• KwaZulu Natal
  • 4 and 5 Star
  • Yes
  • High 24/ Low 3
  • High 33/ Low 15
  • Yes
  • No
  • 3 hours
  • 4 hours

About Nambiti Game Reserve

Nambiti game reserve ( or to give it, it's correct name, The Nambiti Conservancy ) was the vision of 2 businessmen and bush enthusiasts. They bought a large piece of farm land near Ladysmith in 2001 and have slowly added to it over the years all the while returning it to it's natural wild self.
What we have today is one of the most diverse, landscape wise, Big 5 game Reserves in Southern Africa. There are just 9 Game Lodges in the Reserve and it is positioned just an hour away from the Drakensberg Mountains and about half way between Joburg and Durban.
It makes for a Game Destination that is easily combined with one of the resorts or lodges in the Drakensberg or as a wonderful 2 or 3 night stopover on your way down to Durban for a beach Holiday.
For a package for any of these or other Combinations please do not hesitate to contact us for a quote.

Nambiti Founder

When founder Rob Le Sueur first rode Nambiti on horseback around the turn of the century, the vast open expanses, waterfalls and primal beauty of the land left him transfixed. An experienced outdoorsman, Rob had long been involved in conservation in Botswana and northern Zululand

Nambiti was a tapestry of six cattle farms when it was acquired in 1998, crisscrossed by barbed wire fencing and scoured by overgrazing. The goal was to restore the space to its natural ecological state. Careful management of veld condition and monitoring of animal populations as they were introduced has been a focal point, particularly in the supervision of the populations of lion, rhino and elephant.

Building Nambiti

Turning the 22,000 acres into a viable preservation area was no mean feat. Over 100 kilometres of conservation fencing, an in-depth ecological research project, the sourcing of game and intensive community outreach campaign took years to complete. Today, over 40 species of big game and an abundance of rare and wonderful birdlife make Nambiti an experience of Africa that will remain with you long after you leave.
Nambiti boasts nine independently owned and managed lodges, many incorporated into original farmhouses, offering experiences from the understated to the sublime.

Less than 4 hours from Joburg

Less than 3 hours from Durban