Accommodation bookings for Nambiti Private Game Reserve, a Malaria free, Big 5 Game Park near Ladysmith, KwaZulu-Natal. Private Lodge Safari Reservations

Nambiti Plains Private Game Lodge
Nambiti Private Game Reserve, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Luxury Private Safari Lodge

Nambiti Plains Private Game Lodge is situated in the beautiful and diverse landscape of Nambiti Private Game Reserve, just east of Ladysmith in close proximity to the Drakensberg and within fairly easy driving distance of both Johannesburg and Durban. The area around Nambiti has a firm footing in South African history with several battles of the Anglo-Zulu and Anglo-Boer wars taking place in this vicinity – in fact many of these battlefields have been preserved as reminders of the rich history.
One of the most attractive elements about Nambiti Game Reserve is the spectacular and diverse scenic landscapes! This reserve’s 13 000 hectares of malaria-free bushveld boasts everything from massive grassy plains reminiscent of the Serengeti, through thornveld covered hillsides to the Sundays River which tumbles over a series of waterfalls as it makes its way through the reserve.

Nambiti Plains at a Glance

  • Accommodation: Number of Suites – 7
  • Beds – XL King or 2x 3/4 twin beds
  • Room Fans – Yes
  • Aircon - Honeymoon Suites
  • Outdoor Showers –Honeymoon Suites
  • Lodge Pool – Yes
  • Power – 220v AC
  • WiFi - Yes, Limited
  • Child-minding – Yes by prior arrangement
  • Max number of guests per vehicle – 10
Read about our visits to Nambiti Plains Private Game Lodge

Dec 2012
Dec 2013
May 2014
June 2015
Oct 2018

Nambiti Plains is an eco-friendly Lodge which consists of 7 Private Thatched Luxurious Suites; two sets of which can be booked as family suites (accommodate 4 people.) The Suites utilized as family units consist of one building, a common entrance leading to two separate and private rooms; a solid packed stone wall divides the two rooms. All suites have private verandas fitted with a table and two chairs as well as two sun loungers. Each suite come as an XL King but can also be accommodated as 2 ¾ size twin beds.

Unlike many of the other lodges which are based either in the far south or north of the reserve, Nambiti Plains is located pretty much in the middle of the reserve. The Lodge’s location gives it one significant advantage in that you're already in the heart of the reserve's prime game viewing areas!
The Lodge is set on a gentle slope with views out over the rolling plains of Nambiti with a nearby waterhole. Each suite is completely secluded and hugely spacious and comes equipped with romantic mosquito nets and overhead fans. Whilst the style is quite rustic with open thatched roofs with exposed ceiling beams, stone-packed feature walls and screeded floors, it’s all quite luxurious too. You can immerse yourself with 180 degree panoramic views from the stone bath, outdoor "bush shower" (Honeymoon Suites only), and private wrap around viewing deck. The Honeymoon suites have massive open plan bathrooms where twin basins are framed by old tree trunks and there’s a gorgeous standalone stone bath which could almost feel outside once you slide back the huge floor-to-ceiling sliding doors! The luxury suites are two separate rooms joint by an inter-leading foyer and separated by a solid, packed stone wall. This is perfect for families as it offers families space to enjoy the beautiful views of the bush, but being near one another.

The main lodge follows a traditional game lodge design style with its thatched roofs and wooden viewing deck – the stone-packed feature walls are particularly attractive. The Lodge's emphasis is on a modern yet eco-friendly minimalist approach with the Lodge also located right in the bush with no manicured gardens, thereby reducing the impact on the surrounding environment. The Lodge has glassed sliding doors, overhead fans and screened floors which ensure you stay cool in summer while large, beautifully constructed packed stone fire places in the lounge and dining room keep you warm in winter. During the day, the place to be is the vast, expansive wrap-around deck complete with circular plunge pool - this is the ideal area to relax with an ice-cold beer or chill out in the outdoor lounge as you watch animals quietly drinking and bathing in the waterhole in front of the lodge.

Nambiti Plains is certainly not the place to come to lose weight and dining is an experience to be enjoyed either in the privacy of your deck, dining room, under the African sky in the atmospheric boma around a blazing bonfire or in the bush for a truly African experience.

The information on this website is correct - to the best of our knowledge.
Subject to change without notice or correction.

Nambiti Plains Lodge
Rates & Specials

Nambiti Private Game Reserve is charging a Conservation Fee of R55 per person per night
and this is payable in cash at the lodge on day of departure (Subject to Change).

