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Directions to Elephant Rock

The Nambiti Conservancy is situated 25 km’s east of Ladysmith and is only 4½ hours from Johannesburg, 3½ hours from Durban and 40 minutes from the Drakensberg.
Please see map for details.

Directions ex Durban / Pmb to Nambiti Private Game Reserve:

  • Travel on the N3 through Mooi River Toll Gate, past Escourt to Ladysmith (direction Harrismith / Johannesburg).
  • After Escourt; take the Bergville / Colenso R74 off-ramp / exit 194, turn right at the top of the off ramp and travel past Colenso towards Ladysmith / Newcastle.
  • Cross the bridge (Klip River [also known as First Wagon Bridge] into Ladysmith and continue following the directions for the N11 to Newcastle [look out for the following land marks: Marks Tyres on left, Game on left and Kentucky Fried Chicken on left].
  • At the traffic light intersection with the Caltex Petrol Station on the left – continue straight over the railway bridge and past TFS on the left and under another railway bridge.
  • At the next traffic lights continue straight (N11) towards Newcastle. Travel for 10kms and look out for the brown “Nambiti” sign on the left and a small sign reading “D45”. This sign is also on the left of the N11.
  • Turn Right onto the D45 Road (road), travel for 10,3kms; turn right at the Y-Junction (onto the D46) and travel for 2 km until you reach the entrance to Nambiti Private Game Reserve (Electric Gate and Thatched Gate-house).

Directions from Johannesburg:

  • Head for Ladysmith on the N3. Once you have entered KwaZulu Natal via Van Reenen, look out for the Ladysmith Toll off-ramp (at the bottom of Van Reenen’s Pass.
  • Turn left and drive toward Ladysmith on the R103. When you arrive in Ladysmith, drive straight through, following the N11 Road to Newcastle.
  • From the last traffic lights leaving Ladysmith travel for ± 7kms. Turn Right onto the D45 Road, follow for ± 10Km’s, at the T-Junction turn right, travel along side the game fence for 2 Km until you reach the gate-house which is staffed.
  • Please phone 083 268 9026 in the event of you getting lost.

Cannot fault one single thing! We had a brilliant stay! Fantastic sightings, really knowledgeable guide!

Margy Wright
South Africa January 2022

Excellent hospitality, especially with all the extra protocols to follow. The food was superb, tasty and beautifully presented with good choice and variety. Tasteful, immaculate accommodation which was welcoming and cosy when it was cold. The fire in the main lodge was excellent. Steph took us to lots of great sightings; she shared lots of new interesting facts about animals and the environment.

Sue Battison
Howick August 2020

What an enjoyable experience! Thank you so much for making our 30th wedding anniversary so special. The hospitality, accommodation, food and game drives were all such an amazing treat -thank you!

John & Heather Gibbs
Waterfall South Africa March 2022

The service staff were friendly, helpful and always cheerful! Comfortable and welcoming accommodation. Excellent housekeeping, nothing better than climbing into a well-made bed. Steph is the best ranger, her knowledge is second to none!

Chad & Stacey Barron
PMB September 2020

All staff were extremely friendly and welcoming. We were made to feel like “royalty” Rene was particularly attentive. The food was absolutely delicious and generous. Accomodation was very comfortable / clean / Covid protocols were excellent, loved the view. Game drives were great!

Garth & June Gaffley
Westville September 2020

Stephanie was excellent, she controlled the vehicle like a veritable rally driver. René and Thembeni looked after us extremely well. The sweets, particularly, were very inventive and attractive – especially decorated with edible flowers from René’s garden.

Gavin & Sandy Kedian
Hillcrest September 2020

Check in was a breeze and we instantly felt at home. Excellent game drives and lots of sightings, we laughed a lot with Keegan! Keegan was a fountain of knowledge and we felt super safe and taken care of. Thanks a million!

Peter Pogany
Hungary April 2022

Everything was exceptional, would not hesitate to recommend Elephant Rock. We will return!

Phil & Alison Gadenne
Durban February 2022

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