Home of the exclusive-use luxury safari experience in South Africa’s most celebrated wildlife area the Sabi Sand. Cheetah Plains is the epitome of a sophisticated, innovative eco-luxury safari experience for the modern age, indulging you in a refined, personalised and private sustainable safari experience of a life time.

The three luxury villas at Cheetah Plains provide a sensual backdrop to your private safari experience. The imaginative, honest architecture is complemented by restful interiors that seamlessly invite the outside in. The muted design palette which comprises warm, natural elements is energised and lifted by the handpicked décor pieces and curated artworks by notable African artists. Cheetah Plains is proud to provide a platform to showcase and share these visionary creations in the Cheetah Plains collection.

Curated as new experiences for 2023, Cheetah Plains has designed a new private art tour and art buying experience. This unique opportunity allows guests to receive a one-on-one art tour with illustrious South African artist Conor Mccreedy, known for his distinctive monochromatic blue painted artwork with pieces such as Blue Butterfly and Blue Running Cheetah on display at the property

Cheetah Plains houses one of the most eclectic displays of South African contemporary art, and as of 2023 we will be offering a private art tour and buying experience. Curated to honour the country’s most celebrated and emerging painters and sculptors, the Art Collection at Cheetah Plains is an enlightening journey for today’s discerning travellers with an appetite for a safari that is uniquely a piece of art in itself. Since our debut in 2018, Cheetah Plains has redefined a new notion of luxury where spotting the big five on a game drive is a thrill only matched by spotting what visionary owner, Japie van Niekerk, has curated in this standout collection with Works by acclaimed masters that are intentionally placed alongside current and emerging talent the likes of William Kentridge, Jacobus Pierneef, Cecil Skotnes, Conor Mccreedy, Angus Taylor, Loyiso Mkize and Gail Caitlin to name a few.

Most notably is Conor’s impressive depiction of the Mapogo Brotherhood lion pride, which anchors the formal dining room in the aptly named Villa Mapogo

The private tour is packaged with a 3-night stay in Villas Mapogo or Karula and includes a signed and personally dedicated copy of his limited -edition Blue Sultan Assouline Book, which was released in October 2022.

In addition, for guests who are true connoisseurs and interested in growing their own portfolio of art, Cheetah Plains will coordinate a private art broker for a private tour through the property’s prominent works of art featuring pieces from emerging to established African artists. Select pieces in the Art Collection at Cheetah Plains are available for purchase and can be shipped directly to guests both domestically and internationally.

The experience at Cheetah Plains offers guests not only the opportunity of unrivalled game viewing opportunities but also access to an interpretive journey through some of Africa’s most celebrated artistic talent.