Mandela Day: #67minutes

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18 July marks the birthday of the great icon, Mr Nelson Mandela. Officially declared Nelson Mandela International Day, we are encouraged to devote 67 minutes of our time to helping others as a way to mark this special day, in memory of a Legend.

Madiba believed that each of us had the power to change the world and declared so at his 90th birthday celebration when he said: “It is time for new hands to lift the burdens. It is in your hands now.”

The Nambiti Hills team spent 67 minutes handing out food hampers to the local community, surrounding the reserve. Supporting and looking after these communities is a key focus in all that we do at Nambiti Hills. We were so humbled to be a part of this heart-warming initiative and to know that we made a difference to someone’s life.

Take a look at some of the photographs from Friday:

Waiting in line to receive their food hamper

Waiting in line to receive their food hamper


All smiles

All smiles


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Elephant Herds at Nambiti Hills

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How many people can say that they have had a close up with an elephant?

At Nambiti Hills, this may just be your first encounter. Beautiful and majestic in their own unique way, you are sure to view them in great herds and who knows, you may get lucky and spot one roaming near the lodge.

Elephants are commonly known for their humanity. They are easily able to recall faces from decades ago, form long-term relations and experience the full scope of emotions that humans do. When a loved one dies, they pay homage to the bones of the dead by gently touching the skulls and tusks with their trunks and feet. They also stand still offering a silent pause that can last for several minutes, as a mark of respect.

While these creatures are peaceful, they are powerful too. They have strong family bonds and their natural instinct to protect their loved ones will never go unnoticed. Their innate ability to bond and take care of each other is astounding. This can be seen when they “hug” by wrapping their trunks together in displays of greetings and affection.

So the next time you visit the lodge, take a few minutes to observe our elephant family. Look out for our breeding herd and our one tusk giant, Beefy!

Love,
Nambiti Hills

Herd of Elephants

Herd of Elephants


A Warm Greeting

A Warm Greeting


Herd of Elephants

Herd of Elephants


An Affectionate Welcome

An Affectionate Welcome

Cheetah on the Hunt

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Anticipation is always high before a game drive as every guest lives in that moment, awaiting their intriguing close encounters with animals and that opportunity to see them in their natural habitat.

It’s strange, because no matter how many times you witness these wonders, it still manages to capture your senses. This morning, like every other, we were trying to view as much game as we could when we caught a brief glimpse of something moving in the dried grass. We slowed down to see what it was and, right before us, there was a cheetah. Seeing a cheetah at Nambiti is very rare as they are known for eluding the public eye.

Cameras were whipped out in seconds to capture the sheer beauty, power and presence of this bold creature. Of course, our reactions contrasted with that of the cheetah’s who appeared completely unmoved by our presence as he continued to go about his business. That was until an Impala in the vicinity caught his eye, and in one powerful leap, he pounced off to stalk it.

We watched as he concealed himself, low to the ground, cloaked in the dried grass. We held our breath’s not knowing what was going to happen next. He continued in this fashion for a while, leaving us with baited breathe, before resting beneath a nearby tree tired from his unsuccessful efforts. Still, nothing beats the thrill of having front row seats to watch this beautiful creature in play mode.

This is just another reason to visit us. You never know what can happen up in the hills. Hope to see you soon so that you can be part of our exciting journeys!

Unmoved by our presence

Unmoved by our presence


Going in for the kill

Going in for the kill


Picking up the scent of the Impala

Picking up the scent of the Impala


Resting under a tree

Resting under a tree

A Culinary Journey

Gourmet Dinner

Gourmet Dinner


Our team of master chefs just love serving tasty, 5-star dishes and there are no half measures when it comes to their preparation.

All our food is made in-house and ingredients are sourced from surrounding local producers – so your meals will be heavenly and wholesome. Everything from our indulgent ice creams to the perfectly crisp cookies that you will find in your guest suite are hand-made, on site, by our talented kitchen staff.

Our menus change every month so you can always look forward to something new and exciting. This month’s menu is inspired by deep rich flavours that will complement the cold season and are sure to tickle your taste buds and chase away the winter chill. Try our delicious array of mouth-watering deserts, or sweet and savoury treats that are served at high tea.

All dietary requirements are happily accommodated for by our chefs, and we look forward to taking your palates on culinary adventure!

Creme Brulee

Creme Brulee

A month in pictures

Pictures tell a story much better than we could. Take a sneak peek into our world, over this last month!

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Beautiful African Sunset

Beautiful African Sunset


Entrance of the Lodge

Entrance of the Lodge


Lioness on the Hunt

Lioness on the Hunt


Silhouette of a Giraffe

Silhouette of a Giraffe


Brunch on the Deck

Brunch on the Deck