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About Springbok Lodge

The Springbok Lodge epitomises the perfect safari experience with beautifully appointed tented suites, service excellence, superb cuisine and prolific wildlife ensuring an unforgettable experience. Nestled in the heart of the KwaZulu-Natal battlefields, the lodge offers guests a chance to unwind in a picture-perfect setting. Well positioned on the main route between Johannesburg and Durban, Springbok Lodge is a four and a half hour drive from Johannesburg approximately 400 km and three and a half hours from the coastal city of Durban. The breathtaking mountains of the central Drakensberg lie a mere one and a half hours away. Bringing the lodge even closer is 1.2 km landing strip for light aircraft or helicopters.

Whether Springbok Lodge is your intended destination, a base from which to explore the surrounding countryside or a stop-over while touring the country, you are assured an above-average experience the lodge has achieved an AA Superior Accommodation Accreditation for the past two years.

Springbok Lodge is situated in the Nambiti Private Game Reserve, a conservancy offering 20000 acres of pristine, malaria-free bushveld. The reserve is home to the Big Five, as well as cheetah, hippo and over 30 species of plains game. Nature lovers will enjoy the area's biodiversity, with Thornveld and majestic Acacia trees complementing extensive grasslands which mirror the plains of Central Africa.

The abundant natural water system, with perennial rivers and the beautiful waterfall and cascades on the Sundays River, makes for a unique sanctuary, attracting several rare bird species and an enviable array of raptors and vultures. Feast your senses on the magnificent sights, sounds and smells of this untouched African bush. With every dawn, renew your bond with nature as you embark on a safari with your experienced and knowledgeable field guide.

While the big 5 experience alone is enough to attract visitors, The Springbok Lodge guests can expect so much more. Our 15 elevated luxury tents sleep a maximum of 30 guests, offering 5-star opulence in the African bush. The tents are air-conditioned in the warm summer months and heated in the chilly winter ones, with electric blankets keeping guests extra snug. After a thrilling day of game viewing and birding, indulge in a deep, scented bubble bath or enjoy the rush of an outdoor shower under the star-studded sky. Unsurpassed views from each tent deck allow you to watch the game on the horizon whilst sipping your morning coffee or favourite sundowner.

Two of the tents are adjacent to the lodge and equipped with an access ramp instead of stairs, catering for wheelchair-bound guests and those with mobility challenges. The main lodge and boma are accessible by wheelchair and the lodge boasts a uniquely-designed, wheelchair-accessible plunge pool. More information regarding the tents’ facilities and restrictions with regards to wheelchairs can be obtained when making a reservation.

Spa: Massages are available for guests at an additional charge.

Conference Venues: We have a 30 seater conference room that is equipped with a data projector, surround sound, a DVD player whiteboard, flip charts and stationary. Packages include cordial and bottled water.

Family friendly: We have a trampoline with a safety net, a swing set and see-saw for our junior guests. A rock pool is available, however it is not fenced off. Guests with children are asked to keep an eye on their children whilst around the pool area.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Response Time: 7 hours
  • Type: Lodge
  • Includes: All Meals and Activities
  • Sleeps: 45
  • Check-in: 02:00 PM
    Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Reviews: 5 Reviews


  • Wheelchair Enabled
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Restaurant on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Afrikaans


  • Portfolio Collection
  • AA Superior
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

24 hour gate guard will be at attendant. Please note you must know what lodge you will be staying at.

Springbok Lodge Rooms

Reviews for Springbok Lodge

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Chris Van Vliet, South Africa
05 January 2009

We stayed at Springbok Lodge in the Nambiti Reserve for 6 nights. The Lodge itself had an beautiful setting. The tents we very comfortable, not really tents more like a chalet with canvas walls. The staff were very friendly and rangers very knowledgeable. The reserve itself is in the early stages and is still settling down as they bring in more lions, cheetah and other animals. The views and surroundings are very good and even if its a slow day the views are enough to make you want to carry on. We had a very very good time and will be returning.

Jenny Lincoln, United Arab Emirates
13 August 2008

Our guide was great and very accommodating. The views were spectacular.

Ron Muller, South Africa
01 July 2008

Never had such excellent treatment as was given to us by the Lodge Management Bret and Wendy. Food was out of this world and must complement the chef Bongani.

Anonymous, South Africa
28 January 2008

We had a lovely time at Springbok - made even better by the fact that it was out of season and we had the place pretty much to ourselves which was great. Geraldine was a good host and the food was very good. Vicky was an excellent ranger and the game drives were great. The tents were exceptionally clean with good facilities. Overall we had a fantastic stay at Springbok and all at a very reasonable price - we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and would recommend NAmbiti.

Gabriel Ngouessy-Guibinga, South Africa
02 January 2008

Brilliant and I very good time with the Rangers (Vicky) who was very helpful to me and my Wife and son.

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Springbok Lodge Map

Springbok Lodge is 43.7km from the centre of Ladysmith (KwaZulu-Natal) , the nearest airport 142.1km (Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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