If you want to be seduced by the romance of Africa, and see lion, elephant, leopard, buffalo and rhino up close in the sanctuary of a 10,000 hectare private game reserve, but also you want to experience understated luxury - then it is time you reserved your place at Nambiti Hills Private Game Lodge.
A stay here will ensure you leave more relaxed and enriched than when you arrived.
The Nambiti Big 5 Game Reserve is 23 km east of Ladysmith in the extraordinarily beautiful and geographically diverse KwaZulu-Natal region. Your extremely knowledgeable guide and tracker will plan a personal safari that takes into account your particular interests and requirements. You can explore the reserve by 4x4, on foot or via helicopter.
The reserve is also close to the famous battlefields of the Anglo-Boer War and various other historic sites, and is also not far from the spectacular Drakensberg mountains, making this the perfect stop over en-route to or from these other South African holiday highlights.
The 5* Nambiti Hills Private Game Lodge offers intimate and luxurious accommodation. There are 8 luxury suites and one honeymoon suite, and each suite has a private viewing deck and an interior featuring a contemporary eclectic mix of local African design.
The main lodge lofty glass-enclosed dining and lounge areas provide panoramic views of rolling hills and savannah by day, and thousands of stars in the clear night sky. A wide verandah with its neighbouring bar spills out onto a waterfall that splashes into a rock pool where guests can float on cushions whilst sipping cocktails. Four indoor wood fires and 2 outdoor boma fires offer warmth, intimacy and another place to dine.
Special offers for longer stays or when booked as part of a longer itinerary may apply - details on request.
In addition to the room rate, guests will also be charged the Nambiti Conservation Levy (pppn)
1 January 2019 to 31 December 2019
GBP 3 USD 3 ZAR 50 EUR 3
per person per night
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Brunch, high tea and dinner daily; tea/coffee; snacks; the Rhino Conservation Levy; and 2 game drives per day are included.
Children of any age are welcome. Rates available on request. No safari activities are permitted for children under the age of 6. Game drives can be offered to children aged between 6 and 12 years of age at the discretion of the lodge manager. Babysitting services are available (additional cost).
All of the holidays we prepare are tailor-made, but this might give you an idea of how Nambiti Hills Private Game Lodge can be included in you own dream holiday.
Battles, Bergs and Big 5
Oyster Box Hotel
Nambiti Private Game Reserve
Destination: South Africa.
This 10 night itinerary is a memorable combination of culture, nature and wildlife. Beginning on the beach at a 5* boutique hotel, you will then head to the Drakensberg Mountains with panoramic views at every turn, before continuing onto The Battlefields for a look back to South Africa’s troubled past. You’ll end with an exclusive Big 5 safari in one of South Africa’s most exquisite malaria-fee reserves.
This is a 12 night itinerary including Durban, The Drakensberg, The Battlefields and Nambiti Private Game Reserve.
*Prices are per person and are based on today's exchange rates. Exchange rates are subject to change and are updated daily.
Prices exclude international flights - ask us if you would like to include these.
Guest Rating: 4.9 / 5.0 based on 8 ratings
Really great experience. The resort was beautiful, the food excellent and safari good.
Beautiful lodge with splendid views and very comfortable rooms. Excellent food, and very generous. A wonderful experience both in terms of seeing, hearing and smelling the animals up close. And marvelling at the beautiful landscape. Our guide was excellent too - good at tracking, very knowledgeable, a great driver even in treacherous conditions and even a competent cook. And he was only 25!
Nambiti Hills was phenomenal. The drivers were very nice.
Nambiti Hills Private Game Lodge Location.
Directions For Drivers
From Johannesburg: Take the N3 - heading towards Durban. After van Reenen’s Pass take the Ladysmith Toll off-ramp. Take the R103 towards Ladysmith. Travel following the N11 towards Newcastle. Take the D45 - right (+/ - 7 km after the last traffic light as you leave Ladysmith) - this is a dirt road. At the T-junction turn right onto the D46. Continue for about 4 km until you reach a staffed gate house on the left signposted Nambiti.
From Durban: Take the N3 - heading towards Johannesburg, go past Mooi River Toll. Take Bergville/Ladysmith glide off. Turn right towards Colenso/LadySmith. Travel past Colenso. Go through Ladysmith following the N11, towards Newcastle. Take D45 - right (+/- 7 km after the last traffic light as you leave Ladysmith) - this is a dirt road. At the T-junction turn right into the D46. Continue for about 4 km until you reach a staffed gate house on the left signposted Nambiti.
PLEASE NOTE: The gates open at 06:00 and close at 18:00.
General Information For Guests
All suites have air conditioning, an open plan lounge area, private verandah, indoor shower and extra large stone bath, a fully stocked mini bar, wireless internet, telephone, and a tea/coffee station. The Honeymoon Suite in addition has an outdoor shower.
Morning/afternoon game drives are taken in the company of an experienced ranger in an open 4x4 Land Rover.
There is a Spa offering a range of treatments.
The lodge has a swimming pool.
Additonal off-site activities that can be arranged include Battlefield tours, fly-fishing, scenic flights and tours of local historical sites. More information and rates on request.
MasterCard, Diners Club, American Express and Visa cards are accepted.
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