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About Cheetau Lodge

Finding true peace and rest in today’s over active lifestyle has become a rare luxury that few people can afford. At Cheetau Lodge we take pride in the fact that our guests not only find the rest they really deserve, but that they leave here with an experience of a lifetime behind them.

We offer 4 star accommodation in strategically placed units with views over the beautiful landscape of the Bethlehem area and into the cages of unique wild-cat species. Whether you are visiting us for a holiday, or attending a function or just enjoying a delicious meal at our restaurant, you may expect to be amazed by a magnificent sunset or the roar of a lion in the background.

Let the exquisite sunsets capture your imagination while you enjoy a delicious cocktail on the porch of one of our rooms. Our fully-serviced units are fitted with all the necessities to ensure that our guests enjoy their stay. Each unit has a fridge, kettle, electric blanket, heater and DSTV with a selection of channels.

Break away from the rush of your everyday life by booking your accommodation at our beautiful lodge today. The exhilarating wildlife, ancient legends and rich cultural history of the Eastern Free State won’t disappoint you.

Whether you are visiting family in the Bethlehem area, the art galleries in Clarens or using Cheetau Game Lodge as your wedding venue, you won’t be disappointed if you choose us.

Enjoy true South-African cuisine at our exceptional restaurant. Choose a variety of meals from our menu during the week or enjoy one of our appetizing Sunday buffets at our restaurant, while gazing out over the mountainous beauty of the Eastern Free State. The fully furnished bar is always at your service when the restaurant is open. Give us a call or send us a message for more information or to make a booking.

Located in the heart of the Eastern Free State, Cheetau Game Lodge is within reach of some South-Africa’s most popular art towns and surrounded by adventure activities. The well-known art towns of Clarens and Rosendal are only 50 km and 75 km respectively from Cheeatau Game Lodge, while Ficksburg home of the well-known Cherry Festival is only 88 km away. Other activities in the area include white water rafting, quad-bike trails, paintball, archery and horse riding excursions.

Wedding Venues: Whether you are organizing a small, intimate get-together, work function or wedding reception, we will be able to accommodate you. We will help you to organize your event and make sure that everything goes according to plan.

Covid Safety Approved: rooms being sanitized before and after guests book in and out sanitizer provided for hands masks provided

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 2 hours
  • Type: Lodge
  • Sleeps: 19
  • Check-in: 13:00
    Check-out: 10:00
  • Reviews: 5 Reviews


  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Gym
  • Satellite TV*
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Shower
  • Covid Safety Approved
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • Sotho (Sesotho)
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

Breakfast and dinner are available on request for an additional fee.

Availability and pricing

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  • tiger tiger Sleeps 4 Includes: D B & B Features:  Twin beds, King beds, DStv, En-suite, Heater, Television see more Twin beds, King beds, DStv, En-suite, Heater, Television, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, No Smoking in Rooms
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      • lynx lynx Sleeps 2 Includes: D B & B Features:  Double beds, DStv, Private bathroom, Single beds, Heater, Television see more Double beds, DStv, Private bathroom, Single beds, Heater, Television, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, No Smoking in Rooms
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          • jaguar jaguar Sleeps 2 Includes: D B & B Features:  Queen beds
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              • lion lion Sleeps 2 Includes: D B & B Features:  Double beds
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                  • puma puma Sleeps 4 Includes: D B & B Features:  Single beds
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                      • cheetah cheetah Sleeps 2 Includes: D B & B Features:  King beds
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                          • Caraqal Caraqal Sleeps 1 Includes: D B & B
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                              • leopard leopard Sleeps 2 Includes: D B & B
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                                  Reviews for Cheetau Lodge

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                                  Michelle Maxwell
                                  04 January 2021

                                  Christiaan Jansen
                                  30 November 2020

                                  We were welcomed by our hostess and immediately felt at home. The place is very well kept, the animals are majestic and all in all this was a lovely overnight spot for us. I can thoroughly recommend Cheetau Lodge!

                                  Teresa Pretorius
                                  13 August 2019

                                  Wonderful stay! Best place to relax! Everything of high quality. Wonderful experience.

                                  Madelaine Van Niekerk
                                  31 July 2017

                                  The owner Marie was so nice,the food was great,the animals so well cared for,the animal cages so clean and big enough.The units very well designed and so clean and comfy! The staff very helpful and friendly. Can't wait to go again!!

                                  Zhane Nel, South Africa
                                  29 June 2016

                                  Awesome place. Awesome people. Beautiful and definitely worth it.

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                                  Cheetau Lodge is 14.1km from the centre of Bethlehem , the nearest airport 145.8km (Moshoeshoe I International Airport).
                                  *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling