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Cheetah Ridge Lodge

PricelineUSD 363*
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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Our family spent a fantastic week at Cheetah Ridge. The staff were amazing and our ranger Julian helped us have a magical time and create some life long family memories. We loved every minute we spent there and the kids wanted us to stay a month...😀

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 16 January 2017

A most unique and wonderful place to visit. All the staff are excellent with great service ethic. The ranger Rynart was excellent. Very professional, knowledgeable and overall a memorable experience” Highlights - Hospitality at the lodge - Game drives - professional, knowledgeable and friendly - Excellent accommodation

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Lauren K, Manager at Cheetah Ridge Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Michael P It is such a wonderful feeling to read such a lovely review, thank you for taking the time to post a review reflecting on your recent stay with us at Cheetah Ridge Lodge. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your time at the lodge and that the staff were able to provide you with such exceptional service...

Ruimsig
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

We spent three nights at Cheetah Ridge for my husbands 30th birthday. The accommodation is luxurious with a fireplace that was lit before arrival from our afternoon game drive. The food was honestly the best we have ever had on a safari, so tasty. Great wine list and prices are really good. Julian was our guide, he is experienced and...

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Snalson, General Manager at Cheetah Ridge Lodge, responded to this review

Dear chellabella88 Thank you for choosing Cheetah Ridge Lodge to celebrate such a special occasion with us. We are delighted that you enjoyed our special place in the Bushveld and the beautiful sighting of the Serval Cat hunting. We are touched to hear that your enjoyed our special caring staff as well as our experienced guide Julian who is truly...

Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed at Cheetah Ridge Lodge at Nambiti Game Reserve for 3 nights... we really had a fabulous time - the Rangers and Staff went out of their way to make our stay special - really went the extra mile - we saw lots of game... our Ranger was informative and friendly - the food was really excellent and the...

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Snalson, General Manager at Cheetah Ridge Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Metta B, We are delighted to hear that your stay at Cheetah Ridge was a special one ! Cheetah Ridge Lodge is the perfect place to celebrate a special occasion and to experience the African Bush Veld as well as to view the abundance of Game on the Nambiti Reserve. I hope you will visit us again in the...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at Cheetah Ridge Lodge, Nambiti Game reserve for 3 nights in April 2017. We were a group of 7 - my husband, me and our two young children, my sister and my parents. We were in the self catering Bush Lodge which was beautiful, spacious and had its own outside space with a pool, fire/ bbq area and...

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Snalson, General Manager at Cheetah Ridge Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Jenny W, Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your stay at Cheetah Ridge Lodge. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed our Self Catering Lodge which is very comfortable and has all the amenities for a great family getaway in the African Bushveld. I would agree that the Self Catering Lodge is...

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in the family suite above the lodge, which was described as luxurious, which is where expectations didn't meet reality. It was certainly spacious, but the floor tiles need to be replaced so that they don't crunch under the rugs as you walk over them. The bathrooms need to be updated, with simple fixes such as cupboard hinges falling...

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Snalson, General Manager at Cheetah Ridge Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Nicky B, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Cheetah Ridge Lodge. We are thrilled that Jamie was amazing with the Kids and that you experienced some special moments. We are also pleased to let you know that the family suite is about to be upgraded in the next month and will be upgraded with...

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 17 April 2017

My husband and I stayed at this beautiful lodge for two nights last week. From the minute we were picked up by Jamie, our game ranger during our stay, and the wonderful warm welcome from Isaac at the entrance of the lodge, every minute of our experience was awesome! Each and every staff member were so friendly and happy. The...

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Snalson, General Manager at Cheetah Ridge Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Sue7sh, Thank for taking the time sharing your experience with us on your recent visit to Cheetah Ridge Lodge. We are thrilled to hear that the staff at Cheetah Ridge made your stay a special one and that you enjoyed the hospitality we offer. Our Luxury Suites situated overlooking the waterhole are a unique experience in itself. Jamie and...

Reviewed 3 April 2017

It was a first experience in a game reserve but definitely not the last one... The first impression was just wow as the second and third. I had Julian as ranger and he was awesome, very knowledgeable, fun and dedicated to give you the best experience ever. The rooms are very comfortable, bed and pillows just perfect. Food was good...

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Lauren K, Manager at Cheetah Ridge Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Vanessa A We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for taking the time to post such a wonderful review regarding your recent stay at Cheetah Ridge Lodge. As your first game reserve experience we are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed all aspects of your stay, from the accommodation to the game drives. It is lovely...

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Ticked all the blocks - luxurious game experience tailored to individual requirements yet affordable. Unique in that the accommodation is situated around a water hole - you can sleep with your doors open listening to the hippo.Rooms of a very high standard & private. Service was exemplary -from arrival been greeted with the hot vanilla infused towels & sherry to...

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Lauren K, Manager at Cheetah Ridge Lodge, responded to this review

Dear 978gerrys Many thanks for taking the time to post such an informative and lovely review regarding your stay with us at the lodge. It is always great to read that guests enjoy their Cheetah Ridge Lodge experience. We are thrilled that the accommodation was comfortable and luxurious and that you enjoyed the show the pod of hippos put on...

Reviewed 27 March 2017

What a lovely stay! i love the homely feeling of the lodge, yet you are still wrapped in luxury. The staff were all very friendly and accommodating. Excellent baby sitting service. The Ranger was so accommodating and took us on a separate game drive with our 2 year old girls and looked for animals they would love. I am already...

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Dear Naude K Thank you so much for taking the time to post such lovely review regarding your recent stay with us at Cheetah Ridge Lodge. It was lovely to have hosted you and your family and it is wonderful to read that you had such an amazing stay and experienced the homey side to luxury that we offer here....

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Cheetah Ridge Lodge Cheetah Ridge Big 5 Lodge is the ultimate safari destination and comes complete with a swimming pool, tennis court, 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 Enjoy our affordable self-catering accommodation in the Cheetah Ridge Bush Lodge. Set apart from Cheetah Ridge Lodge, the Bush Lodge 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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cheetah Ridge Lodge

Address: | Nambiti Private Game Reserve, Elandslaagte District, Ladysmith 3370, South Africa (Formerly Woodlands Big 5 Private Safari Lodge)
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Ladysmith
Price Range: $472 - $543 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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“I am sure whichever chalet you choose it will be equally as good as the one we stayed in”
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“unique setting on a game farm, offering individual attention. Although luxurious value for money”
978gerrys, 1 Apr 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are great and have a view of the dam, family room very spacious but no view”
naudek2016, 26 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We stayed in well-appointed cabins that look out onto a watering hole. Hippos, kudu, elephants, zebras: just outside the window.”
X2500TQsandrao, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We stayed in the luxury suites which overlook the waterhole. Great views of animals (mainly hippos) from any of them.”
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