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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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

The Ultimate Bush Escape

So, you have always had ‘visit Africa’ on your bucket list – but where do you begin if you want to plan a safari?

Sometimes the process can seem a little overwhelming, but with the right tips and information, it really is as easy as one, two, three. And that is exactly where we at Nambiti Plains and our special #TravelTomorrow Hub come in.

If you are looking for information on when the best time would be to travel, how to get here and what to pack, as well as important information on what to expect and want to meet the team that will be taking care of you – this is the place to find all the answers!

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What our guests say

sernow504561
sernow504561
06/05/2024
AMAZING Nambiti Plains was amazing! The lodge and the room look so good, our driver Jonathan and all the staff were very professional and kind, the food was perfect. We will definetly come back!
Steve J
Steve J
04/05/2024
Magical safari! Our family of four stayed for four nights ahead of a wedding in Durban. We had a fabulous stay. The staff were so kind. The food is incredible. The rooms are stunning. Our 2 rooms with shared entrance were perfect for families. We joined Jono and our friends joined Jason- both absolutely superb. Every drive was fabulous and unforgettable. Some of our sightings were jaw dropping. Sharing the pool with the elephants was an obvious highlight! Would highly recommend a smaller lodge like this rather than a larger one that would feel less personal. Jono struck a great camaraderie with our 12 year old son. Be prepared for some serious separation anxiety when you have to leave. We were very sad to wave Jono, the rest of the staff and Nambiti Plains goodbye and would love to go back. Huge thank you for a terrific stay.
Amykin
Amykin
10/04/2024
Amazing experience - luxurious but cosy and chilled vibe. 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!
pkings972704
pkings972704
29/03/2024
All round outstanding 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.
EasingtonGillP
EasingtonGillP
22/03/2024
Best time ever 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.
Mrtynf
Mrtynf
26/02/2024
Bloody Marvellous! 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.
Ryan P
Ryan P
18/02/2024
Perfect in every way! 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.
Rick W
Rick W
16/02/2024
Completely outstanding! 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.
782rene
782rene
13/02/2024
Perfect place. 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.
Thomas F
Thomas F
03/01/2024
One of the best safari lodge packages ever had 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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