Four hours from Johannesburg airport and you arrive at Nambiti – one of the most beautiful private reserves in South Africa. A delightful mix of French ‘savoir faire’ and proud South African hospitality creates an incredible experience at Esiweni for those seeking to immerse themselves in the great open spaces of the African landscape and to view the Big Five in their vast natural habitat across an area two times the size of London.
Nestled on the top of a cliff in the heart of Zululand and with only five luxuriously appointed suites Esiweni will take your breath away. Just slide open the floor to ceiling glass windows and you are in the bush. Settle back on your private terrace and enjoy the view. After a beautiful game drive return to the blissful views from your panoramic terrace overlooking the Sunday River and then enjoy the delight of an outdoor shower or bath.
The chef will astonish your taste buds with his creative cuisine inspired by the African bush: zebra fillet with home-made gnocchi followed by an Esiweni Cigar (shaped) dessert perhaps?
But it is the wildlife that takes centre stage here in malaria free Kwa Zulu Natal. This diverse region is home to over 40 species of wildlife and it is the conservation of their natural habitat that is at the heart of everything alongside an effective anti poaching programme. The reserve supports the local Zulu community and preserves the rich history of the people and the region.
Esiweni Restaurant: Gastronomic French restaurant with African taste
Hot air balloon. Two game drives per day. Massage.