Cheetah Plains Private Game Reserve

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Cheetah Plains certainly sets the standard for ultra-luxurious safari lodges in South Africa. Designed by an international award-winning firm of architects, Cheetah Plains is an opulent oasis settled in the Big 5 Eden that is Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve. Sharing an unfenced border with the iconic Kruger National Park, this private reserve pioneered the luxury safari concept and consistently delivers spectacular big game viewing.

Consisting of three exclusive-use Bush Houses each equipped with four bedrooms, Cheetah Plains offers groups and families (four to eight guests per Bush House) a luxury safari experience par excellence. Each private Bush House is surrounded by indigenous gardens and boasts spectacular views. Guests can enjoy the professional services of a private chef and butler throughout their stay.

Go on twice-daily game drives in your private vehicle with a designated, on-site field guide and tracker. The area is home to around 150 mammal species (including elephant, lion, leopard and buffalo), as well as over 500 recorded bird species like widowfinchs, buntings, cisticolas, mannikins, wydahs and eremomelas. Sabi’s vegetation is also a haven for white rhino, cheetah, eland and hyena.

End your days in a private boma for delicious fire-side dining, paired with fine wines from your Bush House’s temperature-controlled wine cellar.


  • Ultra-luxurious and unique Bush Houses for exclusive use
  • Situated in the Sabi Sands, a veritable 'Garden of Eden'
  • See the Big 5 on daily game drives with a personal field guide and tracker
  • Private chef and butler service plus exclusive vehicle
  • Utmost privacy and ultra-luxurious South African safari
  • Heated swimming pools and temperature-controlled wine cellars


  • Game drives
  • Bird watching
  • Photographic safaris
  • Local village visits
  • High tea on offer
'I love the contemporary, sophisticated and luxury setting of Cheetah Plains. Located in the Sabi Sands, game viewing is bound to be impressive. This lodge would be ideal for romantics.'
Shandre May

Shandre May

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Luxury Suite

Each Bush House consists of four private suites equipped with king-sized beds, lounges and dressing rooms. Walk out onto your private deck and marvel at the exquisite views of the surrounding bushveld, before taking a nap on your day-bed. Bathrooms are en suite and feature large bathtubs that look out over the Sabi Sands wilderness. Two of the bedrooms in each Bush House interlink, making it ideal for families with children.


The three exclusive-use Bush Houses are very well spaced apart for utmost privacy – each featuring two lounges, a spacious dining area, outdoor boma, heated swimming pool, temperature-controlled wine cellar, and a private deck area with day-bed. Each of the luxurious houses also has a dedicated chef and butler.


Meals are prepared by your personal chef according to your preferences and wishes and can be enjoyed indoors in your Bush House’s dining area or al fresco in the boma.

General facilities

  • Bar
  • Beauty or wellness therapist
  • Boma
  • Curio or Gift shop
  • Private balcony or deck
  • Wi-fi available
  • Local airstrip transfers
  • Laundry service
  • Swimming Pool


  • Air conditioning
  • Outdoor area
  • En-suite bath and shower


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Dates Board Price
2019-01-07 — 2019-04-18 Half Board (Brunch, Dinner, Selected Activities) $1,625
2019-04-25 — 2019-07-14 Half Board (Brunch, Dinner, Selected Activities) $1,625
2019-08-16 — 2019-10-20 Half Board (Brunch, Dinner, Selected Activities) $1,625
2019-11-02 — 2019-12-18 Half Board (Brunch, Dinner, Selected Activities) $1,625
2020-01-06 — 2020-04-03 Half Board (Brunch, Dinner, Selected Activities) $2,115
2020-04-19 — 2020-07-21 Half Board (Brunch, Dinner, Selected Activities) $2,115
2020-08-23 — 2020-10-14 Half Board (Brunch, Dinner, Selected Activities) $2,115
2020-10-31 — 2020-12-18 Half Board (Brunch, Dinner, Selected Activities) $2,115