2019 - 2021 RATES & SPECIALS
11 January to 10 December 2019
Room Type
Per Person Sharing
Per Night
Per Night
Children 8-12 years*
Luxurious Suites
R 3 950.00
R 5 925.00
R2 500.00
Honeymoon Suites
R 4 250.00
R 6 375.00
R2 500.00
11 December 2019 to 10 January 2020
Room Type
Per Person Sharing
Per Night
Per Night
Children 8-12 years*
Luxurious Suites
R 4 000.00
R 6 000.00
R2 500.00
Honeymoon Suites
R 4 400.00
R 6 600.00
R2 500.00
11 January to 10 December 2020
Room Type
Per Person Sharing
Per Night
Per Night
Children 8-12 years*
Luxurious Suites
R 4 350.00
R 6 525.00
R2 800.00
Honeymoon Suites
R 4 650.00
R 6 975.00
R2 800.00
11 December 2020 to 10 January 2021
Room Type
Per Person Sharing
Per Night
Per Night
Children 8-12 years*
Luxurious Suites
R 4 500.00
R 6 750.00
R2 800.00
Honeymoon Suites
R 4 800.00
R 7 200.00
R2 800.00

Receive a 50% discount on the last night when booking a three-night stay. Valid when staying from 1 July to 31 August 2019 as
well as 1 November to 15 December 2019*
*special rates do not apply over long weekends or public holidays.

Book and pay for a two-night stay and receive the third night complimentary! Valid for 1 May to 30 June 2019 as well as 1 to 30 September 2019*
*special rates do not apply over long weekends or public holidays.

Receive a Special discounted rate per person per night sharing when booking any two nights during the Winter Months.
Valid when staying from 1 May to 31 August 2020*
* T&C apply. Not valid with other offers

Book and pay for a seven-night stay and receive the last two night complimentary! Valid for 1 January to 20 December 2020 *
*T&C apply. Not valid with other offers

Rates Include

  • Luxury accommodation
  • Welcome drinks
  • Arrival Gift
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and/or high tea, dinner)
  • Safari Activities: Two game drives per day with a professional guide
  • Snacks and refreshments on safari – minerals, local beers and house wine on the afternoon safaris
  • Coffee, tea, hot chocolate, breakfast juices and water available all day
  • A glass of house wine during dinner
  • Boma and bush dinners (weather permitted)
  • WiFi throughout the Main Lodge and the suites
  • Emergency medical evacuation insurance

Rates Exclude

  • Transfers to and from the Reserve – this can be arranged though the Lodge at an additional cost
  • Reserve conservation levy per person per day
  • Additional Safari Activities: Walking Safaris, Night drives, Fishing and Star Gazing
  • Alternative Activities outside the Reserve: Helicopter flips, Battlefield Tours and Drakensberg outings
  • Private Picnics and Bush Breakfasts
  • Romantic Private Champagne Dinner
  • Curios, gratuities and telephone calls
  • Mini bar items and additional beverages ordered at the bar such as Cellar wines and champagnes and all imported spirits and beers
  • Laundry service available at additional charge
  • Wedding Packages and special events

General Infomation

  • Nambiti Plains Lodge is situated in the Nambiti Game Reserve (Memorial Gate) and is roughly 3.5 hours from Durban and 4.5 hours from Johannesburg
  • Nambiti Plains is a malaria-free area
  • Recommended time of arrival is from 12:00 with check-in to the rooms from 14:00. Rooms are vacated between 10:00am and 11:00am. Gates open at 06:00 and close at 18:00
  • When traveling take into account that game drives usually start at 3:30pm on your day of arrival and that late arrivals could possibly result in missing your first game drive. Please check with the Lodge as game drive times may vary with the seasons.
  • Lunch is usually served between 13h30 to 14h30 (times may change), however late arrivals can still enjoy a small High Tea.
  • Please contact the Lodge when passing Ladysmith as to avoid a waiting period of 20 minutes upon arrival as the Lodge is situated a distance from the gate.
  • Guests will be required to sign an indemnity form at the gate then proceed with private vehicles to the undercover guest parking from where a guide will collect you and you will be driven to the lodge.
Children's Policy:
  • Children aged 8 years and older are welcome at Nambiti Plains.
  • Children aged 13 years and older will be charged standard adult rates.
  • Children aged 13 years and older can stay in a Luxury Suite on their own.
  • Children sharing a room with two full paying adults sleep on individual single beds (single beds without mosquito nets).
  • Child minding available on request
  • Nambiti Plains Lodge is unfenced and wild animals can roam between the suites and lodge area.


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