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Nambiti Big 5 Private Game Reserve

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Nambiti North Gate, Kwazulu Natal, Ladysmith 3370, South Africa
+27 36 631 9026
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Safari Par Excellence

We stayed at the Elephant Rock Hotel which takes only 10 people at a time, each chalet is very... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
0Petal
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Auckland
Amazing Game Reserve

The animals are amazing at this reserve and spaciousness is perfect. There are a few lodges here... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
chapmangirl3
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Corona, California
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  • Excellent86%
  • Very good12%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
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Travellers talk about
“game reserve” (38 reviews)
“springbok lodge” (21 reviews)
“first class” (7 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
Nambiti North Gate, Kwazulu Natal, Ladysmith 3370, South Africa
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+27 36 631 9026
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"elephant rock"
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"great food"
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"their natural habitat"
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"beautiful reserve"
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"esiweni lodge"
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"early morning"
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"safari experience"
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"wild animals"
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"afternoon drive"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the Elephant Rock Hotel which takes only 10 people at a time, each chalet is very private due to the way they have been placed, we had a lovely view of a watering hole and saw plenty, plus enjoyed the company of...More

2  Thank 0Petal
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The animals are amazing at this reserve and spaciousness is perfect. There are a few lodges here and the rangers can even work together to spot difficult animals. Best reserve we went to!

1  Thank chapmangirl3
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nambiti offers excellent game viewing with a fraction of the tourist traffic. It is conveniently located and has nine lodges to suite a range of budgets. Definitely worth a visit any time of the year.

1  Thank Thomas L
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Reviewed 11 May 2018

Beautifully decorated hotel and comfortable. Friendly and welcoming staff. Great food with good choices! We were fortunate to have some great safari experiences. Located in a very nice reserve.

Thank leilc
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Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

We stayed here as part of a wedding party. The lodge is in a secluded location so you really feel you are in the wild African bush however you are not far from Ladysmith. The place is stunning. We were allocated a glamping style tent...More

Thank Mr-P-Fogg39
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

We stayed at the Lion Valley Lodge on the Nambiti Reserve and loved it. They are a "eco" reserve which means that the animals are left in as natural a state as possible. They don't feed them or bait them to a location or use...More

2  Thank Larry H
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Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

Fabulous guides. Lots of animals on each trip. Got very close to them and able to enjoy watching them in their natural Habitat. Wonderful!

Thank mossdownunder
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

Pretty much guaranteed to see animals due to the smaller size of the reserve. There aren't that many lodges on the reserve so also avoided too many vehicles disturbing the ambiance. Stayed at Ndaka and had the best guide (Graeme). All of the guides do...More

Thank D L
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

Never again. Hardly any wildlife. Terrible food. Expensive. Definitely something one should give a miss.

1  Thank Vicky H
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Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

Good for game viewing and relaxation. Easy to get to by car from Gauteng. 4 of big 5 in one day, Leopard still outstanding. Plenty of Kudu, Zebra. Never been that close to elephants and some other animals.

Thank AchimKlennert
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tamilyndor
9 April 2018|
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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
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