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Cheetah Plains

Sabi Sand Game Reserve | Sabi Sand Game Reserve, Kruger National Park, South Africa
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St. George, Bermuda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here with friends. I didn't know what to expect. The whole experience was wonderful. The accommodations where first class. The food was excellent. The first day out on safari we saw the big five and more. I would recommend this experience to anyone.

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

Hi BJ, Thank you for taking time to write a review on Cheetah Plains! I am thrilled to read that you enjoyed your stay here with us, we are definitely very lucky with the wildlife we have around us. We have had a hyena visit us quite often in the camp the last few days, and he seems to like... More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have taken safaris in a number of locations and in different countries. We wanted to stay on the edge of the Kruger and have the opportunity to see as much big game and cats as we could. Not surprisingly the location of the lodge is a little way of the main road which makes it interesting for a number... More 

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

Hi Michael, Thank you for writing such a special review, we were indeed thoroughly spoiled over the Christmas month! Wild dogs are such a rare sighting and we are fortunate to see them at least once a month, and when that call comes in that they have been spotted we allow a little breaking of the speed limit to zoom... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Our family of four stayed at Cheetah Plains as recommended by our travel agent and the experience was beyond my expectations. The staff was friendly and attentive to our needs, the food was great and abundant, the location allowed us to see herds of elephants crossing to the water while enjoying a relaxed afternoon or having dinner by the open... More 

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

Hi there, Such a wonderful review, thank you :) We would also like to say thank you for choosing to spend your holiday here with us. I have relayed your lovely compliments to the staff, and they were very glad to hear. Ephraim is definitely a wonderful guide, and is also known as eagle eyes for his sharp sight. Besides... More 

Nelspruit, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Well this review is a little irritating but I did have a fantastic time at Cheetah plains. The food was excellent and the lodge was cozy. Rooms were a little on top of each other and a view of the bush from the patio of the room would of been nice. The best of all was the game drives and... More 

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

Hi Piet, Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Cheetah Plains, we thoroughly love having locals here, and you are just on our doorstep :) Sabi Sands is famous for great viewing and we are happy to have shared it with you. Your feedback is of utmost importance to us! Just last night we were able... More 

Pretoria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We visited Cheetah Plains during February. The rooms are comfortable, the food excellent, the staff and service great! The atmosphere relaxed and the sightings extra ordinary! The most beautiful leopard sightings ever! Even better than in Botswana! We loved the time we spent at Cheetah Plains and recommend the lodge to anyone!

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

Hi Ami, Thank you for choosing to spend your time here with us, we thoroughly enjoyed having you here. It is always nice to get away from the hustle of the city for a weekend, and it is great that we are not too far away from you. What a wonderful compliment regarding the fact that you found your stay... More 

Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Saw the big 5 on our first game drive with Craig. Saw leopard for the first time in the bush. Plenty on bird life and very informative game rangers. Accommodation was clean and fresh and a welcome retreat from the heat of the day. Pool is amazing as you can swim and watch the game coming to drink at the... More 

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

Hi Bron, It was lovely to have yourself and Rob here with us, and am thrilled to see you had such a good time. We are very fortunate with the richness of game life here in Sabi Sands, that we often get to experience many beautiful sightings. Although like any game reserve, one day can be completely different to the... More 

Forest Row, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Stayed at Cheetah Plains for my 40th birthday present in January. Had the most amazing experience. Saw the "Big 5" and more easily. Drivers were so knowledgeable and made the drives exciting each trip. We had delicious food every day and the staff couldn't do enough for us, even producing a surprise chocolate birthday cake. Have promised our children we... More 

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

Hi Julia, Thank you very much for taking some time to write a review on your stay with us! I am thrilled to read that we were able to help you create some great birthday memories, and if you come back for your 50th we may even throw in some dinner time singing ;) It was such a pleasure having... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Lovely friendly atmosphere. Beautiful Game drives with so much to see. It was an amazing and relaxing experience. From the time we arrived to the time we left we were spoiled. The staff are very caring, love their lodge and it shows.

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

Hi Jade, It was so nice to have you here, and you are absolutely correct, we love our lodge very much! I always say our visitors enter as guests and leave as friends, and we really enjoy spoiling them whilst they are with us. The team is made up of very special individuals who are in hospitality because they genuinely... More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

My partner and I had an unreal time at Cheetah Plains. The staff, service and accommodation were incredible. Emphraim, our guide was extremely insightful and enthusiastic. The food was great and overall atmosphere was electric. Highly recommend! We'll be back

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

Hi Gavin, Thank you for taking a bit of time to write about your stay with us! It was such a pleasure having you here, and we really hope to see you again soon. Ephraim is full of jokes and really knows how to turn every drive into an absolute blast. Be sure to follow our facebook page to keep... More 

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