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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I'm writing this review from another 5 star hotel a few hours from Nambiti, wishing desperately that I could just go back to Nambiti Plains. The staff were incredibly helpful and friendly, our suite was massively spacious and luxurious, beautifully decorated, completely private and well equipped. The food was incredible, every meal over the 3 days was top class, and... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The whole experience at Nambiti Plains from the welcome drink, to the villa's beautiful design, to the warm towels waiting after you come back from your game drive, to the hot water bottles on a chilly morning drive to the delicious meals were absolutely perfect! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, and were happy with the level of personalized service we... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our stay at Nambiti plains was incredible. Our room was beautiful, the food was amazing, our rangers were so knowledgable and went out of their way to make sure we were happy and looked after (massive thanks to Dave). The game drives were fantastic. We saw so many animals, and Dave was great at teaching us all sorts of interesting... More 

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Salt Rock, KZN
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nambiti is a new park, needs time to age and trees to grow but it does have the big 5. Beautiful ellies, great herds of kudu, waterbuck, eland and impala but no hyena, cheetah or wild dog unfortunately. The park is too small. Plains is lovely and in a great position. Our guide, Jono, was very experienced and informative and... More 

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Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

I spent 3 nights at Nambiti plains lodge with my sister and we had the most amazing time. Excellent food so a great compliment to the chef. Lodge itself is stunning. Management was very absent as hosts but our ranger Douglas made up for all of that. Joining us for meals and making sure we werent short of anything we... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Reviewed 24 October 2016

First time I have done such a luxury safari and i was highly satisfied. Nambiti Plains is so fortunate to have on their staff ranger Dave. His enthusiasm and knowledge from the fauna to flora was phenomenal. The game reserve is also placed in a historic Anglo-Boer war area and Dave was highly educated on the war and context. I... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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Reviewed 19 September 2016

My hubby and I had the most amazing stay at Nambiti Plains to celebrate my 40th bday and our 10yr wedding anniversary, and will definitely be back! Our villa was stunning, comfortable, peaceful and luxurious - huge comfortable beds with just the sounds of the bush surrounding you. Brent, Axel, Dave and the rest of the staff do an amazing... More 

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Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

The accommodations where excellent. The Rangers Axel and Dave where great. They found us the big 5 in just 3 days including the majestic leopard. The food was 5 star all the way. All a around it was a great experience.

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Reviewed 15 August 2016

Beautiful lodge in the middle of nature. And you get to see animals not only during game drives but also all around the lodge. Easy access from Joburg. Very nice staff. Excellent and efficient service. Delicious food! Romantic dinner in the room possible. Extremely comfortable suite room, spacious, clean with an amazing view. All the game drives activities were very... More 

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Reviewed 20 July 2016

Just finished our stay at Nambiti Plains and it was a perfect end to our safari journeys in South Africa. Brent and Jesse do a great job running the lodge and all the staff and guides are a real pleasure to deal with and talk to. Chef Esander takes great pride in his meals and they are all immaculately prepared... More 

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The Nambiti Plains Lodge is nestled amongst the fauna & flora of the spectacular Nambiti Game Reserve, a private Big Five bush retreat and game conservancy set on 20,000 acres of malaria-free bushveld in KwaZulu Natal. Nambiti Plains Private Game Lodge is just 3 hours from Johannesburg and 2 hours from Durban ... more   less 

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Address: Ellangslagte Road, Ladysmith 3600, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Ladysmith
Price Range: RM1,116 - RM1,786 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“Suite no 1 is completely private”
 of 5 bubbles , 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Try to get there before 3:30pm and check-out after 10:00am, not to miss any game drives”
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 of 5 bubbles fnny_kllr, 15 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms are amazing at this lodge. They have two family rooms. The newer of the two is more spacious.”
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 of 5 bubbles WWtravelerUSA, 15 Jun 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are totally private with stunning views and are world class”
 of 5 bubbles Shepboden, 26 May 2016 | Read review
“Avoid semi-detached units as they are not sound insulated. You can hear neighbours alarm clock and voices.”
 of 5 bubbles KateChi10, 2 May 2016 | Read review
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