Cheetah Ridge Lodge
The Ultimate Luxury Safari Destination

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

About Cheetah Ridge Lodge

Located just four hours from Johannesburg and three hours from Durban, Cheetah Ridge Lodge is a four-star, child-friendly venue 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 sanctuary 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 century 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 business meeting visitors. There is also a self-catering lodge available, perfect for a relaxed family getaway, or retreat with friends, it even has it’s own private pool!

Delivering superior hospitality is our overriding concern and while you relax and unwind, our 33 staff members 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 superior freestanding suites, with each room having a panoramic outlook over the bush and a sun deck overlooking a waterhole pulsating with wildlife.

Tucked away for complete privacy, Cheetah Ridge’s luxury rooms are secluded 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 (all with en-suite bathrooms) have been designed to maximise game viewing from every room, making it the ideal setting to relax while being spellbound by the unfolding scene.

In addition, The Manor House at Cheetah Ridge Lodge also features a family suite comprising two bedrooms, with bathrooms en-suite.

Accommodation options

  • Luxury suites: 10 x 2 bed
  • Family suite: 1 x 2 bedrooms, plus private lounge
  • Maximum guests: 26

Suite amenities

Each room comes with:

  • King or twin beds
  • Air-conditioning | heating
  • Room ceiling fans
  • Electric blankets
  • Its own small fireplace
  • Tea / Nespresso coffee stations
  • En-suite bathrooms
  • 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 accomodation in individual lodges with relaxed game viewing overlooking the waterhole.

Lodge amenities

Our facilities cater for all guests, including:

  • Dining-room
  • Dining functions deck
  • Lounge
  • Boma / braai area
  • Fireplace
  • Bar
  • Library
  • Lodge 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 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 guided game drives, with our own expert Cheetah Ridge rangers. 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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