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Windsor, California
Reviewed 14 July 2014

Pool on our private deck with elephants grazing down below. 4 out of the 5 big game animals within 2 hours. Greated by special employees that are very knowledgeable. Most memorible dinning expierence. I am a chef and eating outside with the full moon, fire pit and table for 26 in a horseshoe gave it that special feeling. Wine cellar...

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EP2, Owner at Elephant Plains Game Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind feedback. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed the stay with us. Getting compliments from a professional chef regarding our dinner is a huge privilege. Thank you for that. We would love to welcome you back one day. Kind regards, Marlet Swart

Katoomba, Australia
Reviewed 9 July 2014

My brother and I took a trip to Sabi Sands Game Reserve and stayed here at Elephant Plains Lodge. From the moment we flew over the Drakensberg Escarpment (en route from Jo'burg) we knew we'd be in for something special. Upon arriving at Elephant Plains we were greeted by the very pleasant Tersia and were shown to our luxury villas...

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EP2, Owner at Elephant Plains Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Blair, thank you for the glowing feedback! I was also in that same sighting with the wild dogs and the buffalo and I must admit it was extraordinary! I will pass your compliments to Tersia, Louis, Thomas and Remember! We would love to welcome you back to the lodge, sooner rather than later. In the meantime, keep well. Marlet...

bristol
Reviewed 1 July 2014

My wife and I stayed here for two nights in June.After a bumpy drive we arrived at this lovely lodge where we were made most welcome.We stayed in a rondavel which had a lovely view over the water hole.Our game drives were with Dawie and his Tracker and they were excellent! on the first day Dawie asked us what we...

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EP2, Owner at Elephant Plains Game Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review and compliments. Thank you also for mentioning the game drives, good food and friendly staff. I will give Dawie your compliments. Please do visit us again one day! Kind regards, Marlet Swart

Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 1 July 2014

Within the array of lodges in Sabi this is a very sensible one. The game viewing experience is as good as you can get and although possibly it lacks some of the high-end luxury details of its neighbours (ie Chitwa Chitwa which also doubles the price) everything is comfortable and nice enough for giving you an unforgettable experience of luxury...

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EP2, Owner at Elephant Plains Game Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We are glad to read that you enjoyed your stay. I will make sure to give Louis your compliment. Thank you also for calling our suites luxurious and for mentioning that everything is comfortable and nice enough for giving you an unforgettable experience of luxury in the bush - we do not compete with...

miami, florida
Reviewed 28 June 2014

We just came back from a glorious trip to South Africa- one of our stays was at the Elephant plains lodge. From the moment we got there, with the warm welcome from the friendly staff, we knew we picked a great place for our African Safari. Our ranger, Jonathan and tracker Vusi were the highlight. Jonathan and Vusi made sure...

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EP2, Owner at Elephant Plains Game Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind review and for calling us the best place ever! Thank you also for mentioning our friendly staff, the wonderful game drives you had and also that the rooms were beautiful. I will be sure to let the staff members you mentioned know about your kind words. Please do visit us again one day!...

Charleston, South Carolina
Reviewed 27 June 2014

My family stayed at Elephant Plains for 2 nights in June 2014. Pros: 1. Fantastic game viewing. We saw all the Big 5 except rhino, plus African Wild Dog. 2. Lovely landscaping and many comforts (gym, spa, multiple pools) that other lodges didn't have. Cons: 1. The food wasn't particularly good compared to other places with stayed at. 2. Less...

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EP2, Owner at Elephant Plains Game Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and the compliments on our game drives as well as the lodge and facilities. I would like to address the cons you mentioned: I am sorry that you did not enjoy the food - we try to accommodate a wide variety of tastes. I am sorry that you missed a more intimate feeling. We take...

West Bloomfield, Michigan
Reviewed 25 June 2014

This was our first and maybe last trip to the continent of Africa and we so wanted to see the Magnificent 7. Well the wonderful rangers - Morne and Louie made it happen with their trackers. Thanks to both we came home with some awesome pictures. They angled the cruisers in such a way that we were able to take...

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EP2, Owner at Elephant Plains Game Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for all the compliments and suggestions - we will look into this. You are welcome to e-mail our chef at kitchen@elephantplains.co.za to request any recipies you might like - she would gladly share them! Please do visit us again one day. Kind regards, Marlet Swart

Wake Forest, North Carolina
Reviewed 25 June 2014

We selected Elephant Plains (EP) as our Game Lodge of choice, based on the value and location in Sabi Sand. We were impressed beyond words. The best part of our trip was our guide/ranger - Dawie. He was exceptional. He truely loves his job and his passion made what would have been a great, fun vacation, one that was an...

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EP2, Owner at Elephant Plains Game Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind review. I am glad that you enjoyed the stay with us. Thank you also for all the compliments, including the game drives, bush walks, staff, service and food. I will make sure that Dawie reads your review. Thank you also for mentioning our competitive price range. We would love to welcome you back...

New Delhi, India
Reviewed 23 June 2014

Waking up at 5:30 am and going for meals when the drum sounds, you cant really beat the experience you get here. Your tracker and your guide become your best friends and the more you talk to them, the more you realize that this entire establishment is run by people who genuinely have a passion for what they do here....

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EP2, Owner at Elephant Plains Game Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review and all your compliments on the staff, amenities, our passion, the quality of the game drives and the lodge. We would love to welcome you back one day! Kind regards, Marlet Swart

Oregon Coast, Oregon
Reviewed 21 June 2014 via mobile

This was my first trip over seas and I wanted to go on some type of Safari. We spent 3 nights at this lodge. It was simply amazing. The staff was great, the food was incredible, we saw the BIG 5 within 24 hours. Morne and Derrick were our guides and did a tremendous amount of work to make sure...

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EP2, Owner at Elephant Plains Game Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind review. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for mentioning our great staff and incredible food. It sounds like you had some incredible game viewing. We get quite a number of return guests ans would love to welcome you back one day! Kind regards, Marlet Swart

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Elephant Plains Game Lodge is situated in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, which forms part of the Greater Kruger National Park. This owner-run lodge caters for the discerning traveller, with a variety of accommodation options including 5 Rondavels, 6 Luxury Suites and a Honeymoon Suite. Activities include two daily game drives and a bush walk. The lodge also offers a spa, gym, conference facility / TV room, games room, small library and two swimming pools. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Address: Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Sabi Sand Game Reserve
Price Range: €465 - €742 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Elephant Plains Game Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 12
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Also Known As:
Elephant Plains Game Hotel Sabi Sand Game Reserve
Elephant Plains Game Nelspruit
Elephant Plains Game Lodge Sabi Sand Game Reserve, South Africa
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“We paid extra for the honeymoon suit, but not really worth the extra. Just book an upstandeard room.”
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“Any suite is a great suite!”
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“Manyeleti honeymoon suite has private plunge pool and perfect privacy!”
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