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. Daily game drives - one in the morning and one in the afternoon - depart from the lodge to get you close to Nambiti's nature and wildlife. Your extremely knowledgeable guide will plan a personal safari that takes into account your particular interests and requirements.
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's dining and lounge areas provide panoramic views of rolling hills and savannah by day, and thousands of stars in the clear night sky. There is also a pool deck with sun loungers around a refreshing swimming pool.
The spa offers a range of relaxing treatments for your 'downtime' in between game drives.
2 game drives per day; Rhino levy and Tourism Levy; all meals; and drinks/snacks on game drives are included. PLEASE NOTE: All other drinks are not included and will be charged to your room account for you to settle on departure.
Children aged 6 years and older are welcome. Rates available on request.
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.
Bush, Beach and Battlefields
Nambiti Private Game Reserve
Oyster Box Hotel
Destination: South Africa.
This 12 night itinerary is a memorable combination of culture, nature and wildlife. Beginning in the Drakensberg Mountains with panoramic views at every turn, you continue onto The Battlefields for a look back to South Africa’s troubled past. You will then enjoy an exclusive Big 5 safari in a malaria-fee reserve before ending on the beach at one of South Africa’s best-loved and most distinguished hotels.
This is a 12 night itinerary including The Drakensberg, The Battlefields, Nambiti Private Game Reserve and Durban.
If you have nature-mad children, this 12 night holiday offers something a little different - a 4 night malaria-free safari including close up and personal Big 5 encounters, followed by time at 2 very different coastal resorts.
This is a 12 night itinerary including Nambiti Private Game Reserve, St Lucia Wetland Park and Durban.
*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 south 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 north 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.
From Drakensberg / Natal Midlands / Mooi River : Take the N3 heading north towards Johannesburg and follow the directions from Durban as above.
From Spionkop: Take the R600, following the road for around 19 km before turning right onto the N11, and taking directions to Ladysmith. Continue on the N11 and follow the directions above.
PLEASE NOTE: The gates open at 06:00 and close at 18:00.
General Information For Guests
All suites have a private veranda, king or twin beds with a mosquito net, indoor shower, extra large stone bath, hair dryer, air conditioning unit (conversion to heater), fully stocked mini bar, wireless internet, tea/coffee making facilities, and an intercom to the office for emergencies and external phone lines. The Honeymoon Suite has the same facilities but also has an outdoor shower.
Morning/afternoon game drives are taken in the company of an experienced ranger in an open 4x4 Land Rover.
The Zolile Spa offers a relaxing range of treatments (additional cost).
The lodge has a swimming pool and a boma.
Additional 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.
Travelling time to Durban is approximately 3 hours (240 km).
Travelling time to Johannesburg is approximately 4 hours (340 km).
The area is malaria free so there is no need for malaria medication during your stay at Nambiti Hills.
MasterCard, Diners Club, American Express and Visa cards are accepted.
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