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    Cheetah Ridge Lodge

    Lot 92 D 46 District Road | Woodlands Gate, Nambiti Private Game Reserve, Elandslaagte District, Ladysmith 2900, South Africa
    011 27 83 377 9340
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    “fig tree” (10 reviews)
    “game drives” (76 reviews)
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    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Beautiful rooms looking on to a waterhole. Who would of guessed big 5 in Ladysmith? We had 4 of the big 5 sightings in 2 days, and 3 sightings of Lion. Jamie, our ranger was excellent at tracking down the lion! Staff are really friendly...More

    Thank lynnmurg
    Response from Snalson, General Manager at Cheetah Ridge LodgeResponded 1 week ago

    Dear lynnmurg Thank you so much for giving a review on Cheetah Ridge. Ladysmith has many surprises and the Nambiti Big 5 Game Reserve is one of them. The Game on the reserve are plentiful and with an excellent Guide like Jaime you are sure...More

    Property's Favourite Review
    Reviewed 15 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 -...More

    Thank Michael P
    Response from Lauren K, Manager at Cheetah Ridge LodgeResponded 16 January 2017

    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...More

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    We had the best experience at cheetah ridge lodge! Everything from making arrangements for our stay to the moment we left--couldn't have been easier. Lauren was super helpful and patient with all my questions, and arranged everything for us. And the place is beautiful!!! The...More

    Thank bea_in_wanderlust
    Response from Snalson, General Manager at Cheetah Ridge LodgeResponded 2 weeks ago

    Dear bea_in_wanderlust We thank you so much for taking the time to review Cheetah Ridge. We are thrilled that you had such a great time, and it was great for us to have you as Guests too ! The Game certainly made their presence known...More

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    I stayed my last 2 nights from my holidays at Cheetah Ridge and had a great time . I loved the open little houses with a view on the waterhole - a terrasse just for myself to enjoy nature and quietness !! The pool and...More

    Thank Antje L
    Response from Snalson, General Manager at Cheetah Ridge LodgeResponded 3 weeks ago

    Dear Antje L We thank you for taking the time to review Cheetah Ridge on Tripadvisor. We are thrilled you loved our suites on the waterhole and the tranquility one experiences when sitting on the verandah. The setting at Cheetah Ridge is most spectacular, especially...More

    Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

    From the minute Richard picked us up at the car park he was the most genuine down to earth nicest guy we could have wish for to take care of us during our 3 nights honeymoon pit stop. I don't know if it was because...More

    Thank Jono B
    Response from Snalson, General Manager at Cheetah Ridge LodgeResponded 4 November 2017

    Dear Jono B, What a wonderful review for Cheetah Ridge and especially for Richard ! We are so pleased you enjoyed the experience here at Cheetah Ridge, especially your time on the Reserve taking in the informative info that Richard shared with you both. Richard...More

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    • US$359 - US$424 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 10
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    Fiddich14
    5 October 2016|
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    Response from SafariKZN-Mark | Reviewed this property |
    Hello and I would contact the lodge directly and ask them the question. We had 'old' people and no youngsters on this last trip. I have stayed at lodges where child minding is available.
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    9 December 2015|
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    Response from Daniel M | Reviewed this property |
    no toilet. you cant leave the jeeps
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    JMBF
    17 November 2015|
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    Response from Carole P | Reviewed this property |
    No there were not, as the game animals roam around freely around the property. Where you stay is fenced in - and as far as we could see in the properties we visited - no domestic animals were seen! Give Cheetah Ridge a... More
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