Cheetah Ridge Lodge

Hippo at the waterhole in front of the lodge
  • 4 star
  • 11
  • R 2 295
  • Yes
  • All Ages Welcome
  • Main Lodge Pool
  • Yes
  • The Ingulule Spa
  • Holiday for the Family? Cheetah Ridge has a suite with two en-suite bedrooms joined by an inter-leading private lounge area with a balcony. Sleeps 6

    Interleading room at Cheetah Ridge
    Sleeps 4 adults, 2 children
  • 10 king-size luxury suites overlook a private watering-hole where you can watch the wildlife from the privacy of your viewing deck

    Viewing Deck
    from: R 2 295 per person sharing
  • Excellent venue, superb service, awesome massages. Attention to detail amazing. Food delicious. Game drive guide super knowledgeable and accommodating of our requests.

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About Cheetah Ridge Lodge

Cheetah Ridge is one of the more affordable lodges on Nambiti Game reserve. You have the choice of Free standing suites overlooking the waterhole as well as a family suite in the main lodge. There is also a self catering house that sleeps up to 10 people and has it's own Boma area and private garden as well as a plunge pool. You can read more about Nambiti Self Catering house here

Children on Game drives
Kindly note that children 12yrs and under are welcome to join us on our game drives, however; these drives will not be allowed within 50 meters of a big five sighting. Depending on the maturity of the children, this will also be at the discretion of the game ranger at the time of the sighting.
** smaller children must remain quiet on drives so as to not inconvenience other guests and other game drives. Unruly behaviour will not be tolerated and may result in the game drive returning to the lodge and then continuing without the children and their parents.

Around the Lodge

  • Lush, fenced garden
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Well stocked bar
  • Big screen TV with DSTV for the sports enthusiasts
  • 3 fireplaces for a cosy evening around the fire with the family
  • Conferencing- Big screen projector
  • Wifi available
  • Can accommodate a conference up to 20 people.
  • Curio shop
  • Expansive lawn area.
  • An onsite Spa Treatment facility.
  • Boma and braai area

Child Policy

Children of all ages are welcome at the lodge

Children on Game Drives
Children Under the age of 13 years of age are welcome to join game drives but there may be a 50m Big 5 sighting approach limit at the Rangers discretion if you he feels it may not be safe to go closer.
** smaller children must remain quiet on drives so as to not inconvenience other guests and other game drives. If the Rangers feels that children are inconveniencing other guests or other game drives, or endangering themselves or the other guests by their behaviour this may result in the game drive returning to the lodge and then continuing without these children and their parents.

Only 1 child sharing with 2 adults in the Luxury Suites on a stretcher bed. (if available)
There is a family suite available when there is more than 1 child


Activities
  • Scheduled Safaris (game drives) are included in the rates
  • Guided or self-guided Birding Walks within the fenced area.
  • Battlefields tours to Isandlwana and Spionkop
  • The Drakensberg Mountains are an hour away. A great holiday combination known as a "Berg and Bush"
  • Fishing (seasonal).
  • There is now a Spa on site, The Ingulule Spa, which can help you with anything from a 60 minute Full body massage and Indian Head massages to Manicures and pedicures.
Arrival

Please advise your Nambiti.info reservations agent or Cheetah Ridge Lodge if your arrival time is going to differ from the one you completed on your booking form.
On arrival at Woodlands gate and after filling in your arrival form you will be directed to the parking area where your Cheetah Ridge Lodge Guide will come and fetch you.
You will be transported by Game Viewer by your Game Ranger to the Lodge.

Daily Timetable

All times are approximate and are dependent on weather and seasonal sunset and sunrise times. Visiting groups that are large enough to use one Game viewer together can further customise the times to suit themselves.

  • Arrive anytime from 13H00.
  • Game drives are at about 15h30 in winter. In summer they leave a bit later usually at 16h00
  • Dinner in summer is at around 20h00 and at about 19h30 in winter
  • In Winter, morning coffee is at about 06h30 with your game drive departing at about 07h00. In Summer your game drive will be about an hour earlier
  • Breakfast in Summer is at about 09h00 and about 09h30 in winter.
Check-out

Check out time is about 10h30 and you will be taken back to your vehicle after that.

