Cheetah Plains

Sabi Sands Game Reserve, South Africa


Ground-breaking ecological design meets luxurious modernity in a South African safari experience like no other. Admire the sparkling wildlife in their natural habitat from the comfort of your sun lounger on the boma in the perfect bush retreat.

Key Features

  • Land cruiser electric vehicles, offering a near-silent night safari
  • Adorned with pieces of some of Africa’s current and emerging artistic talent, all available for purchase
  • Rejuvenate with deluxe African botanical treatments by the private spa therapist, partnered Africology branding
  • Free-roaming wildlife between the borders of the Kruger National Park
  • Private and professional hospitality team to provide tailor-made treatment
  • Personalised touch of initialled pillowcases, complimentary gift on departure


Rather than the conventional safari design, Cheetah Plains boasts an elegant modern interior. Cool and calming creamy-whites and charcoal designs, with added touches of metallic flashes, reveal urban sophistication in the natural landscape. The warming and natural colour scheme is energised by the featured artworks in every room. Full of flair and character, the art pieces by names like Loyiso Mkize and Gail Catlin enhance the feeling of living in sheer luxury. The contemporary architecture and stunning interior highlight the innovative beauty of the property.


Each villa has a private hospitality team including host, spa therapist, culinary entourage, expert field guide and tracker. Cheetah Plains is elevated by the dining experience. Not only does the personal culinary team tailor to your individual preferences, the on-hand sommelier provides exclusive pairings of the finest South African wines. The curated wine gallery mirrors Cheetah Plains’ owner Japie van Niekerk’s beloved estates and varietals. Al fresco dining is redefined by the resort’s incredible Brunch in the Bush experience. After your game drive coffee, refuel with fresh, locally sourced South African dishes.


Committed to sustainable practises, Cheetah Plains is powered by only harnessing the African sun, with all luxury guest accommodation being off-grid and reliant on renewable energy. In addition, the grey-water recycling system leaves water consumption as frugal as possible and game drives are carried out in electric safari vehicles for zero-emission wildlife viewing.

Cheetah Plains is devoted to community upliftment through the construction and finishing of Lezagwa Utah Creche building which cares for children under the age of five.

Why we love it

A surreal experience of modern opulence, without the environmental expense. Cheetah Plains is an innovative eco-luxury resort truly worthy of note. One of the highlights, the twice-daily safari trips, is bolstered by the state-of-the-art electric jeeps. Toyota Land Cruisers with Tesla-powered batteries for a sleek and almost-silent drive. It is no wonder the Cheetahs are remarkably calm around the vehicles.

Neighbouring the Kruger National Park, spotting the enigmatic Big Five is nearly a guarantee. Villas overlook watering holes for elephants and buffalos, allowing you to experience the tranquillity of the natural world with fresh eyes.

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