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NYATI Cheetah Camp

  • NYATI Cheetah Camp is an exclusive private safari camp of 500 m2, accommodating up to 14 people
  • Enjoy stunning views of the Olifants River and Kruger National Park from your own private pool terrace
  • Experience a world-class luxury safari with your own private driver/ranger and chef
  • Tour programs and all meals are included, and you set the pace so that all generations can join

Private luxury safari

If you are a group of 8 to 14 people who want your own private luxury safari experience, NYATI Cheetah Camp is the right place. Here you will have your own private safari camp of 500 m2 with private chef, driver and private safari program. Do you dream about "Big 5" safaris or maybe small, exciting tours at your own pace, so the youngest and oldest generation also can join? In NYATI Cheetah Camp you can decide the pace of your safari.

Both the safari program and all meals are included, and if you buy the beverage package in advance, the fridge is filled with various soft drinks and beers, while the bar is filled with wonderful South African wines and spirits. It will also be possible to walk to the main lodge where there is access to the bar, lounge and pool area for those who want more company.

Private pool, barbecue area, panoramic view and chef

The Cheetah Camp is NYATI's most exclusive lodge. It is a self-contained lodge located on NYATI's ground - just a few minutes walking distance from the main lodge, yet secluded enough to offer a private atmosphere. In the camp you have peace, tranquility and privacy. Enjoy life at your private pool area and follow the wildlife from your private furnished terrace from where you have the best panoramic view of the bush and Olifants River. Here you can be together and talk about the safari experiences of the day when you get back to the camp.

Your private chef treats you with culinary experiences prepared with delicate local produce for breakfast, lunch and dinner, even on the safaris. You can definitely look forward to enjoy the South African cuisine. The camp also has a large private "Boma", which is an African barbecue area where your private chef will serve dinner twice a week.

Safari experiences at your own pace with private driver

On all NYATI's safari tours we have included a major safari program that shows what South Africa has to offer. If you have special wishes for your holidays, you can supplement this program from a wide range of optional activities. All your included tours are private, so you can decide how long time you want to be on the tour. Your driver / ranger does everything he can to fulfill your wishes. "Big 5" safari in open jeep? Bush walk? Sunset game drive? Or do you want to try some of the optional activities like a helicopter ride over the bush or playing golf among the wildlife? Upon arrival, you will arrange your own program, which is organized in relation to the included tours and your wishes for optional activities.

NYATI Cheetah Camp is suitable for all ages

The Cheetah Camp is suitable for all ages and is, for example, an obvious choice for a group of friends or a family of several generations celebrating birthday, silver wedding or another anniversary. Children of all ages are welcome. If you are more than 14 people, we can book a part of NYATI Safari Lodge as well, so you can go on a private luxury safari as a group. Contact us so we can present ideas, opportunities and prices.


  • 2 villas of totally 500 m2 with a total of 14 beds (it takes minimum 8 fully paying guests to rent NYATI Cheetah Camp)
    • Cheetah 1: 300 m2 villa suite with three master bedrooms (equivalent to 1½ Olifant Villa Suite 2 - read more about Olifant Villa Suites here)
    • Cheetah 2: 200 m2 villa suite with one large bedroom and two smaller bedrooms (equivalent to Olifant Villa Suite 1, 3, 4 & 5)
  • Private pool
  • Large private furnished terrace with a panoramic view of the bush and Olifants River
  • Private Boma (outdoor African barbeque area)
  • Large living rooms in both Cheetah Villas with fireplace and fully equipped kitchen
  • Five master bedrooms with king-size beds, equipped with two mattresses and two covers
  • Two single beds in the sixth bedroom with own covers, pillows etc.
  • Private toilet, double sinks as well as indoor and outdoor showers for each room (however, the two smaller bedrooms in the Cheetah Camp have shared indoor bath and toilet, and one master bedroom does not have an outdoor shower)
  • Thick towels, bathrobes, hairdryers and various toiletries in the bathroom
  • Air condition, ceiling fan, electric blankets and built-in mosquito net
  • Safety deposit box, telephone and converter for European electricity plugs
  • Satellite TV
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry service (payable)

The stay includes all meals prepared by private chef, drinking water from NYATI’s own source and a comprehensive safari program in your own open safari vehicles with private driver/ranger.

