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Cheetah Plains

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was our first experience of a Safari and we were so elated we will be back. The accommodation was great and had enough amenities as everything is provided. All of the staff were very helpful and nothing was too much trouble.The actual safari trips were outstanding, Jess our guide had a passion for the bush that was infectious. On...

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Brisbane Region, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I would like to echo the comments of Kirtiseth, (my wife and I were fortunate to have the pleasure of Kirtiseth and JV for company during our four night stay at Cheetah Plains). The accommodation and meals were superb but I think a light, sandwich lunch between game drives would be beneficial. My thanks to the Bar staff for the...

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CheetahPlainsGM, General Manager at Cheetah Plains, responded to this review

Good day, Scott Thank you for your enthusiastic review - I am glad you enjoyed such good sightings and that Ralph managed to find those elusive cheetah! As you are obviously aware, these magnificent cats do not reveal themselves to everyone so you were indeed fortunate. As I mentioned to Kirtiseth, we had just resolved to add greater substance to...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our family just spend 3 days in the Cottage. The safaris were outstanding led by our intelligent and passionate guide Michael. We saw so much and learnt so much in the "Land That Time Forgot". Leopard with Waterbuck kill, wild dogs, Lion and Elephant swimming and wrestling in a dam and so much more!! The camp manager Gary was so...

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CheetahPlainsGM, General Manager at Cheetah Plains, responded to this review

Greetings from the bush, Czerno! I could help smiling upon reading your review - am so glad the bats made a positive impact!! Yes, we're most fortunate in our special location that allows for such memorable sightings and it's even more special to be able to share it with such receptive and appreciative visitors! Visit us again soon! Wild wishes...

New Delhi, India
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in Room No. 1 in Cheetah Plains. I think it was the best room since it was across the garden from the restaurant and right next to the water hole. The rooms are small but superbly appointed. Everything you need is thoughtfully provided. I loved the charming bar and lounge. The community dinner table was a great way...

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CheetahPlainsGM, General Manager at Cheetah Plains, responded to this review

Greetings from the wild, Kirtiseth! Thank you for your positive review and thoughtful review. While it's great to hear the praise and accolades, it is even more valuable to receive useful comments such yours. Coincidentally, our afternoon-tea offering was discussed just yesterday in a meeting and we had decided to direct some energy into raising the quality and quantity of...

Noosaville, Australia
Reviewed 30 March 2017

This place is all about the wildlife experience. The hut we stayed in was very nice with a four poster bed covered by a mosquito net, very limited other facilities though. No fridge in the room to keep water or wine cold. The place is self contained and the restaurant and lounge area is very pretty and comfortable. Wifi is...

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CheetahPlainsGM, General Manager at Cheetah Plains, responded to this review

Greetings, Boardie234 We, at Cheetah Plains, strive to ensure that our guests have the best possible taste of our African bush, so a review as comprehensive as this is much valued! Yes, our unique location may be superb for wildlife viewing but at the cost of those other amenities such as wifi and cell-phone signal. We, however, believe it's a...

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 22 March 2017

I moved to Canada from Southern Africa 13 years ago and relish the opportunity to visit the African Bush. Cheetah Plains did not disappoint and I loved every minute there. What an experience to take a dip in the refreshing pool and dry off watching hippos in the water hole and monkeys cavorting on the side (of the water hole...

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CheetahPlainsGM, General Manager at Cheetah Plains, responded to this review

Greetings, Maeverella! We are delighted that your visit to us was so rewarding! A truly special feature of living here in the African bush is that each day presents a new wonder and one never stops learning and discovering new things - I am so pleased you got an inkling of this and were so receptive to the treasures of...

Rennes, France
Reviewed 12 March 2017

We will remember this trip forever!! Been to the Kruger Park before but here the quality of the guides & trackers was unbelievable - from the Big 5 through click beetles & termite mounds to seemingly every type of grass that grows there - so it was a uniquely educational experience too. The food, the general atmosphere & the whole...

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CheetahPlainsGM, General Manager at Cheetah Plains, responded to this review

Greetings from the African Bush! It's so rewarding to hear a guest comment on the too-often overlooked 'small stuff' like beetles and grasses! Of course, seeing the Big 5 is an awesome experience but our Bush world is so much more than this, and for a visitor to recognise this is most satisfying. We at Cheetah Plains strive to help...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 10 March 2017

I stayed at Cheetah Plains for 2 nights between Christmas & New Years with my husband. This was our third time to South Africa and as usual the African bush did not disappoint. After a rather interesting drive to the Sabi Sands area (I would recommend a SUV vehicle if you are self driving as the road conditions close to...

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CheetahPlainsGM, General Manager at Cheetah Plains, responded to this review

Greetings Jacqui! Thank you for that comprehensive review and the information it contained that we can use to save our guests from unwanted interaction with the local insect-life! Indeed, I recall that period distinctly as the long-awaited, longed-for rains came, and accompanying it, the frogs, monitors and, of course, insects! The flying ants are a distant memory now so their...

Horsham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

We have just finished a 5 night stay at the Cheetah plains - we could not if hope for anything better and has made this trip of a lifetime so special Thank you to all the staff of Cheetah Plains you are all fantastic. The family atmosphere and interaction with the guests was perfect, meals have been a great experience...

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CheetahPlainsGM, General Manager at Cheetah Plains, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, John - there is nothing quite so affirming as a guest expressing such positive sentiment! I hope the trip created many special memories for you of our special corner of the world and that the magic of the bush has taken root. It is truly a privilege for us to share a snippet of the...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

We spent 3 nights in Cheetah Plains and had a fantastic time. Quality of safari-this was our first safari and we had a most enjoyable experience. Our guide, Andrew was absolutely first rate. His knowledge and navigation to all of the game we wished to see was excellent Accommodation-very comfortable cottages Hospitality-very friendly staff, excellent food. All staff were more...

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CheetahPlainsGM, General Manager at Cheetah Plains, responded to this review

I am so pleased that your first safari experience was such a positive one - hopefully you are now infected with love for the bush and will need to return in the near future! It is gratifying to hear of your response to the village tour as we take pains to keep it authentic and real, and I am relieved...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Cheetah Plains is a small, authentic bush camp in the world renowned Sabi Sand Game Reserve, with 500 hectares of privately owned land & another 8000 hectares of additional traversing - you can be assured of exceptional game viewing - especially leopard and the rest of the "big 5". Cheetah Plains has only 8 traditionally thatched rooms - set amongst indigenous gardens - creating a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere.We focus on freshly produced meals in wonderful surroundings - complementing the friendly and attentive service from all at Cheetah Plains. We look forward to welcoming you to our special bush home. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cheetah Plains

Address: Sabi Sand Game Reserve | Sabi Sand Game Reserve, Mpumalanga, South Africa, Kruger National Park 1383, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Sabi Sand Game Reserve
Price Range: €98 - €1,305 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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Cheetah Plains Sabi Sand Game Reserve, South Africa
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“They are all great”
karenhB8425JJ, 24 May 2017 | Read review
“Not too far from the restaurant because you need to be escorted at dark”
Kirtiseth, 30 Apr 2017 | Read review
“I think all the rooms have equality of view and accessibility as there are only 8 "huts"”
Boardie234, 29 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are pretty much the same”
poncerc, 21 Oct 2016 | Read review
“all are amazing!”
599annie, 31 Aug 2016 | Read review
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