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    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
    • Rates displayed are valid to 09 January 2023

    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 £ 168 per per person, per night
    High Season £ 153 per person, per night
    Low Season £ 139 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 £ 151 per per person, per night
    High Season £ 137 per person, per night
    Low Season £ 125 per person, per night

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    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
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