Nambiti Plains Game lodge is a 5 Star lodge in the Central area of the Nambiti Game Reserve with 7 Luxury Suites, one of which is a family Suite. The Family Suite has a common entrance which then leads to 2 separate private rooms. All rooms can be booked with XL King size beds or with two three‐quarter beds.

The suites all have their private verandas for relaxing and doing a bit of in-between game drive, game viewing! There is underfloor heating for the chilly winter months and fans to keep the rooms cool in the summer. The lodge is done in a very minimalist style of decor with the beams exposed below the thatched roof, stone walls and screened floors, the service and the offering is nothing short of luxurious.

The rooms all have huge floor to ceiling sliding doors which you can open for uninterrupted views from the bed or while you are lazing in the bath.

The main lodge is thatched as well, it has wooden decks overlooking the reserve where you can relax with a nice cold drink and do some game viewing or some reading, perhaps watch some animals drinking and bathing at the waterhole. There is a swimming pool to enjoy on warm days which you may have to share ( or vacate ) when the elephants come along for a drink which seems to happen fairly regularly.
They take mealtimes seriously at Nambiti Plains and fine dining is definitely the order of the day! The Lodge belongs to a group of lodges called "Flavors of KZN".

Room types

  • Nambiti Plains Bedroom

    Luxury Suites

    The are 7 luxury Suites, 3 of which are executive suites. each Suite offers the maximum amount of privacy with private decks offering panoramic views of the Surrounding plains. They all have underfloor heating and come with ceiling fans and apart from the family suite all have out door bush showers. The family suite has a common entrance with 2 separate rooms offering their own private facilities and decks, making it suitable for 2 couples traveling together as well. You can request the rooms be made up with Twin 3/4 beds or with extra large King size beds.

Rates for Nambiti Plains Game Lodge

All Rates include
Accommodation, All meals (breakfast, lunch and/or high tea, dinner), except lunch on day of arrival.
Safari Activities: Two game drives per day with a professional guide • Transfers to/from the Reserve Parking • Alternative Activities such as the Battlefield tours and fishing • Coffee and tea before morning drive • Snacks on game drive, All teas, coffees, welcome drinks and snacks, drinks on your game drive and delicious breakfast fruit juices.

Rates Exclude
Drinks not mentioned in inclusions
Nambiti Private Game Reserve charge of R 40 per person per day Rhino Levy, payable on day of departure.

  • Long Stay Rate. min/max 3 nights

    Valid: 10 May 2021 - 31 August 2021

    Luxury Suites
    Per adult sharing from: R 2 860 per night

  • Advance Booking Rates

    Valid: 10 May 2021 - 31 August 2021

    Luxury Suites
    Per adult sharing from: R 3 610 per night

    Honeymoon Suite
    Per adult sharing from: R 3 885 per night

  • Valid: 1 September - 10 December 2021

    Luxury Suites
    Per adult sharing from: R 4 110 per night

    Honeymoon Suite
    Per adult sharing from: R 4 385 per night

  • Valid: 11 December 2021 - 10 January 2022

    Luxury Suites
    Per adult sharing from: R 4 250 per night

    Honeymoon Suite
    Per adult sharing from: R 4 525 per night



Activities on Site

>> Two scheduled Safaris (game drives) are included in the rate and are usually taken early morning and late afternoon.
>> Fishing is offered on a catch and release basis with a variety of Large‐Mouth Bass, Small‐Mouth Bass and Blue Gill available in the dams around the reserve.
>> Birding
>> Game Walks will soon be available
>> Battlefields tours can be booked ( these are off site ) when you make your reservation

The Lodge

Nambiti Plains is in the Central area of The Nambiti game reserve.
It has 7 suites and is a 5 star game lodge with a lot of emphasis on cuisine and levels of service.

Please advise your reservations agent or the Nambiti Plains Lodge if your arrival time is going to differ from the one you completed on your booking form.
On arrival at Elandslaagte gate and after filling on your arrival form you will be directed to the parking area where your Nambiti Plains 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.


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 .

Game drives are at about start at about 06h15 in Summer and about an hour later in Winter

Breakfast in Summer is at about 09h00 and a bit later in winter.

Lunch is served from about 13h30

In summer the afternoon game drive starts at about 16h30, in winter a bit earlier.

Dinner is from about 19.30 depending on season.



Please be ready to leave your room 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 aged 8 – 12 years will pay R 2500 per night when sharing a Honeymoon Suite with 2 full paying adults.
  • 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 (without mosquito nets).
  • One child under 16 years can be accommodated with 2 adults in a Honeymoon Suite.


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

Around the Lodge

  • Spacious Lounge area with cosy fire place
  • Dining Room
  • Bar
  • A rock pool
  • A large wrap around wooden deck with panoramic views into the Reserve.
  • An onsite Spa Treatment facility.
  • Boma Area
  • Mobile Phone coverage
  • Secure undercover parking (off site)
  • Credit card facilities.
  • Laundry service.
  • There is limited internet
  • Heated Towel Rails
  • Dressing Gowns
  • Mini Bar

Your Luxury Suite

All the rooms, whether they are the inter-leading luxury units or the more private executive suites, are expansive and large. Both room types have their own private decks and open-plan bathroom areas with large bath tubs over-looking the African wild, as well as indoor showers. The executive suites additionally include an outside shower as well.

  • 7 Luxury Suites
  • One of which is a family Suite
  • Viewing deck.
  • En suite bathrooms.
  • Shower
  • Safe
  • Fans in all rooms
  • Underfloor heating .
  • A mini bar.
  • Bathroom amenities, insect repellent and hairdryers.
  • Tea and Coffee making facilities.
  • Laundry Service (Available)
  • (i.e. can accommodate a 3rd adult or 2 children – in one tent)
  • Outside Shower
  • hair dryers
  • bathrobes
  • mosquito nets
  • towels
  • torches


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

Head towards Ladysmith on the N3 Toll Road.
Once you have entered KwaZulu Natal via Van Reenen’s Pass. 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 when leaving Ladysmith, travel for ± 7kms.
Turn Right onto the D45 Road at the brown Nambiti sign. Drive for +\- 10Kms along this road, at the T-Junction turn right, travel along side the Game fence for +\- 2 kms until you reach the thatched gate house on the left hand side.
You will be welcomed by the guard, who will direct you to the secure parking area, where your ranger will be waiting to transport you to Nambiti Hills Private Safari Lodge.

Directions from Durban

Head towards Johannesburg on the main N3 Toll Road, take the Colenso / Bergville off Ramp. (About 8km after the Shell Ultra City/Petrol Station) At the top of the off ramp, turn right over the freeway and travel for +/- 20km on the R103 to Colenso. 1km after the Colenso turnoff, turn right to Ezakheni (The turnoff is opposite the Farm Stall which is on your left hand side).
Travel for 11km, you will cross over a railway bridge and come to a stop street, turn left at the stop street. (You will be passing the Ezakheni Industrial Area on your right hand side.)
Travel for 10 km till you come to a T Junction.
At the T Junction, turn right towards Ezakheni and continue for 14 km. (Look out for the Brown Nambiti Sign, as well as a sign D46)
Turn left onto the D46 (dirt road) to Elandslaagte.
Travel for 7km until you reach the thatched gate house on your right hand side.
You will be welcomed by the guard, who will direct you to the secure parking area, where your ranger will be waiting to transport you to Nambiti Hills Private Safari Lodge.

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