Overview

  • 6 Chalets and The Bush Cottage
  • Cheetah Plains Game Reserve
  • Exceptional Big Five viewing
  • Award winning & excellent rated

At Cheetah Plains Private Game Reserve, expect all five senses to be awakened by your African bushveld experience – bush buck and nyala roam freely among the chalets.

You might hear the sound of lion, hippo, hyena, jackal and more calling out across the bushveld at night.

Cheetah Plains is one of the oldest bush camps in the Sabi Sand. Our emphasis is on offering guests traditional Safari values of comfortable accommodation, combined with great food, prepared around the campfire.

Excellent game viewing on 8 500 ha and friendly attentive staff will round off your safari. Cheetah Plains has only eight rooms & a Bush Cottage which ensures an exclusive Safari experience.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Ideal luxury family lodge;
  • Extremely good food and fantastic service;
  • Daily bush walks in Kruger National Park;
  • Unique construction in wood and thatch;
  • Sightings of the BIG 5 and many other animals;
  • One of the oldest and most established lodges in Sabi Sand Game Reserve.

Facilities

General

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

Rooms

Standard Chalet

Available: 6 chalets Unit Sleeps: 2 adults

The six traditionally-thatched Standard Chalets at the Cheetah Plains Private Game Reserve in Sabi Sands are set in the indigenous gardens, surrounded by the pristine African bushveld.
Each chalet features either a double bed or two single beds as well as an en-suite bathroom with shower, air-conditioning, mosquito net. The verandah provides beautiful places from where to enjoy the views over the garden and the untamed African bush.

Cheetah Plains Lodge 

Suite features

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fans
  • En-suite bath
  • Shower
  • Laundry facilitities
  • Telephone
  • Viewing deck
  • Veranda
  • Housekeeping
  • Mosquito nets

Luxury Chalet

Available: 2 chalet Unit Sleeps: 2 adults

Each chalet has either one double bed or two single beds, as well as an en-suite bathroom. Additional amenities include mosquito nets and a private verandah. Luxury chalets have a beautiful outdoor shower where you can bask in the natural beauty that surrounds you.

Cheetah Plains Lodge 

Suite features

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

The Bush Cottage

Available: 1 cottage Unit Sleeps: 4 adults

The Bush Cottage at Cheetah Plains offers a “home from home” accommodation solution for up to 4 people – perfect for romantic travellers looking for extra privacy or a family planning a safari.
The cottage has 2 separate bedrooms each leading to the outdoor verandah and into the lounge/kitchenette area inside the cottage. The shared bathroom includes a bath and shower and there is a separate WC leading off the lounge area as well.
Soak in the views of the surrounding bushveld and feel pampered in your own bush style cottage. Lazy days can be spent on the verandah looking into the surrounding bushveld or just listening to the birds’ glorious melodies.

Cheetah Plains Lodge 

Suite features

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

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

Dates Room Type Board Basis Rate
01 JAN 2017 - 05 JAN 2017 Standard Chalet Per person sharing per night From $418
01 JAN 2017 - 05 JAN 2017 Luxury Chalet Per person sharing per night From $452
01 JAN 2017 - 05 JAN 2017 The Bush Cottage Per person sharing per night From $452
06 JAN 2017 - 18 DEC 2017 Standard Chalet Per person sharing per night From $435
06 JAN 2017 - 18 DEC 2017 Luxury Chalet Per person sharing per night From $477
06 JAN 2017 - 18 DEC 2017 The Bush Cottage Per person sharing per night From $477
19 DEC 2017 - 31 DEC 2017 Standard Chalet Per person sharing per night From $502
19 DEC 2017 - 31 DEC 2017 Luxury Chalet Per person sharing per night From $544
19 DEC 2017 - 31 DEC 2017 The Bush Cottage Per person sharing per night From $544

High Season

Dates Room Type Board Basis Rate
01 JAN 2017 - 05 JAN 2017 Standard Chalet Per person sharing per night From $418
01 JAN 2017 - 05 JAN 2017 Luxury Chalet Per person sharing per night From $452
01 JAN 2017 - 05 JAN 2017 The Bush Cottage Per person sharing per night From $452
06 JAN 2017 - 18 DEC 2017 Standard Chalet Per person sharing per night From $435
06 JAN 2017 - 18 DEC 2017 Luxury Chalet Per person sharing per night From $477
06 JAN 2017 - 18 DEC 2017 The Bush Cottage Per person sharing per night From $477
19 DEC 2017 - 31 DEC 2017 Standard Chalet Per person sharing per night From $502
19 DEC 2017 - 31 DEC 2017 Luxury Chalet Per person sharing per night From $544
19 DEC 2017 - 31 DEC 2017 The Bush Cottage Per person sharing per night From $544

INCLUDED IN THE RATES

The all­-inclusive rate per person per night includes:

  • Accommodation
  • Twice daily game drives
  • All Meals
  • Teas&coffees
  • Transfers to and from Arathusa airstrip
  • All drinks
  • VAT at 14%
  • Outdoor dining

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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