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Elephant Rock Private Safari Lodge

Nambiti Private PO Box 1707, Ladysmith 3370 South Africa
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Elephant Rock Private Safari Lodge. Superbly sited overlooking a waterhole, Elephant Rock is a charming boutique safari lodge offering luxury accommodation for up to 10 people. Experience a home-away-from-home true bush lodge experience for the entire family including extraordinary game viewing, on game drives; exquisite cuisine; and high standards of service - all at exceptional value for money. Elephant Rock Private Safari Lodge boasts five well appointed luxurious suites, including one family unit. All suites are well spaced for total privacy and include an en-suite bathroom, private deck and outdoor shower, and all have great views of the waterhole or the indigenous bushveld. Enjoy the magnificent viewing deck, relax whilst viewing the many species of game and birdlife or just cool off in the pool. Delicious meals are prepared by the in-house chef and can be enjoyed in the open boma, under the stars on the viewing deck, or in the comfort of the main lodge. The Big Five and other game are plentiful and roam freely over the Nambiti Private Game Reserve on which Elephant Rock is situated. Nambiti is a 10 000 hectare reserve of diverse wildlife habitat and includes the Big Five – lion, buffalo, rhino, elephant and leopard, as well as cheetah, hyena and many other species. Bird life abounds with over 250 recorded species. Nambiti is ideally situated, 3 ½ hours from Durban and 4 ½ hours from Johannesburg, in the heart of KwaZulu-Natal battlefield country, including Rorke's Drift, Isandlwana, Elandslaagte and Ladysmith. Activities: One on One Cheetah Interaction: Price From: R200.00 per person. Fishing: Enjoy some quiet time at one of the many well-stocked dams fishing for Bass, or Yellowfish. Fishing rods are available at the Lodge. Battlefield tours: For the history enthusiast, trips to any of the nearby battlefields, including Rorke’s Drift and Isandlwana, can be arranged. Golf: Golfing enthusiasts can book at a golf course in the vicinity.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Free breakfast
Highchairs available
Gift shop
Car park
Public wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Plunge pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Electric kettle
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Electric blanket
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Zulu


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Nambiti Private PO Box 1707, Ladysmith 3370 South Africa
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Robyn G wrote a review Yesterday
Hillcrest, South Africa6 contributions1 helpful vote
We were blown away by the service and helpfulness of the staff. Nothing was too much trouble. The game viewing was beyond.... I have travelled to many game reserves and have never had encounters so close and incredible before. Keegan our ranger was respectful and had many stories to tell from spiders to the vegetation. Our lion, elephant, black and white rhino and buffalo sightings were a 5/5. Steve and Steph were the perfect hosts and the food was out of this world. We will be back again... and again. Well done guys. You made for a wonderful break. Thank you
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Room Tip: All rooms have views of the watering hole
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Roxy_RT wrote a review 06 Apr
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Elephant Rock Lodge is a little Gem in Nambiti!! The staff are amazing and make you feel extremely welcome!! The food is divine and the rooms are lovely!! Steph is a fantastic and super knowledgeable ranger!! We loved our stay and are already planning our return visit!!
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Date of stay: April 2021
Michelle S wrote a review Mar 2021
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My partner and I stayed two nights at Elephant rock. I proposed on the first night. The staff was amazing and went the extra mile to make it special. The lodge is intimate and relaxing and the staff were friendly and passionate.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Moors wrote a review Mar 2021
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A 2 night stay at Elephant Rock was a much appreciated gift from our children. What an awesome time we had. The passionate staff are so dedicated and are a real asset to this special lodge. Stephanie, Steve, Rene and staff treated us like royalty. They were all so friendly, always cheerful and great to chat to. The food was tasty and very well presented. The accommodation is of a high standard with a lovely bush atmosphere. We enjoyed our evening drinks around the fire pit which Rene kindly arranged for us. The game drives were exciting and interesting. Steph is a caring, experienced and very informative ranger, going the extra mile to answer all our questions and to find the game for us. Her reversing skills were excellent when a bull elephant decided we were too interesting not to follow at a quickened pace! Our sincere thanks to these wonderful folk. We shall definitely return some day to make more treasured memories.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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SharksSupporter1 wrote a review Mar 2021
Ballito, South Africa561 contributions1 158 helpful votes
Small bush lodge with super staff and rangers who made our stay very pleasant. Food good, accommodation good and clean and game drives excellent. Other guests friendly and chatty so all in all made for a great 4 day stay. Will be back.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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US$177 - US$425 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Elephant Rock Private Safari Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Elephant Rock Private Safari Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Elephant Rock Private Safari Lodge?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, blackout curtains, and extra long beds.
What food & drink options are available at Elephant Rock Private Safari Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Elephant Rock Private Safari Lodge?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Elephant Rock Private Safari Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Elephant Rock Private Safari Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Afrikaans, and Zulu.