arrival: 50% of the full accommodation charge
- Cancelled less than 7 days prior to arrival: 100% of the full accommodation charge
- We require written confirmation for all cancellations (email or fax)
- All payments by agents/operators for accommodation to be made via electronic bank transfer
- Agents/operators must issue Nambiti Plains Lodge with a Tax Invoice for the commission amounts on accommodation for vat purposes
- Rates are inclusive of 14% vat and subject to change without prior notice
Facilities & Services available:
Limited Room Service
Special Meals on Request
Bar on the Premises
Fireplace on the Premises
Parking (off-street - covered)
Tourism Information Desk
Xhosa / Zulu
Communal Satellite TV
Nambiti Plains Private Game Lodge is a Game Lodge in Ladysmith KwaZulu-Natal South Africa