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Kruger National Park
Reviewed 3 November 2015

This was our very first visit to a safari lodge and we could not have been luckier. The camp was in a perfect setting in a grove of big trees near a waterhole and with a view of an open area where animals would pass through at all hours. At night we could enjoy dinner while watching them pass by...

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Good Morning from a rainy Cheetah Plains! Thank you for the review, it was great insight into the experience you had, and we are thrilled that you enjoyed your time with us. We are a bush camp and try our best not take anything away from the environment with our structure, but rather enhance it to give the very best...

Bad Soden am Taunus, Germany
Reviewed 29 October 2015

Excellent location. Super friendly people all over the place. Best guide you can have. We had so much fun and enjoyed every minute of our 3 days stay. Our guide (Craig) did everything to bring us to the best places to see all animals you must see. He also explains a lot about the animals and Africa. It was brilliant

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

Hi Silke, Thank you for your lovely review, Craig sends his regards, and was happy to hear you enjoyed your drives with him. He is very passionate about the bush, and tends to get a little grumpy when he has been away from it for too long :) Our staff are a very close team, and we are glad that...

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 28 October 2015

My husband and I spent two nights at Cheetah Plains, and then went to another lodge in Manyeleti for two nights. I wish we had stayed at Cheetah Plains the whole time. The lodge is comfortable and the food was excellent. The staff was friendly. Our guide Andrew was very skillful at spotting animals. He tracked down the elusive leopard,...

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

Good Morning from a very wet Africa :) Firstly, thank you for choosing to come and stay with us and for the lovely review, Andrew was very happy to hear you enjoyed his drives, he is brilliant at what he does and we are so lucky to have him on the team! Secondly, my chef ends his regards and thanks...

Cambridge
Reviewed 28 October 2015

Everything was wonderful..this includes all the attentive staff, the location, the food, the chalet and ofcourse all the animals we saw. Yes...spotted the big 5 with 24 hours or arrival. Craig the Ranger was amazing and really made our stay special. Thank you for a great stay...we will be back for more.

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Hi there Sue, Thank you for your very sweet review on our special lodge. I gave Craig your feedback, and he was beaming from ear to ear and sends his love. We have had the heavens open up and received some fantastic rain, but it has not put off the animals as the guests from this morning spotted the five...

Foster City, California
Reviewed 26 October 2015

My stay with Cheetah Plains was excellent and am very interested in a return visit in the very near future. Their attention to detail for special meal requests was outstanding. I can not say enough about the quality of the food. The guides were fantastic at finding the animals, educating us on their habits and finding the right spots for...

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Good Morning, Thank you for the lovely review, we really appreciate your feedback :) We have been blessed with some fantastic rain lately and the guests this morning braved the weather and found the male lions not far from the lodge! We always try our very best to cater to all dietary requirements and i am thrilled that we met...

NYC
Reviewed 26 October 2015

We are repeat customers. The only reason we repeat is because we are welcomed like family. The game drives and guides are awesome and we've never had a disappointing moment. We will be back again and again.

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

Ah Karim, as always, so good to have you and Marianne back with us! We look forward to seeing you again in the future hopefully for more birthday celebrations :) Lots of love, From the whole team xx

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 26 October 2015

Cheetah plains was a major highlight from our honeymoon. The chalets were gorgeous. The staff and food were amazing. Andrew was a terrific guide and he helped us get up close and personal with all of the big 5. Safely :)

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HI Michele, Thank you so much for the lovely review, and i apologize for my late reply, i have been on honeymoon myself :) Andrew sends his regards and thanks you personally for the compliment, he is a superb guide and we are very lucky to have him. Congratulations again on your marriage, and we wish you the best for...

Troon, Scotland
Reviewed 16 October 2015

Cheetah Plains gives you a wonderful safari experience. This was our first time in Africa, we really did not know what to expect. This lodge has lovely friendly staff, offering warm, unpretentious accommodation. We dined under the stars looking across at elephants and buffalo! The food was lovely and we met some lovely people of all nationalities. As of the...

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Good Morning from the South :) Thank you so much for the kind review, it was such a pleasure having you here with us! We have had a busy morning this morning with some wild dog, cheetah and leopard at Cheetah Plains, and last night we had a leopard visitor INSIDE the camp :) We have also been blessed with...

Darwin, Australia
Reviewed 15 October 2015

Stayed for two nights, Very welcoming staff, Good bar and swimming pool, Lots of wildlife close to lodge and even in the lodge grounds. Game drives are very good with many sightings of the Big5. Free drink and cool towel there when you arrive back from game drives is a nice touch. Very good breakfast, fresh and tasty. Dinner is...

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Hi Lindsay, Thank you so much for the lovely review, ill let you in on a little fillet tenderizer trick, use coca cola or beer as a base for your marinade a day prior to cooking ;) We have had some more rain this end, and it has really brought the animals out. This morning there were wild dog, cheetah...

Buffalo, New York
Reviewed 7 October 2015

We spent 3 nights at Cheetah Plains, and took a total of 6 amazing game drives. We saw all of the Big 5, and a large family of elephants comes to the watering hole by the swimming pool every day after lunch to play in the mud! Our guide, Ephraim, was on a mission to made sure we all got...

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Good Morning :) Thank you for such a great review, id like to let you know that the ellies have been very frequent lately, but we sadly saw a still birth in front of the lodge, which was fascinating but also very sad. The elephants were mourning and by dusk the hyenas had already come to clean up. There have...

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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 

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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
Number of rooms: 8
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Cheetah Plains South Africa/Sabi Sand Game Reserve
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“All rooms are pretty much the same”
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“Rooms are tight, but adequate for sleeping. The common areas were interesting and had spaces inside and outside by the dipping pool that allowed for leisure and rest during the day.”
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