Nambiti Game Reserve is a premier Big Five game reserve located in the heart of KwaZulu Natal. The reserve is one of the most diverse in the area and is bordered by the Drakensberg mountains and the historically significant Battlefields. Visitors can expect sweeping landscapes of open savannah, riparian vegetation, typical African acacia trees and expansive grasslands.
Nambiti Game Reserve is a malaria-free area and offers a wealth of activities for eager safari-goers. Birding, fishing and game viewing are the main activities that take place in the 230 square kilometre reserve. In addition to the Big Five, the reserve is also home to other species such as hippos, cheetah and giraffe.
The location is just three hours from Durban and four hours from Johannesburg, making it an easy self-drive destination.
Nambiti Game Reserve is home to all members of the Big Five, and cheetahs can also be spotted. Eager bird watchers can look forward to observing more than 265 species.
Guests of Nambiti Game Reserve will be able to choose from nine different lodges. All accommodation options have fantastic views, boma areas, and swimming pools.
There are over 40 species of game in the reserve, including the Big Five. Nambiti Game Reserve is the only Big Five reserve in the area. Cheetah, lion and leopard are the main predators. The reserve, which was previously farming lands, has been restored and rehabilitated into a sanctuary for wildlife. Lion, rhino, and elephant are the focal point of conservation in the reserve. Birding is big at Nambiti, and twitchers flock to the area to spot crowned eagles, vultures and other birds. There are over 265 bird species in the area.
Winter is always the best time to go on safari. The bushveld thins out and it’s easier to spot game. Winter is from June till October, and the atmosphere is dry. During the wet summer months, the bushveld turns to green, and an array of summer migrant birds descend upon the area. Summer is hot but great for birding.
Daily game drives are the main type of safari experience on offer at Nambiti Game Reserve. Drives are guided by a professional who will teach visitors unique facts about Nambiti’s biome. Game drives take place in the early morning and late afternoon when predators are most active. Sundowner game drives involve a scenic sundowner stop, and morning game drives include a coffee shop.
Optional bush walks take place in the reserve, and offer visitors an opportunity to explore the surroundings from a unique angle. On foot, visitors can learn all about the small creatures and unusual vegetation of the area. Fishing can also be arranged in the reserve in one of the many dams.
There is a choice of nine lodges in Nambiti Game Reserve, each designed to suit a different kind of budget. Visitors can expect conference and wedding venues, romantic safari bungalows, and elite luxury accommodation options. All accommodation options have fantastic views, boma areas, and swimming pools.