The Springbok Lodge2019-10-25T10:06:34+00:00

The Springbok Lodge

Big 5 Game Reserve in KwaZulu Natal

The Springbok Lodge epitomises the perfect safari experience with beautifully appointed tented suites, service excellence, superb cuisine and prolific wildlife – ensuring an unforgettable experience.

Nestled in the heart of the KwaZulu-Natal Battlefields, the Nambiti Reserve and Springbok Lodge offer guests a chance to unwind in a picture-perfect setting. Well positioned off the N3, the main route between Johannesburg and Durban, Springbok Lodge is just a four-and-a-half hour drive from the busy metropolis of Johannesburg and a mere three-and-a-half hours from the aromatic coastal city of Durban.

Making the lodge even more accessible is the 1.2km landing strip for light aircraft.
Helicopters can comfortably land directly at the lodge.

The breath-taking mountains of the central Drakensberg lie an easy one-and-a-half hours’ drive away.
Whether Springbok Lodge is your intended destination or the base from which to explore the surrounding Battlefields and Drakensberg you will be assured an exceptional stay and safari experience – the lodge continues to achieve its AA Superior Accommodation Accreditation since 2009.

Situtated in

Nambiti Private Game Reserve

Springbok Lodge is situated in the Nambiti Private Game Reserve, a conservancy offering 22 000 acres of pristine, Malaria-free bushveld. The Reserve is home to the Big Five, as well as Cheetah, Hippo and over 30 species of plains game.  Nature lovers will enjoy the area’s biodiversity, with Thornveld and majestic Acacia trees complementing extensive grasslands which mirror the plains of Central Africa.

The abundant natural water system, with perennial rivers and the beautiful waterfall and cascades on the Sundays River, makes for a unique sanctuary, attracting several rare bird species and an enviable array of raptors and vultures.

Feast your senses on the magnificent sights, sounds and smells of this untouched African bush. With every dawn, renew your bond with nature as you embark on a safari with your experienced and knowledgeable field guide.

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Ranger Reports

810, 2019

September 2019 Newsletter

The winter months has allowed for controlled burning on the reserve. Due to the drought, burning has not been an option for the past few years to ensure there has always been sufficient [...]

1408, 2019

An enemy state

  “An enemy state” The Springbok Lodge guests were treated to what I consider one of the best things about the Bush. On this day two old rivals meet, the predator, lion and the prey, [...]

1408, 2019

It is all about the “meet and greet”

  “It is all about the meet and greet” Possibly one of my best sightings at The Springbok Lodge was just around the time the Reserve Management introduced new male lions into the Nambiti Game [...]

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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.