The Springbok Lodge: Enjoy glamping and safaris in the African bush

The Springbok Lodge

The Springbok Lodge, located on the magnificent 22 000-acre Nambiti Private Game Reserve, near Ladysmith, in northern KwaZulu-Natal, takes you back to a time when legendary hunters and explorers first ventured into the African interior.

Whether you will be staying over as a group, family and couple, expect unique African safari experiences surrounded by pristine, Malaria-free bushveld that is also home to the famous Big Five and other wildlife.

Besides sanitised and clean facilities, their staff has also been commended by previous guests for their hospitality and service excellence. Your holiday at The Springbok Lodge will be a source of many fond memories for years to come.

Luxury tented accommodation at The Springbok Lodge

Your accommodation at the lodge comprises of 21 luxury en-suite tents. 13 are standard two-sleeper units and 8 are family units, which can sleep up to four guests in an open plan bedroom.

Expect to experience glamping right in the African bush. All tents are air conditioned, have private viewing decks with chairs, comfy King-size beds (or twin beds), hospitality trays, complimentary sherry, safety deposit boxes, hairdryers and complimentary toiletries. In the family units, you will get King-size beds plus two extra single beds (or four single beds) in one open plan bedroom.

In addition, all tents have an open plan bathrooms with double basins, indoor bath tubs with hand shower and private, open-air outdoor showers. Everything is designed to offer you 5-Star equivalent opulence out in the African bush.

See their accommodation rates HERE. Make an online booking HERE.

Facilities at The Springbok Lodge

Guest facilities at the lodge include ample, off site secure parking for your vehicle/s; two  rock pools for swimming; a boma; a kiddie’s jungle gym; various board games; restaurant; bar area; a curio shop; a volleyball court and croquet.

Looking to host bushveld and safari events? See their conferencing offering HERE and their wedding safari offering HERE.

Activities in the Ladysmith area

Whatever your adventure tastes, there is plenty to keep you and your family entertained over your stay at The Springbok Lodge. You can enjoy walking safaris / hikes, heritage tours – the area has many battlefield sites; religion tours – among the many attractions is the world’s smallest church at Van Reenen; fishing; golfing, as well as helicopter tours, hot air ballooning and so much more.  All these activities are offered off site – guests will need to drive themselves to these adventure spots.

Reviews from previous guests

“From the time we arrived until we begrudgingly left two days later, the staff at Springbok Lodge went above and beyond to ensure we had an unforgettable experience. Thank you so much to our guide Nadine for the stunning game drives – your knowledge and sense of humour was refreshing and also for taking such good care of the seniors! The perfect venue to switch off for a while and be treated so well by all the staff. Hats off to you all during these difficult, uncertain times!” wrote Debbie Sharp on their TripAdvisor page.

SharksSupporter1 added; “Very friendly and personal service from check-in to check-out which makes for a memorable overall experience. Game drives were good and (except for the elusive leopard) all the Big 5 seen a few times. Raging storm on the first night but we stuck it out and sat on the game viewer and got soaked but were up again the next day. Food good and tent clean and comfortable. We will go again.”

The Springbok Lodge is located in the Nambiti Private Game Reserve, Elandslaagte, Ladysmith. Here is their location on Google Maps. For bookings, call +27 (0) 36 637 9604; email or visit them online at today. Follow them on Facebook HERE and on Instagram HERE.


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