17 Sep More Ways to Experience the Wild
Along with the twice-daily game drives included in your stay, guests wishing to experience the wild in other ways have a chance to immerse themselves in the sights, sounds, smells, and textures of the African bush.
Walking through the bush with your guide adds a whole new dimension to your safari as you have the opportunity to view smaller fauna and flora, animal tracks, dung, insects and other elements of the bush that may be missed on a game drive.
We offer two bush walk packages:
- Three-Hour Bush Walk – Set out with your ranger, tracking animals and have the opportunity to experience the bush on foot. This package costs R750 per person and typically lasts 3 – 4 hours.
- Six-Hour Bush Walk – After an early breakfast and departing at 07h00, this walk will continue until lunchtime, giving you more opportunity to explore even more hidden areas. This package includes snacks and juice, and costs R950 per person.
Important Information & Requirements
- Early booking is recommended.
- Bush walks are subject to availability and weather conditions.
- Bush walks are limited to a maximum of four guests per ranger.
- Fitness – All guests must be at a level of reasonable fitness.
- Clothing – Comfortable, closed walking shoes are mandatory. Guests should also wear neutral colours. Long pants are recommended.
- Age – No children under the age of 16 will be allowed to walk. Guests over the age of 65 years old must provide a doctor’s certificate of good health.
- Indemnity – Guests will be required to sign an indemnity form before embarking on a walk.
Private bush dinners
Lit by candlelight and starlight, we can arrange a romantic private dinner for you and your loved one on your private deck overlooking the African bush below. You’ll be treated to a three-course meal for just the two of you, surrounded by the sounds of the wild.
“My hubby and I had the most amazing stay at Nambiti Plains to celebrate my fortieth birthday and our ten-year wedding anniversary, and will definitely be back! Our villa was stunning, comfortable, peaceful and luxurious – huge comfortable beds with just the sounds of the bush surrounding you. Brent, Axel, Dave and the rest of the staff do an amazing job; they went out of their way to help make our stay extra special with a private, romantic dinner and an amazing lunch next to the river. The game drives were brilliant. Axel is a great ranger – very knowledgeable and enthusiastic! We thoroughly enjoyed the food – three courses for brekkie, lunch and supper, such a treat! A highlight for us was not being able to get through the front door of our villa after dinner as an elephant blocking the doorway! We then had the privilege to watch him from our deck as he carried on munching away at the trees, unforgettable! Thanks all at Nambiti Plains for a much-needed break!” – Nicola and Ben, TripAdvisor
The spectacular Sundays River cascades are the site of our bush picnics, a chance to dine al fresco right in the middle of the bush with the sound of the river in the background. You’ll enjoy a game drive on the way to the river then enjoy a chef-prepared picnic outside. In the summer months, a dip in the river is a special treat.
“A highlight was the riverside picnic which was set up for lunch – such an idyllic setting where everything had been laid on for us and where we could enjoy clambering over the rocks and dipping into the pools after enjoying a delicious spread!” – TripAdvisor
Private game drives
Enjoy the bush at your own pace by reserving your own private game drive during your stay. This is a perfect opportunity for keen photographers and birders – stop when you want, where you want, for as long as you want to get the shot or find that elusive bird species.
While on safari in the evening, your guide will take the opportunity to point out and discuss the night skies. The Milky Way is a phenomenal sight to behold on a clear night, and the plethora of constellations such as Orion, Taurus the Bull, the Southern Cross, Scorpio and many others will keep you in wonder.
With a pre-booked night drive, you’ll have a chance to enjoy the sights and sounds of the bush at night. You will have the opportunity to see the more elusive nocturnal animals’ resident on the Nambiti Reserve such as porcupine, large spotted genet, jackal, aardvark and the ever-elusive leopard.
Day trip game drives
Just haven’t got enough time to join us for two days? Looking to do something different with the family? Take them on an awe‐inspiring day trip game drive on Nambiti Game Reserve. Day trip game drives are typically 3 – 4 hours long and include a stop to stretch the legs and have a drink out in the bush.
Start times are normally 06h00 for the morning drive and 15h30 for an evening safari, with guests required to be at the lodge 30 minutes prior to departure. Time variations and group bookings can be arranged. Game drives are R500 per person for up to 4 people, and an additional charge of R4,000 per private drive (5 – 9 people).
Breakfast or lunch at our lodge can be added to your booking – please enquire at our office.
Please note that booking is required at least 4 days in advance.
Be sure to book ahead
Interested in more ways to experience the wild? Please be sure to contact us to get prices for these extra experiences so that you can book them before your stay.