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Certificate of Excellence
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Cheetah Plains is a small, authentic bush camp in the world renowned Sabi Sand Game Reserve, with 500 hectares of privately owned land & another 8000 hectares of additional traversing - you can be assured of exceptional game viewing - especially leopard and the rest of the "big 5". Cheetah Plains has only 8 traditionally thatched rooms - set amongst indigenous gardens - creating a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere.We focus on freshly produced meals in wonderful surroundings - complementing the friendly and attentive service from all at Cheetah Plains. We look forward to welcoming you to our special bush home.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Kruger National Park 1383 South Africa
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Arathusa Safari Lodge Airport4 mi
Skukuza Airport16 mi
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When we first arrived at Cheetah lodge and were brought to our room (the Cottage, since we were with 3adults and the cottage sleeps 4) we were a little disappointed. The room looked a little bit outdated and could use some updating. However it was clean and had all the
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Response from CheetahPlainsGM, General Manager at Cheetah Plains
Responded Jan 15, 2018
Greetings from Cheetah Plains, dvanmeer! Thank you so much for penning such a positive review - as we close for our exciting rebuild, the current team derives much satisfaction from your praise and kind words! As the four areas you highlight, namely staff, food, atmosphere & drives, are the aspects within our control that we strive to deliver on, your words have provoked broad smiles from all! May your memories of your time with us keep you warm over there in Antwerp! Wild wishes Gary
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Where do I start? Everything was amazing. The rooms were comfortable and that’s all that mattered to us. The food was AMAZING and you could eat as much as you want. All the staff were so friendly and helpful, to name a few- Hallie, Rejoice, Goodman, Sam. There are two I want to
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Response from CheetahPlainsGM, General Manager at Cheetah Plains
Responded Dec 30, 2017
Warm greetings, MoonwraithMoon! What a fabulous review - thank you! I passed on your warm compliments to Ralph and got the benefit of his beaming smile in response! You certainly got to enjoy sightings of a broad range of wildlife which testifies to our privileged location, and your appreciation of the sightings is great to witness. It was also good to hear of your enjoyment of the communal atmosphere; I think there is often a real connection created among guests which enhances the whole wildlife safari experience. Wild wishes Gary
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Transferred from Hoedspruit airport to the Lodge after an hour and half drive arranged through the Lodge. Loved the setting rooms are in huts very cozy and clean. The staff here are incredibly friendly and warm and helpful. Meals are communal which I really enjoyed as it gave
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Response from CheetahPlainsGM, General Manager at Cheetah Plains
Responded Dec 27, 2017
Wild greetings from the Bush! Thank you for your warmly positive review, giantsgrl! Yes, we are certainly fortunate in our special setting; you will be happy to know that the hippos are still contentedly frolicking in the dam, occasionally disturbed by a parade of elephant intent on cooling off! The wildlife sightings have been rich of late and the bush is a lovely healthy green - all great at Cheetah Plains! Wild wishes Gary
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Cheetah Plains is a super lodge in an area with fairly good game sightings. The guide was very flexible regarding the client's wishes. Everything was included and the service was really good as was the food. Right at the lodge is a small lake where quite a few hippos could be
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Response from CheetahPlainsGM, General Manager at Cheetah Plains
Responded Nov 27, 2017
Greetings, 517uwew! Thank you for taking the time to write those kind words! I'm pleased to report that the 'float' of hippos are still happily wallowing in the home dam, occasionally being disturbed by a 'parade' of elephant who come to frolic and cool down in the water - much to our great entertainment. The nyala and bushbuck continue to pass through the lodge to enjoy our vegetation, while our sleep gets occasionally disturbed by yowling hyena and the unmistakable reverberation of lion - all good in Africa! Wild wishes Gary
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I've left comments before on Cheetah Plains, but having just returned from our fourth visit in 15 years and enjoyed it as much if not more than previous occasions, I think a further report is warranted! Cheetah Plains is, to me, the ideal safari lodge. The rooms are lovely,
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Response from CheetahPlainsGM, General Manager at Cheetah Plains
Responded Nov 8, 2017
Greetings, Gunnerjanet! Thank you for the glowing words! This means a lot to us - particularly as you are such an experienced visitor. It is truly gratifying to know that our standards have not slipped over the years. You will have to aim for a fifth visit after our re-build so that we can top the experience! And maybe we can convince last night's sighting - a pangolin, replete with baby on back - to make a special guest appearance for you! Wild wishes Gary
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Not what one would expect from a lodge of this caliber!
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Are there refrigerators in the rooms?
I am not sure but I think we kept our water in a fridge.
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We offer a comprehensive range of alcoholic drinks, including both spirits and a well-chosen range of South African wines. From January 2017, drinks will be included in the rate so a price-list will be superfluous.
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Is there WiFi?
Yes. There is free wifi connection for guests use.
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Is there availability for the 23,24th &25 April
Are hair dryers provided?
Good Morning, Yes we have hairdryers in all the rooms :)
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"I think all the rooms would have been great"
"Avoid room 7, sewerage pit is just outside the room and the smell often drifts towards you when sitting outside your room."
"Rooms are all similar."
"All rooms are great , they also have a family cottage"
"They are all great"
South AfricaKruger National ParkSabi Sand Game Reserve
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