Included in your stay with us is one three-hour (morning or evening) game drive daily through 10 000 hectares of untouched wilderness with our own expert Cheetah Ridge Field Guides.
Nambiti Private Game Reserve is not only host to the Big 5, but is also home to a magnificent range of bird and wildlife, including several rare species.
Sprawling 22 000 acres of pristine wilderness, Nambiti teems with some of KZN’s most diverse game and birdlife, offering guests amazing opportunities to view a rich biodiversity at close quarters.
From your mounted seat in an open game drive vehicle, view a wide array of bird and wildlife that call Nambiti home, in their unspoilt habitat.
Traverse varied landscapes and ecosystems/vegetation zones, ranging from cliff escarpments and flat plains, to deep gullies and ravines; grasslands and thornveld, through to thick bush and woody glens.
Hot beverages are included in the morning game drive, while evening drives include a drinks stop, usually at a prominent outlook point, where we provide snacks, as you take in the Reserve’s sweeping views and spectacular scenery.
You can bring your own sundowner drinks or can be purchased at the main lodge, but ice and glasses, together with a cooler box for keeping your drinks chilled, will be provided.
NOTE: An optional additional game drive can be obtained at R350 per person, which can be booked at the time of reservation.
For many of our guests, a close encounter with one of our Big 5 residents – lion, elephant, leopard and Cape buffalo – is the highlight of their visit, but Nambiti offers so much more than this – a complete game-viewing experience that few other private game sanctuaries can match.
Hippos are a regular delight and amongst the vast antelope species, expect to see blesbok, duiker, eland, gemsbok, impala, kudu (of which several roam the lodge gardens from time to time), nyala, oribi, reedbuck (both common and mountain), steenbuck and waterbuck.
You should also spot giraffe, zebra, ostrich, warthog, red hartebeest and black and blue wildebeest in large numbers. Less commonly seen are the skittish oribi, the serval and the occasional bushpig and leguaan lizards (water monitors).
The highly capable field guide team is one of Nambiti House’s greatest draw cards – in fact, for some of our guests, it’s the main reason why they keep coming back!
From guestbook comments to online trip reviews, it’s clear that our guides’ encyclopaedic knowledge, deep bush insights, entertaining anecdotes and beguiling charm, are an absolute hit with our guests!
The Game Drives, at dawn and dusk, were just spectacular. Special mention must go to our ranger Jamie, whose spotting skills are close to bionic and whose attention to detail, ensuring we saw as wide a range of game in a relatively short (2 day) period were hugely appreciated. A particular highlight was his speeding across the reserve one evening to show us an elusive cheetah and then thinking nothing of extending our drive well beyond the allotted time to maximize our viewing of this beautiful animal.
Chotitraveller – Trip Advisor