• Exclusive-Use Bush Houses
  • Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve
  • Exceptional Big Five viewing
  • Ultra luxurious & highly popular

Cheetah Plains – Reopening in Dec 2018
Bookings Now Open!

 

Please Note: Images are Artist Renditions

The newly rebuilt Cheetah Plains is an exclusive ultra-modern setting, blending seamlessly into the natural backdrop of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve.  

Cheetah Plains provides a luxury safari experience like no other.  Dreamier and more opulent than one could ever imagine a safari to be, one visit to Cheetah Plains just won’t be enough.

Featuring 3 exclusive-use, contemporary bush homes for 4 – 8 guests, each luxury retreat boasts state of the art features and luxury elements for discerned guests to indulge in.

Offering personalized game-viewing, each home is accompanied with a private game viewing vehicle & designated field guide for the duration of your stay.  Twice daily game drives offer the opportunity to be awed by Africa’s Big 5 at the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, adjacent to the Kruger National Park.

Fittingly, the 3 luxury homes are named after 2 of Sabi Sand’s legendary leopards, and a dominant lion coalition: “Mvula”, “Karula” and “Mapogo”.

Cheetah plains offers a truly exceptional luxury safari experience from the innovative architectural design to culinary details with private chef catering.  This is an immersion into the heart of the African bush that will be etched in each guest’s memory forever.

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Ideal luxury family lodge;
  • Incredible food and and fantastic service;
  • Daily bush walks in Kruger National Park
  • Game drives include sunrise / sunset stop and stargazing
  • Sightings of the BIG 5 and many other animals;
  • Outdoor, fireside dining as often as possible

Facilities

General

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Viewing deck
  • Swimming Pool
  • Spa
  • Boma
  • Internet access
  • Lounge
  • Curio Shop
  • Library
  • Parking

EXTRA INFORMATION

The 3 homes at Cheetah Plains Game Reserve are inspired by African elements and luxurious minimalism.  Each house is comprised of 4 luxurious private suites each with a king bed and its own private deck, dressing room, double rain shower and a bath with gorgeous views of the African bushveld.  Natural materials combine raw, rich timbers with patented metals in addition to bronze and gold accents bringing tasteful opulence to the rugged bushveld surrounds in perfect harmony.

Each villa has 2 lounges, one formal and one for entertainment.  Also exclusive to each villa is a dining area, outdoor boma for fire-side dining, wine cellar, heated swimming pool and a day-bed and private deck area.  Enhancing a truly exclusive experience, each villa is provided with a private chef and butler for the duration of the stay as well as private game viewing vehicle and a designated field guide and tracker.

Each villa features indigenous gardens and spectacular views into the surrounding natural bushveld for a true immersion into the wild without forgoing any luxuries.  Cheetah Plains caters for families as well as disabled guests with the interlinking suit at Karula being disabled-friendly. Families with young children can appreciate the 2 interlinking suites which allow parents to be close by, but not in the same bedroom.

Not missing a single aspect of luxurious living Cheetah Plains Game Reserve has a central gym facility and private spa therapist taking this luxury safari experience to a whole new level of grandiosity.

Rooms

Room typeFeaturesRates
Mapogo Bush House
Cheetah Plains Lodge

Check-in: From 2:00 PM

Check-out: To 11:00 AM

Show Room Info
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fans
  • En-suite bath
  • Shower
  • Laundry facilitities
  • Telephone
  • Viewing deck
  • Veranda
  • Housekeeping
  • Mosquito nets
  • Disabled - Friendly
  • More

    FROM R22695

    TO R90790

    Per person per night sharing

    Enquire Now What's Included Seasonal Rates
    Mvula Bush House
    Cheetah Plains Lodge

    Check-in: From 2:00 PM

    Check-out: To 11:00 AM

    Show Room Info
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fans
  • En-suite bath
  • Outdoor shower
  • Laundry facilitities
  • Telephone
  • Veranda
  • Viewing deck
  • Housekeeping
  • Mosquito nets
  • More

    FROM R22695

    TO R90790

    Per person per night sharing

    Enquire Now What's Included Seasonal Rates
    Karula Bush House
    Cheetah Plains Lodge

    Check-in: From 2:00 PM

    Check-out: To 11:00 AM

    Show Room Info
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fans
  • En-suite bath
  • Outdoor shower
  • Laundry facilitities
  • Telephone
  • Veranda
  • Viewing deck
  • Mosquito nets
  • Lounge
  • Kitchenette
  • Housekeeping
  • More

    FROM R22695

    TO R90790

    Per person per night sharing

    Enquire Now What's Included Seasonal Rates

    Activities

    Shortly before sunrise you are awakened with coffee and rusks and as the sun rises you set off on an early morning game drive.

