Ndlopfu Private Game Reserve
Ndlopfu Shareblock is a privately owned bushveld getaway situated in the heart of the Lowveld. It forms part of the Umbabat Private Nature Reserve which in turn falls under the umbrella organization of the Associated Private Natures Reserves. (APNR) This organization includes Klaserie, Umbabat, Balule and Olifants to our west and Timbavati to our east, all making up the 180 000ha of the Greater Kruger National Park..
The original farm consisted of 1200ha of Mopane and Combretum veld with a diversity of fauna and flora. Recently, with the acquisition of half of the Rietvley farm to the north of Ndlopfu a further 1364ha was added to this already special piece of Africa. With traversing rights over another 350ha on a neighbouring farm, owners at Ndlopfu have an area totalling 2914ha in which to view game. With the comparatively low number of members per hectare, Ndlopfu has an air of exclusivity and privacy. Even during our busiest times members seldom bump into one another and special game sightings are rarely crowded with vehicles.
Everything in Africa bites, but the safari bug is worst of all.
Being part of an open system adjacent to the KNP, the big 5 frequent the farm regularly. Elephant and lion are seen almost weekly and big herds of buffalo pass through often. The elusive leopards are in residence and can be spotted if one is patient. All the other smaller game, antelope and bird life are abundant and there is always something to see.
The owners of Ndlopfu are fully committed to conserving the area and the farm is managed on a scientific basis falling under the management plan of the APNR/KNP. We work at reducing our environmental impact by re-cycling much of our waste through our re-cycling depot. Also, as part of our commitment to conservation, Ndlopfu participates in and supports a number of scientific and conservation projects. E.g. Elephants Alive and the Ground Hornbill projects.
All the houses on Ndlopfu blend well into the bush and are very private. Members have access to the clubhouse where there is a small supply shop, TV lounge and a viewing deck looking over the nearby waterhole. One can take a walk to a hide at this waterhole from the parking area behind the clubhouse. There is a large swimming pool and braai lapa both of which prove to be very popular in the long, hot summer months. The recently introduced “Bush Braais” (arranged by management during the busier times of the year) have proved to be very popular and help to create a sense of community as members get together around a braai fire to catch with old friends, meet new ones and share stories.
No hunting is allowed on the farm.
Ndlopfu Private Game Rerve
Read through the original Reserve Brochure for a historic perspective of Ndlopfu.