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Nambiti Game Reserve, Ladysmith, South Africa
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Springbok Lodge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

From the beautifully appointed tents, the rugged and exciting game drives where we saw cheetah, lions being cornered by buffalo, elephants fighting, hippo and buck and birds of various types to the great food and service; everything about Springbok Lodge and Nambiti is something to remember. The Cheetah Experience is certainly worth a visit and little extras are certainly value... More

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Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From the enquiry phase, booking, directions, dietary requirements to the end of our stay it was an awesome time. The tented accommodation was luxurious with all ones needs provided for. The staff were very helpful, friendly and efficient. My daughter's vegan diet was well catered and overall the meals were delicious. Mention must be made of our ranger Greg who... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed at Springbok Lodge a year ago at the end of a two week stay in SA and enjoyed every moment. Pleasure to return again for three days after a two week mission trip. Food awesome and plentiful. Breakfast in the warm sunshine under winter, warm, sunny skies and whilst we were there lunch too. Dinner compared to any... More

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Hillcrest, South Africa
19 reviews 19 reviews
14 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This was our second visit to the Springbok Lodge and it was every bit just as special as our last visit a year ago. It is the middle of winter and yet we were very comfortable, electric blankets on our bed, and a huge bottle of complimentary sherry to warm us up in our luxury tents! The evening and morning... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

I would stay here time and time again. Everyone is so friendly and make you feel welcomed. The food is delicious and the game drives are well ran. Jono was our ranger and he done an amazing job. He asked us what we would like to see and he pulled it off :) Pack warm for the winter months as... More

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Durban, South Africa
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

To start off this review, I would like to compliment the reserve first. Nambiti is an absolutely beautiful reserve, and it is a must see. Springbok lodge in my opinion is the way to experience safari in South Africa. Staying in a fancy manor house or a lodge is just not the way to experience it. We stayed in room... More

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Such a fantastic time had at Springbok Lodge for my milestone birthday. From excellent service, to magnificent food, and absolutely awesome Game Drives with Jono where I managed to get the most spectacular pictures of animals and sunrise and sunset views. The luxurious tents and the little special extras done to make my stay a memorable one just shows what... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Eight of us spent the first 2 weeks of April in South Africa. Five adults and three children, 14 months, 9 and 12 years old. Having spent 5 nights in the Drakensburgh region, we drove some 3 hours for 3 nights stay at the Springbok Lodge. I was still catching my breath from our time at the Burgh, but there... More

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64 reviews 64 reviews
10 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Unfortunately we only had the time to be day visitors to Sprinkbok Lodge. That was our loss. From the initial communication with Wendy to the end of our game drive with Steve and William it was the smoothest of experiences. Clear directions to get there, friendly staff who thought of everything in advance and sightings of lots of game. We... More

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

I recently went to Springbok Lodge with my husband, niece, daughter from London her boyfriend and his daughters. The tents are lovely, the setting of the lodge very good and were totally entertained by a fantastic Game Ranger by the name of Gregg, who was both knowledgeable and funny! We saw 4 of the Big 5! Wendy was very good... More

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Address: Nambiti Game Reserve, Ladysmith, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Ladysmith
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Nambiti Game Reserve is a 20,000 acre Private Reserve located 25km from Ladysmith in Kwa Zulu Natal and is home to the Big 5 as well as Cheetah, Hippo and over thirty species of plains game which roam freely through the extensive grasslands and thornveld. Nestled in the heart of Nambiti Private Game Reserve is where you'll find Springbok Lodge. Escape to this pristine MALARIA FREE wilderness; relax and celebrate nature, her beauty and the small moments with us. The Sundays River provides an abundance of water through the Reserve and creates a unique sanctuary attracting several rare bird species and an enviable array of raptors and vultures. A birders delight! While the Big Five experience alone is enough to attract visitors, guests staying at Springbok Lodge leave with a different idea of "camping"... Accommodation is offered in elevated, luxury safari style air conditioned en suite tents with outdoor shower. Wake to the calls of the wild and enjoy picture perfect moments under the glorious African sky. Activities offered at Springbok Lodge include Game Drives and guided walks within our fenced area. Bass fishing (catch & release) is popular in season in the reserves well stocked dams. Day Trips to the nearby Battlefields can be arranged. Springbok Lodge is easily accessible from the N3 route Johannesburg and Durban bound. Springbok Lodge is an ideal venue for your next conference, company getaway or soul rejuvenation. Springbok Lodge offers a 'value for money" stay. Accommodation Specials available throughout the year ... more   less 
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