Extras

All extras to be settled directly with the Lodge unless pre arranged with Reservations

 

What are the best rates for Cheetah Ridge?

Midweek Rates | Valid: Sunday Thursday

    Luxury Suite
  • Valid:1 September 2021 to 30 November 2021
  • Per Person Sharing: R 2 295 per night
  • Single occupancy: R 2 995 per night
  • Children 3-12 sharing: R 1 280 per night
  • Children 0-2 sharing: R 0 per night
    Family Suite
  • Valid:1 September 2021 to 30 November 2021
  • Per Person Sharing: R 2 000 per night
  • Children 3-12 sharing: R 1 100 per night
  • Children 0-2 sharing: R 0 per night
Notes
  • Valid for Midweek reservations only - Sunday to Thursday
  • A minimum of 3 adults required to book the family suite
  • Spa Treatments need to be booked in advance
  • Subject to availability and excludes conservation and gate fee's

    Luxury Suite
  • Valid:1 Sep 2021 to 10 December 2021
  • Per Person Sharing: R 2 840 per night
  • Children 3-12 sharing: R 1 190 per night
  • Children 0-2 sharing: R 0 per night
    Family Suite
  • Valid:1 Sep 2021 to 10 December 2021
  • Per Person Sharing: R 2 530 * per night
  • Children 3-12 sharing: R 1 190 per night
  • Children 0-2 sharing: R 0 per night
Notes
  • * Family suite requires min 3 adults for special rate
  • A minimum of 3 adults required to book the family suite
  • A minimum 2-night stay is required over a weekend including Friday and Saturday nights.
  • Spa Treatments need to be booked in advance
  • Subject to availability and excludes conservation and gate fee's

Children at the Lodge
  • Children 0-2 years of age will stay free of charge when sharing with two full paying adults.
  • When sharing with 2 adults, children 3 - 12 years of age will pay a reduced rate. Please enquire if rate is not included above
  • Only 1 child sharing with 2 adults in the Luxury Suites on a stretcher bed. We would recommend the family suite if you have older children or more than 1 child.
  • Children occupying their own room will be charged normal adult rates
Children on game drives
  • Children under 2 years under are not permitted on game drives
  • Parents going on game drives are welcome to use the Babysitting facilities. An extra fee applies
  • Children aged 3 years and older will be permitted on game drives at the lodge management's and ranger's discretion

Normal Inclusions and Exclusions

Inclusions

  • Accommodation in a luxury tent
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily
  • All hot beverages
  • Two game drives per day with snacks, teas and coffees
  • Afternoon Game Drive Drinks – local beer, house wines and selected local spirits (Maximum 2 drinks per person)

Exclusions

  • Rhino Conservation Levy ( See below )
  • Tours and Transfers not mentioned
  • Items of a personal nature
    Conservation Levy/ Rhino Protection Levy ( Excluded from normal rates )
  • Nambiti Rhino Protection Levy is R 70 (including VAT) per person per night
  • Payable directly at the lodge on the day of departure
  • Subject to change without notice.

Room Types

Bedroom of Luxury Suite
10 Suites - Max 2 adults and 1 child

Luxury Suites

There are 10 Superior Suites. Each of the suites comes with an air-conditioner as well as a fan. The coffee stations all have Nespresso machines and can be made up with King beds or Twin beds to suit the guests requirements. The private decks all overlook the main watering hole. The en suite bathrooms have a shower, bath and double basin

Family Suite Lounge area
1 Suite - Max 4 adults and 2 children

Luxury Suites

There is one family Suite which has air-conditioning and a fan for your comfort. The family room accommodates an extra 2 children. The coffee station has a Nespresso machine, as well as tea and coffee. The 2nd room can be made up with a King bed or Twin beds to suit the guests requirements. The private decks all overlook the main watering hole. The en suite bathrooms have a shower, bath and double basin

Nambiti House Lounge area
Sleeps up to 10 people

Self Catering House

Set apart from the Lodge, the Bush Lodge 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.
There are 2 bathrooms situated in the house, one of which has a shower and the other a bath as well as toilets. The farm-style kitchen and scullery are fully equipped with all the essentials

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