The area surrounding Nambiti is known as the Battlefields Area and is very rich in history, helping make it a special place. San Bushman originally occupied the area and then the Zulu people and later European settlers moved into the area.
Numerous Boer War and Zulu War battlefields can be found in the vicinity and interestingly the Battle of Elandslaagte played out to a large extent within the boundaries of Nambiti Game Reserve. The northern gate into the Reserve is appropriately known as Memorial Gate and the memorials of both British and Boer soldiers who fell in the Battle of Elandslaagte can be found. That battle is fascinating and unique for a number of reasons including a cavalry charge, modern rifles being used, controversy over a flag of truce, numerous foreign fighters, a raging thunderstorm and incredible bravery. Nambiti are honored to keep the history of this unique encounter which took place more than 115 years ago alive.