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About Springbok Lodge

The Springbok Lodge epitomises the perfect safari experience with 21 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.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.

Safari: 2 x scheduled game drives pppd are included in the rate - the duration depends on sightings and the weather on the day. Boma Dinners (weather permitting) Bush Breakfast (") Fly fishing (seasonal) 1.2km Camp Walk (within our fenced area)

Beach: Sadly our nearest beach is in Durban (4 hours from the lodge)

Spa: Until further notice: Springbok Lodge is NOT offering any Spa Treatments.

Golf: Available at Ladysmith Country Club (located +- 25km from the Reserve)

Wedding Venues: Direct enquiries only.

Conference Venues: Conference + Big 5 right on your doorstep?30 seater conference - packages include projector, whiteboard, flip charts, stationery, sweeties, cordial + bottled water. One Game Drive per person per night included in conference package.

Family friendly: A jungle gym + plenty of open space to run around, pls bring small bikes for kids to ride on within the lodge grounds. Pools [not fenced] are available. Guests with children are asked to keep an eye on their children whilst using the pool area.

Romantic: Super romantic safari style tents, private, huge bathtubs (made for 2), private outdoor shower & romantic turndown on request. Private dinners available (no extra charge) should you have something special in mind [like popping THE question].

Covid Safety Approved: We have implemented thorough cleaning & sanitation processes throughout our public areas, guests tents and frequently touched surfaces. Sanitized Tent Keys will be placed in doors prior to check in. Sanitizing units available throughout the lodge.

Guided Safaris: Head out on the 2 game drives with your guide searching for the Big 5 & over 30 species of plains game which roam freely through the reserve. The Sundays River provides water through the Reserve attracting rare bird species, raptors & vultures.

Family Safaris: Our Family Unit tents offer a king bed & 2/3 extra single beds - ideal for families of up to 4 or 5. Cots available. Child-friendly menu for lunch & dinner. Kiddies dinner can go out on afternoon game drive. Small fridge available on request.

Camping Safaris: Escape to this wilderness; relax & celebrate nature and the small moments with us. Wake to the calls of the wild and enjoy picture perfect moments under the glorious African sky. 21 elevated air conditioned tents & outdoor shower.

Facilities

  • Wheelchair Enabled
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Swimming Pool
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Wi-Fi
  • Vitality Collection
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Conference Venues
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Romantic
  • Cosy
  • 220 Volt
  • Air conditioning
  • All inclusive
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Bath
  • Bathroom
  • Breakfast
  • Climate control
  • Double bed
  • Double/Twin rooms
  • Full board
  • Lounge
  • Lunch
  • House Keeping
  • Non smoking rooms
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Safe
  • Shower
  • Special offers
  • Year of construction after 2000
  • Covid Safety Approved
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Zulu (isiZulu)
  • Afrikaans

Grading

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

Important Information

Pricing shown for a STANDARD TENT(per night) is based on 2 adults sharing per night.
Pricing shown for a FAMILY TENT (per night) is based on 2 adults and 2 children (aged 04-12yrs) sharing per night.
Please note: On check-in at the Woodlands Gate guests must know which lodge in the Nambiti Reserve they will be staying at as there are 9...
Pricing shown for a STANDARD TENT(per night) is based on 2 adults sharing per night.
Pricing shown for a FAMILY TENT (per night) is based on 2 adults and 2 children (aged 04-12yrs) sharing per night.
Please note: On check-in at the Woodlands Gate guests must know which lodge in the Nambiti Reserve they will be staying at as there are 9 privately owned and independently run lodges within the Nambiti Game Reserve.
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Availability and pricing

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  • LUXURY STD TENT [2 sleeper] Sleeps 2 Includes: All Meals and Activities Rooms / Units: 13 Our up-market and beautifully appointed tented units, each with spectacular views over the landscape and mountains beyon... see more Features:  Twin beds, King beds, Bath only, En-suite, Mountain views, Balcony/patio see more Twin beds, King beds, Bath only, En-suite, Mountain views, Balcony/patio, Outdoor shower, Air-Conditioning, Heater, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Wi-Fi, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer
    from $340 Room rate
    • Rooms Adults
      • LUXURY FAMILY UNIT TENT Sleeps 4 Includes: All Meals and Activities Rooms / Units: 8 PLEASE NOTE: The rate shown in the rates table for a family unit is based on 2 adults and two children (aged 3-11yrs)... see more Features:  Twin beds, King beds, Bath only, En-suite, Shower only, Shared bathroom see more Twin beds, King beds, Bath only, En-suite, Shower only, Shared bathroom, Mountain views, Balcony/patio, Outdoor shower, Air-Conditioning, Heater, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Wi-Fi, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer
        from $553 Room rate
        • Rooms Adults

          Reviews for Springbok Lodge

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          Kilian Vincke
          11 October 2019

          It was a very lovely experience. We had excellent food and the drives were very well guided. Thank you!

          Kosie Haarhoff
          06 November 2018

          Special Place. Most importantly, we saw ALL game :)

          Katia Hendrickx
          31 March 2018

          Perfect location for a travel between Joburg and Durban, tents are nice and the food was great.Unfortunately the staff, specifically the rangers haven't got no passion for there job ....... they haven't understood that to be at the Springbok lodge is holiday and we have paid enough money to be entertained. Unfortunately the staff was not willing to give us (family with 2 kids) the time of our life .......

          Anne Fillis
          20 February 2018

          Lovely establishment. Tents are spacious and well kitted out. Rangers are knowledgeable and helpful.

          Patricia Kell
          15 May 2017

          More heating in tents during winter

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          Springbok Lodge is 9.9km from the centre of Ladysmith (KwaZulu-Natal) , the nearest airport 177km (Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi Airport).
          *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling