The magnificent game reserve lies 22 Kilometers to the east of Ladysmith in the beautiful and geographically diverse KwaZulu-Natal of South Africa. This private game reserve can be reached within 2.2 hours from Durban and within 3.3 hours from Johannesburg. Nambiti Game Reserve is home to elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo and rhino as well as over 33 other animal species. South Africa's Nambiti Game Reserve is also rich in birdlife and indigenous flora.
- The Reserve lies 22.5 km east of Ladysmith in the KwaZulu-Natal of South Africa
- The Reserve is home to the Big Five elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo and rhino.
- Nambiti is also rich in birdlife and indigenous flora
- The Reserve is often described as heaven on earth.
- Several game lodges nestle in the untamed wilderness of Nambiti
- Nambiti is in proximity to the famous battlefields of the Anglo-Boer War and various other historical sites
- It is also not far from the spectacular Drakensberg which is a scenic range of mountains with dramatic waterfalls, rivers, streams and caves that feature ancient San paintings on their rock faces
Often described as heaven on earth, the reserve provides several game lodges where guests have the opportunity to encounter Africa's untamed wildlife on game drives and exciting walking safaris combined with being accommodated in luxurious chalets. While on safari, all regions of the ecosystem, from the smallest insects and different grasses to the magnificence of Africa's best-known beasts, are explored.
The reserve is in proximity to the famous battlefields of the Anglo-Boer War and various other historical sites. It is also not far from the spectacular Drakensberg which is a beautiful range of mountains with dramatic waterfalls, rivers, streams and caves that feature ancient San paintings on their rock faces.
Nambiti Conservancy KwaZulu-Naal
The Elephant Rock Private Safari Lodge
Beautifully located at a waterhole, the exclusive Elephant Rock Safari Lodge offers luxurious accommodation for a maximum of 10 guests. Guests may join game drives or relax on the veranda and enjoy the bird and animal life that abounds around the lodge.
The Idwala Lodge provides a comfortable lounge with a small library, a relaxing bar leading out onto an open wooden deck and an elegant dining room.
Nambiti Falls Lodge
The Nambiti Falls Lodge nestles in the picturesque reserve surrounded by wildlife in open plains, offering guests peace and tranquillity.
Nambiti Plains Game Lodge
The five star Nambiti Plains Game Lodge nestles within the beauty of a picturesque landscape that only Africa can portray offering 5-star luxury accommodation for the executive adventurer.
The Springbok Lodge in reserve is also extraordinary. The walls and pubs are adorned with priceless rugby memorabilia – a framed history depicting our love of the rugby game.
The luxurious Umzolozolo Lodge caters for small groups to ensure a safari experience beyond expectation. The lodge's superb facilities combine the thrill of the African bush with all of the comforts of a five-star hotel.
Guests have the opportunity to enjoy the exclusive use of the Woodlands Lodge with friends and family.
The atmosphere at the five-star Nambiti Hills lodge is private and personal, offering understated sophistication and luxury while allowing the guest the unique feeling of being alone in the wilderness.
Directions to Reserve from Johannesburg
Head for Ladysmith on the N3. Once you have entered KwaZulu-Natal via Van Reenen, keep an eye out for the Ladysmith Toll off-ramp at the bottom of Van Reenen's PassTurn left and drove toward Ladysmith on the R103.
Ladysmith, drive straight through, following the N11 Road to Newcastle. From the last traffic lights leaving Ladysmith travel for about 7kms. Turn Right onto the D45 Road, follow for about 10Km’s, at the T-Junction turn right, go alongside the game fence for 4 Km until you reach the gatehouse which is staffed.
Directions from Durban to the Reserve
Head for Ladysmith on the N3 – Take the Ladysmith, Bergville Toll Off Ramp. Turn Right and head for Ladysmith, drive straight through Ladysmith on the N11 Road towards Newcastle from the last robots leaving Ladysmith travel for about 7kms. Turn Right onto the D45 Road, follow for about 10Km’s, at at the T-Junction turn right, go alongside the game fence for 4 Km until you reach the gatehouse which is staffed.