Kwazulu Natal » Nambiti Game Reserve Specials » Cheetah Ridge Lodge


LOCATIONNambiti Private Game ReservePOOLYes - at the main area only

  •   Being one of only a handful of South African Lodges within a Big 5 Game Reserve which are child friendly, Cheetah Ridge Lodge and Nambiti House are the ideal family getaway, only 3 hours from Durban and 4 hours from Johannesburg
  •   Nambiti Big 5 Game Reserve is home to elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo and rhino, as well as over 30 other animal species. It is also rich in birdlife and indigenous flora often described as 'heaven on earth'
  •   The homely and comforting atmosphere at Cheetah Ridge, ensures that all guests are receive a warm welcome to a home away from home

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10 January - 30 April 2019
01 September - 14 December 2019
Luxury Suite R 1,980 pppn sharing min/max 3 night stay special rate
Luxury Suite R 2,380 pppn sharing special rate for advance bookings
01 May - 31 August 2019 Luxury Suite R 1,799 pppn sharing min/max 3 night stay special rate
Luxury Suite R 2,160 pppn sharing special rate for advance bookings

*surcharges on all special rates and a minimum 3 night stay will apply over peak holiday periods & long weekends.

*FAMILY SUITE* - min 3 / max 6 guests (2 adults & 4 children)
R 2,165 valid 10 January – 30 April 2019 & 01 September - 14 December 2019
R 1,980 valid 01 May – 31 August 2019
*rates listed above are per person per night sharing based on minimum 3 guests sharing
*Children 0 - 2 years will be accommodated free of charge
*Children 3 - 12 years will be accommodated on special discounted rates, please enquirer with your BushBreaks consultant.

Family Suite Features:
Two en-suite bedrooms joined by a private lounge with private balcony
One room with 4 pillar king bed,
Adjacent room – either a king bed or two single beds
Air-conditioning & nespresso machine in each room

*NAMBITI HOUSE AT CHEETAH RIDGE* - Exclusive use, Self Catering Accommodation (min 5 / max 10 guests)
R 5,485 per night valid 10 January – 30 April 2019 & 01 September - 14 December 2019
R 5,025 per night valid 01 May – 31 August 2019
*rates listed above are per night based on a minimum of 5 guests sharing
*rates per additional adult or child are available on request
*rates include accommodation, full servicing of the lodge daily, and one game drive per person per day with snacks

Set apart from the Lodge, NAMBITI HOUSE is a fantastic family get away destination and can accommodate 10 people comfortably in 5 unique spacious bedrooms one of which is an en-suite bathroom.
Lodge Features:
5 spacious bedrooms one with en-suite bathroom
Two bathrooms situated in the house (one with shower and one with bath)
Farm style kitchen with scullery fully equipped
Private swimming pool, fireplace and private outdoor boma
TV with DSTV channels
• Luxury accommodation
• Three meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
• Two game drives per day
• Hot Beverages throughout the day
• The cost for single accommodation in a Luxury Suite will be charged as follows:
• R 3,097.00 valid 10 January - 30 April 2019 & 01 September - 14 December 2019
• R 2,840.00 valid 01 May – 31 August 2019
• Children aged 0 - 2 years will stay free of charge when sharing with two full paying adults.
• Children aged 3 - 12 years will receive special discounted rates. Please kindly request an applicable rate from your BushBreaks consultant.
• Maximum of 2 children sharing with 2 adults.
• Children occupying their own room will be charged normal adult rates.

• Children 0 - 5 years are not permitted on game drives.
• Babysitting facilities are available and an extra fee applies.
• Children aged 6 years and older will be permitted on game drives at lodge management's and ranger's discretion
• Cheetah interactions/ Breeding Project Tour
• Star Gazing
• Fishing
• Additional Activities around Nambiti at an extra fee:-
• Drakensberg Mountains
• Battlefield Tours
• Golf at Ladysmith Golf Club
• Spionkop Battlefield
• Rates quoted are only applicable to South African Residents. Special Discounted Rates for International Residents are available on request.
• Unless otherwise stated, all rates listed are based on a minimum 2 night stay. Surcharges may apply for a 1 night booking.
• A minimum stay of 3 nights is required over Peak Season periods.
• A Rhino Conservation Levy of R 50.00 per person per night is to be settled at the lodge direct, subject the change without prior notice.

