The Springbok Lodge
is situated in the Nambiti Private Game Reserve, a conservancy offering 20 000 acres of pristine, MALARIA-FREE bushveld. The Reserve is home to the Big 5, as well as cheetah, hippo and over 30 species of plains game.
The Springbok Lodge epitomises the perfect safari experience with beautifully appointed tented suites, service excellence, superb cuisine and prolific wildlife - ensuring an unforgettable experience.
Nestled in the heart of the KwaZulu-Natal Battlefields, The Lodge offers luxury tented accommodation a unique Africa Safari experience.
Well positioned on the main route between Johannesburg and Durban, Springbok Lodge is a four-and-a-half hour drive from Johannesburg and three-and-a-half hours from Durban. The breathtaking mountains of the central Drakensberg lie a mere one-and-a-half hours away.
Bringing the Lodge even closer is 1.2 km landing strip for light aircraft or helicopters located in the Reserve.
Whether Springbok Lodge is your intended destination, a base from which to explore the surrounding countryside or a stop-over while touring the country, you are assured an exceptional experience - the lodge has achieved an AA Superior Accommodation Accreditation for the past two years.
Wheelchair Access: Two of the tents are adjacent to the lodge and equipped with an access ramp instead of stairs, catering for wheelchair-bound guests and those with mobility challenges.
The Main Lodge and boma are accessible by wheelchair and the lodge boasts a uniquely-designed, wheelchair-accessible plunge pool. More information regarding the tents’ facilities and restrictions with regards to wheelchairs can be obtained when making a reservation.
Accommodation at The Springbok Lodge:
While the Big Five experience alone is enough to attract visitors, guests staying at Springbok Lodge leave with a different idea of camping
Our 21 elevated Luxury Tents sleep a maximum of 54 guests, offering 5-star opulence in the African bush. The tents are air conditioned in the warm summer months and heated in the chilly winter ones, with electric blankets keeping guests extra snug. We have 6 family units that can accommodate a max of 2 adults and 2 children in one open plan bedroom. The remaining 15 tents accommodate 2 guests each (king bed or twin bed available only).
Each of our elevated luxury tents have their own viewing deck with chairs for your comfort, a kingsize bed (also available as twin beds), a hospitality tray, complimentary sherry, safety deposit box and a hairdryer.
After a thrilling day of game viewing and birding, indulge in a deep, scented bubble bath or enjoy the rush of an outdoor shower under the star-studded sky.
Unsurpassed views from each tent deck allow you to watch the game on the horizon whilst sipping your morning coffee or favourite sundowner.
The Springbok Lodge Activities:
- Game drives (approximately 3 hours long, depending on sightings and weather)
- Boma dinners (by prior arrangement, request and always weather permitting)
- Bush breakfasts (by prior arrangement)
- Fly fishing (seasonal)
- Zulu dancing (by prior arrangement and at an additional cost)
- Massage Therapy and Manicures (in room treatments only)
- Battlefield Tours (by arrangement and at an additional cost)
- Leisurely drives towards the majestic Drakensberg, with superb sightseeing and curio shopping
Fishing: Enjoy some quiet time at one of the many well-stocked dams fishing for Bass or Grass Carp, Natal Scaly and Mozambique Bream. Fishing rods and lures are available for hire at the Lodge.
Battlefield Tours: For the history enthusiast, trips to any of the nearby battlefields, including Rorke’s Drift and Isandlwana, can be arranged.
Golf: Golfing enthusiasts can book at a golf course in the vicinity (by arrangement only).
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Clothing & Accessories:
It is advisable to wear neutral coloured clothing (browns, beige, green) as well as making sure that you have adequate sun protection, especially in the South African summer months (September to March).
Health & Climate:
It can be extremely hot in the summer and very cold in the winter, so it is recommended that you equip yourself with the correct type of clothing for the weather conditions.
It is also of paramount importance that you have adequate sun protection.
We had a lovely stay, the staff were very friendly and we felt most welcomed at the Lodge.