The Founder of Nambiti’s Lodge

Situated in the Southern section of the 10 000ha Nambiti Private Game Reserve in KwaZulu Natal, Cheetah Ridge Lodge provides fully-catered accommodation in 10 luxury suites overlooking a private watering hole, as well as a beautiful family suite, which sleeps up to 6 people.

Midway between Durban and Johannesburg, the malaria-free Nambiti Reserve is home to the Big 5, as well a wide variety of bird and wildlife, which guests get to experience in daily drives on our private game vehicles.

Nestled alongside a 111-year old fig tree, the original sprawling grey-stone manor house holds a historical charm matched by no other on the Reserve. Situated in lush, fenced-in gardens, the fully catered lodge has its own pool, tennis court, outdoor boma and the on-site Ingulule spa, making it the ideal destination for both couples and solo travellers, as well as families, photo safaris, game and bird watchers, battlefield tourists or business meetings.

Our 10 King luxury suites are situated away from the lodge and have their own private viewing deck and hanging egg chair, overlooking a private watering hole.

Suites are equipped with both a bath and shower, with en suite toilet. Air-conditioning and ceiling fans, as well as a Nespresso coffee machine ensure a homely stay.

Our family suite is the perfect option for families with children who would still like the option of being fully catered for. The suite takes up the top floor of the main lodge and consists of 2 en suite bedrooms joined by an interleading private lounge area, with a private balcony overlooking the beautiful Nambiti Game Reserve. There is air-conditioning and a Nespresso machine in each room.

The suite can accommodate up to 6 guests – the main room has a 4 pillar king-size bed, with en suite bathroom and the adjacent room has a king-size bed with 2 single beds in an adjacent nook, also with an en suite bathroom. This room can also be made up with 4 single beds.

A stay at Cheetah Ridge includes all of your meals, with continental and cooked breakfast served daily and lunch served on the lawn, or under the fig tree when the weather permits. 3-course dinners are served in the evening, as guests return from their game drive and private dinners can be arranged on request.

There are two 3-hour game drives daily, with our own knowledgeable Cheetah Ridge rangers, where you have the opportunity to view the wide array of bird & wildlife that call Nambiti home.


  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tennis Court
  • Games room with DSTV
  • Conference facilities
  • Bar situated in the main lodge

Central Reservations Contact Information:

Cheetah Ridge:
Lodge Managers: +27 (0)36 9400 129
Alternative Number: +27 (0)73 6287 307

Nambiti House:
Contact Number: +27 (0)63 037 5182
Alternative Number: +27 (0) 73 628 7307

Please note that we do sometimes have phone signal issues – if so, kindly email us.