After all, Sabi Sand eco-lodge celebrates the best of South Africa, so why not hang a Pierneef in the lounge and a Kentridge in a guest bathroom? Or be moved to a deeper appreciation of the wilderness by Malcolm Solomon's Banking Eagle sculpture, which soars beside Mapogo's lap pool with a natural waterhole as its backdrop. Named after the Mapogo brotherhood, a coalition of lions that once ruled the area, it's the only villa set on this active waterhole where day beds invite hours of contemplation in between game viewing. You would be hard-pressed to go on a game drive after waking to the sound of its lively hippos and watching elephants teach their young how to slurp and play. From custom-designed furniture by Okha and ARRCC to Pichulik rope key rings, the interiors are curated with attention to the most thoughtful details and a collection of art. Back at the lodge, the big cat viewing, as superb as you would expect in the Sabi Sand, is reflected in commissioned bronze cheetahs by Arend Elof, and dynamic cheetah and lion paintings (particularly of the Mapogo brotherhood) in Conor McCreedy's signature deep blues. Total immersion in art, nature, and eco-luxury with a sensual touch of glamour is the Cheetah Plains experience. The Cheetah Plains art collection is an ongoing and evolving project, with new works being commissioned or acquired all the time.