Welcome to Ndaka Safari Lodge

Your family’s favourite Big 5 game reserve in KZN

Welcome to Ndaka Safari Lodge

Your family’s favourite Big 5 game reserve in KZN

Welcome to Ndaka Safari Lodge

Your family’s favourite Big 5 game reserve in KZN

Experience the Big 5 in KZN’s premier safari destination.

Our modern lives are simply too busy. Rushing from task to task, we don’t get enough treasured time with family. That’s why lodge owners Mark and Tracey created Ndaka Safari Lodge in the first place—they wanted out of the rat race, and they wanted others to have the opportunity to take some time off too.

So, breathe out, and let us take care of everything for you. You’re here at Ndaka Safari Lodge, where you’ll feel right at home with nature, and connected to one another.

Wake up in a Big 5 game reserve

Find us in Nambiti Big 5 Private Game Reserve

Ndaka Safari Lodge is a fully-catered, truly child-friendly lodge in the Nambiti Big 5 Private Game Reserve, a malaria-free game reserve in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province. Nambiti Private Game Reserve is home to the majestic Big 5, along with 40 other animal species, and close to 300 resident bird species.

Nambiti is conveniently located between Johannesburg and Durban in a malaria-free area just outside of Ladysmith. Being only 3.5 hours from Johannesburg and 3 hours from Durban makes Ndaka Safari Lodge the perfect meeting place for family and friends.

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Explore Ndaka Safari Lodge

Specials Offers

Game Drives


Family Safari

Why our guests keep coming back to Ndaka Safari Lodge

Be welcomed as friends; leave as family.

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Family Friendly

Every generation is welcome! We love seeing families experience the bush together.

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Warm & Professional Staff

Passionate, friendly staff who love what they do and know you by name.

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Luxurious Tented Suites

An authentic African experience with all the luxe comforts—and a view of the bush.

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Special Touches

We don’t want to give away all our secrets… but just know that we love to spoil our guests!

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Fantastic Food

Chef-prepared meals made with love with something for everyone.

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Malaria Free Big 5 Game Reserve

Nambiti is home to the Big 5, with the bonus of being in a malaria-free area.


At Ndaka, we care

We truly care about our guests, young and old, and it’s our mission to instil a love for the bush in every one of them. Our staff greet you by name and with a smile, making you feel welcome and at home throughout your stay.

We also believe that it’s our duty and our privilege to support the continued conservation of wildlife and be actively involved in making a difference to local communities around the Nambiti Big 5 Private Game Reserve.

What our lodge guests say


No need to beat around the bush! Get in touch to book your Big 5 game reserve experience in KZN. We can’t wait to welcome you—with our special Springbok shooters and welcome drinks, of course!

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