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Nambiti Big 5 Private Game Reserve

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Without a doubt one for your bucket list.

I wrote a review about Lion's Lodge in Nambiti. Have a look at that. It was fabulous! The Staff... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ladysmith, South Africa
Fantastic Private Game Reserve

The best part of this reserve is that self-drivers are not allowed. So there are no crowds of cars... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Johannesburg, South Africa
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“game reserve”(39 reviews)
“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 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Ladybird_gal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank ChloeBushBaby
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank intjpk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

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

Thank HTTcyclist
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

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.

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

Thank Nirvaan S
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

From the big 5 only 2 seen. Although the guide really did his very best, that’s what is was during the 3 hours game drive. Luckily the surrounding area has great nature and all kind of other animals.

Thank Margaretmingote
Reviewed 25 July 2018

Umzolozolo was everything we expected and so so much more!!! A weekend we will forever remember with fondness and amazement!

Thank Karib4Jesus
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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