Safari Game Drives in the Heart of KZN

Safari Game Drives in the Heart of KZN

Safari Game Drives in the Heart of KZN

Boasting the Big 5 and led by experienced guides, Ndaka offers unforgettable game drives in KZN. Experience the bush at its best. We’re still pinching ourselves at the privilege we have to be able to become totally enchanted by this magical piece of Africa.

Giraffe closeup

It’s wild out there

Game drives at Ndaka are intimate and intense. On your safari game drive in an open safari vehicle, you’ll have access to the entire 23,000 acres that make up the Nambiti Private Game Reserve, situated near Ladysmith, in the heart of inland KZN.

With an incredible density of disease-free wildlife, you never know what you may find around each corner or behind each rock. Keen birdwatchers can look out for over 260 bird species (although the true twitchers suspect that there are well over 300 species!). Along with the Big 5, there are 40 other game species to spot on safari game drives that you will remember for years to come.

Because of our ethical guiding tactics, the animals we see are generally calm and at ease. Get ready, because this allows for close encounters, like a buffalo licking the dew right off your game viewer.

“The game viewing is fabulous and all the staff are exceptional. They cannot do enough to make your stay one of the best experiences of your life. We had an amazing ranger taking us out every day to experience the wonderful, surprising and unforgettable wildlife.”

Hinkley, TripAdvisor

Meet your game drive guides

Our guides are experienced, full of facts, and brilliant with kids. They know you by name, and can’t wait to share their knowledge and love of the African bush with you.

Guides are in constant radio contact with each other to keep track of animal movements, but we have strict vehicle limits at animal sightings so that you get an exclusive game viewing experience.
You’ll generally be assigned the same guide for the duration of your stay—they’ll be the one to pick you up as you arrive, take you on all your drives, and drop you off when it’s time for home.

Your guide is your “bush telegraph”, reading the signs of the bush, tracking spoor, pointing out the most fascinating details, and doing everything they can to help you come across your dream sightings.

“As a seasoned Kruger-holic who likes to think I have a sound knowledge of most things “bush”, I learned so many things from our ranger, Lebo, who constantly had interesting, lesser-told stories and facts up his sleeve, much of which I did not know about.”

– Ros B, TripAdvisor

Daily game drives at Ndaka

There are two game drives per day (the time depends on the season); each lasts about three hours.

Morning game drives

The morning game drive normally leaves between 5 am and 6 am. Our guides will find a spot where you can take in the spectacular views while enjoying your rusks, hot coffee or hot chocolate (spiked with Amarula if you prefer).

Afternoon game drives

The afternoon game drive leaves between 3 pm and 4 pm. After sundowners and snacks, our guides will use the spotlight to find nocturnal animals before returning to the lodge for dinner.

“Amazing game drives with sundowners and coffee mornings. Enjoyed by the whole family, young and old.”

– Margie C, TripAdvisor

Child-friendly game drives

Children of all ages are welcome to join us on our kid-friendly game drives. We have car seats for the younger ones, and all our guides are passionate about bringing the wonder of the bush to the next generation.

“Me and my wife travelled to Ndaka with our two girls (6 & 3). They made us feel so welcome, knew our names upon arrival, made our girls feel so special. Went out of their way to ensure our kids felt comfortable on the game drives, and created a magical experience for our family. Food was of the highest quality, accommodation was top quality (outdoor shower!) and the entire team was always ready and willing to help. Our guide, Amon, was incredible too! Highly recommended for families with kids looking to have a family safari experience.”

– Mark Z, TripAdvisor

Get your game face on!

Get in touch to learn more about game drives at Ndaka. Better yet, just go ahead and book your unforgettable safari experience.

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