The unpretentious 5 star experience

where every moment is focused on the wonders of the wild

The unpretentious 5 star experience

where every moment is focused on the wonders of the wild

5-star luxury right in the bush

Spacious, stylish and uncluttered, the highlight of our rooms are the private decks with views stretching over the plains and waterholes.

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Take a walk in the wild

Nambiti Plains is found amongst the animals. Experience an exciting walking safari that allows you to embrace the thrill of a raw bush adventure.

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Your luxuriously natural Nambiti home

With limited beds available, you are ensured that your needs will receive personalised attention with an emphasis on allowing you to feel an affinity with nature.

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A passion for protecting wild spaces

At Nambiti Plains Lodge, you are offered the opportunity to live and breathe the conservation of this incredible environment and its creatures.

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Marvel at Nambiti’s
natural abundance

Nambiti Plains Lodge is located in the 26 000-acre Nambiti Big 5 Private Game Reserve:

  • Malaria-free area
  • Boasts Africa’s beautiful Big 5 animals
  • 40 + mammal species and a plethora of birdlife
  • Incredible biodiversity – including grasslands, thornveld and savannah
  • Conveniently located between Durban and Johannesburg

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COVID-19 We are Open!

While our Lodge was closed due to the South African Government’s lockdown regulations last year, we were carefully planning protocols and procedures to protect our guests and staff. We also used the time to engage with and train staff, and to renovate and upgrade our Lodge. Our entire team adheres to the strictest hospitality protocols issued by The Tourism Business Council of South Africa as well as World Health Organisation recommendations. We have taken extensive additional measures to ensure complete peace of mind for our guests by enforcing strict Covid-19 policies which includes (amongst others) daily sanitizing of all main areas, rooms, back of house areas and vehicles with a specialized machine; alcohol sanitizers of 70% and higher available throughout the property; adequate social distancing (including not filling our safari vehicles), as well as wearing of masks and protective equipment.

A heartfelt thank you to our loyal guests, staff, suppliers and family for your continual support. Even though it was a challenging year, we are excited to be operational again and can’t wait to host you! Our dedicated team is on hand should you have any questions or to address any concerns. We look forward to meeting you and once again create magical bush memories.

The Nambiti Plains Family

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Marvel at the Nambiti’s
natural abundance

Nambiti Plains Lodge is located in the 26 000-acre Nambiti Big 5 Private Game Reserve:

  • Malaria-free area
  • Boasts Africa’s beautiful Big 5 animals
  • 40 + mammal species and a plethora of birdlife
  • Incredible biodiversity – including grasslands, thornveld and savannah
  • Conveniently located between Durban and Johannesburg

Read more about the reserve

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Welcome to Nambiti Plains
Private Game Lodge

Nambiti Plains Lodge is an ambient environmentally-aware lodge with modern, minimalist interiors, reflecting the surrounding wilderness. Weaving a fine line between luxury and the reality of the African wild, our 5-star lodge is as unpretentious as it is pristine.

  • Fresh and uncommon dining that delights with local flavours
  • Romantic rooms with expansive private decks and outdoor showers
  • Sweeping views over the Nambiti plains and waterholes
  • Enthralling and exciting game drives included in your stay
  • Unique experiences like walking safaris
  • Inspired by nature at every turn

Learn more about our luxury lodge

Welcome to Nambiti Plains
Private Game Lodge

Nambiti Plains Lodge is an ambient environmentally-aware lodge with modern, minimalist interiors, reflecting the surrounding wilderness. Weaving a fine line between luxury and the reality of the African wild, our 5-star lodge is as unpretentious as it is pristine.

  • Fresh and uncommon dining that delights with local flavours
  • Romantic rooms with expansive private decks and outdoor showers
  • Sweeping views over the Nambiti plains and waterholes
  • Enthralling and exciting game drives included in your stay
  • Unique experiences like walking safaris
  • Inspired by nature at every turn

Learn more about our luxury lodge

COVID-19 We are Open!

While our Lodge was closed due to the South African Government’s lockdown regulations last year, we were carefully planning protocols and procedures to protect our guests and staff. We also used the time to engage with and train staff, and to renovate and upgrade our Lodge. Our entire team adheres to the strictest hospitality protocols issued by The Tourism Business Council of South Africa as well as World Health Organisation recommendations. We have taken extensive additional measures to ensure complete peace of mind for our guests by enforcing strict Covid-19 policies which includes (amongst others) daily sanitizing of all main areas, rooms, back of house areas and vehicles with a specialized machine; alcohol sanitizers of 70% and higher available throughout the property; adequate social distancing (including not filling our safari vehicles), as well as wearing of masks and protective equipment.

A heartfelt thank you to our loyal guests, staff, suppliers and family for your continual support. Even though it was a challenging year, we are excited to be operational again and can’t wait to host you! Our dedicated team is on hand should you have any questions or to address any concerns. We look forward to meeting you and once again create magical bush memories.

