In the 'hood, Ladysmith as a destination

Ladysmith today acts as a commercial centre for the large surrounding farming district became the centre of attention during the Anglo Boer War, both locally and overseas, when it fell under siege from October 1899 to March 1900. Set on the banks of the Klip River, and named after Sir Harry Smith’s Spanish wife, Ladysmith was established in 1850 and served as a staging-post for fortune ... cont.

D45, Nambiti Private Game Reserve, Ladysmith, Battlefields, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

Directions to Elephant Rock Private Safari Lodge

from Johannesburg
• Head for Durban on the N3
• Once you have entered KwaZulu Natal via Van Reenen, look out for the Ladysmith Toll off-ramp and go through it (pay R27.00) This is at the bottom of Van Reenen's Pass
• Continue straight on R103 to Ladysmith
• When you arrive in Ladysmith, drive straight through – you will be on the road called Harrismith Street, (look out for the following landmarks on this road) BP Petrol / Gas Station on the left, traffic lights then Caltex Petrol / Gas station on the left. Continue on… (landmark : FET College on the left)
• At the 3 way traffic light intersection keep right till you get to the next set of 4 way traffic lights. (landmark: Shell Petrol / Gas station on the right)
• Turn Left into Murchison Street. Continue on down Murchison Street going through 2 sets of traffic lights. At the third set (landmark: Caltex Petrol / Gas Station on the right) turn right and then turn left at the traffic light intersection. Continue on this road (landmark : BP Petrol / Gas Station on the right)
• On the outskirts of Ladysmith you will find another set of traffic lights and a 4 way intersection – travel on straight – in the direction of Newcastle (this is the N11). Continue till you see our brown NAMBITI sign on the left as well as a small sign which reads D45. (Distance from Caltex to N11+D45 intersection = 10.9km)
• Turn right onto the D45 Road (sand road), follow for 10.3km’s
• At the Y - Junction turn right, travel along side the Game fence for 2km until you reach our gate and thatched guard – house

From Durban / Pietermaritzburg
• Travel on the N3 through Mooi River Toll Gate, past Escourt to Ladysmith (direction Harrismith / Johannesburg)
• After Escourt; take the Bergville / Colenso R74 (R103) off-ramp / exit 194, turn right at the top of the off ramp and travel past Colenso towards Ladysmith / Newcastle
• Cross the bridge (Klip River [also known as First Wagon Bridge] into Ladysmith and continue following the directions for the N11 to Newcastle [look out for the following land marks: Marks Tyres on left, Game on left and Kentucky Fried Chicken on left]
• At the traffic light intersection with the Caltex Petrol Station on the left – continue straight over the railway bridge and past TFS on the left and under another railway bridge
• At the next traffic lights continue straight (N11) towards Newcastle. Travel for 10kms and look out for the brown “Nambiti” sign on the left and a small sign reading “D45”. This sign is also on the left of the N11
• Turn right onto the D45 Road (road), travel for 10,3kms; turn right at the Y-Junction (onto the D46) and travel for 2 km until you reach the entrance to Nambiti Private Game Reserve (electric gate and thatched gatehouse)
• Our gate guard will direct you to the undercover parking area where our ranger will meet you and transfer you to the lodge

Please phone in the event of you getting lost. Please note that Cellphone reception in this area is erratic.

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