As NYATI Cheetah Camp is rented by private groups, it is possible to take children of all ages here. However, please be advised that according to South African law children under the age of 6 must drive in closed vehicles in Kruger National Park and children under the age of 12 are not allowed to go on bush walks for safety reasons.

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3 day safari on foot

NYATI Safari on Foot is a one-of-a-kind mobile safari experience in South Africa. This is one is for the adventurers and nature lovers who are looking for a walking safari experience like no other.

We offer 3 nights camping in the Maseke Balule Game Reserve. Each day is spent walking through the 8.000 hectare reserve in the Greater Kruger Park, and each night is spent at a new, fully set up mobile campsite in a scenic location in the wilderness.

A maximum of 8 guests (sleeping in 4 tents) are taken on the Kruger walking adventure of a lifetime. A professional On Foot trained guide and tracker team will lead an informative, thrilling, and unforgettable walk in the wild.

The tour includes:

  • Full-day guided walking safaris in the Maseke Balule Reserve, Greater Kruger – 3-4 hour morning walk
  • Brunch in the bush, followed by 2-3 hour afternoon walk
  • Evening game drives in the 8.000 hectare Maseke Balule Reserve
  • Transfer to and from local airport in Hoedspruit or Phalaborwa
  • Birdwatching
  • Stargazing
  • Full board, ie all meals on the entire tour are included

Minimum requirement of 4 guests to secure booking and a maximum of eight guests per group. The activity is subject to a 30 days cancelation policy, cancellation received hereafter is no-refundable. Children older than 12 years are welcome to join.


Throughout the year, we recommend packing lightweight, neutral-coloured clothing with short and long sleeves. Walking safaris will require good walking shoes, long trousers, and a suitable backpack to carry water and sun block, among other essentials. Guests should pack sun protection in the form of sun block, sun hats, and glasses, while scarfs, jackets and gloves are needed for evening game drives during winter months. 

Bring along cameras, binoculars and recording gadgets to keep a record of the many wildlife sightings. All camping gear will be provided, but guests should bring along a torch, insect repellant, or any other personal items that might be of interest in a camping environment

Price per person: ZAR 8.500,-

Please note: Prices are subject to change with short notice

Bushwalk & Bushbreakfast

During your stay, why not start your morning with a bushwalk through the scenic South African bush while one of our professional rangers explains about everything you see, big and small. The walk will finish at our most beautiful viewing point where a traditional bush-breakfast will be served outdoors in the shade of the acacia trees.

The Bushwalk takes place on either Monday or Wednesday mornings and is weather dependent.  

Price per person: ZAR 250,-

Please note: Prices are subject to change with short notice

River safari with bushwalk & game drive

Join an eventful trip on foot, on the river and in open safari vehicles through Kruger National Park. The tour starts early in the morning with a safari walk through the bush, where one of NYATI's rangers tells about the flora and fauna along the way. The walk ends with a delicious breakfast cooked by NYATI's chefs in the bush at one of NYATI's beautiful view points. Continue by car to the dammed part of the Olifants River, where you arrive approx. in the middle of the day. Embark on an incredible river cruise offering close encounters with the South African wildlife such as crocodiles, hippos and elephants along the river banks of the Olifants River bordering and open to Kruger National Park. The river cruise is also a fantastic way to experience the rich bird life along the river. You will have lunch on the boat while you enjoy the sounds of the bush and the beautiful view of the wildlife.

After the boat trip another safari adventure awaits. You will be picked up by one of NYATI's open safari vehicles and go on an evocative sunset game drive through Kruger National Park with a good chance to see "Big 5". The safari experiences ends at one of NYATI's beautiful sundowner spots, where you can enjoy the sunset over the South African bush with cold drinks and snacks before going back to the lodge.

