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We are extremely proud to share that Cheetah Plains has been awarded Africa’s Leading Green Hotel at the prestigious 30th annual World Travel Awards.

This recognition underscores our commitment to pioneering a new age of carbon-negative luxury, driven by our bold advance toward zero-emission game viewing and singular approach to renewable energy in the wild.

Our twice-daily game drives are taken in our innovative Land Cruiser Electric Safari Vehicles. These drive on average 32,000 kilometres (19,884 miles) a year while producing zero carbon emissions. The average 4×4 travelling the same distance would emit over 7,000 kilogrammes (15,432 pounds) of CO₂.

The adoption of electric vehicles powered by solar energy, together with our recycling initiatives, from water to waste management, effectively mitigates more than 581 tonnes (640 tons) of CO₂ emissions annually. To put it into perspective, this reduction is equivalent to the environmental impact of over 20,000 trees. By staying at Cheetah Plains, guests can offset part of their travel footprint while indulging in a luxury safari of a lifetime.

As the winner of Africa’s Leading Green Hotel 2023, Cheetah Plains has been shortlisted for the ultimate recognition: World’s Leading Green Hotel 2023. Voting is now open until 17 November 2023. We appreciate your vote.

Established in 1993, the World Travel Awards acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all key sectors of the travel, tourism and hospitality industries. Today, the brand is recognised globally as the ultimate hallmark of excellence, shining a light on those that elevate and inspire the industry to new heights.

A sincere thanks to the World Travel Awards and to everyone who took the time to vote for us. We are honoured to be acknowledged for our mission of delivering an eco-safari of the highest standards.

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