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Lot 92 D 46 District Road Woodlands Gate, Nambiti Private Game Reserve, Elandslaagte District, Ladysmith 3370 South Africa
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Updated 28/04/20

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Cheetah Ridge Lodge Cheetah Ridge Big 5 Lodge is the ultimate safari destination and comes complete with a swimming pool, boma and 10 luxurious free standing suites overlooking our 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 Cheetah Ridge self-catering Bush Lodge - Nambiti House Enjoy our affordable self-catering accommodation in the Cheetah Ridge Bush Lodge. Set apart from Cheetah Ridge Lodge, Nambiti House is a fantastic family get away destination and can accommodate 10 people comfortably. The private Boma is the perfect setting for the family to gather around the fire to chat about the days happenings while enjoying a traditional South African braai. The open garden allows guests the opportunity to do some mid-morning bird-watching while keeping a watchful eye for any passing wildlife.
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Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Bar / lounge
Game room
Babysitting
Spa
Gift shop
Secured parking
Internet
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Kids' meals
Massage
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Private check-in / check-out
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Ironing service
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Private balcony
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Non-smoking rooms
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Great View
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Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Italian, Swahili and 1 more

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Lot 92 D 46 District Road Woodlands Gate, Nambiti Private Game Reserve, Elandslaagte District, Ladysmith 3370 South Africa
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Simone M wrote a review Yesterday
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Our second trip to Nambiti did not disappoint! We were sad not to have our previous guide Thamba who was on leave, however Lebo was equally fantastic! He was knowledgable, amusing and super competent as a guide. The food was delicious and our barman Alfie was incredibly knowledgable about wine. We collect wine and we’re super impressed with his insights. Sadly we cannot recommend the wine list we took our own and paid corkage but I believe the wine list is under review. (Let Alfie do it) Saw so much game and as always relaxing in our lodge has some incredible sightings at the waterhole. We cannot wait to return with the rest of our family in October. Thank you Cheetah Ridge
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Jet33028648806 wrote a review 19 May
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The Best Ever . Everyone made our stay unforgettable. Thank you for going the extra mile , without even asking . I recommend this for any couple to get away and just be treated in every way . You will be seeing us soon again. Thank You Cheetah Ridge Lodge
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Date of stay: May 2022
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USAnne wrote a review 12 May
North Carolina, USA10 contributions3 helpful votes
We just had an amazing four-night stay at Cheetah Ridge and didn’t want to leave. We had stayed there before, but this time we took another couple with us (their first visit to SA) and it was the absolute highlight of the three week trip. The staff couldn’t have been more friendly and attentive, the main building was beautifully decorated and well thought out, while the food was excellent. We did two game drives a day and our guide was very knowledgeable and a good spotter. We saw a wonderful variety of animals and birds. The highlight for me was a very close cheetah encounter. Our rooms were perfect - what a treat to soak in that wonderful bathtub and watch a giraffe on the other side of the waterhole. One night we sat around a fire pit in a private boma (enclosure) and enjoyed the starry sky. We will definitely go back!!
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Response from Lauren Kilfoil, General Manager at Cheetah Ridge Lodge
Responded 5 days ago
Dear USAnne WOW! Thank you for taking the time to post such a wonderful review! It was lovely to have hosted you and we are so thrilled that you all enjoyed yourselves. It really does sound like you had a great relaxing time filled with some great animal sightings and great African experiences . We hope to see you again in the future. Kind regards Lauren
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Lynn W wrote a review 12 May
Surbiton, United Kingdom96 contributions58 helpful votes
The accommodation is outstanding. I particularly enjoyed bathing gazing at the sky. It’s a relatively small lodge which makes it relaxing and personal.? The staff are well trained and attentive Good food is offered and you are able to make a choice of meals. The bar man was knowledgeable and happy to advise on drinks. Our game guide was amazing. He helped us see great animals and taught us many interesting facts about the bush. The roads after the floods were tricky but he was a skilled driver so took us safely through the reserve The pool area is lovely and relaxing to while away time in the quiet . Main drawbacks are the watering hole is only visible from some rooms and not very busy with animal visitors. The bird hide is disappointing and a bit run down. This is however tiny considerations given the overall excellent service and great accommodation
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murraymark87 wrote a review 9 May
Hillcrest, South Africa1 contribution
We had an absolutely wonderful stay at Cheetah Ridge. We cannot fault anything. Food, accommodation, staff, the entire experience was world class. Our guide Ryan Theys was magnificent and we saw 4 of the big five animals on multiple occasions, even on a single drive. We cannot wait to return
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Dear murraymark87 It was wonderful to host you at Cheetah Ridge Lodge and we are so thankful for your review. We are thrilled to read that all aspects of your stay were enjoyed and we cannot wait to welcome you back for more fun filled safari adventures. Kind regards Lauren
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PRICE RANGE
$339 - $457 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Woodlands Big 5 Private Safari Lodge
LOCATION
South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalLadysmith
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cheetah Ridge Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Cheetah Ridge Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Cheetah Ridge Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Cheetah Ridge Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Cheetah Ridge Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Cheetah Ridge Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Italian, Afrikaans, Swahili, and Zulu.
Is Cheetah Ridge Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.