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Cheetah Plains

Sabi Sand Game Reserve | Sabi Sand Game Reserve, Kruger National Park, South Africa
Cheetah Plains
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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48 reviews 48 reviews
10 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We stayed at Cheetah Plains for three nights and and we can not say enough about this place. The staff is wonderful,and very kind and helpful. The food is very good and having dinner under the stars was beautiful. Breakfast was plentiful with a good selection of items to chose from. Our room, hut # 6 was just perfect and... More 

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

Dear Capecodkaren Thank you for the great review! Was really nice meeting yourself and your husband. We at Cheetah Plains takes a lot of pride in our friendly and professional staff and service alike, and i am really happy you could experience that first hand. You most certainly were blessed with some great sightings, as the Black Rhino is very... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We stayed at Cheetah Plains in August 2013 for our “once in a lifetime” safari holiday. We stayed again in March 2014 and are currently planning our third visit. These were, hands down, our best family holidays ever (hence the long review). Our plans for a wildlife holiday were based around our daughter’s favourite animal – Leopard. Our research showed... More 

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

Dear Xkoru Thank you for the great review!! I am really glad you have experienced the essence of what Cheetah Plains is all about in it's full :) I could not put it any better than the way you have described the Lodge and it's staff's passion for warm professional service and hospitality! We are looking forward to your next... More 

Dusseldorf, Germany
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33 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We spent 3 nights at Cheetah Plains in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve during our Trip through South Africa. we had previously spent some time in the Kruger Park and drove from a Letaba Restcamp to Cheetah Plains; a route which takes you over quite some kilometers of dirt road. With the description and map that Cheetah Plains e-mailed us,... More 

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

Dear JOep Thank you for the great review! Glad that you enjoyed your stay with us, and your recommendation. Cheetah Plains and the Sabi Sand reserve is known for it's great Leopard sightings, and never seems to disappoint :) Our summers do get really hot, so yes, the pool area is a great asset for relaxation and cooling down. Fortunately... More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We were at Cheetah Plains for 3 nights. We could not have been more pleased with the food, environment, staff, and, ESPECIALLY, the animal encounters. Our guide was very knowlegeable and we saw the Big 5 + lots more. Best vacation ever!

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

Dear Shon Thank you for the great review! Glad you had such a memorable stay with us! We wish to see you and your nearest soon again :) Regards & Wild wishes Willem More 

Berwyn, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

There are only 8 rooms and all of them were quaint.....this is much more about being out there with nature. The meals were fabulous, the hosts and hospitality over the top and the animal sightings spectacular. Our guide, Justin's knowledge of animals and birds made this even more special....he was a walking encyclopedia! We will definitely go back!

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

Dear ShefMac Thank you for your review. It is great to hear that you and your family have felt the essence of Cheetah Plains and our passion for the conservation of nature and our guests alike. Justin truly is as you've mentioned "a walking encyclopedia" and his passion for the bush rubs off with ease...to all his guests! Hoping to... More 

western australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

In early June 2014 my wife and I had the opportunity to spend 4 days and 3 nights at Cheetah Plains, a truly incredible experience. From the moment that Emphriam picked up from the airstrip until we watched the "plains" vanish from beneath the planes wings as we left, it was a once in a life time experience. Initially, we... More 

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

Dear 'Patto' Thank you for taking the time to write a review for Cheetah Plains. Firstly, we feel very honored by your statement "In over thirty years of travelling to various parts of the world, our Cheetah Plains trip now goes to the top of our list" That sure is special and heart warming. It was great to have met... More 

Sao Paulo, SP
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We spent 2 nights in Cheetah Plains. What a experience! Great views, we managed to see the big 5, unfortunately we had no time to take a picture of the lion having a meal in our last morning there, due to the flight schedule, but at least we had great pics from lioness and tabbies. Regarding the lodge: great hospitality,... More 

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

Dear Rosa Thank you for the lovely review! It is always a pleasure to see that our guests leave here with great memories and loads of awesome pictures to remember the African Bush by. . Although it is a real pitty you have missed out on getting some more pictures of the Lions, i am sure glad you got to... More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We had 3 days here in mid-winter and saw everything. We have been on safaris before but thanks to the skill of our guide on the game drives, we saw more creatures and more action (some of it rather grisly!) than ever before. The game drives, at 3.5 hours morning and evening, were longer than usual but every effort was... More 

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

Dear Norman Thank you for your review. I am glad you had a memorable stay with us, and got too see the 'grisly' part of nature re the "circle of life" as we sometimes forget just how hard survival in the African bush really is, for predator & prey alike.. Cheetah Plains take huge pride in having very skilled and... More 

london
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Want to say a very warm and heartily thanks from us both for the most amazing safari holiday we have ever experienced and the hospitality was out of this world let alone the game viewing of a lifetime. We cannot put words to the whole experience, but for anyone reading this on trip advisor, if you don't visit cheetah plains... More 

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

Dear Zane & Gosia Thank you for the great review! I am thrilled with the fact that you had an experience of a lifetime, and therefore endless fond memories of Cheetah Plains and the African Bush! It really means a lot to me/us, and i will relay your message to the whole staff compliment. Ps, hope to see you again... More 

Durban, South Africa
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111 reviews 111 reviews
39 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We spent 3 nights with at Cheetah Plains.Having visited many of the private game Lodges in South Africa I can honestly say the Lodge ambiance, the staff and game viewing compare favourably with the best .The chalets are somewhat smaller and less luxurious than many of the other Lodges we have been to but were comfortable enough. We enjoyed excellent... More 

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

Dear Rodney Firstly, was great having yourself and your nearest staying with us at Cheetah Plains. Thank you for the lovely review. Really glad you had some fantastic game drives, and yes, Ephriam's knowledge is exceptional, with over 20 years of knowledge, paired with a great sense of humor...you cannot go wrong :) Regarding the level of noise experienced from... More 

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