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South Africa Safari

Cheetah Plains

Cheetah Plains Game Reserve, Sabi Sand Game Reserve, South Africa

Leopard seen around Cheetah Plains
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Cheetah Plains Private Reserve lies adjacent to the Kruger National Park, in the northwest corner of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve. There are no fences between the two reserves, allowing game to move freely between the two areas. Cheetah Plains has on its one boundary the Kruger National Park and on the other Mala Mala - perfect neighbours!  You are also guaranteed exclusivity – our private concession traversing rights dictate that only two commercial game vehicles at a time can traverse the individual areas, exclusivity at game sightings is the norm at Cheetah Plains. Cheetah Plains is one of the oldest bush camps in the Sabi Sand, where the emphasis is on offering guests traditional Safari values, comfortable accommodation, with great food, prepared around the campfire. An excellent game viewing on 8500 ha and friendly attentive staff will round our safari off.  At our lodge, bush buck roam among the chalets. You will hear the sound of animal calls at night: lion, wild dog, heyana and more can be heard calling out across the bushveld. Cheetah Plains Private Game Reserve is located in the famous Sabi Sand Game Reserve in South Africa -  where Africa’s Big Five – leopard, lion, African elephant, black rhinoceros and Cape buffalo – and more roam freely.

Cheetah Plains was originally part of Djuma Game Reserve, which was owned by the Moolman family. In November 2008, Japie van Niekerk (New Africa Developments) bought the reserve and, in 2010, it officially became Cheetah Plains Private Game Reserve. 

The main lodge is a common area where our guests are invited to put their feet up, browse the internet to get in touch with family and friends, have a cocktail or cup of coffee, and simply relax while surrounded by the sights and sounds of the African bushveld. 

Accommodation            For images of Cheetah Plains, click Cheetah Plains Images
The eight traditionally-thatched chalets at Cheetah Plains melt into beautiful indigenous gardens, which in turn are surrounded by pristine African bushveld. Each chalet has either a double bed or two single beds, an en-suite shower, air-conditioning, mosquito net, and a verandah overlooking the gardens and the wild African bush.

There are two different room types at Cheetah Plains:

6 Standard Chalets
The standard chalet's are comfortable with an indoor shower, and no bath.

2 x Luxury Chalets
Each luxury chalet consists of an ensuite bathroom, with a bath and a beautiful outdoor shower.>/span>

Amenities & facilities
Our facilities include a swimming pool, massage room, internet access, bar and more. We employ 30 staff members – including highly skilled guides – to ensure that your every need is taken care of. All you need to do is arrive; we take care of the rest.

Swimming pool
Take a plunge in the lodge swimming pool, surrounded by bushveld trees with a view over the dam where animals drink and bushbuck can be seen at the waters edge. 

Cellphones and internet access
Cellphone coverage in the lodge area is extremely limited, the best coverage is around the curio shop.  We have an internet connection available in the reception area to enable you to stay in contact and share your experience with friends and family at home. 

Curio shop
In our curio shop we have a wide range of African arts and curios, as well as branded apparel. Most items are crafted by local artists in the area and the prices are very reasonable. The curio shop is situated next to reception, and is open on request.

Air conditioners
All rooms have air conditioners as well as overhead fans to ensure your comfort - day and night

Should you wish to have any laundry done during your stay, please use the laundry basket provided. To ensure same-day service, place your laundry in the basket before you depart on your early morning drive. Remember to fill in the laundry list.

Malaria precautions
The Sabi Sand Game Reserve is situated in a malaria area. Please consult your GP or a Travel Doctor for advise on precautionary medication before travelling.

Personal Safety
Cheetah Plains Private Game Reserve and Lodge is situated in a natural wildlife "big 5" game reserve and, as such, animals move freely through the camp - day and night.  Do not walk outside the demarcated perimeter of the camp without the assistance of a guide, or anywhere in camp at night unless accompanied by a night-watchman, guide or manager. Be aware at all times.

We advise that you place all your valuables in the digital safe provided in your room.

Dining & Cuisine
Imagine the smell of freshly baked bread and an open fire, the night sky dotted with bright stars, warm hospitality in the heart of the bushveld … our meals are prepared from only the freshest produce and served in the natural splendour of Africa.

Apart from your safari experiences, food will be another memory to take home with you from Cheetah Plains. Our commitment to freshness means that our chefs use what’s available to serve up our creatively prepared, delicious and hearty South African fare.

The dining embraces the relaxed atmosphere of the lodge, and makes the most of delicious local ingredients, giving guests a true taste of South African cuisine. Enjoy south african inspired cusines using fresh ingredients and served - safari style - outdoors!

Our "boma" invites you to sit around the mezmerizing fire and reflect on the days adventures whilst wondering what the next has to show you.

When you’re not out on one of your twice-daily safaris spotting big cats, bush babies, hyenas, rhinos, hippos, African wild dogs if you’re lucky, eagles, vultures and owls, you will be kicking back at our beautiful and comfortable lodge. Our eight thatched chalets are set in indigenous gardens and offer wonderful privacy. At night you can literally hear the call of the wild as lions and hyenas set out on the prowl.

Spa Treatments
Cheetah Plains invites you to unwind in a natural sanctuary and destress your mind and body with a range of therapeutic treatments, including a full body massage from a qualified masseur. 

Forget about the outside world, turn off your mobile phone, close your eyes … and relax.

Using products that contain some of nature's finest ingredients, we will pamper and invigorate you.

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