Cheetah Ridge Lodge
The Ultimate Luxury Safari Destination

Whether you’re dining under the stars, experiencing a private bush dinner, or indulging in a rejuvenating spa treatment, Cheetah Ridge Lodge is a ‘must visit’ safari destination.

About Cheetah Ridge Lodge

Located just four hours from Johannesburg and three hours from Durban, Cheetah Ridge is a four-star, child-friendly lodge set amidst the extraordinarily diverse beauty of Nambiti Private Game Reserve.

Among just a few Big 5 reserves in South Africa falling into a malaria-free zone, the species-rich Nambiti Game Reserve offers regular sightings of elephant and buffalo herds, rhino, cheetah and lion. As always, nocturnal animals, such as leopards are a delight when seen, but numerous species of antelope, together with giraffe, zebra, hippo and abundant birdlife make for a rewarding sojourn into the bushveld.

Nestled alongside a 112-year old Natal Fig tree, the lovingly restored, yet still original, colonial grey-stone manor house at Cheetah Ridge holds a historical charm, matched by no other in the reserve.

Situated in lush, fenced-in gardens, the fully catered lodge has its own pool, tennis court, outdoor boma and on-site spa, making it the ideal destination for families, couples and solo travellers, as well as photo safari sightseers, game and bird watchers, battlefield tourists, or conference visitors. Nambiti House is also located on the grounds and is managed as a separate self-catering lodge, perfect for a relaxed family getaway, or retreat with friends – it even has its own private pool!

Delivering warm hospitality is our overriding concern and while you relax and unwind, our staff will ensure that your stay with us is as comfortable, enjoyable, and memorable as possible.

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Cheetah Ridge Lodge at a glance…

Malaria-free · Child-friendly, with a child-minding service available · Safe and secure (lodge fenced off)


Cheetah Ridge Lodge offers 10 luxury freestanding suites, each with a panoramic outlook over the Nambiti bush across a private waterhole, pulsating with wildlife.

Tucked away for complete privacy, Cheetah Ridge’s luxury suites are fitted with private viewing decks, where guests can relax and observe the activity at the watering hole below.

Built on raised platforms using local materials that blend into the environment, these heated and air-conditioned suites have been designed to maximise game viewing, making them the ideal setting to relax, while being spellbound by the unfolding scene.

In addition, The Main House at Cheetah Ridge Lodge also features a family suite comprising two bedrooms, sleeping up to 6 people with en-suite bathrooms and an interleading lounge & private deck.

Accommodation options

  • Luxury Suites: 10 x king-size bed
  • Family Suite: 1 x king-size bedroom with en-suite bathroom, 1 x king-size bedroom with sleeping nook fitted with 2 single beds, plus an interleading private lounge & deck
  • Maximum guests: 26

Suite amenities

Each room is fitted with:

  • King-size or twin beds
  • Air-conditioning | Heating
  • Ceiling fans
  • Electric blankets
  • Small fireplace
  • Tea / Nespresso stations
  • Open plan bathroom with separate toilet
  • Hairdryer
  • Power: 22v AC
  • Wi-fi

Everything – the staff were excellent – totally professional…

Fantastic hospitality – gourmet food and wonderful service from every member of staff. Luxury accommodation in individual lodges with relaxed game viewing overlooking the waterhole.

Lodge amenities

Our facilities include:

  • Dining room
  • Outdoor deck
  • Lounge
  • Boma / braai area
  • Fireplace
  • Bar
  • Library
  • Swimming pool
  • Tennis court
  • On-site spa
  • Games room with table tennis
  • Wi-fi

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The highlight of our holiday!

Cheetah Ridge Lodge absolutely wowed us. Aside from the rooms being so beautiful and the game viewing being great, this lodge is so homely and the food is home cooked perfection! We had an amazing stay and really didnt want to leave!

Meals and drinks

Your stay at Cheetah Ridge includes all meals:

  • A continental and cooked breakfast is served daily in the dining room, with lunch served on the lawn, or on the deck under the fig tree when weather permits.
  • Three-course dinners are served in the evening, as guests return from their game drive and private dinners can be arranged on request.
  • Guests have access to an unlimited hot beverage station.
  • All other beverages, including those provided on game drives, are for the guest’s own account.

Game Drives

Your stay includes two 3-hour game drives on our private vehicles, with our expert Cheetah Ridge Field Guides. A maximum number of 10 guests are permitted on the open safari vehicle, which ventures out on daily game drives in the early mornings and late afternoons, when game and birdlife activity is at its peak.

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