General

Ndaka lodge has 6 spacious luxury tents and 1 Luxury family tent, all overlooking the Nambiti reserve. Animals can often be seen from the lounge area of your tent as they graze in the veld.

For couples the tents have a large lounge area which can then be made up for families with 2 or even 3 children easily fitting into the tent alongside the King size bed in the Main bedroom.
There are also rooms available in the main lodge, which is the original old Farmhouse on the Ndaka property. There are 3 standard rooms, 2 of which can be combined to make a family room with an interleading door.

There are two game drives daily and if that isn't enough you can ask for a fishing trip in the middle of the day as well! What we enjoyed was having a short afternoon drive and then going out on a night drive. You are not always guaranteed great sitings on the night drive but it gives you a different perspective and shows a fascinating aspect of bushlife at night

Room types

  • The front of Ndaka tents

    Luxury Tented Suites

    Each of the luxury tents have an entrance hall which leads to a spacious lounge area. This can also be converted into a sleeping area for kids. You can fit up to 3 extra single beds quite comfortably into this area.
    There is a large comfortable King Bed ( can be made up us twin beds ) in the main bedroom area with a separate closet space and dressing room. The bathroom has a ridiculously large shower area and a bath. The outdoor shower leads off from here as well

  • The front of Ndaka tents

    Luxury Tented Family Suite

    The family tent is set away from the other tents and overlooks the valley. It is more or less 2 of the normal tented suites joined together with a common lounge area in the middle. Each of the 2 tents have their own en suite facilities

    The family suite can sleep up to 6 people.. Ideal for larger families or perhaps children, parents and grandparents traveling together

  • Lodge room at Ndaka

    Lodge room accommodation

    There are 3 standard lodge rooms in the main building ( The old converted Farmhouse)
    1. Cheetah (king bed/twin beds, bath & shower en-suite)
    2. Elephant (king bed/twin beds + single bed, shower en-suite), and the
    3. Rhino room (twin beds, bath & shower en-suite)

Rates for Ndaka Safari Lodge

Costs are per day and include: all meals, Two game drives daily, all hot drinks from the coffee stations & game drive snacks.
Extras to be added : The Rhino Protection Levy (entrance fee into the reserve ) of R 50.00 pppd over the age of 2 years & all drinks purchased from the honesty bar. Extras will be added onto guests account which you can settle on check-out.

  • Valid: 17 January - 22 March 2018

    Luxury Safari Tented Suites
    Adults: R 1 990 per adult sharing per night
    13-16 Years: R 1 523 per teenager sharing with parents
    Children 4 to 12: from R 997 per child sharing with parents
    Children 0 to 3: no charge when sharing with parents

    Standard Lodge Suites
    Adults: R 1 660 per adult sharing per night
    13-16 Years: R 1 140 per teenager sharing with parents
    Children 4 to 12: from R 762 per child sharing with parents
    Children 0 to 3: no charge when sharing with parents

  • Valid: 23 March - 17 April 2018

    Luxury Safari Tented Suites
    Adults: R 2 135 per adult sharing per night
    13-16 Years: R 1 620 per teenager sharing with parents
    Children 4 to 12: from R 992 per child sharing with parents
    Children 0 to 3: no charge when sharing with parents

    Standard Lodge Suites
    Adults: R 1 758 per adult sharing per night
    Adults: R 1 380 per teenager sharing with parents
    Children 4 to 12: from R 895 per child sharing with parents
    Children 0 to 3: no charge when sharing with parents

  • Valid: 18 April - 29 September 2018

    Luxury Safari Tented Suites
    Adults: R 1 945 per adult sharing per night
    13-16 Years: R 1 525 per teenager sharing with parents
    Children 4 to 12: from R 902 per child sharing with parents
    Children 0 to 3: no charge when sharing with parents

    Standard Lodge Suites
    Adults: R 1 620 per adult sharing per night
    Adults: R 1 200 per teenager sharing with parents
    Children 4 to 12: from R 762 per child sharing with parents
    Children 0 to 3: no charge when sharing with parents

  • Valid: 30 September - 15 December 2018

    Luxury Safari Tented Suites
    Adults: R 2 095 per adult sharing per night
    13-16 Years: R 1 620 per teenager sharing with parents
    Children 4 to 12: from R 1 045 per child sharing with parents
    Children 0 to 3: no charge when sharing with parents

