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KwaZulu Fam - Nambiti Private Game Reserve

19th July 2017 - 2:30pm

Dressed for a dawn game drive

Dressed for a dawn game drive

Nambiti Private Game Reserve covers an area of over 22,000 acres, is malaria free and is the only game reserve in the area with the Big 5 (Lion, Buffalo, Elephant, Leopard and Rhinoceros) and has over 40 other species of game including cheetah, giraffe, hippo, hyena, zebra and antelope to name a few.   We stayed for one night in the Springbok Safari Lodge and slept in an elevated en-suite luxury tent which is air conditioned in the warm summer months and heated in the chilly ones.   As it was wintertime in South Africa we had electric blankets keeping us extra snug.   In the afternoon, soon after arrival, we headed off on a game drive in an open, game-viewing vehicle driven by a witty and very knowledgeable game warden named Mike who was expert in spotting the abundance of wildlife.   At 5.30 the following chilly morning we donned some warm clothing and ponchos then set off on another very enjoyable game drive.   During our stay on the game reserve we played hide and seek with the wildlife and saw 4 of the Big 5 – the leopard proved elusive, and also watched scores of other animals indigenous to South Africa in their natural surroundings.   It was a thrilling experience.

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Dressed for a dawn game drive
The interior of Springbok Lodge
Springbok Lodge
An elevated en-suite luxury tent
All aboard for the game drive
Mother and baby Zebra
Giant giraffes
African buffalo having a head to head
Hippos hiding in the long grass
A grazing elephant
A lion in search of his next meal
Reggie Sithole (Tourism KwaZulu-Natal), Pauline Westgate (Travel Counsellors UK), Lindsey Ingham (Carrier Travel UK), June Smith (Barrhead Travel UK), Declan Mescall (Features Editor Travelbiz), Sizakele Cele (TKZN), Gordon Manning (The Irish Sun) and Jenny Robertson (Flight Centre UK)
A hippopotamus
Nambiti Private Game Reserve

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