Nestled in the gorgeous Nambiti Private Game Reserve, Lions Valley Lodge is one of KwaZulu-Natal’s best-kept secrets. Get ready to experience the bush in 5-star luxury.


Lions Valley Lodge is the epitome of luxury and adventure with ten lavish free-standing suites that boast all the indulgences you’d expect from a 5-star game lodge.


Experience South Africa like never before with Lions Valley Lodge.
Prepare to track over 40 different species of game as you set out on the adventure of a lifetime.


For the adventurous, prepare to get up close and personal with wild
game on a walking safari. Experience the thrill of the African bush,
while accompanied by our qualified trail guides.


Have your wedding in a truly unforgettable setting. Imagine unspoiled
starlit nights and gorgeous vistas of untouched wilderness. Lions Valley Lodge is the ultimate choice in wedding venue.

Looking for Amazing Game Reserves in KZN?
For an unforgettable African experience, visit us at Lion’s Valley Lodge, a 5-star luxury lodge in the centre of the Nambiti Private Game Reserve in KwaZulu-Natal. Nestled on the side of a picturesque valley, the whole lodge is constructed from locally sourced materials. Natural tree trunks support thatch roofing, a characteristic of the African architectural style.

At the main lodge, guests dine under the stars in the boma, a sheltered outdoor dining area encircling an open fire pit. Added to that, the main lodge also has an elegant indoor dining room and a separate bar for guests to socialise.

Not entirely typical of game reserves in KwaZulu-Natal, Lion’s Valley Lodge boasts an impressive library where guests can read up about the area’s rich history, fauna and flora. It’s the perfect place to spend the occasional cool evening, reading next to the grand fireplace.

Rim flow infinity pool at Lions Valley Lodge

Rim flow infinity pool at Lions Valley Lodge

Alternatively, if it gets too hot and guests want to cool off, there’s the rim flow infinity pool surrounded by an open deck with loungers. The friendly ambiance even permits that a few lucky guests come face to face with the friendlier giraffes and elephants who come to drink from the pool.

The standalone guest suites take full advantage of the exquisite views. From a number of the suites, guests can view wildlife drinking at the watering hole in the valley below. Visitors can choose to stay in any one of ten immaculate suites. Each one is decorated according to a unique theme, paying homage to the history, the people or the wildlife of the area.

Our luxury suites have comfortable lounge areas with built-in fireplaces and mini bars. While each open plan bathroom has two feature baths, “His and Her’s” showers and eight of the suites have private outdoor showers with views of the landscape and African sky.

You won’t find a more untouched region of the African bush, than this private game reserve in KwaZulu-Natal. For a 5-star luxury experience, why not contact us on +27 31 5398238 or email us at

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Meet the Big Five

Meet the Big Five

Nambiti Private Game Reserve is one of the few Private Game Reserves in KwaZulu-Natal to house all five of the “Big Five”. Situated on a spacious 22 000 acres of land just outside of Ladysmith, this game reserve provides the ideal setting to get to know these five iconic creatures.

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