Wildlife Ratings

Big 5: 8
Mammals: 8
Birds: 6.5
Reptiles: 5
Trees: 5

Lookout for

Caracal
Serval
Elephant
White Rhino
Hippo
Lion
Cheetah
Jackal
Buffalo
Giraffe
Kudu
Wildebeest
Zebra
Red Hartebeest
Gemsbok
Waterbuck
Eland
Warthog

The 11 000 hectare Nambiti Conservancy is situated within 30 km of Ladysmith in KwaZulu Natal in South Africa. It is located in the heart of numerous age old battle sites which took place between the Zulus, the Boers and the English over a century ago. The reserve varies tremendously in terms of habitat and geology. The undulating terrain of the south, with open acacia-clad valleys, rises up to flat open plains in the centre, which host good concentrations of plains game. This then descends to the riverine valleys of the north, where the Sundays River cuts its path through the reserve. The reserve also has a high concentration of earth dams providing excellent aquatic refuge for birdlife and hippos. Nambiti hosts the big five, although leopards are seldom seen. The cats on the property have been fitted with satellite collars for research purposes which enables good viewing potential for these predators. There are decent sized herds of wildebeest, zebra, giraffe, gemsbok and kudu.

Why we like it

Big 5 reserve; Excellent birdlife; Good predator viewing

Facts & Figures

Park / Reserve Size: 10 000 Ha
Reserve Type: Private Game Reserve
Big 5: Yes
Specialist Specie: Cheetah
Malaria Area: No
Nearest Town: Ladysmith

Lodges and Camps (click on the links below)

Lodge Budget Lodge Type
Elephant Rock Safari Lodge, Nambiti Full Board
Nambiti Hills Game Lodge Luxury Full Board
Umzolozolo Private Safari Lodge, Nambiti Full Board

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Recent Sightings

Key Species

MAMMALS
Elephant
White Rhino
Cheetah


BRIDS
Crowned Crane
Blue Crane
Steppe Buzzard
White-Backed Vulture
Grass Owl


REPTILES
Mozambique Spitting Cobra
Boomslang
Tree Agama


TREES
Paper Bark Acacia
Scented Pod Thorn Acacia
Buffalo Thorn


HABITAT TYPES
Grassland / Open Plains
Savanna Thornveld
Forest
Open Water
Riverine
Rocky Outcrops