General

Ndaka lodge has 9 spacious luxury tents all overlooking the Nambiti reserve. Animals can often be seen from the lounge are 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 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 shorter afternoon drive and then going out on a night drive. You are not always guaranteed of great sitings on the night drive but it gives you a different aspect of the bush

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

All Rates include 2 game drives daily. Breakfast, Lunch and dinner. Snacks and hot drinks and water on the game drive
Rates Exclude a Reserve Rhino protection levy of about R 34 pp per day, payable at the lodge on departure.
Drinks are not included except for hot beverages which are available at the main lodge and in your room.

  • Valid: 16 December 2016 - 08 January 2017 ( Christmas/ summer )

    Safari Tents

    Adults: R 2 050 per person sharing per night
    Teens, 13 to 16: R 1 525 per teen sharing per night
    Children, 4 to 12: R 950.00 per child sharing

    Std lodge Rooms

    Adults: R 1 650 per person sharing per night
    Teens, 13 to 16: R 1 275 per teen sharing per night
    Children, 4 to 12: R 850.00 per child sharing

  • Valid: 09 January 2017 to 30 March 2017 ( Summer )

    Safari Tents

    Adults: R 1 950 per person sharing per night
    Teens, 13 to 16: R 1 275 per teen sharing per night
    Children, 4 to 12: R 900.00 per child sharing

    Std lodge Rooms

    Adults: R 1 550 per person sharing per night
    Teens, 13 to 16: R 1 075 per teen sharing per night
    Children, 4 to 12: R 700.00 per child sharing

  • Valid: 31 March 2017 to 17 April 2017 (Easter period)

    Safari Tents

    Adults: R 2 050 per person sharing per night
    Teens, 13 to 16: R 1 525 per teen sharing per night
    Children, 4 to 12: R 950.00 per child sharing

    Std lodge Rooms

    Adults: R 1 650 per person sharing per night
    Teens, 13 to 16: R 1 275 per teen sharing per night
    Children, 4 to 12: R 850.00 per child sharing

  • Valid: 8 April 2017 to 29 September 2017 (Winter)

    Safari Tents

    Adults: R 1 950 per person sharing per night
    Teens, 13 to 16: R 1 450 per teen sharing per night
    Children, 4 to 12: R 900.00 per child sharing

    Std lodge Rooms

    Adults: R 1 450 per person sharing per night
    Teens, 13 to 16: R 1 150 per teen sharing per night
    Children, 4 to 12: R 700.00 per child sharing

  • Valid: 16 December 2017 to 17 January 2018 (Christmas Holidays)

    Safari Tents

    Adults: R 2 250 per person sharing per night
    Teens, 13 to 16: R 1 700 per teen sharing per night
    Children, 4 to 12: R 1 045.00 per child sharing

    Std lodge Rooms

    Adults: R 1 850 per person sharing per night
    Teens, 13 to 16: R 1 450 per teen sharing per night
    Children, 4 to 12: R 925.00 per child sharing

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)

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The Lodge
Springbok Lodge is now a fenced Camp with an electric fence to keep strolling humans from bumping into visiting Elephant, Buffalo, Lion and other visitors from the animal kingdom

Children on Game drives
Kindly note that children 12yrs and under are welcome to join us on our game drives, however; these drives will not be allowed within 50 meters of a big five sighting. Depending on the maturity of the children, this will also be at the discretion of the game ranger at the time of the siting.
** smaller children must remain quiet on drives so as to not inconvenience other guests and other game drives. Unruly behavior will not be tolerated and may result in the game drive returning to the lodge and then continuing without the children and their parents.

Arrival
Please advise your Nambiti.info reservations agent or Springbok Lodge if your arrival time is going to differ from the one you completed on your booking form.
One arrival at Woodlands gate and after filling on your arrival form you will be directed to the parking area where your Springbok Lodge Guide will come and fetch you. You are entering a big 5 Game reserve, 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 by your Game Ranger to the Lodge.

Daily Timetable

All times are approximate and are dependent on weather and seasonal sunset and sunrise times. Visiting groups that are large enough to use one Game viewer together can further customise the times to suit themselves.

Arrive anytime from 12H00. Lunch is at 1 pm and and you can check into your tents from 14h00 hours

Game drives are at about 15h00 in winter. In summer they leave a bit later usually at 16h00

Dinner in winter is at around 19h30 and a bit later in summer

In Winter, morning coffee is at about 06h30 with your game drive departing at about 07h00. In Summer your game drive will be about an hour earlier

Breakfast in Summer is at about 09h00 and about an hour later in winter.

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

  • More than 30 days prior to arrival : 10% cancellation fee
  • 14 days to 30 days prior to arrival : 50% cancellation fee
  • 14 days or less - prior to arrival : 100% cancellation fee

Child Policy

Children of all ages are welcome at the lodge

Children on Game Drives
Children Under the age of 13 years of age are welcome to join game drives but there may be a 50m Big 5 sighting approach limit at the Rangers discretion if you he feels it may not be safe to go closer.
** smaller children must remain quiet on drives so as to not inconvenience other guests and other game drives. If the Rangers feels that children are inconveniencing other guests or other game drives, or endangering themselves, or the other guests by their behavior this may result in the game drive returning to the lodge and then continuing without these children and their parents.

Extras

All extras to be settled directly with the Lodge unless pre arranged with Reservations

Around the Lodge

  • Bar
  • 36 000 hectare Private Game Reserve adjoining the Marakele National Park
  • Unobtrusive electric perimeter fence
  • Expansive lawn area.
  • Boma Area
  • Mobile Phone coverage
  • Secure undercover parking (off site)
  • Credit card facilities.
  • Laundry service.
  • Wheelchair accessible.
  • Wi Fi is now available

Your Luxury Tent

Game viewing in open vehicles affords guests the opportunity of viewing fauna and flora, whilst traversing the undulating hills, following river courses and open savanna plains. The reserve is well stocked with lion, leopard, cheetah, wild dog, rhino, elephant, zebra, giraffe and plenty of other mammals, birds and trees

  • 21 Elevated Safari Style Tents.
  • Viewing deck.
  • En suite bathrooms.
  • Outdoor shower.
  • Air conditioning-(Hot and Cold settings)
  • Electric blankets (for the chilly winter months).
  • A mini-safe.
  • Bathroom amenities, insect repellent and hairdryers.
  • Tea and Coffee making facilities.
  • 5 (of the 15) are Family–Type Tents
  • (i.e. can accommodate a 3rd adult or 2 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. From the last traffic lights leaving Ladysmith travel for ± 7kms.
Turn Right onto the D45 Road, follow for ± 10Km’s, at the T-Junction turn right, travel along side the game fence for 4 Km until you reach the gate-house which is staffed.

Directions from Durban

Head for Ladysmith on the N3 – Take the Ladysmith / Bergville Toll Off Ramp. Turn Right and head for Ladysmith, drive straight through Ladysmith on the N11 Road towards Newcastle from the last robots leaving Ladysmith travel for ± 7kms. Turn Right onto the D45 Road, follow for ± 10Km’s, at at the T-Junction turn right, travel along side the game fence for 4 Km until you reach the gate-house which is staffed.

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