NAMBU CAMP

tting comfortably on an old anthill elevated above the landscape, rests a simple and sophisticated camp called Nambu. Its location in the heart of the Big 5 Balule Nature Reserve combined with its stellar guiding and warm hospitality, makes it a sought-after lodge in the greater Hoedspruit area. This hilltop lodge is a wildlife haven where tawny eagles soar above and herds of elephants drink down below.

The 6-bedroom safari lodge boasts views of the Drakensberg Mountains in the distance, a dry riverbed and waterhole. The open design of the lodge takes advantage of its aspect, ensuring the picturesque surroundings become part of the architecture.

The camp has been in the Drinkwater family for almost 40 years, passed down through the generations, and is home to many memories with both family and friends. The name Nambu means ‘river’ in the local language of IsiThonga, and this unique lodge has many ties to this natural source that flows through the traverse.

During the heat of the day, you can relax at the camp’s poolside or bird watch from the lodge’s vast viewing platform before a mid-day brunch up at the main camp. Wrap-around wooden balconies above the landscape boast exceptional views of the Balule, while an extensive lounge area cocooned by huge glass windows overlooks the bushveld. A boma area and pool with decking are other signature spaces to relax outdoors. It’s not uncommon to sport towering giraffe, bumbling elephants, and abundant plains game crossing the riverbed below while relaxing in the boma or around the poolside.

Simple, yet modern and stylish cuisine is served in the stunning open dining area. A light and healthy breakfast is served after your morning activity, followed by a more hearty brunch later in the afternoon. Canapés are served at sundowners in the bush then head back to camp for a delicious and elegant evening meal under the stars.

Winding wooden pathways lead the way from the main camp, through the lush gardens and to the secluded rooms, nestled into the bush. There are a total of 6 safari-style bedrooms and can accommodate up to 12 people. The rooms are well equipped for a stylish and comfortable stay in the bush, each room has air-conditioning and overhead fans as well as tea/coffee making facilities. Comfortable king size beds with modern and stylish bathrooms which look out to the bushveld behind.

At Nambu there are two game drive activities per day, which take place in the Big 5 Balule Nature Reserve, complete with coffee and sundowner stops. Both guides and trackers at Nambu are known for being some of the best in the area.

Nambu camp has a total of 6 safari-style bedrooms and can accommodate up to 12 people. The rooms are well equipped for a stylish and comfortable stay in the bush, each room has air-conditioning and overhead fans as well as tea/coffee making facilities.

Comfortable king size beds with modern and stylish bathrooms which look out to the bushveld behind. Winding wooden pathways lead the way from the main camp, through the lush gardens and to the secluded rooms, nestled into the bush.

Fall asleep to the sounds of nature here at Nambu camp.

Morning and evening game drives
Sundowners in the bush
Bird watching
Bush dinner at the river (Tuesday & Friday)
Plated Traditional South African braaivleis
(barbecue) cooked over the open fire.
Kruger National Park Day Trip (additional charge)
Private Panoramic Day Trip (additional charge)

Location: Balule Private Game Reserve

From R3750 per person Per Night. Includes Accommodation, all meals, 2 game drives per day, teas & coffees.

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