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South Africa / Cheetah Plains Private Game Reserve

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Cutting-edge in both design and concept, Cheetah Plains ushers in a new era for the safari experience with its almost-silent wildlife experiences courtesy of unobtrusive electric jeeps. 

With a bold, contemporary Afro-minimalist style that marks it out from other safari lodges in Africa, this super-intimate property is in a prime spot for spotting the Big Five – the Sabi Sand Game Reserve in which it is set borders Kruger National Park, and there are no fences. Having your own private game vehicle – zero-emission Toyota Land Cruisers with solar-charged Tesla batteries, bolstered suspension and heated seats – affords the ultimate in comfort, eco-friendliness and personalised safaris. Allowed off-road, they are virtually noiseless so ensure that you see animals behaving in a natural way.

Designed to be as generous as possible, there are just three sumptuous Plains Houses and each are exclusive-use hideaways featuring four detached bedrooms (two of which interconnect). With the immediate feeling of connecting with raw nature, kick back by your heated lap-pool, sample the delights of your own fine wine gallery and dine alfresco by the fire. All come with the services of a host, private chef, wellness therapist, field guide and tracker.

 

Hotel highlights:

  • A trio of exclusive-use houses, each with four bedrooms sleeping up to eight people
  • Expansive open-plan lounges and living spaces
  • Ideal for families and multi-generational travel; minimum age is 6 years
  • An undeniably modern style, where hard concrete, metal and stone is softened by locally made furniture and art
  • Twice-daily game drives: early morning and late afternoon
  • Specialised photographic safaris and birding safaris with professional tuition are also available

from £1,570pppn

Price is based on 4 sharing a Bush House with full board.

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Our pricing aims to give an indication of the price range from low to high season. Low season for South Africa is generally between the months of May to September, high season runs from mid December to Easter. Supplements may apply to peak periods such as Christmas and Easter. Prices are per person per night based on 2 sharing (unless otherwise indicated) and itinerary prices include return economy flights from London. Regional departures and single supplements are available on request. Accommodation only prices do not include flights. Where prices for our hotels, lodges and camps are shown as fully inclusive this generally includes all food and drinks but in most cases will exclude certain premium branded spirits, premium wines and Champagne. Date restrictions, terms and conditions apply to our special offers, please call for details.

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With three eco-luxe exclusive-use four-bedroom homes, families are guaranteed the ultimate private safari experience. Each comes with a dedicated team that includes a host, wellness therapist, ranger and tracker, and private chef, along with its own expansive wine room. Children receive a Cheetah Plains Cub Club backpack stuffed with exciting activities to enjoy and electric vehicles – offering almost silent and unobtrusive game viewing – are a serious highlight.

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When is the best time to visit South Africa?

A year round destination, but expect cooler weather in the Eastern and Western Capes during winter, between June and August. Mpumalanga stays warm year round with temperatures, humidity and rainfall all increasing in the summer months between October and March. The whales return to the waters around Hermanus from July to November, and the spring months of August and September are particularly colourful along the Garden Route. The prime time for game viewing is generally the drier winter and spring months from April to September when animals frequent the waterholes. During the wetter summer months between October and March, animals can still be viewed but are more widely dispersed – from December to February there may be more sightings of newborn animals.

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