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Located on a big five reserve, Nambu Camp is truly on the doorstep of nature. Head out on safari and go in search of the bushveld's inhabitants, from the big cats to the birds. This hilltop lodge is certainly a wildlife haven surrounded by nature.

Safari

Head out into the wild in search of nature - here at Nambu we not only offer game drives but also morning bush walks where you can gain a more in depth understanding of the wildlife and landscape that surrounds you, everything from the tracks to the trees. Stop for morning coffee and watch the sunrise or share a drink, canapés and a game of croquet down at the river at sunset, after all...there is more than one way to experience the South African bushveld. 

Game Drives – A 3hour morning / 2hour afternoon safari in a big five private concession in the Balule Game Reserve, which forms part of the Greater Kruger. Learn about the flora and fauna of the African bush. Early morning’s and late evening’s are the best time for game viewing. 

Morning Walk – During your stay there is an option to swap out one of the morning safari drives for a morning walk. Head out at sunrise, walk through the riverbed and along to the river. There are many archaeological sites dotted throughout the reserve so walking allows you to explore these areas and different artefacts from hand axes, milling stones to soap stones which date back to the late stone age between 9,000- 12,000 years old.

 

Daily Schedule

A typical day at Nambu will include 2 activities, a light breakfast, a hearty and healthy brunch, sundowner drinks & games. Finally ending the day with an elegant evening dinner.

 

•  05h00: Wake up call / morning coffee & rusks  

•   05h30: Morning game drive / bush walk departs

•   09h00: Head back to camp for a light breakfast. 

•   01h00: Brunch is served at the lodge 

•   16h30: Afternoon game drive departs

•   18h00: Sunset drinks, canapés & games

•   19h00: The evening meal is served 

 

Daily schedules change according to what guests have planned or pre-booked for the duration of their stay. 

When to Go

May to October is the most popular safari season, these are the driest and coolest months of the year. The bush during this time is less dense and therefore the game viewing can sometimes seem effortless, movement is easily seen in the low golden grass. In these winter months, wildlife is drawn to the sparse water sources, however at Nambu the waters of the Olifant’s River flow continuously meaning life can always be found here. 

 

October to April are considered the summer months and the off-peak season to safari travellers. However even though the temperatures may be considerably hotter and the rainfall much higher, the bushveld seems to flourish with life and the once golden grass transforms to a lush green.  Exploring the region at this time of year offers a unique and exclusive safari experience.

What to Pack

The climate in the Kruger Lowveld brings the hot summer months between October and April when
the rainfall is high, and so is the temperature, reaching over 40 degrees Celsius. The dry winter months begin in May and carry on until October/ November, during which time the weather is mild during the day with temperatures averaging mid- high 20s, while very cold in the evenings and early mornings. 

  • Throughout the year, we recommend packing lightweight, neutral-coloured clothing with short sleeves
  • Bring sun protection in the form of sunblock, sun hats, and glasses.
  • Insect Repellent
  • Scarfs, jackets and gloves are needed for early mornings on game drive, especially in winter.
  • Comfortable walking shoes as well as open sandals for when the weather is hot.
  • Cameras & Binoculars for the many wildlife sightings and day-trips on your visit to South Africa
  • Adaptor plug

What to Expect

Whilst staying at Nambu Camp Expect - 

  • Big five game drives conducted in the Balule Private Nature Reserve. 
  • An authentic safari-style camp, completely surrounded by nature. 
  • High quality, modern and simple cuisine from light and healthy breakfasts, hearty brunches to elegant candlelit dinners. 
  • The most unique and stunning views of the Lowveld landscape from the camp.
  •  Scenic sundowners with your favourite drink paired with canapés, sunset views and games down by the river. 
  • Excellent bird-watching from the pool deck and the camp’s lush gardens.
  • Friendly and welcoming staff / Knowledgeable guides

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