Guests per Safari Vehicle
Cheetah Ridge offers experiences that will ignite your inner explorer and satisfy every wildlife safari goer. Featuring contemporary luxury accommodation paired with the natural beauty of this Big 5 Malaria Free game reserve, this is a perfect family safari destination. Cheetah Ridge is located in a the Nambiti Private Game Reserve and is just one of three private regions in KwaZulu-Natal boasting incredible game viewing opportunities, without the crowds.
By booking a stay at Cheetah Ridge, you are supporting anti-poaching, breeding and relocation programmes. The lodge works hand-in-hand with the community and provides job creation and benefits for families living on the land adjoining the reserve
The lodge boasts ten Luxury Suites featuring private viewing decks, which offer a superb vantage point to observe Africa. Observe wildlife and absorb knowledge from your experienced guide on morning and afternoon game drives in this Big 5 reserve.
Together with delightful dining experiences and luxury suites boasting private viewing decks, this is the perfect place to relax. Couple this with morning and afternoon game drives over the pristine private reserve and you have an exceptional wildlife experience at Cheetah Ridge.
Imagine viewing hippos, waterbuck and a host of other wild animals, congregating at a watering hole at close range, from the comfort of your private viewing deck.
Situated away from the lodge, the 10 king-size Luxury Suites overlook a private watering-hole, enabling guests to observe a vast array of African wildlife from the privacy of their own personal viewing deck.
Serviced daily, each free-standing suite is equipped with a bath, a shower and an en-suite toilet, with a pod-hanging chair to take in the unfolding bush scenes before you. Air-conditioning and ceiling fans for balmy summer evenings, with a Bosca Fireplace and Nespresso coffee machine for chilly nights, complete the picture to ensure a luxurious, yet homely, stay.
Consisting of two en-suite bedrooms joined by an interleading private lounge area, as well as a balcony overlooking the beautiful Cheetah Ridge grounds, the Family Suite is the perfect option for families with children or small groups who would still like the option of being fully catered for.
Nambiti is a Big 5 Game reserve which is situated near Ladysmith, in the heart of the battlefields area which is roughly 3.5 hours from Johannesburg and 2.5 hours from Durban. The location of the reserve allows for diversity and therefore lots of different wildlife. There are currently over 20 species of game in the reserve.
The game reserve started as a place of sanctuary for orphaned elephants. Soon after, as the elephant population began to grow, the internal fences were remover as well as the alien vegetation in order to create what would be the Nambiti Game Reserve. A game fence was then erected to house the 22 000 acres of the reserve. Following the set up the reserve, the area was then stocked with naturally occurring game which had been driven out by the farming.
In 2005, there was a proposal to build lodges within the reserve. This proposal was taken on and 3 more of the surrounding farms were added to the reserve. There are now a handful of luxury lodges in the reserve, some made from the old farm houses on the land. In 2007 there was a claim for the land by the locals. The matter was settled and now the community is actively involved in the upkeep of the area.
The reserve offers the finest game viewing along with some of the top lodges in Southern Africa.
The area around the game reserve was where the Anglo-Zulu and Anglo-Boer wars took place. Majority of the battle fields have been preserved and there are many monuments and graves to see. This makes for a good day trip as they are just around the corner.
All ages welcome
10 Luxury Suites
1 Family Suite
Please note, some of the below must be pre-booked, are on a request basis and at an additional cost.
All ages welcome
King Shaka International Airport, Durban
4 hours from Johannesburg
3 hours from Durban
Cheetah Ridge Lodge, Ladysmith, South Africa
All ages welcome