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Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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Phoenix
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Let me start by saying that I am going to SA and has narrowed down my selection to GomoGomo and Elephant Plains. I have been conversing with these 2 since last year ( we were planning to go last year but my sister was concerned about Ebola (despite my explanation of how far the virus is from EP) , so... More 

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

Thank you very much for your review, although I am a bit baffled that you can review us without having been at the lodge, purely on your experience while making a booking request. I understand your situation and I am glad that you received a clean bill of health after having cancer. After reading your review, we tried to search... More 

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42 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have used Elephant Plains as a destination for my photographic safaris since 2006. This lodge offers some of the best game viewing especially big cats on the African continent - the photography is even better! As far as the lodge is concerned, the staff is well trained and the luxurious lodge offers everything you need. The food is really... More 

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

Hi Wim, thank you for your kind review and compliments. Since you've been coming here the past 9 years, your review should really count for something! Thank you for all the compliments on the game viewing, staff as well as the food. It's always great to have return guests and you guys have become part of the EP family! Kind... More 

Pretoria, South Africa
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32 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Elephant Plains during a photographic safari hosted by ODP Safari's. The lodge is perfectly situated next to a dry river bed with big elephant herds visiting daily. Our room was the Buffalo suite, which was spacious and tastefully decorated. The big bonus was the wooden deck outside our suite and we spent lazy afternoons on the patio... More 

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

Thank you for your kind review. I am glad that you enjoyed the safari with ODP. Kind regards, Marlet Swart More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Elephant plains was a great stay in North Sabi Sands. The drive was worth it. The meals and dining service was all 5 star. The service and accommodation great and the best venison pie in the world. Relaxed but classy too.

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

Thank you for your kind review and compliments on the food, service and accommodation. Please do visit us again one day! Kind regards, Marlet Swart More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic lodge! We stayed in the Manyeleti honeymoon suite and it was amazing. We had our own private pool and observation deck. We saw so many animals on the game drives thanks to our great ranger and tracker. We were lucky enough to see a cheetah in the first 15 minutes and witnessed a pride of lions feeding on a... More 

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

Thank you for your kind review and for calling us your favorite part of your trip to SA! It is a wonderful compliment and much appreciated. It sounds like you had some amazing sightings! Please do return again one day. Kind regards, Marlet Swart More 

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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is great, but the best thing about this place has to be the staff that run it. The rangers, trackers and other staff members are passionate about the place and its wildlife, and it shows. The safaris were fun and we got to see so much more than we were expecting - including a tiny leopard cub! The... More 

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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 stating that our staff are passionate about the lodge and the wildlife. Thank you also for mentioning the great sightings as well as the room and food that you enjoyed. Do visit us again one day! Kind regards, Marlet Swart More 

Strathbogie, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We (a party of five) stayed at Elephant Plains for 3 nights at the end of June/beginning of July. For the first two nights we stayed in the luxury suites and as the suites were booked out on our last night we moved into a Rondavel and the Honeymoon suite. The luxury suites were spacious with a large bedroom area... More 

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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 the compliments on Neil, Thomas and the other staff members. Please do visit us again one day and stay for longer! Kind regards, Marlet More 

Cochrane, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our visit to Elephant Plains was incredible. We arrived during a flood of March 2014. The guides worked hard to find a wide variety of wildlife including the Big 5. The staff at the lodge where personable and knowledgeable. We will "Remember " our server as always having a big smile and very pleasant, cheerful personality.

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

Thank you for your kind review and compliments on the staff and game viewing. I will pass your message to Remember. Please do visit us again one day! Kind regards, Marlet Swart More 

Gainesville, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our stay here was excellent! We had an amazing experience seeing the animals. I felt like we were a part of a grand adventure. The ranger got just as excited as we were with the behaviors of the animals! We did see the BIg 5 while we were here. We saw almost all of the breakaway pride -- 12 lionesses... More 

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

Thank you very much for your kind review and compliments. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay and that you felt part of a great adventure! Seeing a big pride of lions like that is surely something very spectacular. Please do visit us again one day! Kind regards, Marlet Swart More 

Ventura, California
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240 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It took us 6 hours to drive from Skukusa to Elephant Plains and the drive was worth it! This lodge is very upscale, very different from the camping experience and quite lovely. Everything about this place is nice, including the staff. We each had our own private rooms, some of them with views of the incredible Elephant plains, and there... More 

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

Hi Amelia, thank you very much for your kind feedback and lovely compliments. I am glad that you enjoyed the room, food and game drives. It sound like you had some amazing sightings. Please do visit us again one day! Kind regards, Marlet Swart More 

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