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cheetah plains


The private Sabi Sands Game Reserve borders Kruger National Park and is where the most luxurious of South Africa’s safari lodges are based. There’s no fence between Kruger and the reserve, so wildlife roams freely in and out.

This exclusive-use sustainable safari is unlike any other safari lodge in the reserve. In prime position for game viewing, the two rivers on the reserve afford an abundance of lion, rhino, elephant, buffalo, cheetah, zebra, giraffe, hyena, and a wide variety of antelope species. But it’s the spectacular leopard sightings that Cheetah Plains are most famed for. So, get your binoculars and cameras out as you’re in for a treat.


Rather than the conventional safari design, Cheetah Plains boasts an elegant modern interior. Cool and calming creamy-whites and charcoal designs, with added metallic flashes that create urban sophistication in the natural landscape. The warming and natural color scheme is energized by the featured artworks in every room. Full of flair and character, the art pieces by names like Loyiso Mkize and Gail Catlin enhance the feeling of living in luxury.

Each villa has a private hospitality team including host, spa therapist, culinary entourage, expert field guide and tracker. Cheetah Plains is elevated by the dining experience. Not only does the personal culinary team tailor to your individual preferences, the on-hand sommelier provides exclusive pairings of the finest South African wines. The curated wine gallery mirrors Cheetah Plains’ owner Japie van Niekerk’s beloved estates and varietals. Alfresco dining is redefined by the resort’s incredible Brunch in the Bush experience. After your game drive, refuel with fresh and locally sourced South African dishes.


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