Cheetah Ridge Lodge at Nambiti

Cheetah Ridge Lodge in KwaZulu Natal is set within the Big 5 Nambiti Private Game Reserve, boasting 9300 hectares of protected wildlife territory. Ten luxurious suites overlook a private waterhole, making for great game viewing without even having to leave the lodge. The property also features a second watering-hole and exclusive game hide as well as a large garden and pool surrounded by sun recliners and an outdoor lounge area. Cheetah Ridge Lodge is an elegant indulgence into the bushveld, with each suite featuring private open decks with expansive views. Natural materials are meticulously combined to create eco-chic interiors with luxurious finishes. Cheetah Ridge offers spectacular cuisine with a taste of local flavour and culinary excellence.


The malaria-free Cheetah Ridge Lodge provides 2 game drives daily with passionate rangers showcasing their knowledge and remarkable skill in providing close-up Big 5 wildlife sightings and photographic opportunities. Join your ranger for a guided bushwalk and observe a range of bird species within the reserves various ecosystems. Besides seeing cheetah, giraffe, impala, hippo, hyena, and kudu, guests can also head out to the Drakensberg for hikes, golf, quad-biking, and horse riding.


  • Walking safari
  • Night drives
  • Helicopter flips
  • Stargazing
  • Swimming pool
  • Spa
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  • Birding
  • Battlefields tour
  • Drakensberg outings


  • Exceptional Big 5 game drives
  • Private bush dining
  • Bushveld views
  • Luxury accommodation

Closest airport

  • King Shaka International Airport (Durban)
  • OR Tambo International Airport (JHB)
  • Nambiti private airstrip

Children policy

Children of all ages are welcome. Children six years and under are not allowedMore Detailson game drives and other bushveld activities.

  • Children 0 - 3 stay complimentary
  • Children 3 – 12 years pay 40 - 50 % of the adult rate, subject to room selected
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2 x Game drives per day, all meals, soft drinks and selected alcoholic beverages.


Premium brand drinks, cellar wines, conservations and gate fees, additional activities, spa treatments, private-use vehicles, mini-bar and transfers.


Low: 01 May – 31 August

High: 10 January – 30 April

& 01 September – 14 December

Peak: 15 December – 9 January

Terms & conditions

  • Rates are per person sharing, per night
  • Single supplement of 30% applicable

Accommodation Options

Luxury Suite

Sleeps 2 Adults, 1 child

Chic en-suite units each overlook a private watering hole for all-day game viewing. Units are luxuriously equipped with a bathtub, shower, double vanity, cozy fireplace, air conditioning, ceiling fan, tea and coffee station, and refrigerator.

Refer to seasons and T&C's above

Peak season R3 655 per per person, per night
High Season R3 340 per person, per night
Low Season R3 025 per person, per night

Family Suite

Sleeps 2 Adults, 2 children

A private lounge joins this 2-bedroomed suite specially designed for families. Each en-suite bedroom has a shower or bathtub and the unit is fully equipped with air-conditioning, a coffee station, and Wi-Fi

Refer to seasons and T&C's above

Peak season R3 280 per per person, per night
High Season R2 975 per person, per night
Low Season R2 730 per person, per night

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Getting there

By Road

The reserve is a 3.5-hour drive from Durban, and a 4.5-hour drive from Johannesburg with both routes along the N3 highway turning onto the N11.



Fly from all major centres in South Africa to Durban’s international airport. Nambiti features a private airstrip in the reserve and two helicopter landing pads for private charter arrivals.


Flight Duration

  • Cape Town to Durban: 2 hours
  • Johannesburg to Durban: 70 minutes