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

Lily D
Lily D
21/07/2022
Special The staff are amazing and willing to help. The view of the waterhole is lovely. The wildlife is stunning. Our guide was very engaging and helpful. We will definitely come back for this wonderful experience again.
Saf Traveler
Saf Traveler
27/06/2022
Perfect experience I'm not sure if I will ever beat this experience. Had such a wonderful time. It was a near perfect experience. Staff were great, friendly and attentive. Food was superb and accommodation relaxing and luxurious.To be honest. I've heard of some of the prices of the more expensive places in Nambiti and honestly I don't what spending more money can give you over my experience in Nambiti Plains. Seriously it was near perfect and more money can't make staff be more friendly than perfect. Don't waste your time with the more expensive places when you can go to Nambiti Plains.JP our guide was phenomenal. The staff and Alfie were top class.I highly recommend this place.
Lisa V
Lisa V
08/06/2022
One word... Incredible!! To describe Nambiti in one word.... Incredible! The staff are so friendly and personable. The food is out of this world. The 2 game drives you go on daily are so much fun. The animals are stunning and the landscape leaves you speechless. It's a luxury experience, yet super casual. It's perfect. The accommodations are fabulous... the beds are so comfy, and the bathtub and shower are spa like! We had many animals walking around our unit which was a treat to see. The view of the stars on a clear night is heavenly. If you have any other questions about this property... let me know! I am a luxury travel agent and I can help you book your entire South Africa trip... to Nambiti!!
ginab1322
ginab1322
12/05/2022
A little gem in the Nambiti bush Where do I begin to describe the wonderful Nambiti Plains. From start to finish everything was brilliant. From the cheerful meet and greet on our arrival at the transfer car park by Sheldon who was our excellent guide, to the warm and friendly welcome at the lodge by Magdel and Bettie, this was a trip to remember.Sadly the weather was not always kind to us and the rain certainly gave us all plenty of opportunities to wear the lovely warm ponchos and utilise the charming hot water bottles provided on the game drives. Despite the weather, Sheldon ensured we experienced many wonderful big 5 sightings which will stay long in our memories - especially for those of our family for whom this was their first safari experience. We could not have chosen better than Nambiti Plains where the accommodation was beautiful, the food delicious and the hospitality from all the staff second to none. A return visit is definitely on the cards for us when we are able to return to SA. Thank you Magdel, and all your team, for a truly wonderful stay.
Sam B
Sam B
03/05/2022
Heaven on earth Just returned after an amazing week with this beautiful family and incredible lodges. Magdel and the team could not do enough to make our first family holiday here more perfect and my second visit. They helped us organise a blessing and had a wonderful bush picnic next to the waterfalls. If you visit ask for JP he is an amazing guide and does all he can to get you close to the wildlife.
Kershni Ramreddi
Kershni Ramreddi
05/04/2022
Breathtakingly beautiful I loved the views, sceneries, the animals, the peace and serenity. The accommodation was immaculate and the food on another level. The staff were inviting and kind. Everything about this place is amazing
WalterJacobs
WalterJacobs
19/03/2022
Exceptional stay We had a magical three night stay at Nambiti Plains Lodge. The rooms are spacious, beautifully decorated and well maintained. All of the staff were exceptional and the chef treated us to an amazing variety of world-class dishes. In the summer the breakfast and lunch menus give you so much choice and they cater for all types of diets. The game rangers are knowledgeable and do their utmost and always make sure the guests are comfortable even in pouring rain. The animals are not so densely populated as in other game parks, but we saw 4 of the big five and the black rhino was a highlight for us. The waterhole situated in front of the lodge attracts a wide variety of game throughout the day. If you are celebrating a special occasion the manager and staff goes out of their way to make it memorable. We will visit them again.
Kimbostoo
Kimbostoo
06/03/2022
Waterhole location is top Fabulous couple of days at Nambiti Plains. Staff were attentive and helpful. The food, very good. The accommodation, excellent. The guide, awesome. The reserve has many different terrains which makes for an unusual experience. Minor attention required to wear and tear on soft furnishings is my only negative observation - for a five star establishment. Highly recommend for 5* service, great location on a waterhole, as well as, entertaining and knowledgeable field guide.
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.

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