Cheetah Plains Private Reserve lies adjacent to the Kruger National Park, in the northwest corner of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve. There are no fences between the two reserves, allowing game to move freely between the two areas. Cheetah Plains has on its one boundary the Kruger National Park and on the other Mala Mala – perfect neighbours! You are also guaranteed exclusivity.
At Cheetah Plains, you’ll be blown away by the abundant wildlife and unparalleled game viewing. The famous 65 000ha Sabi Sand reserve is world renowned for the Big Five – leopard, elephant, black & white rhinoceros, cape buffalo, and lion.
The eight traditionally-thatched chalets & a bush cottage at Cheetah Plains melt into beautiful indigenous gardens, which in turn are surrounded by pristine African bushveld.
Each chalet has either a double bed or two single beds, an en-suite shower, air-conditioning, mosquito net, and a verandah overlooking the gardens and the wild African bush.
The Bush cottage has two bed rooms, comfortable lounge/kitchenette, a shower & bath with seperate toilet, mosquito nets, air conditioning as well as a verandah overlooking the surrounding bushveld.
There are two different room types and a Bush Cottage at Cheetah Plains:
6 x Standard Chalets
2 x Luxury Chalets
Bush Cottage for four
Cellphones and internet access
Evening game drives
Early morning game drives
DIRECTIONS TO CHEETAHS PLAIN
Whether you fly directly to Cheetah Plains on one of the daily scheduled flights from Johannesburg or Nelspruit, a flight from Madikwe to Sabi Sand or decide to do a self-drive, Cheetah Plains is easily accessible by both road and air.
ADDRESS: S36, Kruger Park, South Africa
Recommended self-drive route from Johannesburg
Recommended self-drive route from Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport
GPS CO-ORDINATES: -Latitude 24.73923 S; Longitude: 31.57598 E
Sabi Sand Game Reserve
Renowned for its Big Five game viewing, the 65 000ha Sabi Sand Game Reserve – within which Cheetah Plains Private Game reserve is located – lies adjacent to the south-west corner of the Kruger National Park, where it shares a 50km border. There are no fences between the two reserves, allowing game to move freely between the two areas and, as a result, the reserve offers some of the most exceptional wildlife in southern Africa. Of particular interest are the leaps of leopards that traverse the areas – beautiful, large, majestic cats.
Two rivers cross Sabi Sand – the Sabi River on its boundary in the south and the Sand River that flows from north-west to south-east – and this has resulted in an abundance of leopard, lion, rhino, elephant, buffalo, cheetah, zebra, giraffe, hyena and a wide variety of antelope and other species.
To date 330 tree, 45 fish, 30 amphibian, 110 reptile, 500 bird and 145 mammal species have been noted in Sabi Sand. A number of endangered species have also made the reserve their home, and visitors to the area are often given a rare glimpse of bats, honey badgers, ground hornbills and wild dogs.
Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve was formed in 1934, and was the forerunner of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, which was established in 1948. As such it became the oldest private game reserve in South Africa and the birthplace of sustainable wildlife tourism in Southern Africa.
A formal association of landowners, many operating commercial safaris, Sabi Sand Game Reserve’s goal is to promote and conserve the fauna and flora in the area, and preserve the area as a wildlife sanctuary. All lodges in the greater Sabi Sand area are involved in environmental management such as alien plant control, combating erosion, monitoring wildlife, anti-poaching and fire control.