Please note that the tour is weather dependent. Lunch is included. Departure from the lodge early morning, return right after sunset. Minimum age is 8 years.

Price pr. person ZAR 1200,-

Please note: Prices are subject to change with short notice

Full-day excursion to the Drakensberg Mountains

At NYATI Safari Lodge you already have one full day trip to the Drakensberg Mountains included, but guests are welcome to purchase an extra trip. Along what is known as the Panoramic Route you will find several look-out points. You follow the 60 kilometre (35 mile) long Blyde River Canyon.

The lunch stop is in Graskop where the guests also have the opportunity to stretch their legs and do some shopping.  Lunch is included. Departure from the lodge early morning.

Price per person ZAR 2.200,- (minimum 4 participants)

Please note: Prices are subject to change with short notice

Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre

As South Africans we do as much as we can to protect our wildlife, enjoy a one and a half hour walking tour through the Moholoholo Rehabilitation centre to get a better insight on the recue and rehabilitation of numerous animals. Moholoholo is sure to raise awareness not only on the natural injuries/deaths caused to the animals but also the human impact these animals have to suffer

Moholoholo is home to numerous birds of pray including Africa’s largest eagle and endangered Vultures, Lion, White Lion, White Duiker, Dassie, Cheetah, Hyena, Rhino, Zebra, Wild Dog, Leopard, Black Leopard and more.

Price per person ZAR 800,- (if not included in your itineary)

Please note: Prices are subject to change with short notice

Timings as follows:

07h00 – Breakfast at the lodge
07h30 – Departure from the lodge
09h30 – Start of Tour at Moholoholo (Approximately 1hour 30 min light walk)
13h00-13h30 – Back at the lodge
14h00 – Lunch at the lodge

Hot air balloon

To hover silently over the landscapes is a truly magical experience. The balloon ascends at sunrise, so you get to experience the awakening bush from high above. The tour will take you over the scenic, Lowveld section of the Blyde River offering stunning views of the Drakensberg Escarpment and the South African bush. Sparkling wine and snacks will be served after the balloon flight and a full breakfast will await you back at the Lodge.

The activity is highly weather dependent and will only be offered on days when the local balloon skipper believes it to be “balloon weather”. Departure from the lodge may be as early as 3 in the morning and will be confirmed the day before the flight (minimum of 4 participants).  

Price per person ZAR 4.800,-

Please note: Prices are subject to change with short notice

Helicopter trip

Take a helicopter tour over NYATI's own land and experience the South African bush from above. The tour will take you past the safari lodge and up Olifants River offering stunning views of the bush. You might even spot the wildlife from above, e.g. elephants, giraffes, zebras, rhinos etc. The flight will last approximately 20 minutes. You will be flying with a certified pilot and security is paramount. Min. 2 participants, max. 3 participants.

Price per person ZAR 5.200,-

Please note: Prices are subject to change with short notice

Fishing trip

An active fishing trip is both relaxing and exciting at the same time, maybe more exciting than hunting ... On a fishing trip, you have less influence on the result and you are in the hands of the weather and the fish, as they decide if they want to bite the hook or not. Go with NYATI on a fishing trip with a professional fishing instructor and try to catch for instance 

  • Common catfish up to 50kg
  • Silver catfish up to 30kg
  • Kurper/Tilapia up to 2kg
  • Yellow Fish up to 3kg
  • Common carp 2- 14kg 

The trip starts early morning with a cup of coffee at NYATI Safari Lodge before departure. At the boat there is a light morning snack with coffee / tea before heading out to the Olifants River. The next 3½ hours you can enjoy sailing peacefully through the stunning scenery surrounded by the wildlife of the bush while trying to get one or more fish on the hook. Which fish can be caught and their size depends on the season - and may also differ from trip to trip. There are good chances to catch a fish. The instructor knows the river very well and which areas are best to go fishing in this particular season. Around 10.30 there will be brunch on land before the trip continues back to the lodge.

