Nambiti Big 5 Private Game Reserve - An Experience of the Untamed.
Twenty-two thousand acres of unspoiled wilderness located at Elandslaagte, Nambiti is a land as rugged as its history. On the plains where the Anglo-Boer battles once thundered, the fight for supremacy is now the exclusive realm of its teeming wildlife population.
Set just two and a half hours from Durban and four hours from Johannesburg, Nambiti a place of infinite charm and breathtaking diversity. Regarded as one of the nations most ambitious conservation initiatives, Nambiti is one of the few reserves in South Africa where the majesty of the Big 5 can be experienced free from the threat of malaria.
Whatever your purpose and budget, Nambiti has the space to accommodate it. From romantic bungalows with remarkable views over the bush to lavish wedding venues and conference centres, Nambiti offers celebration, adventure, quiet reflection and the opportunity to reconnect with those you love.
Accommodation at Nambiti Big 5 Game Reserve:
Today, Nambiti boasts nine independently owned and managed Lodges, many incorporated into original farmhouses, offering experiences from the understated to the sublime:
- Lions Valley Lodge
- Elephant Rock Lodge
- The Springbok Lodge
- Esiweni Luxury Safari Lodge
- Ndaka Safari Lodge
- Nambiti Hills Private Game Lodge
- Umzolozolo Lodge
- Nambiti Plains Game Lodge
- Cheetah Ridge Lodge
Nambiti 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 Reserve boasts incredible biodiversity; including savannah, thornveld, riverine bush, acacia trees and extensive grasslands that mirror the plains of central Africa. In addition, the Reserve is completely malaria free, falling far outside the low risk belt.
After a smoldering summers day, thunderstorms often occur in the late afternoon; these brief but dramatic displays are a quintessential part of the bush experience. The dry winters are the best time to view game as the animals concentrate around water, or warm up in sunny clearings. By night in clear conditions, stargazing is truly a magical experience as the sky comes alive. The river offers excellent Yellow fish fishing and there are a number of dams within the reserve that are well-stocked with various fish species.
Head off on an open, game-viewing vehicle at daybreak or early afternoon. A personal guide will ensure that you get the most out of the experience, enjoying the abundance of wildlife and unspoilt African vistas.
With almost 200 species of birds, the Nambiti Game Reserve is a bird lover's paradise.
The reserve's well stocked dams offer the keen fly fisherman a chance to indulge in this tranquil pastime (all fishing is on a catch-and-release' basis).
The Nambiti Game Reserve is situated in the heart of Battlefields country where the Anglo-Zulu and Anglo-Boer wars were fought centuries ago.
Nambiti is a mere 45 minutes from the spectacular Drakensberg Mountains and some of South Africa's top golf courses.