Each villa features a dedicated private culinary team. Whether meals are enjoyed on your swimming pool deck, in the boma area, formal dining room or even out in the bushveld, our accomplished chef team deliver imaginative, soulful meals that result in an elevated dining experience of the highest standards.

We believe that your dining preferences and requirements at Cheetah Plains are an important part of your stay, and we pride ourselves on delivering a host of unique gastronomic experiences.


Each villa boasts a custom-designed wine gallery comprising a purely South African wine selection, curated to reflect Cheetah Plains owner Japie van Niekerk’s, favourite estates and varietals. Only wines, whiskeys and spirits of the most discerning quality are stocked in your private, temperature-controlled wine gallery.

Hosted by our knowledgeable lodge Sommelier, we offer guests the opportunity to enjoy private wine, whiskey or gin tastings and pairings in the comfort of your villa wine cellar, outside in our indigenous gardens, at the formal dining room bar counter or out in the bushveld.


Each villa features a unique outdoor boma area, allowing guests to enjoy fireside dining without even having to leave their villa. The expansive swimming pool deck areas are also spacious enough to allow for casual open-air dining and pre-dinner cocktails.

Dining al fresco, out in the beauty and tranquility of the reserve, is one of our favourite safari experiences at Cheetah Plains. We love to treat our guests to brunch in the bush after their morning game drive. As always our focus is on fresh, locally sourced produce and authentic, imaginative dishes.


We pull out all the stops when it comes to our game drive coffee (morning drive) and sundowner (evening drive) bushveld breaks. Your field guide and tracker team will unpack a veritable feast of homemade snacks at the most scenic spots in the reserve.

A coffee with Amarula is a customary morning drive indulgence, while a gin and tonic is known as the traditional safari tipple of choice, best enjoyed as the sun sets over the horizon.