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Tucked away in the centre of the picturesque Nambiti Private Game Reserve, a 21,000 acre, Big 5, malaria-free game reserve, lies Ndaka Safari Lodge. Located in central KwaZulu-Natal near Ladysmith, just 40 minutes from the Drakensberg and close to the Battlefields, in the heart of the wild, the lodge is the perfect halfway stop between Johannesburg (3,5 hours) and Durban (3 hours). Ndaka Safari Lodge features an African farmstead that has been converted into a family style getaway. Ndaka is a relaxed, "home away from home", family friendly lodge. The Lodge has recently been refurbished and now has three standard lodge rooms in the main house and 7 luxury safari tents. The open plan lounge together with the lapa (entertainment area) with its built-in barbeque, the deck, the large fully fenced-in indigenous garden, swimming pool and open fire pit overlooking the bushveld make Ndaka Safari Lodge the ideal getaway for families and friends.
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Breakfast included
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Pietermaritzburg Airport139 km
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All reviews family tent game drives the reserve luxury tents comfortable lounge piece of paradise coffee tea station went above and beyond large bathroom main lounge bush experience blown away amazing animals special family an adventure wild animals comfortable accommodation
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Team Ndaka, we arrived as guests, and when we left it like we were saying goodbye to family ♥️ our stay there was spectacular to say the least. There was nothing we wanted for. Ndaka Safari Lodge is is family friendly and caters for everyone...More

Thank Deb501968
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ndaka is a wonderful place to come and relax and see excellent game! Spoilt by all the staff, and treated to amazing sightings in the bush. This was our second visit this year and we will definitely be back!

Thank streatfieldj2018
Response from Tracey M, Owner at Ndaka Safari LodgeResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for your review - it's so wonderful to hear that you - a returning Ndaka guest - had such a treat of a stay. And of course we look forward to welcoming you back again! Best wishes from us all, Team Ndaka

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My mom and I went to Ndaka for a well needed weekend away. This Lodge is great and very family oriented. We had a lovely time there and enjoyed hearing about the lodge and reserve from our guide Siya. Really is in a great spot...More

Thank CarissaSch
Response from Tracey M, Owner at Ndaka Safari LodgeResponded 2 weeks ago

This is such lovely feedback - thank you! We're so happy that you both had such a special weekend together in the bush. We hope to create more memories with you someday. Best wishes from us all, Team Ndaka

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow, Ndaka Safari Lodge is amazing. My husband took me away for a 2 night stay at Ndaka and we wish we could have stayed longer. We did miss our kids though and could have taken them with us as Ndaka caters for them too...More

Thank Jessica W
Response from Tracey M, Owner at Ndaka Safari LodgeResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for choosing to celebrate your 40th birthday with us. Graeme & the rest of our team really enjoyed hosting you both & treating you to an unforgettable birthday weekend. Next time, bring the kids - it'll be a whole different experience seeing the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ndaka is beautifully situated and the wide panoramic views from the dining room and tents are really special. The tents themselves, a mix of thick poles and strong canvas are luxurious and ingenious. Food was good and the wine selection has clearly been chosen with...More

Thank lavalampboy
Response from Tracey M, Owner at Ndaka Safari LodgeResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for this wonderful review - we really appreciate your recommendation. Our aim has always been twofold - to offer guests true value for money & for our guests to feel at home. We're thrilled that we seem to have achieved this...More

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4 October 2018|
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Response from Tracey-Ndaka | Property representative |
Hi there - great response from FluffyMuf - thank you! Pietermaritzburg Airport is a great option otherwise OR Tambo (Johannesburg) or King Shaka (Durban). Just bear in mind that the Nambiti Game reserve gates close at 8pm... More
20 November 2017|
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Response from Mutt h | Reviewed this property |
I was there in July so it was a bit cooler out. There was always a breeze and there are fans as well.
Room Tips
"The rooms are all stunning and all face out to the reserve so every room has a brilliant view."
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"We satyed in Impala - it is a little walk from the dining room, but we loved it as it was quiet and peaceful."
2 weeks ago
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"quiet & very private luxury tents are the best ......"
08 Oct 2018
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"View from rooms attached to main building a bit limited"
21 Sep 2018
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