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Elevated above the landscape and built on an old anthill lies Nambu Camp, located in the heart of the Greater Kruger in the Balule Game Reserve. This 6-bedroom safari camp overlooks a winding dry riverbed, bustling waterhole and the Drakensberg Mountain range which carves across the distant skyline. Views of this wilderness are framed by the lodge’s unique and open design.
The Nambu property has been in the Drinkwater family for almost 40 years, passed down through the generations and 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, from the family name to the flowing waters of the Olifant’s River nearby. Tawny eagles soar above and herds of elephants drink down below; this hilltop lodge is certainly a wildlife haven surrounded by nature.
Wanting to share their piece of paradise with the rest of the world, Nambu camp was created. The camp has a total of 6 safari-style bedrooms, all of which have double, modern bathrooms and an outside seating area.
During the heat of the day, relax by the camp’s poolside or bird watch from the lodge’s vast viewing platform before a mid-day brunch up at the main camp. Here at Nambu there are two activities per day, situated in a big 5 reserve. Head out on foot or on safari and explore this vast and diverse landscape, you never know what you may find here in South Africa’s true wilderness.
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.
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.