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Cheetah Plains

Sabi Sand Game Reserve | Sabi Sand Game Reserve, Kruger National Park, South Africa
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mc10292015 Boston, Massachusetts
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    5 of 5 stars
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    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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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Nelspruit, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

What an amazing experience! Cheetah plains was truly amazing. From the moment we arrived till the moment we left, the complete staff was so friendly, warm and fun. We had lots of laughs en nice conversations with the staff. The food was great and the accomodation perfect. You're really in between the animals and nature, very relaxing environment. We are... More 

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

Dear Rozanne Thank you for the great review! Super glad you all had a lovely stay with us, and yes, was great fun :) I'm very happy that your experience in the African bush was an unforgettable one, and that you enjoyed our hospitality. Cheetah Plains does lend to some great wildlife experiences...sometimes even from your stoep or by the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Cheetah Plains was amazing!! I'll never forget this experience, and would highly recommend it to anyone (already have, in fact, to my family)! I spent 4 days in mid February here, and it was absolutely wonderful. I'll start with the drives, which are, of course, the most important part of a safari: I was there for 4 days, and saw... More 

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

Dear MelissaM Thank you for your lovely review. Glad that all your expectations were met, and surpassed :) Ephriam sure is, as you put it "one with the bush" and an amazing guide with excellent tracking skills....and yes, a great sense of humor ;) We pride ourselves for great service with a smile, so it makes me very proud that... More 

Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We had a brilliant time at Cheetah Plains, not only did we get to see the big five the accomodation was lovely and the staff amazing. Our tracker (Andrew) was the nicest most gentlemanly and knowledgable fellow you could ever meet and went out of his way to make the safari experience a positive and lasting memory. The food and... More 

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

Dear JackiePhil Thank you for your lovely review. Makes me very happy and proud to hear you had a memorable stay with us, in all aspects :) As with the whole Cheetah Plains team, Andrew, our Head Guide, sure has a lot of passion for the bush, and his guests alike! It was only but a pleasure to have you... More 

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