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!

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Image by Andrew Khosa

Field Guide Favourites – Leap of Leopards

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With all the adult leopards prowling about, one would never think that a cat as old as Karula would still be in good breeding condition. I suppose that, in the…

Gary Ray, Image by Candace Gray

Field Guide Favourites – Lodge Update

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It’s time to pour the Amarula (perhaps without the ice) and enjoy its warming influence around the welcoming glow of the campfire whilst watching an elephant or two quietly ghost…

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Field Guide Favourites – Best of Both

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Jaci’s Lodges and Cheetah plains – a Trip to remember Images & Text by Quintin Koekemoer Located in two separate biomes and about 8hrs drive from one another. Cheetah plains…

Field Guide Favourites – Nkuhuma Cubs

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We all know that our little corner of the Sabi Sands boasts some outstanding cat sightings, and we have been fortunate enough to have seen our “lion’s share” of the…

"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