Nambiti Game Reserve
Nambiti Private Game Reserve is a private Big Five and Wonderful Seven bush retreat and game conservancy set on 20,000 acres of malaria-free bushveld in KwaZulu Natal. It has an incredible biodiversity including savannah, grasslands, thornveld and tall acacias.
Nambiti Game Reserve Highlights
Nambiti Private Game Reserve is situated in KwaZulu Natal in South Africa and offers magnificent fauna & flora in a Big Five private game conservancy set on 20,000 acres of malaria-free bushveld. The Sundays River flows through the reserve and has two 40-metre waterfalls with magnificent ravine bush, home to several rare bird species The Nambiti Private Game Reserve has three times the carrying capacity of regions like Botswana and is the only reserve in the region with the Big Five.
Nambiti Private Game Reserve offers easy access and is approximately three and a half hours drive from Johannesburg and about two and a half hours drive from Durban. The reserve offers the ideal holiday and safari destination for couples, families or guests looking for a quiet getaway with pleasant weather conditions year round.
- Big Five and Wonderful Seven bush retreat and game conservancy.
- The Sundays River flows through the reserve and has two 40-metre waterfalls with magnificent ravine bush, home to several rare bird species.
- The only reserve in the region with the Big Five.
- Only 3.5 hours from Johannesburg and 2.5 hours from Durban.
Nambiti Hills Game Lodge provides the opportunity to experience a holistic safari, covering all spheres of the ecosystem, from the smallest insects and different grasses to the magnificence of Africa's best known beasts.
Nambiti Plains Game Lodge is constructed in and amongst the indigenous forest, perched on the waterhole edge. The lodge offers 5 star cuisine in the boma around the African fire and sleeps guests in luxury, secluded accommodation.
How to Get there
Sun Safaris can arrange scheduled flights from most major airports to either Durban or Pietermaritzburg airports for guests who wish to explore the area. The Battlefields also offer easy access from either Johannesburg or Durban for guests who wish to self-drive on good roads. On these occasions Sun Safaris can arrange a rental car or book a road transfer for guests requiring these options. The drive time from Johannesburg will take between 4 and a half to 5 and a half hours; from Durban, four to five hours.
Nambiti Game Reserve Game Viewing and Activities
Nambiti Plains is home to the Big Five: lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino. It has an exceptional biodiversity and icludes various biome characteristics; including, savannah, grasslands, thornveld and tall acacia trees.
The reserve is ideal for keen bird-watchers and plays host to a number of rare bird species and an array of plains game and hippopotamus. Activities at the lodges vary; however, most include game drives, picnics, boma dinners, tours of the famous Battlefields and excursions into the Drakensberg Mountains.
Umzolozolo Private Safari Lodge is situated on Nambiti Game Reserve in the heart of the KwaZulu Natal Midlands only 4 hours from Johannesburg, 2½ hours from Durban or 40 minutes from the Drakensberg, just off the main N3 freeway.