    The safari experience at Cheetah Plains is unique as game drives do not only concentrate on the ‘Big Five’, but also offer information about the reserve’s history and the life of local communities. Cultural visits of the local Utha and Dixie people are a unique opportunity to learn more about their life alongside wild animals.

    Game drives are conducted in open safari vehicles with knowledgeable guides in search of the awesome wildlife in this prime game viewing area. Guests may not miss the magic of the African sunrise whilst departing on a morning drive.

    Day game drives are the ideal photographic safari, during which experts assist you in capturing a picture-perfect setting.During night game drives, a spotlight is used to reveal the elusive nocturnal animals of Sabi Sands Game Reserve.
    As birds and small animals are plentiful around the lodge guests may participate in a guided bush walk.

    • Game Drives
    • Swimming
    • Bird Watching
    • Game Walks
    • Photo safari
    • Village trip
    • Wellness
    • Weddings
    • Spa treatments

    Rates

    Low Season

    DatesRoom TypeBoard BasisRate
    01 Jan 2019 - 18 Dec 2019Mapogo Bush House Exclusive-Use From R90790
    Per person per night sharing From R22695
    Mvula Bush House Exclusive-Use From R90790
    Per person per night sharing From R22695
    Karula Bush House Exclusive-Use From R90790
    Per person per night sharing From R22695

    High Season

    DatesRoom TypeBoard BasisRate
    01 Jan 2019 - 18 Dec 2019Mapogo Bush House Exclusive-Use From R90790
    Per person per night sharing From R22695
    Mvula Bush House Exclusive-Use From R90790
    Per person per night sharing From R22695
    Karula Bush House Exclusive-Use From R90790
    Per person per night sharing From R22695

    INCLUDED IN THE RATES

    The all­-inclusive rate per person per night includes:

    • Accommodation
    • Afternoon Tea , Coffee and Brunch
    • All Meals
    • Twice daily game drives
    • Private game-viewing vehicle with your own on site field guide
    • All house drinks / Local beers and selection of spirits
    • Outdoor dining
    • Accommodation
    • Transfers to and from Arathusa airstrip
    • 15% VAT

    Reviews

    Based on 278

    Sabi Sands Game Reserve

    “Fantastic game drives, food and fun”

    Our time with the team at Cheetah Plains was top notch! Myke and King, our guide and tracker, were very knowledgeable and friendly. We loved the quaint rooms, the fantastic lodge and everyone on the staff. The game drives were great as well. We saw everything we hoped for and more. Sitting by the pool and watching the animals at the watering hole during siesta was fun.

    ~ Cntrychica ~ Orlando, Florida
    Sabi Sands Game Reserve

    “Outstanding 4 days”

    Cheetah Plains is a beautiful and relaxing reserve. The staff were all very attentive and knowledgeable and Gary the general manager was always available and happy to discuss wildlife, birds, history etc. The game drives provided wonderful sightings of leopard, lion, elephant and many birds and staying for 4 days allowed us to look for different things every day. Meals were lovely and during the afternoon time to relax, read and soak up the bush.
    You will not be disappointed.

    ~ MarkFM60 ~ Adelaide, Australia
    Sabi Sands Game Reserve

    “BIG 5 Tick!!”

    Stayed one night and wished I had more nights. heard leopard and lions at night, had a room near the water so could hear the hippos outside munching away. Where else in the world can you have this amazing experience. Candace was there to greet me and showed me around, had a great refreshing welcome drink. Small intimate camp, really rustic and quaint. Loved every part of it. The food was just superb and Andrew our guide was so knowledgeable. we saw everything in just one afternoon game drive.
    AMAZING!! and highly recommended.

    ~ UMANGGOSSAIN ~ United Kingdom
    Sabi Sands Game Reserve

    “Unique & unforgettable”

    We will remember this trip forever!! Been to the Kruger Park before but here the quality of the guides & trackers was unbelievable – from the Big 5 through click beetles & termite mounds to seemingly every type of grass that grows there – so it was a uniquely educational experience too. The food, the general atmosphere & the whole environment, comfort & layout at the lodge were just perfect to relax & feel at one with Africa!

    ~ Newrone ~ Rennes, France

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