BIG 5/GAME DRIVE EXPERIENCE
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.
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.
Each room is fitted with:
Fantastic hospitality – gourmet food and wonderful service from every member of staff. Luxury accommodation in individual lodges with relaxed game viewing overlooking the waterhole.
Our facilities include:
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!
Your stay at Cheetah Ridge includes all meals:
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.