Mapogo House
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Mapogo House

South Africa
Sabi Sands

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.


  • Fully inclusive
  • Guided Big Five game drives
  • Zero-emission game drive vehicles
  • On-board bird book, binoculars, and professional level Nikon D850 camera (200-500mm telephoto lens) and memory card are for guests’ enjoyment.
  • Garden tours
  • Walks (guided)
  • High tea
  • Game drive snacks and drinks
  • Night drives
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry service
  • Mini bar
  • Concierge
  • Unlimited Wi-Fi
  • 24-hour security
  • Cubs Club for under 12s:
  • Includes bush bumbles (age-appropriate game drives) and interpretative walks in the garden
  • Educational activities included in complimentary kids' backpack


(Advanced notice required for additional services. Quoted for separately.)
  • Activities and excursions outside the private reserve
  • Babysitting
  • Personal security
  • Personal trainer
  • Massages
  • Accommodates (max): 8
  • Bedrooms: 4
    Four private suites, two of which are interleading for families‍
    All with bush views
    All with en suites, double rain showers, and baths overlooking the bushveld
    All with ample closet space
  • Bathrooms en-suite: 4
  • Private mini-bar, fridge and coffee station
  • Formal lounge
  • Living room
  • Heating
  • Fireplace (gas and wood)
  • Air-conditioning
  • Mosquito nets
  • Safe
  • State-of-the-art audio-visual equipment
  • Alfresco/boma dining
  • Expansive deck
  • Swimming pool – solar heated lap pool
  • Day beds
  • Bushveld views
  • Waterhole view (Mapogo House)
  • Off-grid guest accommodation
  • Grey-water recycling
  • Electric game vehicles
  • Laundry service
  • Access to temperature-controlled wine gallery
  • Climate-controlled gym
  • Spa: selection of touch therapies and beauty treatments included
  • Television room
  • Located in the iconic Sabi Sands Game Reserve
  • Cheetah Plains is situated in the North West corner of the reserve
  • The area is famous for sightings of the Big Five
  • Arathusa airstrip in the reserve is a 20-minute drive from the lodge
  • Hoedspruit Airport is an hour drive from the lodge
  • Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport is a 5-hour drive from the lodge
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  • Check in: 14h00
  • Check out: 11h00
  • Maximum 8 guests
  • Non-smoking
  • Security deposit
  • Social events on request
  • All bookings subject to final approval by the owner

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