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Cheetah Plains Private Villas

“A personal journey of discovery, amid an idyllic bushveld landscape!”

Budget level: Top-End
South Africa
When to Go
All Year
Property Type
Sabi Sands Game Reserve
Kids Min Age
All Ages

The Cheetah Plains Private Villas are the epitome of a sophisticated, innovative eco-luxury safari experience for the modern age. It is the home of the exclusive-use luxury safari experience, and is located in South Africa’s most celebrated wildlife area, the Sabi Sand.

Perfect for an exclusive family vacation or a luxurious safari sojourn with friends, the Cheetah Plains Private Villas each accommodate a maximum of eight guests. The location and unique appointment of each, is a respectful homage to their secluded, tranquil environment. Here, your exclusive safari hideaway provides you and your party a private bushveld retreat unlike any other.

Cheetah Plains Private Game Reserve is positioned in the north-east corner of the Sabi Sand (Wildtuin) Game Reserve. This particular location is revered for its prime game viewing, and is especially well known for many Big Five sightings.

Each villa features a dedicated private culinary team. Whether meals are enjoyed on the villa’s swimming pool deck, in the boma area, in the formal dining room or even out in the bushveld, your private accomplished chef team always delivers imaginative, soulful meals that result in an elevated dining experience of the highest standards.

Dining al fresco, out in the wide-open peace and tranquility of the prolific bushveld expanse, is one of the most popular safari experiences at Cheetah Plains and is encouraged for dinners, as well as breakfasts!

Experience + Activities

The best time of day to explore the bush is in the early morning and late afternoon. Twice-daily game drives are led by expert safari guide- and tracker teams, and are taken in the lodge’s unique Electric Land Cruiser Safari Vehicles. This bold advance toward zero-emission game viewing is what sets the safari experience at Cheetah Plains apart.

For the most immersive safari experience, guests are invited to embark on guided, interpretive bush walks. Accompanied by certified and experienced walking-trail field guides, the opportunity to explore certain parts of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve on foot, is one not to be missed.


Each exquisitely appointed villa accommodates up to eight guests and boasts a formal lounge, living and dining room areas, expansive swimming pool deck, entertainment lounge, wine gallery, curated art collection, chef’s kitchen and four sumptuous private guest bush suites.

A complete hospitality team consisting of an accomplished host, culinary team, spa therapist as well as expert field guide- and tracker team, are dedicated to your villa for the duration of your stay. Together, this talented group of professionals deliver a luxury safari experience of the highest standard, tailored to your individual preferences.

Why we like it

  • Customized Electric Landcruiser Game-Drive Vehicles
  • Award Winning Architecture & Interiors
  • Art Gallery and Villa Décor with Handpicked Items from Current and Emerging South African Artistic Talent
  • Wine Tasting & Pairing Experiences
  • Solar Powered Safari Experience

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