Opened in June 2017 the lodge is run by the Cheetah Conservation Fund. It's the cheetah that's the lure here. These guys are a non-profit organisation dedicated to saving it from extinction. A world class research facility they study the biology, ecology and genetics. A pleasant and comfortable stay to be sure but the emphasis is definitely on the cat not the basket.
Your view is of the Waterberg Plateau, although it's quite far really. You aren't here for the plateau though, you're here for the cats, in case that wasn't made clear already. With only five rooms each with their own private entrance and porch, this is a small lodge comprised of two guestroom buildings. Four of the rooms have a double bed, en suite bathroom with a shower and a comfortable sofa for two. The fifth is a family room, which is larger to accommodate two adults and two children.
It's not much to look at from the outside, sand coloured and rather block-ish, but on the inside it is neat, clean and makes for a decent stay. A real plus - you get 15% off of all cheetah activities including the popular cheetah run and cheetah drives. Enjoy that's what you came for.
All that the Cheetah Conservation Fund has to offer including watching the feeding of the ones that can never be released; drives on the reserve; nature drives; and great photographic opportunities. Really great. Professional wildlife snappers seek out this place to capture images of a predator you can never normally get that close to. That says it all.
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