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Elephant Rock Private Safari Lodge

Nambiti Private PO Box 1707, Ladysmith 3370 South Africa
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Elephant Rock Private Safari Lodge. Superbly sited overlooking a waterhole, Elephant Rock is a charming boutique safari lodge offering luxury accommodation for up to 10 people. Experience a home-away-from-home true bush lodge experience for the entire family including extraordinary game viewing, on game drives; exquisite cuisine; and high standards of service - all at exceptional value for money. Elephant Rock Private Safari Lodge boasts five well appointed luxurious suites, including one family unit. All suites are well spaced for total privacy and include an en-suite bathroom, private deck and outdoor shower, and all have great views of the waterhole or the indigenous bushveld. Enjoy the magnificent viewing deck, relax whilst viewing the many species of game and birdlife or just cool off in the pool. Delicious meals are prepared by the in-house chef and can be enjoyed in the open boma, under the stars on the viewing deck, or in the comfort of the main lodge. The Big Five and other game are plentiful and roam freely over the Nambiti Private Game Reserve on which Elephant Rock is situated. Nambiti is a 10 000 hectare reserve of diverse wildlife habitat and includes the Big Five – lion, buffalo, rhino, elephant and leopard, as well as cheetah, hyena and many other species. Bird life abounds with over 250 recorded species. Nambiti is ideally situated, 3 ½ hours from Durban and 4 ½ hours from Johannesburg, in the heart of KwaZulu-Natal battlefield country, including Rorke's Drift, Isandlwana, Elandslaagte and Ladysmith. Activities: One on One Cheetah Interaction: Price From: R200.00 per person. Fishing: Enjoy some quiet time at one of the many well-stocked dams fishing for Bass, or Yellowfish. Fishing rods are available at the Lodge. Battlefield tours: For the history enthusiast, trips to any of the nearby battlefields, including Rorke’s Drift and Isandlwana, can be arranged. Golf: Golfing enthusiasts can book at a golf course in the vicinity.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Free breakfast
Highchairs available
Gift shop
Parking garage
Public wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Plunge pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Interconnected rooms available
Electric kettle
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Electric blanket
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Zulu


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Nambiti Private PO Box 1707, Ladysmith 3370 South Africa
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Pietermaritzburg Airport83 miSee all flights
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Lotter wrote a review Aug 4
Durban, South Africa11 contributions
Great if a small group of you - if not dinners served at one table with guests all at one table- would prefer the option to sit at a 2 seater? Small bar. Fire in the lounge area. Pool not heated. Lacked some of the special details we have got at other Nambiti accommodations - eg warm towels on arrival. However Stephanie did organise hot water bottles for the game drives- she did a great job with informative game drives and imparting knowledge in a friendly manner. Stephanie was the highlight of the stay. No Wi-Fi in rooms which is fine except when advertised as such and people are needing connectivity for work.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
geoffsmithandsue@gmail.com wrote a review Mar 2020
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Just return from our second trip to Elephant Rock. Possibly the last ones to go in the trouble times. Our game driver Keegan was first class not only on the animals but also on Birds, Spiders,Owls etc. We so all the big five some so close it was to good to be true including Lions and cheetah, on our return from our morning drive we were welcome back with Breakfast cooked to order. On our evening drive we returned again to our evening meal again to order from the lovely menu. The rooms are first class with all you need inside.Thanks again to ALL-the staff at Elephant Rock for a Brilliant stay. We will certainly visit again when we visit my Daughter in Durban.
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Date of stay: March 2020
Ja L wrote a review Mar 2020
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We had to come Elephant rock and we were absolutly delighted. Now, we are living terrible times in France, we are confined, we no longer have work, no money for how many time ? ... Elephant rock invites us to come later !!! Asif we can know hat will appen ! And if we don't know, they keep deposit ! 17091 zar ! When we see that they still have host ... God bless them for their awfull attitude ...
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Date of stay: March 2020
David B wrote a review Mar 2020
Sudbury, United Kingdom181 contributions82 helpful votes
The whole experience from the time we arrived to the time we left was excellent . our thanks to all the staff who contributed to the overall experience. Some excellent game sightings and good knowledge from Steph and Bronwen. Accommodation and food outstanding - nothing too much trouble - highly recommended.
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Date of stay: March 2020
Room Tip: Chalet No.3 - experience the outdoor shower.
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Heather E wrote a review Mar 2020
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My husband and I spent a wonderful 2 days at the Lodge!!! Everything exceeded our expectations.The Game Drives led by Steph were knowledgeable,excellent viewing,animals,birds and Nambiti reserve is beautiful!! Stacey and all the other staff were friendly,always smiling and went above and beyond to make our stay awesome 😎 Thanks sooo much to the Elephant Rock team,keep up the great work 😎🇿🇦
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
$177 - $425 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalLadysmith
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Frequently Asked Questions about Elephant Rock Private Safari Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Elephant Rock Private Safari Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Elephant Rock Private Safari Lodge?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, blackout curtains, and extra long beds.
What food & drink options are available at Elephant Rock Private Safari Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Elephant Rock Private Safari Lodge?
Yes, free parking and a parking garage are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Elephant Rock Private Safari Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Elephant Rock Private Safari Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Zulu.