Esiweni Lodge

Text Zelda Hamilton Photographs Supplied WHERE: Nambiti Private Game Reserve, near Ladysmith, KwaZulu-Natal, WHY WE LOVE IT: The cliff-top location, offering spectacular views over the Sundays River, means you can’t help but be awestruck by the surrounding beauty. Enjoy these unspoilt views from the rim-flow pool on the main deck, from the privacy of your suite’s sun deck or even the indoor bath or outdoor shower. With only five individual suites, attention to detail and personal service are top priority at Esiweni. Friendly, knowledgeable game rangers use their tracking skills to ensure exciting sightings. X-FACTOR: Book a special bush dinner or lunch under the stars and, if the weather isn’t great, ask for a private dinner in the wine cellar. This review was originally featured in the August 2013 issue of House and Leisure.