The Nambiti Hills Big 5 Game Reserve
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A Recent report from one of our guests
I had the most incredible game viewing experience at Nambiti Hills in March this year. When I drove in to the designated parking area at the main entrance to the reserve I was completely astounded and amazed when I noticed four cheetah about five meters in front of my car. This rather relaxed and seemingly comfortable family of four were unperturbed by the multi-coloured array of parked vehicles in the car park. I sat as still as could be as these brave beasts confidently stalked through the golden grass in front of my vehicle toward two mammoth sized Kudu about fifteen meters in front of them. These cats were rather over-confident as they certainly had little chance of competing against these enormous Kudu. I edged a little forward as the prowled toward their brunch. In a few moments they darted through the grassy plain and the Kudu disappeared like smoke into the distance, well aware of the fact that they were hot targets long before the attack was fired.
My Cheetah viewing experience at Nambiti Hills was a moment to remember as I have never had an opportunity to see them in such close proximity. Nambiti Hills is most definitely the place to go should one wish to experience magical African animal sightings.
23 km east of Ladysmith in the extraordinarily beautiful and geographically diverse KwaZulu-Natal, lies Nambiti Big 5 Game Reserve, home to elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo and rhino. As well as over 30 other animal species. It is also rich in birdlife and indigenous flora. Often described as 'heaven on earth', the Nambiti Big 5 Game Reserve is also home to Nambiti Hills Private Game Lodge. At Nambiti Hills Private Lodge, we believe in taking you on a holistic safari, covering all spheres of the eco-system, from the smallest insects and different grasses to the magnificence of Africa's best known beasts, in as much detail as you desire. Our extremely knowledgeable senior guide and tracker will plan a personal safari that takes into account your particular interests and requirements. You can explore the reserve by 4x4, on foot or via helicopter. Or all three, if you so choose. The reserve has its own airfield and helipad.
Nambiti Big 5 Game Reserve is close to the famous battlefields of the Anglo-Boer War and various other historic sites. It is also not far from the Drakensberg; a spectacular range of mountains with dramatic waterfalls, rivers, streams and caves that feature ancient San paintings on their rock faces. If you're interested in history, hiking and African culture, you will gain a great deal from a specially arranged personal tour of the area. Or you may decide that there is no richer pursuit than rest, and you will certainly get the best of that at Nambiti Hills.