    Standard Lodge Suites
    Adults: R 1 710 per adult sharing per night
    Adults: R 1 260 per teenager sharing with parents
    Children 4 to 12: from R 857 per child sharing with parents
    Children 0 to 3: no charge when sharing with parents

  • Valid: 16 December - 17 January 2019

    Luxury Safari Tented Suites
    Adults: R 2 275 per adult sharing per night
    13-16 Years: R 1 900 per teenager sharing with parents
    Children 4 to 12: from R 1 185 per child sharing with parents
    Children 0 to 3: no charge when sharing with parents

    Standard Lodge Suites
    Adults: R 2 095 per adult sharing per night
    Adults: R 1 525 per teenager sharing with parents
    Children 4 to 12: from R 997 per child sharing with parents
    Children 0 to 3: no charge when sharing with parents

General

Activities on Site

>> The Game viewing is in open vehicles which gives guests the opportunity of viewing fauna and flora in all directions.
>> Two scheduled Safaris (game drives) are included in the rate pppn. (maximum of 10 guests per game viewer)
>> Guided or self-guided Birding Walks within the fenced area.
>> Fishing (seasonal).
>> Birding
>> Night drives with 24 hour notice on request (if approved by the reserve)

Your Day at Ndaka

Your day will start with a wake up call between 05h00 – 05h30 depending on the season. Warm up with a hor drink before heading out for your morning Game Drive. Blankets are provided if it is still a bit chilly. During winter, warm jackets will be needed to keep the cold at bay while sitting on the back of the Land Cruiser, looking out for the wild life.
Enjoy morning break at one of the view points, with a muffin and a hot drink

A hot breakfast will be ready for you on your return to the lodge.

After breakfast you can choose to catch up on sleep, read a book round the pool are or outside your tent.
The kids may want to go and do a spot of Bass fishing in one of the waterholes around the reserve. Tray and pre book this as soon as you check in.

A light lunch is served at around 1.30

Your afternoon game drive will depart between 4 and 4.30 depending on the season and will return shortly after nightfall depending on sightings.
A suitable spot will be found during the drive to enjoy some snacks and sundowners. A great moment to enjoy the quiet of the bush before night falls and brings it's own sounds of wildlife, bird calls and insect noises

Dinner is served between 19h00 and 19h30 but is always fun to get togther round the fire pit or at the bar and recound stories with fellow guests and share your bush experiences with them
After dinner, relax with a glass of wine or a cappuccino and enjoy the evening sky

Please note that game drive times do vary according to the seasons as well as the weather forecast each day.

About Ndaka Lodge

The tents are all equipped with electric blankets on the beds as well as heaters to keep you snug in winter and ceiling fans to cool you down in summer.
The 6 luxury safari tents overlook the Nambiti plains and a small waterhole. in front of the lodge. The tents are large enough to have 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 or 3 children can have single beds.

Meals times are relaxed and sociable with continental breakfasts served buffet-style either in the lapa or under the tree in the garden after the morning game drive. A cooked breakfast is also available, prepared according to guests’ preferences.

A light lunch is served in the lapa at the buffet table.

Dinner is a 3- course affair in the lapa or around a blazing fire (weather permitting).
Soft drinks, spirits, malts and wines are also availaable from the bar.

Children and Game Drives at Nambiti, Ndaka Lodge

Ndaka really goes out of it's way to make sure young children are felt included in everything from meal times to game drives. It really is a true family wilderness destination for those travelling with children.

Whilst kids sleep in the same tent, they have their own section to one side with the choice of single beds or campcots and don't feel "squeezed in".
This is due to the large size of the tents that Ndaka use. The gardens and grounds are fenced in and there is plenty space for lkids o work off their excess energy without getting in the way of other guests. The large indigenous garden provides plenty of space for the kids to play everything from thei r favorite sports, hide-‘n-seek, trampoline and in Summer, the swimming pool

POLICY REGARDING CHILDREN ON GAME DRIVES

Children aged 4 years and younger are welcomed on game drives.
Car seats available for younger children but parents need to be sensitive and aware of the sometimes unpredictable behaviour of the wild animals.Safety is paramount and generally these drives will not be allowed within 50 meters of a Big 5 sighting. This is however at the sole discretion of the ranger at the time of the sighting.

