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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One of the cubs peers from a tree it had climbed

Field Guide Favourites – New Leopard Cubs

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With the arrival of the new litter of cubs to resident female leopard, Inkanyeni, we have been left wondering who the male that sired them is. The cubs have been…

Cheetah Plains Duty Manager and Barman, Sakhile

Field Guides Favourites – 5 questions with Sakhile

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As many of our guests at Cheetah Plains can attest, Sakhile is always there with a cold drink in hand, and a warm smile. We asked him 5 questions and…

Craig and Myself

Field Guide Favourites – Syl Yemen (lions of Sabi Sands Visit)

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While about to enter Gowrie Gate, I jumped out to grab something from the backseat. The lady in the car behind us gets out & is running over to me….

Female Leopard, Inkanyeni and her two cubs. Image by Craig Hamilton

Field Guide Favourites – January Update

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The New Year promises many exiting sightings if the first week of 2016 is anything to go by. With it still being very dry and no rain forecasted, almost all…

"Absolutely great! Our first safari… Wow! Great thanks to all the staff, especially Craig for finding a Cheetah and 4 male lions!"

− Nick & Chris - February 2016

"It was pleasant stay; the safaris were amazing! All your staff is wonderful, thank you we will come back."

− Melanie & Monique - February 2016

"Very pleasant stay with amazing games, good guide and staff"

− Eric & Annich - February 2016

"It's been a perfect stay - beautiful lodge, delicious food, famtastic drives and sightings and super friendly team. Thanks to a,ll and we hope to be back with the kids someday! Much love!"

− Steve & Laura - UK - January 2016

"We have had a wonderful time here. Complimented by superb hosting from all staff and topped with an exhilarating first drive and birthday celebration for Cameron. Thank You"

− Tony, Rosalind, Tom & Cameron - January 2016

"Wonderful visit with great food and a spectacular guide (Craig). He managed a "big five" in one drive! Best to all!"

− Alan & Cveta - January 2016

"My best and unforgettable experience. Cheetah Plains is amazing and friendly. Thanks everybody!"

− Silvia - January 2016

"A perfect place. Fantastic game; too much lovely food - staff lovely and helpful. 5 stars!!!"

− Alan, Chris & Cathy - UK - January 2016