Guests per Safari Vehicle
Lions Valley Lodge is situated in the Nambiti Private Game Reserve. The lodge is within easy reach of the central Drakensberg and many of the historic battlefields. This malaria-free bushveld, with its mixed vegetation of savannah grasslands, indigenous trees and shrubs is home to the Big Five as well as offering the ideal habitat for a large variety of antelope, smaller game species, and abundant birdlife.
As a safari lodge, they are the epitome of a luxury adventure. Guests are accommodated in lavish free-standing suites, offering maximum privacy. The décor of each of the ten suites is designed around a specific theme. Each suite has a luxurious bedroom with a walk-in cupboard and spacious lounge area. The open-plan bathrooms have two feature baths that invite long indulgent soaks. There are ‘His’ and ‘Hers’ showers in both the bathroom as well as outdoors for an added touch of magic under the African sky.
The pool terrace at the Main Lodge offers a wonderful area where guests can socialise, cool off in the spectacular infinity pool or spend a few hours relaxing on the comfortable poolside loungers enjoying the panoramic view over the game reserve and waterhole.
We take pride in making every guest’s stay with us a memorable one. So, whether you are looking to celebrate a special event, or just wanting to escape from the stresses of contemporary life, Lions Valley Lodge is the ultimate choice for a luxury holiday destination. We endeavour to ensure that every guest can relax, unwind, and submit themselves to the wonderful world of the African bush.
Nambiti is a Big 5 Game reserve which is situated near Ladysmith, in the heart of the battlefields area which is roughly 3.5 hours from Johannesburg and 2.5 hours from Durban. The location of the reserve allows for diversity and therefore lots of different wildlife. There are currently over 20 species of game in the reserve.
The game reserve started as a place of sanctuary for orphaned elephants. Soon after, as the elephant population began to grow, the internal fences were remover as well as the alien vegetation in order to create what would be the Nambiti Game Reserve. A Game fence was then erected to house the 22 000 acres of the reserve. Following the set up the reserve, the area was then stocked with naturally occurring game which had been driven out by the farming.
In 2005, there was a proposal to build lodges within the reserve. This proposal was taken on and 3 more of the surrounding farms were added to the reserve. There are now a handful of luxury lodges in the reserve, some made from the old farm houses on the land. In 2007 there was a claim for the land by the locals. The matter was settled and now the community is actively involved in the upkeep of the area.
The reserve offers the finest game viewing along with some of the top lodges in Southern Africa.
The area around the game reserve was where the Anglo-Zulu and Anglo-Boer wars took place. Majority of the battle fields have been preserved and there are many monuments and graves to see. This makes for a good day trip as they are just around the corner.
King Shaka International Airport, Durban
4 hours from Johannesburg
3 hours from Durban
Lions Valley Lodge, South Africa