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Nambiti Plains Private Game Lodge

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Nambiti Plains is an exclusive, intimate 5* Lodge in the heart of the malaria free Big5 Nambiti Game Reserve. Offering our guests a private bush experience where Africa meets absolute luxury in an earthy environment. Allow Nambiti Plains to indulge you in an unforgettable get-away experience of fine dining, exquisite rooms, attentive staff and magical game drives. ONLY 3 HOURS DRIVE FROM DURBAN AND 4 HOURS DRIVE FROM JOHANNESBURG
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Free parking
Pool
Free breakfast
Fishing
Walking tours
Airport transportation
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Car park
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Umbrella
Private check-in / check-out
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Air conditioning
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Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Minibar
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
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Safe
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
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5.0 of 5 stars
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Zulu

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Elandslaagte Road, Ladysmith 3370 South Africa
Nambiti Plains Private Game Lodge
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Amykin wrote a review 09 Apr
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We booked here for part of our honeymoon trip from the UK as a recommendation from a friend. This is a really special place. The setting is beautiful overlooking the bush with an outdoor terrace with comfy seats and a pool. We were visited by two adult giraffes and their baby right infront of the terrace during our stay! The room was amazing, we booked one of the honeymoon suites which was pure luxury and the wonderful Nambiti Plains team even filled the bath up with candles and flowers ready for our arrival back from our afternoon safari ❤️ The team are amazing. Everyone from the front of house, chefs (food is great and catered for dairy free request!), to our lovely host Bettie and our great safari guide Jason. They make you feel like part of the family. We saw Lions, white and black rhino, giraffes, zebras, elephants, Serval, warthogs, Kudu and even a hippo! Jason was fantastic, really knowledgable and a great laugh! On many occasions he decided not to follow the convoy of vehicles and go on his own route following tracks which resulted in us seeing so many animals including the lions and rhino! He can spot them as tiny dots in the distance - amazing! We will 100% be back!
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thomas F wrote a review Jan 2024
Braunschweig, Germany3 contributions
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During the last almost 12 years we have been to many safari lodges. Here at Namibiti Plains we had with JP a superb guide, the general staff at the lodge was very focused on the guests, the reserve itsself has a lot varieties of different landscapes which makes every game drive unique. Don't forget to mention the high qualitiy of food! This place made it on our list of "Lodges to visit again"!!!
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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pkings972704 wrote a review Mar 2024
Christchurch, New Zealand1 contribution
A wonderfully warm environment, all the staff so present and engaging, stunningly appointed rooms, the cosiest of beds, amazing game drive experiences. We thank you so much for the love and care for this trip of a lifetime.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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EasingtonGillP wrote a review Mar 2024
Easington6 contributions2 helpful votes
What an outstanding place. We had a great 3 days with our guide JP, saw so many animals. The food is outstanding, so much talent in the kitchen. I asked the chef to come home with me but couldn't persuade her! There's always next time. The lodge staff are so welcoming and can't do enough for you. Keep up the good work, we will be back.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Mrtynf wrote a review Feb 2024
Poole, United Kingdom30 contributions20 helpful votes
Just wonderful from beginning to end. Extremely helpful and lovely staff. Nothing was too much trouble. The accommodation and food was first class and the game drives exciting and educational. We will definitely return.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Ryan P wrote a review Feb 2024
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We stayed at Nambiti for three nights with friends and had an amazing stay! From the beginning to the end, everything was fantastic. Whilst it wasn’t our first safari, it was our friends, all of us were blown away by our experience. JP our guide was fantastic - not only did he track and show us a variety of animals, he had a great sense of humour and was extremely knowledgable. As a group of four, it was only us and JP on the game drives which was really special, enjoying the drinks and drives itself. The lodge is fantastic, the food and the staff were awesome. Special mention though to JP where we also managed to see elephants drinking from the swimming pool. Great holiday and look forward to our return.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Rick W wrote a review Feb 2024
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom2134 contributions708 helpful votes
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Over the years we have stayed at several private game reserves and we rate the Nambiti plains lodge as one of the best. As soon as we had parked our car we were met by our friendly guide, Jason, who drove us to the lodge itself. There, we were greeted by the manager, Magdal and her assistant, Betty, who gave us a warm towel and a welcome drink. This characterised the whole experience as very personal and individual. We really felt like private guests where nothing was too much trouble. Our lodge room was a beautiful thatched house with its own small water hole, an outside area for sitting, a freestanding bath, two wash basins and a shower together with a large 4 poster double bed brilliantly equipped with mosquito Nets. There was also good Wi-Fi. Our room was a short walk from the main lodge where there was a dining area, a small shop, a lounge area, an open terrace where we ate breakfast and lunch and a lovely swimming pool in front of the water hole. On one afternoon we saw an elephant come to the water all to have a drink! All the meals were outstanding! The real treasure of staying at Nambiti were the game drives with our expert guide, Jason. Generally, there were six to eight of us in the vehicle and we always stopped for a drink as the game drive came to an end. We saw all sorts of wildlife close up including a lion and lioness (and later four lion cubs) two herds of elephants, 2 white rhino, three hippo in a lake, wildebeest, buffalo, zebra, Kudu, eland, and lots of antelope. The morning game drive started at 5:30 AM and generally saw us returning to the lodge at about 8:00 AM. The evening game drive started at 4:30 PM and typically ended at about 7:30 PM. The game drives were relaxed, fun and our guide Jason could not have been more knowledgeable and helpful in explaining things. All in all, this was a superb 3 day safari experience and one that I would recommend to anybody. Interestingly, one couple who joined us on the game drive had returned after several years absence and we're staying for five nights.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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782rene wrote a review Feb 2024
Roskilde, Denmark1 contribution
The place, the ranger (Jason), the staff, the food, the room, the hospitality. Everything was amazing. Thank you so much for a extraordinary and lovely stay. I will be back with my children and their loved once. They must experience and see the place.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
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colleenv929 wrote a review Feb 2024
Free State, South Africa3 contributions
This small game lodge was everything we hoped for and more! Attention to detail, fantastic food, awesome staff that is ready to meet your every need and walk the extra mile, and wonderful sightings of wildlife. All this class in a relaxed, casual atmosphere, made this an unforgettable weekend!
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Joey1979 wrote a review Feb 2024
Johannesburg, South Africa44 contributions43 helpful votes
We had the most incredible stay at Nambiti Plains. The staff, rooms, food, game drives and entire experience was one of he best holidays we have ever had. Our children's first experience at a Big 5 reserve and one they will never forget. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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R 8,851 - R 10,336 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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7
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Frequently Asked Questions about Nambiti Plains Private Game Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Nambiti Plains Private Game Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Nambiti Big 5 Private Game Reserve (3.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Nambiti Plains Private Game Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Nambiti Plains Private Game Lodge?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and extra long beds.
What food & drink options are available at Nambiti Plains Private Game Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Nambiti Plains Private Game Lodge?
Yes, free parking and a parking garage are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Nambiti Plains Private Game Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Nambiti Plains Private Game Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Nambiti Plains Private Game Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Nambiti Plains Private Game Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Afrikaans, and Zulu.