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Game drive

Our experienced and knowledgeable field guides will take you on two game drives daily to explore the many wonders that Nambiti Big 5 Game Reserve Luxury Safari Lodge has to offer, including the Big 5, plains game, abundant bird life and plenty more!

The Sundays River

 Waterfall Picnics for special occasions & private functions. By prior arrangement you can enjoy a relaxing picnic on the banks of the Sundays River while listening to the water cascading in the background.

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Battlefield tours

For the history enthusiast, trips to any of the nearby battlefields, including Rorke’s Drift and Isandlwana, can be arranged.


Enjoy some quiet time at one of the many well-stocked dams fishing for Bass. Fishing rods are available at our Luxury Safari Lodge.

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Elephant Rock Luxury Safari Lodge offers the thrill of Big Five game viewing as well as the creature comforts of a top-class resort. A staff ratio of one staff member per guest ensures phenomenal service and personalised attention to detail. Relax on the deck next to the delightful pool or enjoy a sundowner on the main viewing deck overlooking the waterhole. The bar is an ideal meeting place for pre-dinner drinks.

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Pool Deck with Rock Pool

What better way to escape the heat of the day then to take a dip in the cool water of our rock pool or enjoy a G&T whilst relaxing on a sun lounger on the viewing deck overlooking the Elephant Rock Dam.


Head down to a roaring fire at the Boma to reflect on the days experiences and be mesmerized by the abundance of stars in the Night sky above you.

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Private Functions and Teambuilding

The lodge is ideal for small, exclusive private functions and teambuilding for up to ten people. Activities and meals to be planned to the guests’ requirements.


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Elephant Rock is proud to offer its guests a selection of dining venues. Choose from a sumptuous dinner next to the fire in the main lodge on a cold night, a traditional meal complete with roaring fire in the boma, a meal under the stars on the magnificent deck overlooking the waterhole.

Our Chefs

pride themselves on the preparation of mouth-watering dishes that appeal to guests from all walks of life. Breakfast is served upon returning from a game drive and consists of a combined Continental & English breakfast & hot dishes made to order. A light lunch is served prior to the afternoon safari and a sumptuous dinner awaits guests upon returning from the late afternoon safari. Guests’ individual dietary requirements are respected and visitors are requested to advise of any special dietary requirements at the reservation stage.

Elephant Rock is the perfect facility for a celebratory getaway. Sole and exclusive use of the lodge is available. Plan your own menu, time of drive and location of meals by arrangement.

Our Area

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The Elandslaagte battlefield and memorials of the British and Boers fall within the Nambiti Private Game Reserve boundary.

Nambiti Private Game Reserve

Nambiti Big 5 Private Game Reserve is situated in a malaria-free region in the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal. Offering diverse landscapes and abundant wildlife. The Nambiti Private Game Reserve was started in 1999 from what was originally a cattle and maize farming area. These farms were acquired and then the mammoth task of removing internal fencing and old buildings started. After all the unwanted man-made structures were removed, the task of removing all alien vegetation commenced – this is still on going. After some time the reserve was ready for the delicate task of reintroducing wildlife. Now after many years of productive management, the reserve has come full circle. The fauna and flora is flourishing. Most of the endemic species have returned giving a particularly diverse range of species not found in most protected areas in South Africa. The reserve certainly has plenty of water – so vital to the flourishing wildlife and maintaining this ecosystem at such a high level.

The Nambiti Private Game Reserve is home to the “Big Five” as well as about thirty other game species, including cheetah, hyena and hippo. The bushveld on this game reserve has incredible biodiversity including savannah, grassland, thornveld and tall acacia trees of the Tugela Basin biome. The birdlife is prolific with several rare bird species found in the ravine bush alongside the two 40 metre waterfalls of the Sundays River, which flows through the reserve. Nambiti is close to both the Anglo/Zulu as well as the Anglo/Boer battlefields. The Battle of Elandslaagte was fought partially on Nambiti.

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