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Nambiti Memorial Gate, Ladysmith 3370 South Africa
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 21/05/17 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 21/05/17 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#5 of 20 Speciality lodging in Ladysmith
Travellers' Choice
An exclusive, Malaria-free Big Five Private game lodge situated on the Nambiti Private Game Reserve near Ladysmith, Kwa-Zulu Natal. It is geared for utimate relaxation and indulgence of wild life and natural surroundings of the bushveld. Visitors are accommodated in exlusive suites offering maximum privacy. There are a wealth of interesting activities for visitors to participate in. Lions Valley Lodge is situated near to historic battlefields and trips can be arranged. Bush braais and fishing in the dams can be arranged. Guests who want to unwind can laze around at the pool deck which overlooks the waterhole. Succumb to a massage by one of our trained therapists. Lions Valley Lodge offers a unique setting for corporate or team-building breakaways and conferences whilst being surrounded by the spectular sights and sounds of the African Bushveld.
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Property amenities
Free public parking nearby
Free internet
Bar / lounge
Conference facilities
Secured parking
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Poolside bar
Board games / puzzles
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Neck massage
Mosquito net
Outdoor furniture
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
Air conditioning
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Sofa bed
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
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Room types
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Hidden Gem
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Zulu


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Nambiti Memorial Gate, Ladysmith 3370 South Africa
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Louise C wrote a review 09 Jul
1 contribution
We were a family group of 10 -age range 9years to 82 years- and all our needs were fully catered for. From charming and kind Blythe and Joe at front of house , to Murcy in the kitchen(who created delicious feasts), our ranger Nic and all the staff in the restaurant and bar, they were all attentive, professional and accommodating. Nic was fantastic - relaxed, hugely knowledgable in all aspects of the farm, birds, animals, flora; and responsive to the needs of both an avid birdwatcher and an inquisitive 9 year old, keeping the crowd happy and informed…and safe from a rather “BFE” Big Friendly Elephant, who didn’t seem to some of us all that friendly!!. The rooms are beautifully appointed with wonderful views, nothing quite matches game casually walking in front of your room. Really a memorable and special time, we do hope current restrictions will be lifted soon to allow more people to experience this magical place and it’s wonderful staff
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Fiona Lines, Owner at Lions Valley Lodge
Responded 6 days ago
Louise C thank you for writing this review. We are so pleased that you and your family had a memorable and special time at Lions Valley Lodge. We too hope that the current restrictions get lifted soon! We are proud of all our guides who certainly are knowledgeable. BFE is rather huge and I must admit I personally prefer to see the elephants from a distance! We hope to have your family back at LVL so that you can add to your memory bank of precious family time. Take care and keep safe.
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Margaret C wrote a review 09 Jul
Durban, South Africa11 contributions2 helpful votes
Almost three days of making special family memories. Beautifully appointed rooms, outstanding food, all rooms with a view of the dam with frequent visits by a wide variety of animals, and peace and tranquility. Nicolas our Ranger Guide and Blythe and Joe in Management and Mercy and the kitchen staff looked after us so well. Fire in the room, plus aircon for summer. Double baths and showers for extra togetherness.
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Date of stay: July 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: All rooms have good view
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Response from Fiona Lines, Owner at Lions Valley Lodge
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you MargaretC2822 for your review. We at Lions Valley Lodge were aware that this was a special family weekend, and we are so thrilled that we were able to contribute to you and your family "making special family memories". All the very best to you and we hope to see you come back to make more memories.
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Anel V wrote a review 06 Jul
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Good day Blythe, I would like to thank you and your team for making our stay at Lions Valley special. The lodge is beautiful, but it’s the people that make it exceptional. The staff were fantastic, and I want to specifically comment on the interaction between the “ground crew” and our guide Cameron – the way in which they communicate makes all the difference. All staff makes a point of asking how we are doing and it is clear in the way that they do it that they are truly interested in our wellbeing. Thank you for the special dinner in front of the fire on day 1 when we were alone at the lodge – it made our weekend even more special. The balloons in our room and the birthday song at supper put the cherry on top! This type of behavior is not obviously noticeable when it is present, but it leaves a gaping hole when absent. Well done to you and your team. Many thanks for a very special and memorable time. Kind regards Francois & Anel
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Date of stay: June 2021
Response from Fiona Lines, Owner at Lions Valley Lodge
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for your review, it was a pleasure to host you both and we are delighted that you enjoyed your birthday break here at Lions Valley Lodge. I agree with you it is our incredible staff that make all the difference. We hope to see you both back soon.
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Werner Retief wrote a review 05 Jul
Pretoria, South Africa21 contributions6 helpful votes
We have visited numerous Private Game reserves and 5 star lodges in the past but Lion's Valley in the Nambiti Private Game Reserve has been our best experience by far. From 1st contact with Blythe, the lodge manager, to the friendly staff which included Joe, Admire etc, to our field guide Nathan was nothing but top drawer. Nathan has an incredible knowledge of Fauna and Flora which he shares passionately and we learned a lot from him. We saw a once in a lifetime buffalo vs Lion encounter where the buffalo herd killed a lioness who had two male cubs of just over a year old. Very sad but incredible to witness the raw reality of nature! We will be back!( You know, just to check up on those two young males... okay and the great food and spa treatments!)
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Fiona Lines, Owner at Lions Valley Lodge
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you Werner for taking the time to write this review. Wow what an incredible sighting. As you said very sad, but nature taking its course. It was a pleasure to have you and your family at Lions Valley and we look forward to welcoming you all back.
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Carmen T wrote a review Jun 2021
3 contributions
My husband and I stayed in the Nguni Suite at Lions Valley for three nights to celebrate my husbands 70th Birthday recently. We had a memorable and most enjoyable stay. The staff were friendly, caring and always willing to assist. Or suite was beautifully decorated, modern, spacious and ever so comfortable. The food was beautifully presented and delicious. Our ranger, Cameron, was extremely knowledgeable and even though we have been to a number of game reserves in the past, we learnt so much from him. The full body massage in the Spa was probably the best we have had in a long time. We also had the pleasure of meeting the owner of the lodge who joined us for a chat at breakfast. If you are looking for a little piece of paradise, this is the place for you.
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Date of stay: June 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: The suites overlooking the dam are definitely the best
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Response from Fiona Lines, Owner at Lions Valley Lodge
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you Carmen T for taking the time to write your review. We are delighted to hear that you had memorable stay at Lions Valley Lodge. It is always great to hear that our guides can teach even seasoned "safari goers" something new.Please come back soon to share our little piece of bush paradise with us.
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US$381 - US$536 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalLadysmith
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lions Valley Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Lions Valley Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Nambiti Big 5 Private Game Reserve (6.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Lions Valley Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, a lounge, and a spa.
Which room amenities are available at Lions Valley Lodge?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Lions Valley Lodge?
Guests can enjoy a lounge, a poolside bar, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Lions Valley Lodge?
Yes, free public parking nearby and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Lions Valley Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Lions Valley Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Afrikaans, and Zulu.