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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family of six adults spent four days at Cheetah Plains and it was life changing. The accommodations are rather modest for a safari camp but we liked it that way - small and cozy. The staff, especially Mike our guide, were beyond fabulous. We saw the most beautiful animals and birds on every one of our game drives. We... More 

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

Thank you for your glowing review - it is so good to know that we have provided an experience that surpassed expectations! We know we are incredibly fortunate in our location with its wonderful wild-life that never fails to impress. Now that the 'bush bug' has infected you, we hope you will consider a return visit... Wild wishes Gary More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The accommodation is not as nice as the pictures on the internet. The bar and were you eat and things looks good. The man behind the bar is a cool and a funny guy. The wifi is very bad. The food is not that nice @ all. Swimmingpool is ok, but very cold and not realy big. They say that... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review - this is such a valuable vehicle to monitor and improve on our offering. We are pleased you obviously enjoyed the game drives and were able to take decent photographs of the abundant wild-life, as, after all, this is surely the main purpose of your visit! While the wi-fi may... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our first safari and it was so amazing. All staff were very helpful, couldn't do enough for you. Food was delicious and plenty of it. The room was a bit small, but you don't spend a lot of time there, had everything you needed. Our safaris were fantastic our guide was Ephraim, we had a great time with him, extremely... More 

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

Thank you for your review, Rhonda - we are delighted that you had a memorable first safari. You were particularly fortunate to see that new-born rhino as not many have that privilege! Yes, our location is leopard-rich and to see these magnificent cats in their natural environment is an experience to relish. I am glad the bush has infected you... More 

Sudbury, Canada
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

The people and service at Cheetah Plains was terrific! Would recommend them too all my family and friends. The accomodations were perfect, the food was amazing, and the game drives were the awesome! Our Ranger (Myke) did a great job.

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

It is so great to be assured that our guests had the experience they deserve! The game is so plentiful at the moment so I am so glad you got to witness it. Hopefully you were here when Harry, the hippo, paid us his evening visit and that you got to see those elusive cheetah that have recently graced us... More 

Barcelona, Spain
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30 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

We enjoyed our stay at Cheetah Plains. We stayed at 3 different lodges on our South Africa trip, Cheetah Plains was the best of them all. The attention to detail, the food and the service were amazing. The game drives where very nice, we got to see all big 5 up close, (and I mean really close), we could literally... More 

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

We are so pleased you enjoyed your experience with us and your personal encounters with the '5'! I hope you were here to share in the excitement recently when the cheetah decided to wander into the vicinity to add to the game abundance. Given that it's our namesake, we have a special regard for those beautiful 'cats'. If you missed... More 

Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

We spent 3 nights at Cheetah Plains. It was amazing. The Lodge and accommodation was great - good food and great staff. We did 2 game drives each day. We saw "the big 5 " within the first hour of our first drive - it was truly amazing to see the animals in their natural habitats. Would highly recommend this... More 

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

Greetings, Liz! Thank you so much for the positive feedback - it's always great to hear our guests enthuse about their experience! And yes, we are so fortunate with our 'Big 5' sightings, and are now even more delighted with the arrival of the elegantly sleek cheetah. You will have to return so that you can add this stunning feline... More 

Madison, Alabama
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

The lodge is well maintained and compact with easy access to the central meeting area. Game sightings while I was there were outstanding, including Lions+cubs, Rhinos, Leopards, Buffalo, Elephant, Kudu, Impala etc. The range of birds was also impressive, I had good sightings of Martial Eagles, Bateleur Eagles, Purple & Lilac-breasted Rollers, Crested Barbet, Yellow-billed Kite and host of other... More 

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

Yes, we take great delight in our bird-life - to wake up to the feverishly excited weavers and the curious hornbills on the patio is a daily treat! The mammal sightings are quite magnificent at the moment with Harry, the hippo, paying the lodge a visit last night! Thank you for drawing the comfort of the game viewer to my... More 

London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Our first safari and we loved it at cheetah plains. A very warm welcome on arrival, hot chocolate and warm face cloths on arrival. We stayed in hut 8 and it was perfect. Room clean and spacious, outside shower and lovely balcony that is not over looked. High tea served at 3pm everyday before evening drives. Ephraim was our guide... More 

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

Thank you for your wonderfully positive response to your stay with us - it is always hugely pleasing to hear the comments of a satisfied guest. Yes, we are really fortunate in our wild-life-rich location and are only too happy for others to share in the bounty. Thank you for your kind words regarding Ephraim and Goodman - your comments... More 

Sydney, Australia
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71 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We visited Cheetah Plains for three Nights as part of a 4 week African adventure for our honeymoon. This was the perfect place to start GM Gary was really welcoming, he made our honeymoon special and has an enthusiasm that's infectious Our guide Andrew was the highlight of our trip, being our first safari we didn't know what to expect,... More 

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

We at Cheetah Plains really appreciate that you took the time to write a review - it is always useful to receive feedback as we are continually striving to provide our guests with a memorable experience. I am glad you got to benefit from Andrew's wealth of experience, knowledge and skills - he is a true asset. Yes, the refurb... More 

Essex
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28 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

This was the third of the 4 lodges that we stayed in on our three week trip to South Africa. We have stayed in several other lodges in the immediate vicinity and expected this to be of similar quality, but were a little disappointed. The rooms are very small (although adequately equipped), and very dark. They seemed very old fashioned... More 

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to give such detailed feedback, of which we have taken careful note. Yes, we are all-too-aware that our 'bush camp' can be viewed as old fashioned - but, of course, many prefer it this way: simple, comfortable and unpretentious. A matter of taste. And expectations, I suppose. Please visit us again in... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

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Address: Sabi Sand Game Reserve | Sabi Sand Game Reserve, Mpumalanga, South Africa, Kruger National Park 1383, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Sabi Sand Game Reserve
Price Range: $842 - $2,247 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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