Guests with children of similar ages will travel together on game viewers but in the event of this not being possible, then parents are requested to be considerate of other guests also enjoying their experience in the bush.
Children must remain quiet on drives so as to not inconvenience other guests on the vehicle as well as other guests on other game drives.

Arrival

Please advise your Nambiti.info reservations agent if your arrival time is going to differ from the one you completed on your booking form.
On arrival at the gate and after filling in your arrival form you will be directed to the parking area where your Ndaka Lodge Guide will come and fetch you.
Your Big 5 adventure starts as soon as you enter the gate so please drive carefully and be responsible if you happen on any sightings on your way to the parking.
You will be transported by Game Viewer to the Lodge.

Check-out

Please be ready to leave your tent by 11H00 hours and to be transferred to your vehicle by 12h00

Cancellation / Prepayment

A 50% deposit is required to confirm your accommodation. The balance is to be paid 35 days prior to your stay

  • Cancellation fees may apply so please ask your reservations agent when booking

Extras

All extras to be settled directly with the Lodge unless pre arranged with Reservations
Conservation levy is paid directly to the lodge unless arranged with reservations agent

Around the Lodge

  • Bar
  • Unobtrusive electric perimeter fence
  • Expansive lawn area.
  • Boma Area
  • Mobile Phone coverage
  • Secure undercover parking (off site)
  • Credit card facilities.
  • Laundry service.
  • Wheelchair accessible.
  • Backup Generator.
  • Wi Fi is now available

Your Luxury Tent

  • 6 large luxury Safari Style Tents.
  • Views of the reserve.
  • En suite bathrooms.
  • Outdoor shower.
  • King beds – All convertible into twin single beds
  • Electric blankets (for the chilly winter months).
  • Rooms Fans
  • Bathroom amenities, insect repellent and hairdryers.
  • Tea and Coffee making facilities.
  • Fenced lodge - electric perimeter
  • Tents can accommodate a 3rd adult or up to 3 younger children – in one tent
  • No Smoking in the Tent is permitted.

Internet

Free! WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.

Parking

Visitors vehicles are to be left at the dedicated secure parking areas near the gate that they entered the reserve through. You will be picked up by and dropped off there by your game ranger.

  • 15 km from Ladysmith
  • 260 km from Durban | 400 km from Joburg

Directions from Johannesburg

Charter flights can fly into the reserve landing strip where the guests will be collected and transferred to the lodge which is a 45 minute ( Bonus Game )drive.

Head for Ladysmith on the N3. Once you have entered KwaZulu Natal via Van Reenen, look out for the Ladysmith Toll off-ramp (at the bottom of Van Reenen's Pass.
Turn left and drive toward Ladysmith on the R103. When you arrive in Ladysmith, drive straight through, following the N11 Road to Newcastle.
IMPORTANT: IGNORE THE FIRST NAMBITI SIGN ( about 7km from town ) This is for the South Gate.
From Ladysmith travel for ± 20kms until you see the sign for Elandslaagte/ Nambiti
When you see the sign that says Elandslaagte, turn right.
Travel for 2.3kms on the R602 (Glencoe/ Dundee road)
Turn right at the Elandslaagte Military Cemetry sign
Drive 3.6km to the Nambiti Memorial Gate where the gate guard will direct you to your parking area

Directions from Durban

Head for Ladysmith on the N3 – Take the Ladysmith / Bergville Toll Off Ramp.
When you arrive in Ladysmith, drive straight through, following the N11 Road to Newcastle.
IMPORTANT: IGNORE THE FIRST NAMBITI SIGN ( about 7km from town ) This is for the South Gate.
From Ladysmith travel for ± 20kms until you see the sign for Elandslaagte/ Nambiti
When you see the sign that says Elandslaagte, turn right.
Travel for 2.3kms on the R602 (Glencoe/ Dundee road)
Turn right at the Elandslaagte Military Cemetry sign
Drive 3.6km to the Nambiti Memorial Gate where the gate guard will direct you to your parking area

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