The Cheetah Plains Bushveld House concept and design is a unique creation, reflecting the personal style and taste of owner, Japie van Niekerk.

His dream to create the most unique safari experience in South Africa and to share his piece of Africa with his family and those who share his ideals is now a tangible reality. The houses provide an inspired backdrop against which your unforgettable safari experience unfolds.

Designed and appointed by lauded African designers and artists, the property comprises bespoke exclusive-use Bushveld Houses, your private sanctuary in the inimitable Sabi Sands. Each sophisticated residence boasts a formal lounge, living room, dining area, expansive sun deck, heated swimming pool, wine gallery, chef’s kitchen and sumptuous, private guest suites.

Children of all ages are most welcome at Cheetah Plains.  Our Plains Houses have great child-friendly features such as a set of inter-leading Private Suites, a living room with state-of-the-art audio-visual  equipment, a games selection and Netflix.

Imaginative kiddies meals are the order of the day as are interactive cooking sessions with your Plains House chef. Babysitting by our qualified, caring nannies is complimentary and always on offer. Our Cheetah Cub Club is our bespoke children’s programmme, chock-full of safari fun.

Our individualistic approach to family safaris is what sets us apart in the Sabi Sand. It starts with a conversation and ends with safari memories of a lifetime.

Exclusive-Use Luxurious Bushveld Homes

House Features

  • Two lounges (a formal lounge & an entertainment lounge)
  • Dining area.
  • Outdoor boma for fire-side dining.
  • Temperature controlled wine cellar.
  • Heated swimming pool.
  • Day-bed & private deck area.
  • Indigenous gardens & spectacular views into the surrounding natural bushveld.
  • Private game viewing vehicle as well as designated professional field guide & tracker.
  • Private chef & butler for the duration of your stay.
  • Each of the exclusive-use luxurious bushveld homes accommodates a minimum of 4 & a maximum of 8 guests.

Private Suite Features

  • King-bedded bedroom.
  • Private mini bar & coffee station.
  • Lounge.
  • Private deck with day-bed.
  • Dressing room.
  • Double rain shower.
  • Bath overlooking the bushveld.
  • Accommodates a maximum of 2 guests per suite.
  • Especially for families with young children, 2 of the suites interlink so parents are close by, but not in the same bedroom.


  • All meals are prepared at the house by private chef.
  • Twice-daily game drives in your private game-viewing vehicle with your on-site field guide.
  • Game drives include a sunrise / sunset stop & stargazing.
  • A selection of vintage South African wines, Cap Classiques, premium spirits, beers, non alcoholic beverages, tea, coffee, still & sparkling water.
  • In House Spa Therapist
  • Use of onsite Gym
  • Outdoor, fireside dining as often as possible.
  • Transfers between Arathusa airstrip & Cheetah Plains are included when flying with FedAir / Airlink / Private Charter.
  • 15% VAT


  • A mandatory Sabi Sand Guest Conservation Contribution (charged per person per night) will be levied to all bookings.
  • Transfers to & from Cheetah Plains, other than from Arathusa airstrip as listed above.
  • Escort after dark from the reserve gates.
  • Gratuities & all other incidental costs.
  • Emergency medical evacuation, travel insurance & travel cancellation refunds. (It is compulsory that guests have sufficient travel & medical insurance to cover any unexpected incidents)
  • Sabi Sand Reserve entrance fees, which will be charged (in cash) at Gowrie Gate. (Reserve entrance fees are subject to change without prior notice)