The Authentic African Safari

Welcome to Cheetah Plains – we promise you an authentic safari experience with breathtaking bushveld, plentiful wildlife, comfortable safari-style accommodation, service with a smile and delicious South African home style dining.

At Cheetah Plains, you’ll be blown away by the abundant wildlife and unparalleled Big Five game viewing – all within the famous 65 000ha Sabi Sand game reserve.

Escape to the heart of the South African bushveld and let us help create memories to last a lifetime!

Latest from our Blog

Field Guide Favourites – May Lodge Update

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We can start this month’s news with a great note: the bathroom upgrades for all our standard twin and double rooms has been completed! Gone are the tiles of yester-year…

Image by Josh Gilbert

Field Guide Favourites – Termites

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Text and images by Josh Gilbert This may seem like a totally random blog topic, I mean termites are termites. However, I have chosen this topic for two reasons firstly,…


5 Questions with… Candace Gray

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Candace is one of the first faces you will meet when you visit Cheetah Plains, waiting to greet you and help you settle into our little corner of paradise. Get…

Image by Cheetah Plains Guest, Glen Hayes

Field Guide Favourites – Leopard Cubs Fight over Warthog

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Glen and Kate Hayes recently had a fantastic time with us at Cheetah Plains, and Glen managed to capture some stunning images and witness amazing behaviour during their stay. On…

"Incredible respite, dining and safari experience. Will recommend to family and friends. All the best to all!"

− Al & Marion - Canada - April 2016

"What a fantastic place to stay, such a wonderful experience, we would love to come back. Thank you so much"

− Helen & Alan - UK - April 2016

"Our first safari was an amazing experience. We saw the Big 5; cheetahs, wild-dogs and more. Everyone here has been friendly - what a pleasure. Thank you!"

− The Kress Family - USA - April 2016

"Very special, very rustic but the staff so pleasant, surroundings comfortable and experiences unbelievable"

− Lorna & Cyrus - USA - April 2016

"Great Great time here! The leopard with two cubs was the cherry on an already fantastic cake! Thanks for everything!"

− Webko & Kirsten - Netherlands - March 2016

"Absolutely brilliant and unique experience. Thank you to all the staff for their friendliness and willingness to help us in any way"

− Sue & Rich - Sydney - March 2016

"Wonderful, special and unforgettable experience! For the place, the people… Thank you so much!!!"

− Anne & Miguel - Spain - April 2016

"Wonderful place, great food, amazing wildlife and even better staff!!! It's almost impossible to leave! See you soon!!"

− Kate & Glen - UK - April 2016