Umzolozolo Private Safari Lodge is a five star venue situated in the Malaria free, Nambiti Private Game Reserve, KwaZulu-Natal. The Nambiti Game Reserve is close to Ladysmith and easily accessed when travelling from Johannesburg or Durban.
The wildlife experience at Umzolozolo Lodge in the Nambiti Game Reserve can be amazing. This species rich Nambiti park offers regular sightings of elephant and buffalo herds, white and black rhino, cheetah and lion. Although a Big 5 Game Reserve, the leopard are infrequently seen. Numerous species of antelope and other wildlife such as giraffe, zebra and hippo as well as abundant bird species make for a rewarding sojourn into the bushveld.
Umzolozolo Private Safari Lodge at a Glance
Luxury Chalets – 3
Luxury Suites – 4
Presidential Suite – 1
Honeymoon Suite – 1
Maximum Guests – 18
Beds – King or twin
Children – Yes
Child-minding – Yes by prior arrangement
Air Conditioning – Yes with heating
Room Fans – Yes
Lodge Pool – Yes
Private plunge pool – Yes in Honeymoon Suite and Jacuzzi in Presidential Suite
Outdoor Showers – Yes
Personal Bars – Yes
Tea Station – Yes
Telephone – Yes
Hairdryer – Yes
Internet Access – No, limited mobile phone connection
Umzolozolo Lodge features five luxurious freestanding suites, constructed using local materials and thatch roofs to blend into the environment, with each room having a panoramic outlook over the bush. The air-conditioned rooms at Umzolozolo are spacious and secluded with private viewing decks, where guests can relax and observe the wildlife in the valley below and on the hills of the Nambiti Game Reserve. The suites have been designed to maximize game viewing from every room with large picture windows looking out onto the valley. In addition to a private bathroom, each suite has an outdoor shower, so that even whilst showering, guests can enjoy the sights and sounds of Nambiti. The suites have TV with satellite channels, where one can catch up with a world that seems so very far away!
Umzolozolo has a beautifully appointed Presidential Suite. The extravagant stone bath with lovely views through the large windows makes for the ideal setting to relax, and appreciating the beauty of the environment of the Nambiti Game Reserve. The décor and comfort of this magnificent suite adds to the romantic atmosphere, whilst the private deck is complimented by a Jacuzzi for unwinding in lavish style.
Umzolozolo’s Honeymoon Suite is tucked away for complete privacy, this also features a private deck which overlooks the valley. We make every effort to create a magical romantic atmosphere for our honeymoon couples and will gladly arrange for a private dinner to be served at your suite, at an additional cost.
For relaxation, the rim-flow swimming pool is situated high above the valley on the main viewing deck of Umzolozolo Lodge where one may relax, cool off and gaze over the vista below. Lounge chairs, shady umbrellas, a selection of wildlife books, cocktails or simply doze and unwind to the sound of bird song and gently flowing water.
Save Our Rhinos - Nambiti Rhino Protection Levy Conservation Levy.
Some Extra Spoils *With Prior arrangement.
Romantic Candle Light Dinners from R 350.00
Special occasion & Birthday Cakes from R 150.00
Gift Basket or Flowers from R 250.
Champagne & Roses from R 500.00
Please take note of the following:
Check in from 12h30 - 14h00
Check out: 10h30 - 11h30
- Lunch is included on the day of arrival, not on the day of departure.
- Please get to the lodge timeously to check-in before the afternoon game drive.
Seasonal Lunch and Game drive times:
• Winter/Autumn Lunch served: 13h30 Afternoon Game Drive Leaves: 15h00
• Spring/Summer Lunch served: 14h00 Afternoon Game Drive Leaves: 16h00
- Our morning game drive times will be discussed with the guests the night before.
Teenagers: Will be paying adults rates.
Children 3 years old & under, no charge. Please note: children from 4 years and older are allowed on game drives as long as they are under adult supervision at all times. (This is subject to change at the Managers and Ranger’s discretion)
Child minding facilities are available during game drives and meals.
A separate children’s menu will be available at the lodge, however should the guests wish for their child to eat off the adults menu, there will be an extra charge.