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Cheetah Plains

Sabi Sands Game Reserve, Greater Kruger, South Africa

At a Glance

  • A private chef and butler is available for each house

  • Enjoy a completely private game experience with your own vehicle and guide throughout your stay

  • Located in the world-renowned Sabi Sand Game Reserve where game viewing can be exceptional

  • 3 luxury exclusive bush houses 

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There is no bad time to go on safari in the Kruger National Park. The experience does, however, change from month to month. In the summer months (October to March), it gets very hot. The verdant vistas are all the more spectacular because of the rains, but this means that the foliage is denser, water is more abundant and game is therefore trickier to see. There are lots of beautiful migratory birds during the summer months. While the daytime temperature in the winter months (May to September) is ideal, it does get a little chilly at night and in the early morning.

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Call us on 020 3993 5269 to start planning your vacation to Cheetah Plains or take a look at our itineraries to Greater Kruger


Located on the world-famous Sabi Sand Game Reserve, the newly renovated Cheetah Plains lodge offers ultimate 5-star luxury in the middle of the bush. Guests staying can expect unrivalled game viewing opportunities and exceptional service and amenities.

Renowned for exciting Big Five game viewing, the Sabi Sand Game Reserve shares a border with the Kruger National Park. With no fences between the two reserves, game wanders freely to offer guests visiting some of the best game viewing around. Named after the two rivers that run through the area - the Sabi River and the Sand River - these water sources attracts a wealth of animals such as leopard, lion, rhino, elephant, buffalo, cheetah, zebra, giraffe, hyena and much more. With twice daily game drives offered by Cheetah Plains, there are plenty of opportunities to find and follow these incredible animals.

With three stunning exclusive-use bushveld houses, Cheetah Plains offers a luxurious and contemporary stay in the middle of the Sabi Sands. The modern design of the property blends in seamlessly with the natural surroundings to create a welcome environment and a relaxing stay. Cheetah Plains comprises three main houses named after two of Sabi Sand's legendary leopards, Mvula and Karula, and one after a popular lion, Mapogo. The lodge and rooms have been decorated with chunky weaves, stylish linens and natural colors, as well as some of South Africa's leading and local and up-and-coming artists to create a contemporary and luxurious space.

Each of the houses has a private chef and butler who will pair delicious meals with specially selected wines and beverages to offer some excellent service and hospitality. All game drives are conducted privately for each house or group, with a private guide on hand to take you across the reserve in search of some incredible wildlife. When not out on game drives, guests have the opportunity to relax by the swimming pool, work out in the gym, or take some spa treatments in the rooms or on your deck.

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Cheetah Plains comprises of just three exclusive-use houses. Each of the three houses accommodates a minimum of four, and maximum of eight guests, with four suites in each house complete with king-sized beds, each with their own private deck, dressing room, lounge area and a double rain shower and bath within stunning views across the bushveld. Houses are all inclusive and come with a private chef who is on hand to cook delicious meals throughout your stay.


Each house at Cheetah Plains comes complete with a private chef and butler who will be on hand to cook an array of sumptuous meals, afternoon tea and to provide a top-notch service throughout a stay.


A stay at Cheetah Plains would not be complete without taking some relaxing and rejuvenating spa treatments in your room, and for those seeking to stay fit while they are away, a state-of-the-art gym is available. Other facilities include a well-stocked wine cellar, heated swimming pool, and a beautiful boma for some outdoor dining under the African sky.


Activities at Cheetah Plains are centerd around exploring the Sabi Sand Game Reserve. Head out on twice daily game drives in a private vehicle and your own field guide, or even on a bush walk. Game drives can be tailored around your desires, with sunrise and sunset stops available, as well as some stargazing at night. Each game vehicle have Tesla electric engines along with individually heated seats and a DLSR camera with 500 zoom lens.

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Sabi Sands Game Reserve, Greater Kruger, South Africa

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Call us on 020 3993 5269 to start planning your vacation to Cheetah Plains or take a look at our itineraries to Greater Kruger

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