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Nambiti Big 5 Private Game Reserve

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Exquisite property with professional rangers with a passion for these wonderfully amazing animals... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Durban, South Africa
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Definitely well worth returning to this private game reserve

We stayed 3 nights but would have loved to stay longer. The reserve is stunning, the staff are... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2018
Jersey, United Kingdom
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“springbok lodge”(23 reviews)
“cheetah ridge”(12 reviews)
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Nambiti North Gate, Kwazulu Natal, Ladysmith 3370, South Africa
+27 36 631 9026
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Exquisite property with professional rangers with a passion for these wonderfully amazing animals. The property offers a little bit of everything and because it is community based there is a family amongst all resorts and rangers. The care for nature is everyone’s top priority and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ShayneKlopfer242
Reviewed 24 October 2018

We stayed 3 nights but would have loved to stay longer. The reserve is stunning, the staff are exceptional and our game driver Stuart was very knowledgeable and respectful of the animals in the park also was a good laugh. The restaurant serves high quality...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank PonterB
Reviewed 2 October 2018

I wrote a review about Lion's Lodge in Nambiti. Have a look at that. It was fabulous! The Staff were fabulous and the food brilliant. We saw 4 out of 5 of the big 5. Missed out on the Leopard.

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Ladybird_gal
Reviewed 2 October 2018

The best part of this reserve is that self-drivers are not allowed. So there are no crowds of cars surrounding animals. The only vehicles allowed are the game vehicles from the lodges within the reserve. They also have rules that no more than 3 vehicles...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ChloeBushBaby
Reviewed 19 September 2018

I went in the winter of 2016 & didn't know my review wasn't submitted until now. But hey, the game reserve's still there. The 3 Sisters (lioness) were a bit elusive and they were far away. Others got lucky & had close encounter with them,...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank intjpk
Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

We road in open aired, roofed hummers through the bush hoping to view the many animals living on the Nambiti Reserve. The drivers were professional and informative and got us as close as was safe to many animals. We saw cheetahs, elephants, rhinos, giraffes, wildebeests,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank GoffedIt
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

Stayed at Ndaka Lodge. Good game drives with guides looking to find the animals or birds that the group wanted to see. And we did see everything bar an elusive Leopard. Can be very cold on the morning drive this time of year so remember...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

We travelled as a family of four adults and one 2 year old. We stayed two nights. The food was very tasty and the staff were friendly. We managed to see a lot of kudu, wildebeest and giraffe. Had a wonderful spotting of a lioness....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank SweetPiment0
Reviewed 18 August 2018

First time in a Game Reserve. Saw all of the big 5. The rangers were excellent. Roads good. Malaria free. Stayed at the Springbok Lodge. Very nice. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Yehudah3
Reviewed 30 July 2018

Overwhelming is the best description for Nambiti. Jonathan "jono" Caisley from the onset showed us the time of our lives. He is the biggest asset of Nambiti. Celeb ranger extraordinaire. He tracked down so many of there large variety of African animals and got us...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Sharon M
25 July 2018|
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Response from DaveBrendaOldacre | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest that you contact Ndaka direct and ask if they have any other form of transport that they could suggest.
9 April 2018|
Response from Kris M | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Because the game reserve is a private venture, I do not think you are able too at Springbok Lodge. It would be best to contact Springbok Lodge directly. However, There are other game reserves in the area you could... More