The Lodge

Nambiti Plains Lodge is an ambient eco-lodge with stunning interiors reflecting the wilderness that surrounds it. Offering 5-star luxury accommodation for the executive adventurer. The main lodge is imaginatively weaved and constructed in and amongst the indigenous forest, perched on the waterhole edge, a fine line between luxury and the reality of the African wild. Relax with a cocktail on the deck or at the Nambiti Plains Bar or take a dip in the swimming pool and watch as the animals quietly drink and bath in the waterhole. You may be lucky enough to watch the breeding herd of elephants come for their “regular” drink from the pool.

Our Story

Message from Wally & Debbie Fry: We both are the founders and current owners of the company that produces the Fry Family Food Co. range of meat alternatives. It comes as no surprise, therefore, that our whole conviction, and moral stand point has been the conservation of the planet. We also strive to raise the consciousness of millions of people we come in contact with every day through our wonderful range of plant-based meat alternatives. In keeping with that philosophy, and the knowledge that a cattle free Africa will go a long way to saving our beautiful environment, we decided to further pursue this ethos through the investment in an authentic game reserve venture where the true Africa can be experienced by thousands of people who would otherwise not have the opportunity. The theme of conservation and a true bush experience is therefore encouraged here at the Nambiti Plains Lodge. We live with the animals at Nambiti Plains, not separate from them like in a zoo, or vice versa. As such, we would ask you to embrace that ethos and enjoy the special excitement of this raw bush experience while in the 5 star luxury accommodation. Without you and your pro activeness we could not sustain this wonderful facility, and we therefore, thank you – our future guest – for everything you will bring to our part of the world. From our Management team, staff and us, we want to welcome you and really hope that once you have visited, you will return to be with our family in the bush over and over again.

Room Types

Nambiti Plains consists of 7 Private Thatched Luxurious Suites; two sets of which can be booked as family suites (accommodate 4 people.) The Suites utilized as family units consist of one building, a common entrance leading to two separate and private rooms; a solid packed stone wall divides the two rooms. All suites have private verandas fitted with a table and two chairs as well as two sun loungers. Each suite come as an XL King but can also be accommodated as 2 ¾ size twin beds. We regret we cannot accommodate triple rooms.

  • Overhead fans
  • Hairdryers
  • Mosquito nets
  • Minibar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Laundry facilities – additional charge
  • Bathtubs; indoor showers; outdoor showers (Honeymoon suites only)
  • Table & chairs and sun loungers on deck
Reception Area and Lounge

The Lounge feature a stone fireplace, reading corner with a variety of fiction and non-fiction books as well as board games and a set of binoculars. For your convenience, we have provided Wi-Fi Internet access in the public areas. However, please note that this is “bush internet” and it may be slow at times. Mobile Reception is available throughout the Lodge area.

Curio Shop

Our small shop will provide our guests with a variety of souvenirs to take home to remind them of their special time with us. Located in the main area of the Lodge, it stocks Nambiti Plains branded Clothing, Nambiti Plains inspired coffee mugs, African jewellery made by local ladies, leather bracelets as well as soft toys and back packs for the little adventurers.


Sit back in our welcoming and African-inspired bar area and enjoy the sounds of the bush while sipping on a glass of your favourite beverage from our bar. The waiters are available for a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Tea, coffee (excluding speciality coffee), juice and water is included during the day, during dinner a glass of House Wine will be served and is included in your tariff. All other beverages and cellar wines are charged separately. The personal bar in your suite is for your own account and fully stocked for your convenience. For wine lovers, Nambiti Plains offers a variety of vintage bouquets from expertly selected wine estates across South Africa. There is also a cocktail and milkshake menu as well as a variety of soft drinks for the guests preferring something different.

Swimming Pool

Tucked away in a beautiful secluded spot with a prefect vantage point from which animals can be viewed, the swimming pool area boasts a wraparound deck as well as lounge area from where the spectacular view can be enjoyed. Often visited by our elephant herd, guests will also enjoy seeing eland, wildebeest, nyala, kudu, waterbuck and impala as well as warthogs enjoy a drink from the nearby waterhole. A perfect place to soak up the African sun and enjoy the best nature has to offer in between meals and game drives.

General Information
  • Malaria – Nambiti Plains Private Game Lodge is located in a malaria-free area. Despite this comforting fact, African mosquitoes remain common during the summer months. To prevent needless irritation or discomfort, we suggest that you use the insect repellent, particularly during game drives and at dinner.
  • What to pack
    • Clothing should be comfortable and durable, cool cottons are ideal. Neutral colours are preferable.
    • An all-weather outdoors or bush jacket should be packed.
    • Sturdy, comfortable, walking boots or track shoes are recommended.
    • In winter ensure you pack for cold conditions – thick jackets, gloves, a scarf and beanie is recommended.
    • During summer months, it is important that you bring sun protection.
    • Please note that insurance carriers do not allow the distribution of medicines and we therefore highly recommend guests carry the basic requirements as they are not available at the Lodge: Headache tablets, Imodium, any allergy medicines that may be required
    • Camera equipment and batteries
    • Binoculars
Game Drives

For excellent game-viewing from the comfort of an open vehicle to close encounters around the waterhole and the lodge grounds, guests at Nambiti Plains will be delighted with their Big Five safari near the Drakensberg. Go to The Reserve

The Nambiti Game Lodge offers its guests a truly unique experience: Apart from the traditional, open-vehicle safari game drives where the Big Five and over thirty other species of game can be observed; drives can include Cheetah Walks, Bass Fishing, Elandslagte Battlefield Tour (with a Nambiti Plains ranger) and Stargazing.

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