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently. Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice.
  • Single supplements may apply.
  • Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.
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Traveller Reviews

Cheetah Plains Private Game Reserve

Matt Thibault

We particularly enjoyed our stay at the safari lodge and all the game drives... We never imagined we'd see so much wildlife and be able to get so close to it! Our first night out we saw four out of the five Big 5, missing only the leopard; but we had plenty of leopard sightings during the following drives. The lodge accommodations were small but comfortable, and the staff was very pleasant. The game lodge was especially accommodating of Kim's gluten allergy.
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Zayid Khalifa

What an amazing experience at Cheetah Plains!! Unforgettable!!! What I saw at Cheetah Plains, is exactly what I use to see at National Geography channel. Lion fighting with other group, Lion Hunting live, Leopard and Cheetah as well. Staff, accommoda tion, food and Ranger ( Doctor) are Super Super!!!
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Diana Duff

"Our trip to Djuma Bush Lodge was perfect and we had a fantastic time.....thank you for organising everything so well...we will certainly recommend you to all our friends. Thank you again Best wishes Iain and Diana"

Beth Guidry

Djuma was nice but I think it was a little disappointing after Chapungu. Part of the reason was that since it's not fenced in we obviously didn't see as many animals as we did in Thornybush. If we had stayed there first then we wouldn't have known any difference and we did see plenty of animals. Plus our ranger wasn't as good as the one at Chapungu. The tracker was good though. I think it would have been better to have started out at Djuma and then go to Chapungu. Then you start out without the fence and see what animals you can. Then at Chapungu you will end up seeing even more. The food at Djuma was good and the rooms and everything were nice. We spent an afternoon and our tracker took us on a village tour. We visited a preschool and elementary school and it was fun to see the kids. I was glad that we had 3 nights at Chapungu and 2 at Djuma. That worked out nicely and I don't think I would have wanted to spend more than 3 nights at one place. I'm glad you set it up for us to visit at least a couple because you do have different experiences.
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Usha Kanithi

Our last experience in Djuma left a bad taste in our mouths. First of all the tracker was not at all good. The guide was good, however didn't have any other rangers to communicate with to locate the animals. The only sister lodge they were communicat ing with was closed. So he was going almost blindly on his own. He did the best he could but I wouldn't recommend this lodge to anyone. Although the food was good it is the animals that are more important. Also, someone stole my husband's cell phone and our mosquito repellant. We saw them the day before, and the cell phone was seen the night before in the lodge. It was gone the next morning after the game drive. Unfortunately we didn't realize until after we were enroute and had no time to go back. The lodge doesn't give us any keys to the lodge saying it was safe. Thank God I took my purse and valuable with me because somehow I didn't trust them from the beginning.Their response for the lost goods was poor. Do you have any pull in talking to them and letting them know of our complaint? We are not expecting the phone back and we also realize you are not responsible but if they know that we gave you feedback and you may hesitate to send any customers their way, they may take these things seriously.More than the lost goods, it felt uncomfortable that someone invaded our privacy.
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Dean Baker

It was quite nice. We stayed in - I believe - room 8, which is one of two honeymoon suites. This room had a private patio and a private outdoor shower. (The other rooms did not have these features. I think it was also larger than the other rooms. It was very nice. I think you could feel quite comfortable recommending Djuma Bush Lodge, especially if a reservation can be made for one of the honeymoon suites. By the way, we saw a substantially greater diversity of animals at Djuma than at any of the Botswana camps. It was quite impressive for our first game viewing experience.
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Russell Fry

"Djuma was an awesome experience and would highly recommend it to anyone."


It was fantastic. Thanks so much - we think you let them know it was our honeymoon! They really took fantastic care of us. We had a complimentary bottle of champagne and a private dinner upstairs under the stars, which was really romantic and l ovely. The food at Djuma was great. In fact, everything there was memorable!
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