The Springbok Lodge in Ladysmith epitomises the perfect safari experience with beautifully appointed tented suites, service excellence, superb cuisine and prolific wildlife - ensuring an unforgettable experience.
Nestled in the heart of the KwaZulu Natal battlefields, the lodge offers guests a chance to unwind in a picture-perfect setting.
Well positioned on the main route between Johannesburg and Durban, Springbok Lodge is a four-and-a-half hour drive from Johannesburg and three-and-a-half hours from the coastal city of Durban. The breathtaking mountains of the central Drakensberg lie a mere one-and-a-half hours away. Bringing the lodge even closer is 1.2km landing strip for light aircraft or helicopters.
Whether Springbok Lodge is your intended destination, a base from which to explore the surrounding countryside or a stop-over while touring the country, you are assured an exceptional experience - the lodge has achieved an AA Superior Accommodation Accreditation for the past two years.
While the Big Five experience alone is enough to attract visitors, guests staying at Springbok Lodge leave with a different idea of "camping".
Our 21 elevated Luxury Tents sleep a maximum of 50 guests (42 sharing plus 8 children), offering 5-star opulence in the African bush. The tents are air conditioned in the warm summer months and heated in the chilly winter ones, with electric blankets keeping guests extra snug.
Each of our elevated luxury en suite tents have their own viewing deck with chairs for your comfort, a kingsize bed (also available as twin beds), a hospitality tray, complimentary sherry, safety deposit box and a hairdryer.
Two of the tents are adjacent to the lodge and equipped with an access ramp instead of stairs, catering for wheelchair-bound guests and those with mobility challenges. The main lodge and boma are accessible by wheelchair and the lodge boasts a uniquely-designed, wheelchair-accessible plunge pool. More information regarding the tents’ facilities and restrictions with regards to wheelchairs can be obtained when making a reservation.
After a thrilling day of game viewing and birding, indulge in a deep, scented bubble bath or enjoy the rush of an outdoor shower under the star-studded sky.
Unsurpassed views from each tent deck allow you to watch the game on the horizon whilst sipping your morning coffee or favourite sundowner.
Springbok Lodge is situated in the Nambiti Private Game Reserve, a conservancy offering 20 000 acres of pristine, malaria-free bushveld. The reserve is home to the Big Five, as well as cheetah, hippo and over 30 species of plains game. Nature lovers will enjoy the area's biodiversity, with Thornveld and majestic Acacia trees complementing extensive grasslands which mirror the plains of Central Africa.
The abundant natural water system, with perennial rivers and the beautiful waterfall and cascades on the Sundays River, makes for a unique sanctuary, attracting several rare bird species and an enviable array of raptors and vultures.
Feast your senses on the magnificent sights, sounds and smells of this untouched African bush. With every dawn, renew your bond with nature as you embark on a safari with your experienced and knowledgeable field guide.
The Springbok Lodge leads the way as one of only two Big Five conferencing venues in KwaZulu Natal. Join us and experience it!
For the corporate visitor we offer the convenience of a fully equipped conference venue and on-site accommodation for up to 40 delegates (sharing). This venue represents a perfect base for strategic meetings, team building or motivational sessions. If required, additional accommodation can be arranged at one of the nearby lodges on a bed-only basis. Make the most of this unique venue to encourage your team to excel.
The conference room is equipped with a big screen TV, data projector, flip charts and a PA system and customised seating and table layout. Conference packages are
tailor-made to your specific needs.
Our competitive rates offer value for money without compromising the world-class experience that the corporate market is accustomed to. Our corporate clients have already chosen The Springbok Lodge as their venue of choice for incentives and rewards for clients and team members.
Springbok Lodge has become a venue of choice to host smaller, intimate weddings and unions.
Our picture-perfect venue with its distinctive ambiance lends itself to making your big day unique. Packages are personalised to suit your requirements, including excellent accommodation and superb cuisine.
* Game Drives: approximately 3 hours long, depending on sightings and weather
* Boma Dinners: weather permitting
* Bush Breakfasts: by arrangement
* Fly fishing: seasonal
* Zulu dancing: by prior arrangement and at an additional cost
* Massage therapy: by arrangement and at an additional cost
* Battlefield tours: by arrangement and at an additional cost
* Leisurely drives towards the majestic Drakensberg, with superb sightseeing and curio shopping
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