Nambiti Big 5 Game Reserve About the Area


Battlefields & Related Attractions In The Area:

  • Siege Museum (02.11.1899 Siege of Ladysmith, - Ladysmith
  • Ladysmith Relieved (26.02.1900) - Ladysmith
  • Battle of Spionkop (23-24.01.1900)- Ladysmith Area
  • Battle of Vaalkrans (05.02.1900) - Ladysmith Area
  • Battle of Wagonhill (06.01.1900) - Ladysmith Area
  • Battle of Tugela Heights (21-26.02.1900) - Colenso Area
  • Clouston Memorial Garden (15.12.1899 Battle of Colenso) - Colenso
  • Talana Museum (Battle of Talana in 1899)

Nearby Golf Courses:

  • Ladysmith - 13 holes
  • Estcourt (Southern Berg) 18 holes
  • Champagne Sports 18 holes & Cathedral Peak 18 holes (Northern Berg)

Adventure and Canopy Tours:

  • Drakensburg Canopy Tours
  • White River Rafting and Kayaking
  • Mountain Boarding
  • Mountain Biking
  • Horseriding

Religious Tours:

  • Worlds Smallest Church (Van Reenens Pass)
  • Maria Ratschitz Mission (Boschkloof Farm, Biggersberg)
  • Soofie Mosque (Ladysmith)

Safari Activities and Surrounding Battlefields Areas


Springbok Lodge Activities Include:

  • Game drives (approximately 3 hours long, depending on sightings and weather)
  • Boma dinners (weather permitting)
  • Bush breakfasts (by arrangement)
  • Fly fishing (seasonal)
  • Zulu dancing (by prior arrangement and at an additional cost)
  • Massage therapy (by arrangement and at an additional cost)
  • Battlefield tours (by arrangement and at an additional cost)
  • Leisurely drives towards the majestic Drakensberg, with superb sightseeing and curio shopping.

Game Drives on Nambiti Private Game Reserve

Head off on an open, game-viewing vehicle at daybreak or early afternoon. A personal guide will ensure that you get the most out of the experience, enjoying the abundance of wildlife and unspoiled African vistas. You will stop to be given a chance to stretch your legs and wonder at the sounds and silences of the bush, while drinking in majestic sunrises or sunsets. The memory of sipping an Amarula coffee or sundowner in such humbling surroundings is one that will stay with you forever.

Boma Dinners at Springbok Lodge

On fine summer and balmy winter nights, guests can arrange to dine around a crackling fire in the boma, an experience which is sure to be a highlight of your stay.

Bush Breakfasts

Bacon and eggs take on a taste of their own when savoured in the African veld.

The bush breakfasts are exciting for our guests as well as our staff who literally pack up everything and set up 'kitchen' in a scenic spot. Often our plans are ‘put to bed’ though, when the Ellies invite themselves to breakfast!

Fly Fishing on the Nambiti Private Game Reserve

The reserve's well stocked dams offer the keen fly fisherman a chance to indulge in this tranquil pastime (all fishing is on a ‘catch-and-release' basis).

Adding an extra element of enjoyment are the resident hippo.

Massage Therapy

By prior arrangement, massage therapists will travel from Ladysmith, offering reflexology, full body massage, back massage and Indian head massage in the privacy of your tent or, if the weather allows, out on your deck!

Directions to The Springbok Lodge

The Nambiti Private Game Reserve is situated 25 km's east of Ladysmith and is only 4½ hours from Johannesburg, 3½ hours from Durban and 90 minutes from the Drakensberg. Please see map for details.

reservations@thespringboklodge.co.za
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