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Nambiti Memorial Gate, Ladysmith 3370 South Africa
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 05/17/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 05/17/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#4 of 20 Specialty lodging in Ladysmith
Travelers' Choice
An exclusive, Malaria-free Big Five Private game lodge situated on the Nambiti Private Game Reserve near Ladysmith, Kwa-Zulu Natal. It is geared for utimate relaxation and indulgence of wild life and natural surroundings of the bushveld. Visitors are accommodated in exlusive suites offering maximum privacy. There are a wealth of interesting activities for visitors to participate in. Lions Valley Lodge is situated near to historic battlefields and trips can be arranged. Bush braais and fishing in the dams can be arranged. Guests who want to unwind can laze around at the pool deck which overlooks the waterhole. Succumb to a massage by one of our trained therapists. Lions Valley Lodge offers a unique setting for corporate or team-building breakaways and conferences whilst being surrounded by the spectular sights and sounds of the African Bushveld.
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Property amenities
Free public parking nearby
Free internet
Bar / lounge
Conference facilities
Secured parking
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Poolside bar
Board games / puzzles
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Neck massage
Mosquito net
Outdoor furniture
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
Air conditioning
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
Seating area
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Sofa bed
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
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Room types
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Hidden Gem
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Zulu


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Nambiti Memorial Gate, Ladysmith 3370 South Africa
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Pietermaritzburg Airport84 miSee all flights
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carmenlisa wrote a review Oct 8
Kloof, South Africa2 contributions
Such a beautiful setting in the midst of the wildlife with just as aesthetically pleasing decor. The food was elegantly presented and tasted divine. The staff created such a warm and accommodating environment and the service was simply seamless.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Book a massage to kickstart your relaxation Don’t forget to budget in a tip for the lodge staff...
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Response from Fiona Lines, Owner at Lions Valley Lodge
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you Inspire for taking the time to write a review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at LVL and we do hope you will soon be back to visit us again.
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Marinda U wrote a review Oct 6
Durban, South Africa1 contribution
If you want a super special super organized super romantic wedding then Lions Valley Lodge is the place to go. The management will put you in touch with the required service providers to ensure you have a stress free wedding and stay. A huge thank you to Lions Valley Lodge for the best 3 days ever! Two different families from two different parts of the world connected so naturally and happily. Lions Valley Lodge ensured everything from check in to check out went seamless without any stress to anyone. The staff were professional, helpful and friendly like always! A special thank you for the surprise welcoming and blessing from the Lions Valley Lodge staff to the bride and groom on their wedding day. They are blessed forever and we are happy forever!!!!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from Fiona Lines, Owner at Lions Valley Lodge
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you MarindaU2 for writing your review. We too are delighted that your wedding party were able to create happy memories of their stay at LVL. Huge congratulations to the beautiful bride and groom and thank you for choosing Lions Valley to celebrate this special occasion.
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haleybryant wrote a review Sep 2021
Fort Lauderdale, Florida11 contributions1 helpful vote
Our trip to Lions Valley Lodge was one I will never forget! Everything from the rooms, food, staff, and game drives were beyond outstanding! The rooms were beautiful, clean, and spacious. Each meal was incredible and filling. The staff was very well organized, friendly, and accommodating with our large group - half of us being American and excited about the safari experience. They even went above and beyond in planning my best friend and her now husband's beautiful WEDDING! They were married in the African bush with animals galore surrounding us, and took us back to the lodge for a night of food & fun. Picture perfect & truly incredible! The rangers, Nic and Cameron, were extremely knowledgeable about every animal we saw, and went out of their way to help us see 4 of the big 5! The views from the lodge and our rooms were stunning - with buffalo surrounding our rooms and elephants walking through the lodge. A very impressive trip and will definitely be back (especially so I can see the leopard)!
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Response from Fiona Lines, Owner at Lions Valley Lodge
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you For your review, it’s always great to hear that a guest has enjoyed a stay at LVL. It was an honour for us all to be part of this happy fun-filled 3 day wedding celebration. We look forward to your return visit.
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Wander20644493172 wrote a review Sep 2021
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We love every second of our stay! From the warm welcome, to the safari tours, food and superb staff! The rooms were beautiful, clean, comfortable and had breathtaking views! We even had some visits from the buffalo, elephants and lions!! Cameron and Nick were so wonderful with our group- we had lots of fun, laughs and even saw 4 of the big 5!! The food was top notch! Every meal was like eating at a 5 star restaurant. We enjoyed every minute of our stay and will most definitely be returning with more family and friends!!
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Date of stay: September 2021
Response from Fiona Lines, Owner at Lions Valley Lodge
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for your review. We look forward to welcoming you back with your family and friends. Hopefully you will get to see all of the Big 5 on your return visit.
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Shanell Badary wrote a review Sep 2021
1 contribution
Located in the middle of the reserve overlooking a watering hole. Lions Valley Lodge has the most incredible Big 5 sightings in & around the lodge as well as the most thrilling game drives. All 3 daily meal options/choices were delicious & the service was excellent. The cocktails were divine especially the margaritas. A huge shout out to all the incredible staff you have an excellent, hands-on team. Thank you for making our stay incredible, memorable & going over & beyond a 5 star rating. I cannot wait to be back.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from Fiona Lines, Owner at Lions Valley Lodge
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you so much for your review, we are delighted to hear you had a great breakaway at Lions Valley and we look forward to welcoming you back. Take care.
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$381 - $536 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalLadysmith
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lions Valley Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Lions Valley Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Nambiti Big 5 Private Game Reserve (3.8 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Lions Valley Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, a lounge, and a spa.
Which room amenities are available at Lions Valley Lodge?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Lions Valley Lodge?
Guests can enjoy a lounge, a poolside bar, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Lions Valley Lodge?
Yes, free public parking nearby and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Lions Valley Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Lions Valley Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Afrikaans, and Zulu.