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Featuring 3 exclusive-use, designer bush houses with 2 lounges, dining areas, outdoor bomas, wine cellars & heated swimming pools as well as a private game viewing vehicles & designated field guides for the duration of your stay.

Named after 2 of Sabi Sand’s legendary leopards, and a dominant lion coalition the three bush houses are named “Mvula”, “Karula” and “Mapogo” respectively.

Each house is comprised of 4 luxurious private suites. These King-bedded suites feature private decks, dressing rooms and lounges, double rain showers & baths overlooking the splendid African bushveld.

We highly recommend a minimum of 3 night’s stay at Cheetah Plains Private Game Reserve in order to get the full benefit of our spectacular South African Safari experience & hospitality.

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Three Exclusive-Use Bush Houses

Mvula House, Karula House, Mapogo House

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 bush houses accommodates a minimum of 4 & a maximum of 8 guests.
  • The interlinking suite at Karula is disabled- friendly.

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.


  • Afternoon Tea, Dinner & Brunch. All meals are prepared at the house by private chef.
  • Specialty teas & filter coffee.
  • Twice-daily game drives in your private game-viewing vehicle with your on-site field guide.
  • Game drives include a sunrise / sunset stop & stargazing.
  • All house drinks including a selection of South Africa’s most enjoyable wines (red, white & sparkling), local beers & our selection of spirits as well as non-alcoholic beverages.
  • 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.
  • Premium spirits, specialty wines & champagnes.
  • Gratuities, laundry, telephone calls & all other incidental costs.
  • Emergency medical evacuation, travel insurance & travel cancellation refunds. (We highly recommend 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)
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