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Cheetah Inn
Reviewed May 6, 2013

We spent 8 days with Peter & Heike and they became family. They answered many questions about So.Africa and visited the project we were working on. Our hosts had a gift for bringing guests together and facilitating conversation. The rondavels were were clean and more than adequate for us. The rates were a super bargain.

Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 20, 2012

We stayed decompressing on the way out of Kruger NP, nice property in a very quiet location, somewhat dated and funky, but in good condition and clean.

Patio has a large and refreshing pool were we spent the whole afternoon.

Rooms are ample; beds with foam mattresses, which are not my favorite choice. Dinner was excellent, very homey; breakfast kind of basic and bare.

Somewhat low on the amenities side, may be hard to stay long (no TV, internet, telephones, etc)

In sum, not a glitzy resort but very handy, friendly and low key... like some of us!!

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 11, 2012

The Cheetah Inn was my home for a day on a recent business trip and it is a great place to stay, very affordable, comfotable and well situated near the Kruger Park, one could not ask for more. The place is clean and well maintained. I warmly welcomed at the Cheetah Inn and will go back again

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled solo
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Mandy P, Owner at Cheetah Inn, responded to this reviewResponded January 11, 2012

Hi Carlos
Really glad you enjoyed your stay with us, enjoyed our chat in the bar.
Regards Jonathan

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Reviewed January 9, 2012

I needed accommodation for one night between bookings at different resorts. Cheetah Inn was more than expected. From the time of arrival until departure, the service and accommodation is of the highest standard I have experienced in a long time.

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled solo
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Mandy P, Owner at Cheetah Inn, responded to this reviewResponded January 11, 2012

Hi Hannes
Hope you enjoyed the rest of your tour around our part of the world. Really happy that you enjoyed your stay with us.
Regards
Jonathan

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Reviewed December 18, 2011

After arriving in Durban for work from Brisbane and having spent 2 weeks there, I booked a 5 day tour with Themba Safari Tours (www.krugerparktour.com) to see Kruger NP and simply enjoy some time unwinding.

I stayed at the Cheetah Inn, where Jonathon and Mandy have recently taken charge - and manage what I think is a little piece of paradise. You can enjoy sitting in the sun drenched and lush garden to the sound of birdsong or take a dip in the large pool relaxing to the sound of the dry warm Sth African winds through the trees and the water feature cascading into the pool itself. Watching the monkeys play in the trees is both comical and cute (as they carry their bubs around).

The thatch rooved round huts (double bed room with ensuite) are so comfortable and sound proof that I ended up sleeping straight through a massive thunderstorm - and ended up having the 4 best sleeps I've had in ages. All the meals (breakky and dinner) are hearty and delicious, and there was enough for seconds and/or thirds if you could manage to finish the first helping (as they're huge).

There's also a quirky colony of charming little bats gripping hold of the thatched roof on the front porch, and they're very quiet and unassuming - a perfect complement to the healthy ecosystem of frogs that seem to keep mossies to a minimum.

We had a terrific BBQ on the last night, where 6 nationalities came to laugh, share adventures and safaris, and search for the mighty Southern Cross - we wore out an iPhone 'astronomy' application the stars are so bright and numerous.

I thoroughly recommend both Themba Tours and the Cheetah Inn for your Kruger Park safari experience. All the tours were bang on time (and seeing the 'Big 5' is just one among many wonderful experiences you'll have), and the accomodation and proprieters are top shelf.

Mark B. (Brisbane, Australia)

Room Tip: My room was a stand alone thatched roof hut - excellent sleeping!
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  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled solo
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2  Thank bonnerm65
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Mandy P, Owner at Cheetah Inn, responded to this reviewResponded January 12, 2012

Hi
Glad you enjoyed your stay in our "little piece of paradise", we really enjoyed having you.
Regards
Jonathan

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Reviewed December 4, 2011

Our stay at Cheetah Inn was lovely. It was actually nicer than I had expected and was the perfect accommodation base for a Kruger Park safari. The Inn consisted of rondawels and standard guestrooms, both of which were comfortable and relaxing spaces to unwind in after a day of game watching. I did prefer the rondawels though, purely because its different to the usual guestroom and had a larger bathroom. The large pool at the Inn was a treat to soak in at the end of the day. The couple who runs the place, Mandy and Jonathan, were friendly and helpful hosts who genuinely cared about making us comfortable and making sure that we enjoyed our stay there. They were the perfect hosts! The food was also really good. Caroline and Mandy are great cooks! Our first night there, we had a brie (bbq), whilst the rest of the other nights, we had dinner served out under the stars. All in all, we really enjoyed our stay there and would definitely come back again if were doing another Kruger Park safari.

Room Tip: Ask to stay in a rondawel
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  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 12, 2010

Due to a mistake from our travel agent, we had to find a last minute alternative accommodation for our party of 14… Thanks to the staff at Kruger Park Open Gate, we booked one night at Cheetah Inn and it was finally a good deal. Nothing special about rooms, they were basic but clean and comfortable. Staff did well to entertain everybody during a complimentary dinner outside around a big fire. Even if temperature was cool, we all really enjoyed it. No complain, we were happy to be there anyway.

  • Stayed: June 2010
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Address: Guernsey Road, Hoedspruit 1380, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Hoedspruit
Hotel Style:
Ranked #85 of 103 Specialty Lodging in Hoedspruit
Price Range: $40 - $70 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated near Hoedspruit in the heart of the Limpopo Lowveld, we are the nearest hotel to the Kruger National Park’s Orpen Gate, a mere 50km via a tar road on a secure gated property. We are also surrounded by Big Five Game Reserves such as Kapama, Thornybush and Timbavati.Our 21 airy rooms and thatched rondawels are fully en-suite (bath, shower, basin and toilet) and are surrounded by lush gardens with beautiful indigenous bushveld trees. The Cheetah Inn main hotel has seven rooms and a suite consisting of two 2-bedded rooms. There are 13 rondawels (African thatched chalets). All our rooms are fitted with aircon and overhead fans and insect-proof screens.During the heat of the day, our large sparkling swimming pool, set against the backdrop of the Drakensberg Mountain Range, provides the ideal refuge to laze away the hours. The Cheetah Inn boasts its very own airstrip (co-ordinates 24 29 52 South ; 31 05 14 East) - you can be at our doorstep within an hour of Gauteng's airports. Game-viewing activities include game drives on open Gameviewers; Bush Walks and Night Drives at nearby game reserves. Dawn flights on hot air balloons sometimes depart from the Cheetah Inn depending on wind conditions. And we can also accommodate functions for that special occasion you want to celebrate. ... more   less 

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