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Cheetah Plains

Sabi Sand Game Reserve | Sabi Sand Game Reserve, Kruger National Park, South Africa
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a special place! The accommodation in individual ronavels was beautiful and comfortable; the wildlife was abundant, both within the camp and on the fantastic game drives; our driver and guide ,Efraim, was highly skilled, knowledgeable and professional. We saw the Big Five twice in two days and had the most wonderful time. The communal meals were highly enjoyable and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just returned from spending 4 nights and as a family we are completely overwhelmed by the experience. Superb staff with great personal care and attention - staff felt just like good friends. Amazingly skilled guides who tracked down all the animals we hoped to see and more, and so close! Ephraim was a legend! Surely as a Safari experience this... More 

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

Good Afternoon to you and the family :) Thank you for writing so many lovely things about Cheetah Plains, i am thrilled that you had such a wonderful time, and am glad to know we will get to sit around a fire and have some more chats about bush life in the future when you come back! Ephraim is definitely... More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We don't normally write reviews but, having just returned from a family holiday at Cheetah Plains, feel compelled to do so! We went with our three children who are all young adults - and we all had the time of our lives seeing African wild life.This is a very special place indeed and we had an incredible few days. The... More 

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

Dear Paul, Karen, Georgia, Eve and Jake, It was absolutely wonderful to have you all here with us, and we really hope to see you again one day! Thank you for taking some time to write such a gorgeous review, and i am thrilled that you enjoyed your time here with us. We have still been lucky to see many... More 

New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

My friend and I spent 2 nights at Cheetah Plains. To start, Cheryl and Craig were more than welcoming and even helped us out with accommodations when our tour operator got it wrong! We were so appreciative! The lodge and grounds are beautiful, even with its own watering hole and resident hippo, Harry! The chalets are small, but you don't... More 

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

Well hello there Miss New York ;) What a wonderful surprise to see a review by you, it was wonderful having you two here with us and i am glad we could accommodate you! As i said to you on the day, if we can accommodate you, then of course we will with no questions. I am glad you enjoyed... More 

Bloemfontein, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

To celebrate my birthday, we decided on Cheetah Plains this time, as Sabi Sands is my favourite destination in SA! We've been to so many lodges in this area & were looking forward to the famous "royal" treatment we experienced before. But, sadly, we had none of that. We were greeted by Damian and Candace and they were very friendly,... More 

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

Hi Mel and Mike, Thank you for taking time to write a review on our special Lodge. I am sad to read some of the comments, as we usually receive quite the opposite especially regarding the staff. My team have had the same member of staff four over five and ten years, and we do regular weekly training sessions with... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We loved Cheetah Plains. The game drives were amazing. The team thought of every detail, it was winter so for our morning game drives they set hot-water bottles and blankets on our chairs to keep us warm! The food was great and the shared dinner experience was lovely and a great way to meet people. Our two bedroom cottage was... More 

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

Hi Jo, Thank you for taking the time to review our little piece of heaven. We enjoyed having you here with us and really hope we get to see you again! I am glad you enjoyed your water bottle in the morning, we know its not always easy to wake up on a cold winter morning, so we do try... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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38 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Our recent 4 days in Cheetah Plains was just excellent. The lodge is simple, situated on a water hole where you are guaranteed daily sightings of 5 wise old buffalo who are in retirement from the massive herds of 300+ seen on 2 of the days. The rooms are comfortably adequate and my only point to make is an upgrade... More 

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

Good Morning to you and your wonderful family! It was such a pleasure to have you here with us, and i am very pleased to tell you we are taking your advice and making small upgrade changed to the showers! Even without the rain, we are still being blessed with some fantastic sightings, and the other day we were lucky... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Excellent hotel. Staff very accommodating. Visit with my 12 year old son. The hotel went out of their way to accommodate his quirky eating habits. Will definitely visit again. Big five reserve. The guides were very knowledgeable. Will definitely visit again.

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

Hi there, Thank you for the lovely review, we are glad that you enjoyed your time here with us. e love quirky, so his eating habits were no problem for us :) Hope to see you again! Love all at Cheetah Plains. More 

Tampa, FL
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

After spending 13 days in South Africa and Zambia we ended our vacation at Cheetah Plains. We wanted to be sure that one of the three areas we experienced safari drives was in the Sabi Sands. We are moderate travelers and researched all the camps within this region and Cheetah Plains checked all of our boxes. Open private reserve, big... More 

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

Good Morning :) So glad you are safe and sound back home! It was lovely to have the three of you here with us, and i am thrilled we managed to make your stay as comfortable as possible. We had a good week of sightings that week, and Craig thoroughly enjoyed taking you out on your private drive, gives him... More 

St. George, Bermuda
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

A simple lodge unlike the over-the-top lodges in the area, but very comfortable rooms with a/c. . Great water hole for viewing. Excellent food home style but the greatest part of the lodge is the staff. All very pleasant and helpful and ready to go out of their way. The best guide in Andrew! We loved it as it has... More 

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

Good Morning Mike, Thank you for the wonderful review, it was just as Magic having you here with us :) Our team is definitely made up of treasured individuals, each one gives their absolute best, and they really enjoy their jobs. We are always happy to welcome new guests into our family, and hope to see you again one day!... More 

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