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Nambiti Hills Private Game Lodge
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Reviewed September 2, 2012

We have just returned from a fantastic trip to Nambiti Hills Private Lodge, it exceeded all our expectations! The staff were fantastic, you feel totally welcomed and nothing is too much trouble for them. The accommodation is excellent with beautiful elegant decor in all the rooms (especially the honeymoon suite) The food was outstanding and better than most 5 star hotels! Brett was our ranger, he made every game drive exciting and informative, he has a wealth of knowledge about everything in nature,right down to the smallest blade of grass! He also mad sure we had wonderful photo opportunities. They were the most amazing game drives we have ever been on!! Thank you

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 22, 2012

We have just experienced an outstanding,fantastic weekend at the lodge.It is world class! The staff were exemplary catering to our every need and on call all the time.
Their service was excellent to the last detail.The accomodation was also top class
and the game drives were very rewarding,being able to view a wide variety of game
and up close too!Keep up the good work! We WILL be back!

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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 5, 2012

What a fantastic experience! Feel totally reinvigorated after our weekend at Nambiti. The decor is wonderfully simple but elegant and soothing to the eye and soul. The staff were friendly but completely inobtrusive.The bush drives were something special - bundu-bashing to see lions right up close will live in my memory forever. Thank you to Ryan and Johannes for ensuring we had the best seat in the house.The lovely bath we found drawn and ready for us after coming in from the afternoon game drive was a special treat. And did I mention the food? Bryce is a fine dining chef working in the wild! Plus I left with the recipe for their delicious oat cookies! All in all, a real 5 star weekend. Only a pity it had to end.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 27, 2012

My husband and I had not been away without our kids for 18 months and had the extreme privilege of spending a weekend at Nambiti Hills Private Game Lodge. From the moment we arrived we were made to feel welcome. Everything about the lodge is 5 stars and the service was exceptional, but the truly remarkable thing was the staff's ability to make us feel completely welcome and relaxed under the luxurious surroundings.

Brett was our game ranger and the game drives were incredibly informative and lots of fun. We got to see 4 of the Big 5, but what was lovely was that Brett took time to focus on the smaller animals and birds (and trees!) and really drove it home that every animal matters!
When we returned to our rooms after our evening game drive it was to find that a bath had been drawn. What a luxury! :-)
The food was outstanding and chef Talya Botha is a master chef!

What a stunning weekend. Thank you so much and we hope to see you all again!

Room Tip: the honeymoon suite looked out of this world!
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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 7, 2012

The lodge finishing is excellent, its truly 5 stars , the best you can find at Nambiti game reserve, were here in Aug-11, so didn't see any of the big cats that time, but lodge quality covered all.
food was amazing with nice touches, your need is fulfilled.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 14, 2012

Everything about Nambiti Hills is first-class. The accommodation, the cuisine, the service, the game-viewing, the guiding, the staff, the list goes on!
We have been twice - 2 years away was too long - but the levels of friendly service have not diminished. In fact we feel the place is now better than ever. Although 5* Nambiti Hills is not at all stuffy and we enjoyed our stay so much, we decided to stay another night. A good decision? You bet! On the final evening game drive (when we would have been home had we not extended our stay) we got up close & personal with a pride of lions, and the icing on the cake was being chased by a VERY large and VERY grumpy bull buffalo. Phew !!
Over the years we have been privileged to visit a number of safari lodges and reserves and so we can say with some experience that Nambiti Hills is to be highly recommended.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled on business
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Management response:Responded June 26, 2012

Dear Parker Travel

Thank you for taking the time to review Nambiti Hills.

It was an absolute pleasure having you stay with us again - what a treat having you choose us a second time round - and we hope to see you again soon.

Travel safely
The Nambiti Hills Team

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Reviewed May 28, 2012

dear nambiti team
this was really great!! from the minute we arrived until the second we departed. OK! the close by experience with the elephant was heart beating stuff and not as relaxing a moment you expect your holidays should always be. nevertheless a truly unique and worthwhile experience it was... and not to forget the lion on the hunt! and this was just outside the resort! but wow, what happened inside! best interior, best accommodation, mouthwatering food, relaxing terraces, great views, refreshing pool, cosy bar...and all that managed by a crew of people that welcomed you after every game drive in front of the hotel, offered you all the friendliness and warmth you love to receive from a host. you enter the room and a filled in bath tube decorated with flower leaves is waiting to be enjoyed. after another delicious meal and a final drink you fall into the linen and eagerly awaiting ross's (yeah, the gunners made it!!) early morning knocking for the next game drive...you know another amazing day will start at nambiti. thanks for everything. walter and franziska, switzerland

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with friends
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Management response:Responded June 26, 2012

Dear Walter and Franziska,

Thank you for taking the time to review Nambiti Hills.

It sounds like you have some exciting stories to take back to Switzerland with you!
It was an absolute pleasure having you stay with us and we hope to see you again soon.

Travel safely
The Nambiti Hills Team

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Additional Information about Nambiti Hills Private Game Lodge

Address: Portions 4&5 Woodlands Farm | District 46, Ladysmith 3370, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Ladysmith
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 17 Specialty Lodging in Ladysmith
Price Range: $377 - $513 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Nambiti Hills Private Game Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The five-star Nambiti Hills Private Game Lodge offers intimate and luxurious accommodation in the midst of the spectacular African beauty of the Nambiti Game Reserve. It is a haven of sophistication surrounded by wild terrain. Perfect for anyone seeking both privacy and romance. Or simply time to reflect whilst searching for the Big Five or taking in the exquisite vistas from the quiet comfort of the lodge deck. ... more   less 
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