Weavers, babblers, starlings and storks: these are but a couple of the feathers you’ll see on your visit to the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve.
This year for Mandela Day, Cheetah Plains and Jaci’s Sabi House banded together and put forward the simple task of serving a delicious chicken soup, bread rolls and homemade juice at the Utah Clinic, just outside of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve.
A terrapin finds itself high and dry after hitching a ride on the back of a hippo.
We often spot large predators feeding on kills that they have made and normally these feeds can go uninterrupted for a few days. However, things went a bit differently for a leopard and her young male cub at a recent sighting.
Explaining the change in the surroundings at Cheetah Plains after the recent rain is something which I find myself stumbling over. There are very little words to describe it properly, other than the use of the classic terms, like “lush”, “beautiful”, “wow” and “amazing”.
A small group of budding photographers, led by Mike Kendrick of Wild Shots Educational Outreach, are taught about conservation through a Sabi Sand photography safari.
A frequently asked question by guests is what do we need to bring on safari? Cheetah Plains answers that question in this blog.
A catfish relocation turns into a game of stuck in the mud at Jaci’s Lodges
A night of heavy rains brings the bullfrogs back to the bush in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve
Nicole confided in the Cheetah Plains team that her mom had decided to buy her a ‘safari clothing’ kit to combat all the bugs found in Africa.
Sometimes we have our minds truly blown – and it was a rather shy, elusive and rarely seen snake that blew us away.
What do folks actually pay for when they come to Cheetah Plains?
Is it just the soft down-feather duvets; a steaming mug of fabulous filter coffee; a zesty gin and tonic on safari; a lion’s portion of deliciously prepared dinner and a tick-off on the Big Five checklist?
Scorpius has disappeared over the Western horizon and the awe inspiring ‘hunter of the sky’, Orion, has taken over. Orion brings with him both his dogs, Canis Major and Canis Minor.
We often are privileged to witness unusual scenes in the bush, and that is one of the best things. No two days are ever the same! The other day we were out in some rather heavy rain and the game wasn’t too great.
Cheetah Plains captures some unusual leopard behaviour.
Elephants know what they want and will do anything to get it!
Guests were treated to a host of Big Five viewing at Cheetah Plains Private Nature Reserve in the Sabi Sand.
One of Sabi Sand’s oldest female leopards has given birth to two adorable cubs.
Check out who’s been caught on camera at the pan in Cheetah Plains Private Game Reserve!
A photographer heads north in South Africa to capture the abundant wildlife of Cheetah Plains and Madikwe Game Reserve on camera.
We all know that Cheetah Plains’ little corner of the Sabi Sand boasts some outstanding cat sightings, and we have been fortunate enough to have seen our “lion’s share” of the dynamics of each different pride. From the tyranny of the Mapogos pride to the recent settling of the Birmingham coalition, the dramatic events that have lead […]
The unique and complex lives of termites.
A fight breaks out between leopard cubs over lunch-time pickings.
From family quarrels to feeding time, this lucky safari guest got to experience the wonders of animal behaviour first hand.
Longstanding Cheetah Plains field guide, Andrew Khosa showcases some of his most recent sightings of the predators that call Sabi Sand home.
Megan Gilbert finds her safe haven in the middle of Sabi Sand – a place of indescribable natural beauty and amazing encounters.
One man sets off on a solo safari in search of leopards, but what he finds along the way is more than he could ever ask for.
A mother genet and her three kittens have moved in at Cheetah Plains and staff members can’t help their curiosity.
A day at the waterhole at Cheetah Plains and some of the animals that came to say hello!
Speculation as to who the father is of the new litter of leopard cubs at Cheetah Plains.
A day with Cheetah Plains in the Greater Kruger region.
Returning guests had yet another fantastic experience at Cheetah Plains, which made them appreciate the smaller animals in the bush as well as the Big Five.
From leopards in trees to adorable lion cubs, you can tick a lot off your wish list at Cheetah Plains.
A trainee field guides at Cheetah Plains spent two days on drives with the head guide, and had a lot to report back on.
Two amazing leopard sightings in two days!
A few leopard-filled days at Cheetah Plains camp in the Sabi Sands.
An old guest of Cheetah Plains is reunited with a leopard he fell in love with.
A young male leopard makes his first kill at Cheetah Plains.
A dramatic fight between lions at Cheetah Plains Private Game Reserve.
A pride of lions take on a buffalo but a keen youngster is a bit too eager in her approach.
We follow the life of a leopard at Cheetah Plains, from birth to independence.
A leopard cub is involved in a tense stand off with a pride of lions for the remains of a buffalo carcass.