Having been at Cheetah Plains since its more humble beginnings, Andrew has played an integral role in the establishment of Cheetah Plains and the lodge it is known to be today, in more ways than one. He started his professional journey as a groundskeeper and moved on to be a tracker. Eventually starting as a [...]

By |2023-03-17T14:01:31+02:00March 17th, 2023|Staff Stories|Comments Off on MEET ANDREW KHOSA – AFFINITY FOR THE WILDERNESS

the smile of things to come

Meet Clementine, one of four of our magnificent and fabulous hostesses at Cheetah Plains. Known for her beautiful smile, positive attitude, and general zest for life, Clementine is an invaluable part of the guest experience at Cheetah Plains. With her cheerful demeanour, Clementine has a way of seamlessly orchestrating every detail of a guest’s stay according [...]

By |2023-02-14T13:26:08+02:00February 14th, 2023|Staff Stories|Comments Off on the smile of things to come

meet our management couple

Meet our management couple, NJ and Mettie Van Der Merwe. This duo is a force to be reckoned with, ensuring the efficiency, level of detail, and personalization that the Cheetah Plains experience has come to be synonymous with. Having been in the hospitality industry for 28 years, of which 20 years were in 5-star hotels, [...]

By |2023-01-24T16:17:22+02:00January 24th, 2023|Staff Stories|Comments Off on meet our management couple

we have a special staff story this december – it’s one of simon chiburre

We have a special staff story this December- it’s one of Simon Chiburre. This fine man has been at Cheetah Plains for one year, and having just celebrated his anniversary with us, he holds his position as Butler in high regard. Simon loves to get to know our guests; he takes great pleasure in listening [...]

By |2023-01-04T08:28:00+02:00December 15th, 2022|Staff Stories|Comments Off on we have a special staff story this december – it’s one of simon chiburre


Now anyone who knows a thing or two about the culinary arts, knows the relevance and significance of a pastry chef! She goes by the name Juju and she is the Head Pastry Chef at Cheetah Plains. Ferroudja Menhouk joined our team in 2021 and plays this important role in our culinary brigade. As a [...]

By |2022-07-24T22:52:30+02:00July 25th, 2022|Staff Stories|Comments Off on SWEET TOOTH FLARE

Meet Civ!

Civilized has recently joined the Cheetah Plains Guiding team this year. For 12 years Civ has been an active guide in South Africa. An expert storyteller, he won the FGASA Safari Guide of the year award in 2021 for his story about the Hippopotamus and the Scrub Hare. A tale of why the hippo lives [...]

By |2022-06-23T13:10:26+02:00May 19th, 2022|Staff Stories|Comments Off on Meet Civ!