Lion, elephant, leopard, buffalo and rhino are included in the 30 species of game the malaria-free 22 000 acre Nambiti Game reserve offers in Ladysmith close to the southern Drakensberg, just three hours from Durban and four hours from Johannesburg.
For those en route between the two major cities, Nambiti serves as a stopover venue to break the distance. And for visitors to the country who cannot make it as far as the larger safari destinations, Nambiti has the added bonus of carrying a larger capacity (almost twice that of other major safari destinations) of game per hectare that includes regular cheetah sightings.
Nambiti is ideal for those on quick visits to Durban or Johannesburg. Long distances do not even feature as a hindrance to seeing game, and one will not lose a day whilst travelling to a safari destination, so it fits in well for those with pressing itineraries.
The Nambiti Private game reserve's terrain is biodiverse - including savanna, woodland, grassland, thornveld and tall acacia trees providing visitors with access to rolling plains, valleys, mountains and the Sundays River that presents a stirring 40-metre waterfall in the reserve.
Whilst visiting, include the Kwa Cheetah project. There are now fewer than 10 000 cheetahs worldwide and the project, together with a number of other cheetah breeding projects around the country, aims to strengthen the gene pool, breed cheetahs in captivity and release the cubs into the wild.
The Nambiti reserve offers several lodges at which to stay, each with unique features and different selling points.
Accommodation in Nambiti Game Reserve
Elephant Rock Private Safari Lodge
Elephant Rock Private Safari Lodge is situated in the Big 5, malaria free, Nambiti Private Game Reserve near Ladysmith, KwaZulu Natal. Superbly sited overlooking a waterhole, Elephant Rock is a charming boutique safari lodge offering luxury...
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The Springbok Lodge
The Springbok Lodge epitomises the perfect safari experience with beautifully appointed tented suites, service excellence, superb cuisine and prolific wildlife - ensuring an unforgettable experience. Nestled in the heart of the Battlefields, the lodge...
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Attractions in Nambiti Game Reserve
Kwa Cheetah Breeding Project
Allowing humans to interact directly with the wildlife of Africa enables them to connect in a very real way; a way that allows a unique insight into the intelligence behind the animals’ eyes. Kwa Cheetah is not primarily in interactive initiative...
More info and contact details: Kwa Cheetah Breeding Project
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The Nambiti Private Game Reserve is easy to self drive.
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