Kruger National Park

Cheetah Plains Private Game Reserve

‘Exclusive-use luxury and sustainable safari’

Rebuilt in 2018, Cheetah Plains is one of the most luxurious and eco advanced lodges in South Africa.  Situated within the North-West corner of the Sabi Sands Game Reserve, world-renowned for its leopard sightings. The lodge is located one hour and thirty minutes drive from Hoedspruit Airport or a short charter flight to Arathusa Airstrip. Each of the three exclusive-use Plains Houses are beautifully appointed with a lounge, living room, dining area, sundeck with swimming pool, a fine wine galley filled with South African wines, four private suites, two of which are inter-leading and ideal for families, and private staff including a private chef, host, ranger and tracker and a dedicated wellness therapist.

Activities at the lodge include twice-daily game drives in almost silent electric land cruises, bushwalks, guided visits to the local villages, a climate-controlled gym and wellness treatments.

Property Facilities:

  • 24-hour Security
  • Bar
  • Eco Friendly
  • Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Meal on Request
  • Mobile Connectivity
  • Pool
  • Secure Parking
  • Spa
  • TV Room

Activities on Site:

  • Child Friendly Activities
  • Bird Watching
  • Cultural Tours
  • Game Drives
  • Bush Walks
  • Garden Tours
  • Helicopter Scenic Flights
  • Massages

Babysitting service available

Fully Inclusive

  • Your stay in an exclusive-use Plains House
  • All meals
  • Beverages
  • Private wine gallery
  • Laundry
  • Private chef
  • Spa therapist
  • Game ranger and tracker
  • As well as twice daily game drives (in private Electric Land-Cruiser vehicles)
  • Use of a Nikon D850 camera with memory card
  • Walking safaris

Plains House Features

  • Two lounges (a formal lounge & an entertainment lounge)
  • Dining area
  • Outdoor boma for fire-side dining
  • Temperature controlled wine cellar
  • Swimming pool
  • Day-bed and private deck area
  • Indigenous gardens & spectacular views into the surrounding natural bushveld
  • Private game viewing electric vehicle as well as designated professional field guide & tracker
  • Private host and chef for the duration of your stay
  • Each of the exclusive-use luxurious bushveld homes accommodates a minimum of one, and a maximum of eight guests
  • Two iPhone 10s per suite are preloaded with the Roberts’ bird app, Stuart’s mammal app, an astronomy app and Cheetah Plains host’s contact number

Private Suite Features

  • King-bedded bedroom
  • Private minibar & coffee station
  • Lounge
  • Private deck with day-bed
  • Dressing room
  • Double rain shower
  • Bath overlooking the bushveld
  • Accommodates a maximum of 2 guests per suite. Especially for families with young children, 2 of the suites interlink so parents are close by, but not in the same bedroom


Situated within the north-west corner of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve. Arathusa Airstrip is approximately a 20-minute drive from the houses (usually provided in an open game viewing vehicle). Hoedspruit Airport takes about one and a half hours drive and allow three hours to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport.

Please note that Arathusa Airstrip is only open for landing / take off from 11h00 – 15h00 daily.