The Nambiti Plains Family

What our guests say

Ronelle M
Ronelle M
28/09/2021
Unforgettable experience! The hospitality from the team was warm and welcoming. They endeavored to make you feel at home and catered to every need. Magdel, Jason and the team are just wonderful! The game drives are so much fun and the sights and scenes breathtaking! We saw all the big 5 and more! Jason our nature guide, was funny and very informative! The honeymoon suite was luxurious and spacious! The outdoor shower, a must try! The lodge overlooks a waterhole so the landscape is ever changing with the animals coming to drink. Food was plentiful and delicious! Lots to choose from on the menu. The staff went out of their way to make my stay so extra special from the beautiful custom Made cake to the romantic flower and chocolate turn downs to the candle lit private dinner in our room. I was just so blown away by how thoughtful and kind every staff member was! Highly recommended for couples or families with older children.
K6547ICsuep
K6547ICsuep
21/09/2021
The personal touch Our family of five stayed at Nambiti Plains and we had such a special time. At every touchpoint, we were amazed by the quality of service and the incredible attention to detail. From booking to check-in to game drives to dining it was all first class. All the staff we encountered couldn't have been friendlier or more accommodating, the lodge was super comfortable and luxurious (without being over the top) and we had some wonderful game sightings with the very knowledgable and pleasant Bronwyn. We will be back!
fionarollason
fionarollason
25/08/2021
Break in the Bush Family holiday involving three generations & we all thoroughly enjoyed our trip. Game viewing,, food and accommodation all excellent. Staff very friendly. Arranged an amazing surprise for my mum’s birthday. Our second trip there and won’t be our last
crigby2021
crigby2021
15/07/2021
Best lodge In Nambiti From the minute you arrive to the minute you depart you are spoiled with such kindness, outstanding food and just fantastic service! The employees really do go out of their way to make your stay magical. I highly recommend this lodge to absolutely everyone.
Relan A
Relan A
29/06/2021
A real gem My husband and visited this stunning lodge from the 6th - 10th June 2021. It was incredible, we had the most wonderful time. It is a beautifully unique and private bush experience. The staff were all so wonderful, Cindy and Magda were so attentive and anticipated our every need , the service was impeccable. The game drivers were fun and we had the best guide, Bronwyn. She was so knowledgable and such a great energy to be around. The food was delicious , and just kept coming, the chef really out did himself 🙂 The lodge is situated in a beautiful part if the park over a watering hole, while we were there two Ellie males paid the lodge a visit and drank form the pool. Such a special moment. We were greeted daily by Nyala and Impala around our room. We stayed in the honeymoon suite, which was stunning with views that took our breath away, the sunrise is definitely something to remember. A little hidden gem , we had the most romantic getaway. Such a special place and we will defiantly be recurring guests. Thank you to all the team who made our stay so special. The Hornes 🙂
hana880
hana880
29/06/2021
One of the best experiences We had such a fantastic time at Nambiti Plains. The team made us feel like we were apart of the family and treated us like royalty. Jason our guide is definitely in the right career! We could not have asked for better anniversary experience.
j0shpa
j0shpa
27/06/2021
Best 5 Star Game Lodge in S.A. We have been to other lodges & reserves and Nambiti Plains remains our favourite by far. We returned for a 3rd visit and everything from the room (breathtaking), the main lodge, the food (amazing), the service and staff (best you will come across) is impeccable. Jason our guide is fantastic, has so much knowledge and picks up the smallest of things that the normal eye wouldn't. Nambiti Plains feels like home and they definitely deserve more than just 5 stars in our opinion! Best getaway in S.A. you can ask for! Thank you Nambiti Plains, until our next visit soon 🙂
Matthew and Mekayla
Matthew and Mekayla
13/06/2021
Unforgettable experience! If you’re looking for a beautiful lodge to stay in for a special romantic getaway, don’t bother looking any further than Nambiti Plains. We couldn’t have asked for a better experience! Magdel, Nomphilo, Cindy, Bronwyn, Jason, Sheldon and all the staff. You more than exceeded our expectations. From the minute we arrived we felt so special - everyone went out of their way to make our stay incredible! We cannot recommend Nambiti Plains enough! We experienced amazing accommodation, elephants drinking from the lodge pool, 5-star service, delicious food and super experienced guides who are great at tracking down unique bush sightings. We can’t wait to be back for another stay as soon as we can. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
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Voyage17786993174
20/05/2021
Excellent Magdel & her team were fantastic always checking we were happy and wanted for nothing. Food was excellent. Lovely to be in thus bush open spaces and fresh air. Our Walk with Jayson was superb finding the rhinos.
JMcC83F
JMcC83F
19/05/2020
Exceptional in every way! This hit the spot for luxurious living and diversity of wildlife. Amazing close encounters on every game drive, including cheetahs and four of the big five, although the leopard eluded us. We even saw black rhinos wallowing in the mud on our arrival transfer from the car park! The waterhole close to the lodge attracts wildlife throughout the day, with excellent views from the veranda. Although the lodge is unfenced and we had to be escorted back to our accommodation at night, we felt safe and secure at all times. Cooking and food presentation were first class and nothing was too much trouble for the chef, with all culinary requests catered for and remembered at every meal. The honeymoon suite was amazing and worth the additional outlay. As an arachnophobe, I loved the reassurance of the mosquito netting enclosing the bed at night, keeping any possible intruders at bay!

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