Cheetah Paw Eco Lodge

Code: Cheetah Paw Eco Lodge
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Guernsey Private Nature Reserve

Cheetah Paw Eco Lodge offers luxury tented accommodation in the Guernsey Private Nature Reserve, which is conveniently located close to Hoedspruit, South Africa, and the gateway to the Kruger National Park. Cheetah Paw Eco Lodge is a hidden gem in the pristine African bush, a place where you can enjoy a wonderful wildlife experience and unwind from the daily life.

From the moment you enter the Guernsey Private Nature Reserve your game viewing experience begins. As you round the corner a giraffe family crosses the road right in front of you or a herd of buffalo greet you warily. This isn’t a zoo, the animals are completely wild and free to roam, but you’re sure to get real close up viewing experiences.  At Cheetah Paw often the animals walk right by your tented chalet on their way to the waterhole. Occasionally you’ll have to pause on the sidewalk to give way to a zebra, a wildebeest or an impala.

After a day in the sun, take a dip in the outdoor pool or sip on a Sundowner drink on the deck, before dining on traditional South African dishes and international cuisine. There’s a three-course set menu that al fresco diners can tuck into at the Boma (traditional hut), while soaking up views of the African wilderness stretching for miles before them.  A warm shower under the African stars is a perfect way to end the day…


NEAREST AIRPORT Eastgate Airport (Hoedspruit)
TRAVEL TIME 45 minutes
5-star service
Gratuities, travel insurance, All activities and excursions not specified, Transfers. Lunch, Personal expenses, Drinks, Game Drives, Bush Walks

The Lodge

Cheetah Paw Eco Lodge is a 4-star standard tented lodge situated in the Guernsey Private Nature Reserve near Hoedspruit, gateway to the Kruger National Park.  It is conveniently located less than 1 hour away from Kruger’s Orpen Gate.  The Reserve is not in the “Big 5 Area” so guests are able to enjoy affordable room rates and can safely walk on the entire property, while watching zebras, giraffes, wildebeests, impalas, etc. roaming around the lodge.

Each of the Luxurious Tents and the Superior Chalets has its own terrace for privacy and its own view of the waterhole which is frequented by animals. You stay in a luxury accommodation but feel close to nature with the African bush right outside your door.

The Tented Main Lodge has a spacious lounge with a TV for those who do not want to miss the news or their favorite sports.

  • The viewing deck features a sparkling pool where you can swim or just chill out while you watch animals drinking at the waterhole.
  • Our bar invites you to relax and watch the sunset with a refreshing sundowner after an exciting day safari or bush walk.

The food at Cheetah Paw is homemade and prepared fresh daily with the best ingredients. A combination of the South African and International cuisine satisfies variety of tastes. The chef takes care of dietary issues and caters to individual needs on request.

When weather permits, the set 3-course dinner will be served on the viewing deck, where guests can enjoy the delicious meal while listening to the sounds of Mother Africa. They might even hear a lion roar.  The guests can also enjoy a braai (African BBQ) dinner in our Boma, with a bonfire under the African sky full of stars.

Various Activities can be arranged for guests, including:

  • Safari game drives
  • Kruger day tours
  • Bush walks
  • Panorama tours to the Blyde Canyon
  • Hot air balloon
  • Endangered animal conservations centers
  • Elephant back safaris, etc.

Our friendly staff will make your stay with us at Cheetah Paw Eco Lodge a truly memorable African experience.


Luxury Tents

– Double Sharing R1850 per person per night

– Single Rate R2250 per person per night

Superior Chalets

– Double Sharing R2150 per person per night

– Single Rate R2550 per person per night

These rates are valid until December 2021

The Rates:


  •  Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
  •  WiFi connection at the main Reception area


  •  All additional activities. Rates will be provided on request.
  •  Lunch
  •  Laundry Service
  •  Drinks & Bar
  •  Conservancy fee (cash payment at the gate control of the Guernsey Private Nature Reserve)
  •  Transfers. Rates will be provided on request.
What to bring:
  •  Malaria precautions are recommended. Please consult your physician.
  •  Mosquito repellent spray or lotion with DEET level minimum 30%.
  •  Binoculars.
  •  Camera and plenty of memory cards.
  •  Clothing:
    •  Summer (October-April):  Light neutral coloured clothing, warm clothing for game drives.
    •  Winter (May to September): Light neutral clothing for day wear, very warm clothing for evenings/early mornings, also a warm insulated jacket for game drives
  •  Sun hat, sun protection and sun block.
  •  Bathing costume. Swimming towels are provided.
  •  Comfortable walking shoes.
  •  Pocket flashlight.
  •  Books that help you to recognize South African animal and bird species.
  •  Travel InsurancePlease make sure you arrange your own travel insurance at your home country prior to your trip. The Insurance should have proper coverage of accident, medical emergency, evacuation, theft/loss of belongings, delay/cancellation, third party liability, etc.
  •  Immigration paperwork: Please consult the South African consulate in your home country regarding required paperwork. South African Immigration Act requires travellers younger than 18 years to present an unabridged birth certificate as well as a passport when leaving, transiting or arriving in South Africa.  Please make sure your paperwork is in place when travelling with minors.