Welcome to Esiweni Lodge

Perched atop a cliff, Esiweni Safari Lodge is a hidden gem set within one of South Africa's most beautiful private reserves: Nambiti Private Reserve. Pairing breathtaking views with a timeless setting overlooking the savannah and the Sunday River, Relais & Châteaux Esiweni Safari Lodge will do more than just welcome you, we offer a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Nambiti Private reserve

Situated in the secluded Nambiti Private Game Reserve, Esiweni Safari Lodge is located in the heart of Zulu country. The region’s only ‘Big Five’ reserve, Nambiti is also home to more than 40 other animal species including black rhino and cheetahs plus over 280 species of bird. Possessing a rare untouched beauty, the resort is a place of rare biodiversity.

Making the most of every moment

A family home dedicated to meeting your requirements, Esiweni Safari Lodge promises totransform each and every day into an unforgettable experience. Dine under the stars, go on safari with an experienced ranger to meet the Big Five, fly over the plains in a hot-air balloon at sunrise or bathe at the foot of a waterfall...welcome to Esiweni.

Discover our suites

Esiweni Safari Lodge's 5 suites invite you to explore the wilderness. Built into the side of a cliff, the suites overlook the Sunday River and offer exceptional views of the Nambiti Reserve below.

Discover Africa


Do you want to make your African dream come true by extending your stay in South Africa? Esiweni Voyages offers tailor-made itineraries.  We’ll take you to exceptional destinations so that you can discover the rich diversity of this multi-faceted continent.

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