5 hour drive from Johannesburg to the Sabi Region. Federal Air flights directly into the Sabi Sand Game Reserve (Arathusa airstrip) available on request.
6 Standard chalets
2 Luxury chalets
1 Luxury bush cottage with two bedrooms
ABOUT CHEETAH PLAINS GAME LODGE
Cheetah Plains Game Lodge is committed to bringing guests an authentic safari experience. Located adjacent to the Kruger National Park in the Sabi Sand Reserve, this gorgeous lodge offers abundant wildlife, comfortable accommodation, breath-taking panoramas and friendly hospitality. Home to the famed “Big Five” and many more animals, including hippos, buck and hyena, not to mention plentiful and lush vegetation, the reserve is one that has all the necessary ingredients for the making of a perfect and tradition safari experience. Cheetah Plains is one of the oldest bush lodges in Sabi and is the epitome of an authentic bush dwelling.
The lodge comprises of eight thatched roof chalets that have a distinctive African touch and provide all the comforts of home to ensure ultimate relaxation and enjoyment during your stay. There’s no better way to appreciate the wonders of the African wilderness than while enjoying a game drive such as that which is available twice-daily when you’re a guest at Cheetah Plains. Get up close and personal with the enchanting creatures that make this land their home and get a true sense of the unique African spirit. Budding photographers will find many an opportunity to capture beautiful shots of the open velds and amazing wildlife. After a day out in the sun, why not return to the main lodge and take a cooling dip in the crustal-clear pool? Delicious, authentic meals are prepared daily for guests, rounding out an overall traditional African safari experience.
The Bush Cottage (Min 3/Max 4 guests)
The Bush cottage has two bed rooms, comfortable lounge/kitchenette, a shower & bath with seperate toilet, mosquito nets, air conditioning as well as a verandah overlooking the surrounding bushveld.
There are two different room types and a Bush Cottage at Cheetah Plains:
6 x Standard Chalets
The standard chalet's are comfortable with an indoor shower, and no bath.
2 x Luxury Chalets
Each luxury chalet consists of an ensuite bathroom, with a bath and a beautiful outdoor shower.
Cheetah Plains Game Lodge caters for a maximum of sixteen guests. The Lodge building, of wood and thatch is unique in its construction and offers magnificent views of the surrounding African veld from the upper deck. Cheetah Plains Game Lodge (previously called Djuma Bush Lodge), a rather special safari place, with many guests returning time and again over the past decade years, has just eight thatched chalets tucked away in indigenous gardens.
The pool is in a small grove of Tamboti trees and is always delightfully cool. There are two viewing decks over the water-hole. Morning safaris start early so as not to miss the magic of the African sunrise and most animals are active at this time of day.
Breakfast at Bush Lodge is a full English buffet.
Lunch is a simple affair with hot and cold dishes, and afternoon tea includes fresh bakes. Sumptuous dinners are either served in the dining room or under the African sky, around a roaring fire in the boma.
The safari experience here is unique in that we do not only concentrate on the Big Five, but you can also learn about the history of the reserve and how the Tsongas once lived on this land alongside the animals.
A reputation over the past ten years for a relaxed, unpretentious atmosphere encourages guests to truly relax and become one of the Cheetah Plains Game Lodge families.
ABOUT SABI SAND GAME RESERVE
This reserve shares 50km of unfenced boundary with Kruger National Park and animals are at liberty to go wherever they wish - but they tend to stay right where they are! This is because the Sand River and Sabi River supply much needed water in the dry season and create an eco-system with one of the highest and most bio-diverse wildlife populations in Southern Africa. This is the reason why it is quite possible to see the 'Big Five' (lion, leopard, rhinoceros, buffalo and elephant) as well as numerous other animals and birds in a couple of days, or even a couple of hours in Sabi Sand.
Two viewing decks
Full bar facilities
Rooms 1 - 6 have inside showers only
Rooms 7 & 8 have baths and outdoor showers
Hot water bottles