Safari Plains Achieves Five-Star Grading - Safari Plains Skip to main content

Extraordinary is pleased to announce that Safari Plains, the newest property in its collection of luxury hotels and lodges in southern Africa, has achieved a five-star grading.

This prestigious category, as determined by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa, is based on a detailed, impartial assessment of the facilities, amenities and service offering at the property. Safari Plains, which opened in December 2018, has achieved the highest possible grading in its first assessment. “We are proud to have achieved a five-star grading for Safari Plains,” commented Cindy Sheedy Walker, CEO of Extraordinary. “Our purpose in opening Safari Plains was to develop a luxury, family-friendly safari destination within easy reach of Johannesburg and Pretoria,” she added. The success of Safari Plains can be attributed both to its inspired location in the shadow of the Waterberg Mountains, and to the attention to detail that has gone into every aspect of its construction and operation.

Safaris at Safari Plains are conducted on a 12 000ha private game reserve, which is itself an extension of the game rich Greater Mabula Private Game Reserve. Safari Plains offers a true malaria-free, Big Five safari experience that is accessible both to South Africans and overseas visitors. The design of the lodge reflects Extraordinary’s decades of experience in surprising and delighting their guests with authentic bushveld hospitality and wildlife encounters. Each tented suite features a signature wraparound deck with unimpeded bush views. Inside, sunken baths, air conditioning and mini bars enable guests to tailor their experiences to their precise requirements. Innovative features include an outdoor sala connected to each luxury tent by a raised walkway. Ideal for midday siestas, these private covered spaces continue the theme of luxury in a bush setting which is found throughout the lodge. With just twenty tented suites, Safari Plains offers both seclusion and intimacy, and a real sense of escaping the city – without giving up any creature comforts.

The family suites feature a second bedroom so that parents can have the peace of mind that comes with knowing that their kids are nearby, whilst still enjoying the privacy that is a hallmark of the Safari Plains experience. “It’s an honour to have been graded as a five-star property so early in our journey,” explained Leon de Wit, General Manager of Safari Plains. “It means that we have some illustrious company, and it’s a testament to the hard work that our team puts in every day.” Safari Plains has gained plaudits for its ‘safari chic’ interior design. The bar, overlooked as it is by a mesmerising leopard portrait, has already attained iconic status. With the five-star plaque proudly affixed to the wall, Safari Plains is well on its way to becoming a luxury safari destination of choice for people who appreciate the best of the bushveld. To book, or receive more information contact Extraordinary Reservations on 011 516 4367 or email Safari Plains is part of the Extraordinary Collection of lodges and hotels in Southern Africa.

For more information, contact Mrs. Cindy Sheedy Walker of Extraordinary on Tel: +27 011 516 4367, Email