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Nambiti Plains Private Game Reserve

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Nambiti Plains Game Lodge is nestled amongst the fauna & flora of the spectacular Nambiti Game Reserve, a private Big Five bush retreat and game conservancy set on 22,000 acres of malaria-free bushveld in KwaZulu Natal. Nambiti Plains Private Game Lodge is just 4 hours from Johannesburg and 3 hours from Durban.
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Multilingual Staff
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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Ellangslagte Road, Ladysmith 3370 South Africa
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Pietermaritzburg Airport139 km
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Stayed at the Plains Lodge and had one of the best holidays I can remember. The reserve is special to drive around especially with a guide whose name is 'Ted'. The accomodation is first class and the food is top notch. I would like congratulate the chef on outstanding creations
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Response from NambitiPlainsLodge, General Manager at Nambiti Plains Private Game Reserve
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for the raving review. Our team strive to make sure each guest has a memorable experience and we are honoured that this counts as one of your best holidays. Ted is passionate about the bush and sharing his knowledge. Our chefs will be grateful to hear that you enjoyed all meals and the presentation thereof. Our staff are friendly and happy people and the Front of House ladies loved singing and laughing with you. Bettie enjoyed your company and hosting you during your stay with us. We are all looking forward to your next visit!
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Property's Favourite Review
My wife and I went with seven of her overseas family to this wonderful lodge. It was our fourth visit there and each time we go we seem to enjoy it more. Magdela,the lodge manager was most attentive, and Rohan, our ranger was excellent.Other rangers, Jason and Gary were also
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We stayed in Nambiti plains for 4 days in November 2018. the camp is very well situated with their own waterhole in front of the dining room. With many Grasers visiting all day long. The rooms are spacious and spotlessly clean. Food is very Grand the whole staff cheerful and
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Before I begin my review I just wish to say to the Nambiti collective, there will always be those visitors and subsequent reviewers, where nothing is right. Such people excel at and even enjoy moaning and complaining. Its their way of attempting to get attention. Audrey C is the
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It was an amazing experiences, so far unmatched in its attention to detail. The staff were so respectful, considerate, selfless, and accommodating. Ensuring we were catered to the utmost degree. We could not have been happier with the experience as every aspect of our stay was
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Response from NambitiPlainsLodge, General Manager at Nambiti Plains Private Game Reserve
Responded Jan. 13, 2019
Thank you for this lovely review. It is wonderful to know you had such a positive experience linked to our great team and attention to detail. We strive to ensure each guest has a memorable experience with us - from the food to the safaris to housekeeping and service. We are hoping you will return for another visit soon.
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Nambiti Game Reserve is a conservation area monitored by Ecologist to ensure we do not exceed our carrying capacity. Game viewing on the reserve is excellent and guests generally see 4 out of the Big5 (with leopard being the elusive one) and we have recently introduced some more cheetahs which make for great sightings. If you follow us on Instagram and Facebook you will see that these animals often wonder up to the Lodge so you will be in for a treat.
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Generally we do not allocate more than 8 guests per vehicle, but as other people mentioned it just depend on the allocations on the day - it could be just you :-) Our guides are passionate and well trained to give you an amazing experience.
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It depends on your time frame - ideally 3 nights is better for you to settle in and relax, but if two nights is the only time you have in a busy travel itinerary then it will do just fine.
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Good day Heather and thank you for the inquire. We will gladly try and assist with your request. Our Honeymoon suites are very spacious - 90 square meters so we can add an additional single bed. Alternatively, a better option might be (as mentioned below) our luxury Suites. This consist of two completely separate rooms (en-suite bathroom and viewing deck) with an inter-leading foyer so you can easily spend time together without feeling crammed in. Please contact Bettie at reservations and she will assist you further.
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Good day. Yes, two game drives a day (one morning and one afternoon drive) are included in the price.
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"All good and comfortable"
"All rooms are great "
"All lodge rooms are exquisite with lovely views across the plains"
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"Nothing to be added"
US$543 - US$602 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
nambiti plains private game reserve hotel ladysmith
South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalLadysmith
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