Cheetah Plains

Exclusive Houses

Welcome to Cheetah Plains Exclusive Houses, home of the definitive exclusive-use luxury sustainable safari in South Africa’s most celebrated wildlife area, the Sabi Sand Game Reserve.
A bold departure from its humble safari lodge beginnings, Cheetah Plains has undergone a complete metamorphosis. Today, it is a beacon to the eco-luxe safari set and a collaborative expression of South Africa’s rich heritage. Proud owner, Japie van Niekerk’s vision for the property is finally realised.
Our exclusive-use, private Plains Houses accommodate a minimum of 4 and maximum of 8 guests per house, and epitomize luxury in the splendid surrounds of the famous Sabi Sand Reserve

A sophisticated, innovative eco-luxe safari experience for the modern age.

Private sole-use Plains Houses, each exquisitely appointed, boast a formal lounge, living room, dining area, expansive sun deck, heated swimming pool, wine gallery, chef’s kitchen and sumptuous Private Suites.

Sustainable Safari

Cheetah Plains is a pioneer in its class and the undisputed home of the definitive upscale eco-safari in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve.  Our expert team of safari guides and trackers will guide your personal discovery of this prolific, significant conservancy.

Owner, Japie van Niekerk’s singular approach to sustainability within our footprint on the Sabi Sands delivers an eco-safari of unrivalled quality. We have partnered with some of the world’s pre-eminent minds in the renewable energy field to provide clean energy solutions that drive both our hospitality and safari experiences here at Cheetah Plains.

We are entirely ‘off the grid’, harnessing the power of solar to provide us with a reliable, renewable energy source at Cheetah Plains. Use of grey-water recycling systems ensures our water consumption on the property remains as frugal as possible. Creating local employment and supporting the local early childhood development center in our neighbouring community of Utah are additional tangible ways in which our holistic approach towards sustainability is being lived out.

About Us

Here, the old adage, ‘patience is a virtue’ certainly applies. It was only many years after South African owner, Japie van Niekerk, acquired Cheetah Plains Private Reserve that his vision for it would come to fruition.

That is, for Cheetah Plains to become the home of the definitive luxury concept safari in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve and indeed, the world.

By design, our concept safari property embraces our splendid natural setting in the most original, elegant way.

Every aspect reflects Japie’s personal style and preferences beautifully. Finally, over a decade after acquiring Cheetah Plains, his dream of transforming this private piece of Africa is realised.

Our world-class, proudly South African hospitality team are ready and waiting to welcome you. Feel at home at Cheetah Plains, your private African safari escape.