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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 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 zero-emissions game drive 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 widow finchs, buntings, cisticolas, mannikins, wydahs and eremomelas. Sabi’s vegetation is also a haven for white rhino, cheetah 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
  • Swimming pools and temperature-controlled wine cellars
  • Luxury, zero-emissions game drive vehicles


  • Game drives
  • Local village visits
  • Sundowners
  • Bush dining
  • Guided walks
  • Spa treatments


Luxury Suite

Each exclusive-use 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, 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
  • Boma
  • Private balcony or deck
  • Wi-fi available
  • Beauty or wellness therapist
  • Gym
  • Swimming Pool

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  • Full service, flights included
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  • 24/7 on-safari support
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