Fishing equipment (rod and reel fishing utilizing, Carp species fishing rods and bait runner reels) and license are included in the price (minimum 2 participants, maximum 8 participants).

Price per person: ZAR 1.500,-

Please note: Prices are subject to change with short notice

Microlight flight

Take a tour in a small microlight aircraft and experience the best view of the landscape. With the wind in your hair and complete uninterrupted views, you get an intense and adrenaline-inspired safari experience from above. It almost feels like you are flying over the bush.

The flight begins early in the morning and will last approximately 20 minutes. You will be flying with a certified pilot. The activity is highly weather dependant (minimum 2 participants).

Price per person ZAR 2 200,-

Please note: Prices are subject to change with short notice

Quad bike safari

A fantastic and different safari, where nature and wildlife sets the agenda. Experience the south African bush far from the beaten track on a quad bike. It is a four-wheeled motorcycle suitable for off-road driving.

A fun activity for the family and for everyone who wants to have another chance to get close to the wild nature and get the pulse up a bit. Because the trails are more about game viewing than quad biking, there are no daredevil stunts. The speed is slow and the animals always have right of way.

Guests are driven approx. 15 minutes up the terrain, from where the tour starts under the guidance of a local guide. The tours depart early morning before breakfast and late afternoon and lasts approx. 1,5 hours (2 hours incl. transfer to and from the lodge). 

Min. 2 participants and max. 3 participants per time. Minimum age 12 years. No experience required.

Price: ZAR 1.000/person

Please note: Prices are subject to change with short notice

Golf at Hans Merensky

South Africa also offers world-class golf courses and is in many ways a paradise for golfers. If you play golf, do not miss the opportunity to play golf among African wildlife. Approx. one hour drive from NYATI Safari Lodge you find Hans Merensky Country Club's 18-hole course designed by Bob Grimsdell. The course is medium-level and is located just on the border with the world-renowned Kruger National Park. Therefore, the wild animals have priority - also on the green. Giraffes, antelopes, monkeys and warthogs cross the fairway and remind you that you actually play golf at their home - the South African bush. Hippos and crocodiles reside in the ponds, so you should remember to bring spare balls. The area where the golf course is located was once part of the national park and is therefore an unusual golf experience in a fantastic setting. However, there are major water restrictions in the area, which unfortunately means that the quality of the golf course is not the best anymore. Remember, you can also practice at the driving range at NYATI Safari Lodge.

Price per person ZAR 1200,-

Rental of golf equipment at Hans Merensky Golf Course is additional ZAR 200 per person. Golf cart rental is additional ZAR 210.

Please note: Prices are subject to change with short notice

Jessica the tame hippo

In March 2000, Tony and Shirley Joubert found a little starved orphaned baby hippo at the edge of Blyde River. The couple "adopted" the little hippopotamus, and therefore it has grown up among humans and domestic animals. Today, the tame hippo, named Jessica, is one of the biggest attractions in Hoedspruit, where both adults and children visit it. On this excursion you will have the chance to experience a day with Jessica, where she, for example, plays with the family's dog, gets feed from the hand and petted. Jessica is very affectionate and love beeing close to people.

Price per person: ZAR 850,-

Subject to Jessica's visit at that time.

Please note: Prices are subject to change with short notice

Visit to local township

South Africa is a country with great contrasts. On one hand, a modern country with well-functioning economy and infrastructure - and on the other hand, the original and authentic Africa. A visit to a local township is one of the best ways to get an impression of the local culture and its traditions. You will visit a pre-school, you will be invited home to a local family and you will experience the local witch doctor at work. A light lunch will be served underway, where you will have an opportunity to taste local specialties, after which there will be entertainment with singing and dancing.

Price per person ZAR 1.200,-

Please note: Prices are subject to change with short notice

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