“I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order”

Action packed game drives, bird watching, fishing, Battlefields, Drakensberg Mountains, Midlands Meander as well as breathtaking majestic views of the valley and surrounding African bush.

Game Drives

Upon arrival at Umzolozolo Private Safari Lodge you will be introduced to your Ranger. He/she will be available to you during your stay and will escort you on two game drives daily, in an open topped 4×4 game viewer. If you have a particular interest in any species, your Ranger will make it their personal mission to find it and share their in depth knowledge of African wildlife with you.


With almost 200 species of birds, the Nambiti Private Game Reserve is a bird lover’s paradise.

The lodge has a comprehensive range of birding reference books and our rangers all have a particular passion for birding.
Each ranger has an extensive knowledge of the birds on the reserve.


Compete with the Fish Eagles and Kingfishers for a catch in the Sundays river or any of our well stocked dams. Fishing at Nambiti Private Game Reserve is an idyllic way to spend an afternoon. Fishing is on a catch and release basis.


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 Private Game Reserve.

Drakensberg Mountains

Umzolozolo Private Safari Lodge is a mere 45 minutes’ drive from the spectacular Drakensberg Mountains and one of South Africa’s top golf courses. After your breakfast at Umzolozolo trips can be arranged for a leisurely round of golf and still have you back at Umzolozolo for the afternoon game drive activities.

Midlands Meander

At the foothills of the Drakensberg Mountains, is an 80km meandering route, stretching back towards Pietermaritzburg. This is the Midlands Meander, a picturesque trail which consists of more than 160 places to shop, eat and enjoy the good life. The Meander was started many years ago by local artists and crafts people who gathered together to open their studios and galleries to the public.