Cheetah Plains Lodge is an accommodation split into three separate components referred to as the “Plains Houses.” Located in the Sabi Sand, South Africa, the lodge was designed by ARRCC in 2019.
The Plains Houses are made up of clusters of free-standing buildings carefully arranged to accommodate existing natural features such as trees, typography and views – thereby minimising intrusion into the landscape. Over time, nature will further soften and absorb the sculptural masses into their environment.
Each house is comprised of a main communal living building surrounded by four-bedroom suites. The living facilities include a private arrival courtyard with covered waiting canopies, an expansive open plan Lounge, Dining and Bar space with adjoining air-conditioned Wine Room, a more private Family Room, outdoor boma area, expansive terrace and heated pool. Across from the pool a sculptural raw steel Pool Pavilion, inspired by the canopy of the local Tamboti tree, perches over the bush. Each house is also equipped with its own commercial kitchen with dedicated Chef and culinary team.
The bedroom suites are standalone structures, with generous open plan Lounge and Bedroom spaces, guest toilet, and a walk-in Dressing Room. Opening directly to the outdoors the Bathroom offers the thrilling experience of bathing in the bush.
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