Ndaka Safari Lodge, situated in the Malaria free Nambiti Private Game Reserve at Elandslaagte, near Ladysmith, KwaZulu-Natal – a new Private Game Lodge is in the making. Previously Nambiti Falls – a ‘converted’ farmhouse centrally located in the Nambiti Game Reserve, Mark and Tracey have started the reconstruction of their dream, Ndaka Safari Lodge, a luxury tented camp catering for all, and in particular children.
Ndaka Safari Lodge at a Glance
Accommodation – Tents and existing Farmhouse rooms
Number of Luxury Tents – 6 (Individually decorated luxury safari tents)
Number of Suites in the Farmhouse – 3 (2 make up into a 2 bedroom inter-leading family unit with 2 en-suite bathrooms)
Maximum Guests including children – 24
Children – Yes, Children of all ages are welcome & allowed on game drives
Child-minding – Yes by prior arrangement
Family unit – Extra beds may be added
Beds – King or twin
Air Conditioning – No
Room Fans – Yes
Lodge Pool – Yes
Outdoor Showers – Yes tents only
Personal Bars – No
Tea Station – Yes
Telephone – No
Hairdryer – Yes
Internet Access – WiFi - limited mobile phone connection
Accommodation at Ndaka Safari Lodge
6 Luxury Safari Tents with views out over the Nambiti Plain in front of the Lodge, each with an entrance foyer, large lounge, a double bedroom, private bathroom with bath and large shower and separate toilet en suite. Step out to an outdoor shower with a view. These tents are spacious with views from the lounge, bedroom, bath and showers. What is rather unique is that the bathroom, entrance, back of the bed and cupboard area is constructed of brick. The lounge and bedroom are primarily tented and the bathroom section has a metal roof with ceiling, making that section quite private.
Extra beds may be brought into the suite and located in the open plan lounge area for children. Two double family tents will be available in the new year 2015. The double accommodation in the farm house, each with private bathroom en suite, will continue to be used whilst the extra tented accommodation and Main Lodge buildings are being constructed.
Whilst waiting on the new Main Lodge building, the existing public areas include a lounge, dining room, lapa, honesty bar, dining view deck, boma and swimming pool. There is a trampoline and games for children.
Guided open vehicle game drives are conducted early mornings and late afternoons in the Nambiti Game Reserve.