The Sabi Sand Game Reserve is located in the northeast of South Africa and right next to the Kruger national park. It is a popular place among tourists and nowadays it has another enchanting attraction, namely the Cheetah Plains Game Lodge. It was designed by ARRCC, who did not stick to the traditional architecture of safari lodges and now present something quite unique.
From the outset, Cheetah Plains was understood differently from the usual typology of a safari lodge with a central, communal area and private suites around it. In consultation with the client, the South African design studio ARRCC created an accommodation that is divided into three separate parts, the Plains Houses. Each of these has a large living space — consisting of a lounge, dining area and bar — which is surrounded by the bedrooms. There is room for up to eight guests. Also, each house has a very spacious terrace with heated pool and a phenomenal view of the reserve.
Inside and outside flow seamlessly into one another.
The Plains Houses were built in such a way that they had a minimal impact on the environment. Over time, nature will incorporate the sculptural masses into the whole, making them even more in tune with the beautiful landscape. The interior also responds to the environment through a playful combination of natural, organic materials and man-made, angular materials. Inside and outside flow seamlessly into one another.
The custom-made furniture — a collaboration between ARRCC and OKHA — exudes at the same time a certain purity, but also absolute luxury. Each house is also decorated with a curated range of contemporary African art and sculptures. Guests her can relax completely and enjoy the ultimate safari experience.
Project Team: Stefan Antoni, Jon Case, Wade Nelsen, Emmanuelle Kuchocha, Luke Zanon, Kelly Titus, Terisha Raatz
Interior Décor: ARRCC
Project Team: Mark Rielly, Nina Sierra Rubia, Anna-Katharina Schoenberger, Tanisha Niell
Bespoke Furniture: OKHA
Project Team: Adam Court, Thomas Hinde
Photographer: Adam Letch