Guests per Safari Vehicle
A sophisticated, innovative eco-luxe safari experience for the modern age, Plains Houses 'Mapogo', 'Karula' and 'Mvula', respectively provide a sensual backdrop to your inspired safari experience. The imaginative, honest architecture is complemented by restful interiors that invite the outside in. The muted palette of the interior design imbued with warm, natural elements is enhanced with handpicked decor pieces by notable South African artisans.
The exclusive-use Plains Houses 'Mapogo', 'Karula' and 'Mvula' are named after notable feline characters that, in their lifetime, left an indelible impression upon the Cheetah Plains Private Reserve. By dedicating each Plains House to their memory we honour their rich legacy: 'Mapogo', a fierce coalition of lion brothers, 'Karula', a lone leopard of queenly stature and 'Mvula', a dominant male leopard with a regal quality, the likes of which have not since been encountered in these parts.
The location and unique appointment of each Plains House is a beautiful rendering of its namesake. All three houses essentially take the same form comprising two parts: the shared space and the accommodation. The shared space houses an expansive formal lounge, living room, sun deck, solar-heated lap pool, loggia, fine wine gallery and dining room. Adjacent, the accommodation comprises four graciously appointed free-standing Private Suites, two of which inter-lead.
A dedicated hospitality team consists of your intuitive, accomplished host, private chef, spa therapist and a best-in-class field guide and tracker team. This talented group of professionals is allocated to your Plains House for the duration of your stay. Together, they deliver a safari experience tailored to your individual preferences.
Delicious meals and snacks made to exacting standards are prepared by your talented private chef. Personal wellness is in the hands of your dedicated wellness therapist. An immersive connection with nature is facilitated by the expert field guide and tracker team at your service.
Adjacent to the world-renowned Kruger National Park, the Sabi Sand Game Reserve is famed for its intimate wildlife encounters, particularly leopard viewing. Home to a host of animals, including the Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino), the Sabi Sand is part of a conservation area that covers over two million hectares (almost five million acres), an area equivalent to the state of New Jersey.
With no boundary fences between the Sabi Sand and the Kruger National Park, this reserve benefits from the great diversity of animals found in one of the richest wildlife areas on the African continent, along with the additional benefits experienced on a private game reserve.
Game drives traverse an area of 10 500 hectares (26 000 acres) and strict vehicle limits at sightings ensure the exclusivity of the game viewing experience. Sensitive off-road driving ensures that guests have the best possible view of any exceptional sighting and rangers are constantly in touch with each other to keep track of animal movements.
All ages welcome
Hoedspruit – Eastgate Airport
7 hours from Johannesburg
1.5 hours from Hoedspruit Airport
Cheetah Plains Private Game Reserve, South Africa
All ages welcome