Malaria Free

Nambiti is situated in a malaria-free zone – so there’s no need for medication.

Located 2.5 hrs from Durban & 3.5 hrs from JHB

The Nambiti Private Game Reserve is situated 25 km’s east of Ladysmith and is only 3.5 hours from Johannesburg, 2.5 hours from Durban and 40 minutes from the Drakensberg.

Big 5 Safari

Nambiti is the only game reserve in the area with the Big 5 and currently has over 40 other species of game including cheetah, giraffe, hippo, hyena, impala, eland and zebra.

Close to the Drakensberg Mountains

Less than an hour away, the majestic Drakensberg Mountain Range is a World Heritage Site full of extraordinary beauty and numerous activities.



The spirit of Africa will fill your soul and the experience will remain forever.

Nambiti Private Game Reserve is set in KwaZulu-Natal on 22 000 magnificent acres near the town of Ladysmith, conveniently close to Johannesburg/Pretoria (3.5-4 hours) and Durban (2.5 hours). Nambiti is also close to the renowned KZN battlefields, a major attraction of this region. One of its major drawcards is that Nambiti is situated in a malaria-free area, meaning that guests don’t have to take medication before visiting.

This reserve boasts the attractions of the Big 5, the only one in the area to do so, and Nambiti’s biodiversity (it encompasses grasslands, riverine bush, savannah and thornveld) ensures a thrilling and unprecedented diversity of game (there are 40 other game species besides the big 5) and birding sightings.

thousand acres
of African bush
Luxury Lodges
inside Nambiti
Animal Species
Including the Big 5

Nambiti offers top quality and varied self-catering or catered accommodation, and is ideal for larger groups (for team-building, weddings and conferences far from the distractions of the big city), smaller family groups or romantic getaways. Accommodation and packages are structured to suit any budget. There are six 5-star game lodges, some fenced to ensure the maximum safety of young children, some with swimming pools for that post-game drive cool-off, and one sumptuous elevated tented camp. Our staff members see to our guests’ every need, and our food is exceptional. Nambiti’s game rangers are bushwise and knowledgeable, and their insights add depth to every game drive.

So swap the big city for the big 5, escape to Nambiti Private Game Reserve, it’s an experience you will never forget!


Check out the latest wildlife photo's from Nambiti

Contact Us

Tel: +27 (0) 36 631 9026
Tel: +27 (0) 36 637 9644/5/6
Fax: +27 (0) 86 653 9031
Mobile: +27 (0) 82 652 0583
Email: reception@nambiti.com

Please note

Accommodation bookings must be made directly with your selected lodge. View lodges