Sabi Sands, South Africa


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South Africa

Home of the exclusive-use luxury safari experience in South Africa’s most celebrated wildlife, The Sabi Sand, Cheetah Plains is the epitome of a sophisticated, innovative eco-luxury safari experience for the modern age. Perfect for an exclusive family vacation or a luxurious sojourn with friends; your safari hideaway is complimented with a dedicated hospitality team for the duration of your stay, indulging you in a refined, personalised, and private sustainable safari experience of a lifetime. Cheetah Plains has three exclusive-use private villas.

Each villa accommodates up to eight guests in four large luxury suites. Or larger groups of up to 24 pax can take all three villas, and activities and mealtimes can be shared or separate. Every stay at Cheetah Plains is different, and your team of private staff, chefs, and game rangers will create bespoke experiences according to the preferences and passions of each particular client.

Added Benefits

Everything is included, and everyone is a VIP, so it’s impossible to value-add.


Sabi Sands, South Africa

Months to avoid

Open year round. January and February can be hot and wet.

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Child friendly

Children of all ages are welcome. See more Family Friendly details below.


There isn't a separate spa building, but each villa comes with a spa therapist who does treatments in your villa. There is a separate hair and beauty salon.

Food and Drink

Private chef who can work with you to create menus that suit you or surprise you with their own phenomenal-tasting menus. Private fine dining in picturesque locations, outside and indoors.

Resident Sommelier

Tailormade wine tastings, whisky and/or gin tastings, chocolate tastings, and a fully stocked cellar with 170 award-winning wines. Chefs use fresh, locally sourced produce and put a gourmet spin on typical South African cuisine. A team of talented private chefs using our best sustainable practices.

Full Kosher offering is available.

Boma with a pizza oven for outdoor dining with children. Don’t miss a superb Bloody Mary with brunch in the bush, made with Belvedere vodka and fresh horseradish.


The restorative quality of your safari is luxuriously enhanced by personal pampering. We invite you to enjoy a selection of our touch therapies and beauty treatments in the privacy and comfort of your private guest suite. With Africology as our wellness amenity brand partner, your private spa therapist expertly imparts the healing properties of select African botanicals, offering guests an immersive, calming spa experience. Treatments include manicures and pedicures, therapeutic massage, and luxury facials.

Local Area

Explore South Africa

Cheetah Plains Private Game Reserve is positioned in the north-east corner of the Sabi Sand Nature Reserve. Our particular location is revered for its prime game viewing and is especially well known for the iconic Big Five sightings.

The Sabi Sand Nature Reserve shares a fenceless border to the east with the world-famous Kruger National Park and a border with the Mala Mala Game Reserve. Cheetah Plains’ prime location delivers a prolific safari experience facilitated by the natural movement of wildlife over this vast land, fiercely protected under conservation.

Two rivers cross Sabi Sand Nature Reserve: the Sabi River in the south and the Sand River, which flows from northwest to southeast. As a result, we see an abundance of lions, rhinos, elephants, buffalo, cheetahs, zebras, giraffes, hyenas, and a wide variety of antelope species.

While we are most famous for our spectacular leopard sightings, a number of endangered species have also made the reserve their home, and visitors to the area may catch a rare glimpse of honey badgers, ground hornbills, and African wild dogs.

Family Friendly

Cheetah Plains offers a tailor-made Cubs Club, including Safari activities with our trained guides and activities managers. Bush walks, pellet gun shooting, fishing, stargazing, movie night, cooking lessons, etc. Cheetah Plains also offers complimentary child-minding services.


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If you would like to book your next holiday or are looking for inspiration please to get in touch with our team. We look forward to booking your next escape!
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