Approximately 4 hours (387 kms) drive from Johannesburg and 3 hours (252 kms) drive from Durban
10 Luxury Suites
1 Family Suite
1 Self-Catering Unit

Cheetah Ridge Lodge is set within 10 000 hectares of reserve, situated in the southern section of the malaria free Nambiti Private Game Reserve in Kwa Zulu Natal.
Cheetah Ridge Lodge is the ultimate safari destination and comes complete with a swimming pool, tennis court, boma and 10 luxurious free standing suites overlooking a private waterhole, allowing guests to quietly observe African wildlife congregating from their front door. Cheetah Ridge is ideal for individuals, family vacations, photo safaris, game and bird safaris or conferencing.
Nestled alongside a 110 year old fig tree, Cheetah Ridge Lodge comprises of an enclosed veranda, games room with a full sized billiard table, and a quaint pub.
The fully catered accommodation comes complete with 2 game drives per day. Thanks to the experience and knowledge of the Guides, the game drives are a thrilling African experience and also deeply informative.
Being one of only a hand full of Big 5 lodges in South Africa that are child friendly, Cheetah Ridge Lodge is the ideal family getaway only 2.5 hours from Durban and 3.5 hours from Johannesburg.
Relaxation, the chance at seeing big five and excellent hospitality is their promise to you.

Nambiti House at Cheetah Ridge Lodge offers affordable self-catering accommodation.
Set apart from the Lodge, Nambiti House is a fantastic family get away destination and can accommodate 10 guests.
The private Boma is the perfect setting to gather around the fire and enjoy a traditional South African braai.
Dinner’s are also served in the dining room or on the veranda
Nambiti House caters for all seasons: In the warm summer months you can cool off with a dip in your own private pool and in the chillier winter months guests can curl up in front of the fireplace.

The Nambiti Game Reserve is within easy reach of the central Drakensberg and just 3.5 hours from Johannesburg and just over 2 hours from Durban. The malaria free reserve offers a variety of vegetation which consists of grasslands, savannah, thornveld and numerous tall acacia trees. It boasts diverse game and several rare bird species.
It is one of few reserves in the region where the “Big Five” can be spotted and the Sundays River that flows through it adds that little bit extra serenity to the setting. There are over thirty species of game to see, such as giraffe, impala, hippo and zebra, to name but a few. A visit to Nambiti Game Reserve will revive the senses and allow visitors to feel the magic of the African wilderness.
See Africa as you’ve never seen it before from the comfort of a 4X4 vehicle during a safari drive, or indulge in the knowledgeable guides who are more than happy to answer any of your questions and are fully equipped to keep you safe.
The Nambiti region also boasts a history that dates back to the 1800’s and is particularly well known for the Battle of Elandslaagte, which was fought on the Reserve during the Anglo-Boer War.
Two memorial sites on the Reserve commemorate Boer and English troops who laid down their lives for their countries, and the hospital still stands within the Reserve borders. Until just 8 years ago the Reserve was divided into cattle and maize farms, but the environment has since been completely restored into what is now one of Africa’s most exciting conservation initiatives, boasting three times the game capacity of regions like Botswana.

Lodge Features
  • Games room equipped with a TV and DSTV, a full sized billiards table as well as dart board
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tennis Court
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private Watering Hole
  • Credit Card facilities
  • Wake up call
  • Laundry
  • Beautiful Deck built around a 140 year old Fig Tree
  • Spa
  • Boma
  • Restaurant

Room Features
  • En-suite bathroom overlooking a watering hole
  • Air-conditioner
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Nespresso machine / tea & coffee station
  • King or twin beds can be arranged
  • Private deck




  • Head for DURBAN on the N3.
  • Once you have entered KwaZulu Natal via Van Reenen, look out for the Ladysmith Toll off-ramp and go through it. This is at the bottom of Van Reenen's Pass
  • Continue straight on R103 to Ladysmith
  • When you arrive in Ladysmith, drive straight through – you will be on the road called Harrismith Street.
  • At the 3 way traffic light intersection keep right till you get to the next set of 4 way traffic lights.
  • Turn Left into Murchison Street. Continue on down Murchison Street going through 2 sets of traffic lights. At the third set take a right and then a left at the traffic light intersection.
  • On the outskirts of Ladysmith you will find another set of traffic lights and a 4 way intersection – travel on straight – in the direction of Newcastle till you see our brown Nambiti sign on the left as well as a small sign which reads D45.
  • Turn Right onto the D45 Road (sand road), follow for 10.3Km’s
  • At the Y - Junction turn right, travel alongside the Game fence for 2 km until you reach a gate. This is where you will check in.


  • Travel on the N3 through Mooi River Toll Gate , past Escourt to Ladysmith
  • After Escourt; take the Bergville / Colenso R74 (R103) off-ramp / exit 194, turn right at the top of the off ramp and travel past Colenso towards Ladysmith / Newcastle.
  • Cross the bridge into Ladysmith and continue following the directions for the N11 to Newcastle.
  • At the traffic light intersection continue straight over the railway bridge.
  • At the next traffic lights continue straight (N11) towards Newcastle. Travel for 10kms and look out for the brown “Nambiti” sign on the left and a small sign reading “D45”.
  • Turn Right onto the D45 Road (sand road), follow for 10.3Km’s
  • At the Y - Junction turn right, travel along side the Game fence for 2 km until you reach a gate. This is where you will check in.



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