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Mvula villa

Dedicated to the once dominant male leopard whose home range was central to the Cheetah Plains Private Reserve

Set in a grove of cathedral Tamboti trees, the aura of this residence exudes the force that was Mvula. Known for his hunting prowess and regal stature, Mvula's matchless potency and adaptive nature saw him siring many cubs, securing his noble bloodline. In this distinctive setting that is Cheetah Plains, his revered spirit lives on.

Mvula villa

four luxurious PRIVATE guest suites

Each of the Private Guest Suites accommodate a maximum of two guests per suite.

Mvula villa

Impeccable shared spaces

Each villa essentially takes the same form, comprising two parts: A shared living space and private guest accommodation. Your shared space houses both a formal and entertainment lounge, living and dining room areas, swimming pool deck, outdoor boma for fireside dining, fine wine gallery and fully equipped chef’s kitchen. Each of the four private guest suites includes an open plan bedroom and lounge, Walk-in dressing room and dual vanity, full bathroom, separate WC and deck.

Mvula villa

stay Details & features

  • Formal lounge
  • Dining room
  • Wine gallery, tasting room and bar
  • Expansive swimming pool deck area with an outdoor lounge, shower, day beds and pool
  • Outdoor boma for fireside and starlight dining
  • Dedicated hospitality outfit: host, butler, culinary team, spa therapist, field guide and tracker
  • Indigenous gardens with views into the surrounding natural bushveld
  • Contemporary South African art collection and selected decor pieces by notable artisans
  • Fully-equipped chef’s kitchen
  • Guest WC
  • WiFi
  • Entertainment lounge (with flat screen TV and Netflix)
  • Child minding service
  • Laundry service
  • Baby cots available on request
  • Villa size: 640 sqm / 6900 sqft

The architecture exists to enhance the experience of the outdoors. Not to mimic it but to compliment. That guests may experience the bush more directly, more immediately. Architecture and nature in perfect balance.

- Stefan Antoni
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Make cheetah plains your private sanctuary

For a truly exclusive safari experience, the lodge can be booked for sole use.