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Elephant Plains Game Lodge

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Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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Astoria, New York
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29 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Holy freaking crap, this place was awesome. I came with a friend for a four-night stay and we were excited to see some big game. Sure enough, we saw three of the Big Five (including a spectacular male lion sighting) on our first game drive, four of the five within two drives, and all five within three drives. And these... More 

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Liss, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 4 nights at Elephant Plains - what a lovely place to stay. Whilst we weren't able to get one of the really nice rooms as they were full, we stayed in Room 5 which was perfect for my friend and I. All the staff were so friendly and nothing was too much trouble for them. The food was... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was reluctant to do a safari trip whilst in South Africa, thankfully my daughter talked me into it. Every aspect of our 3 night stay at Elephant Plains comfortably exceeded our expectations. The resort was just the right size, allowing for interaction with other guests without being overbearing. The food and service were excellent, however it was the game... More 

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Belleair, Florida
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Would normally rate this experience as a good one, however, I realized as I was waiting to board my plane home that I had left some items behind In the bedside table. We immediately called and left a message. I KNEW exactly where I had put them and KNEW that I didn't pack them. I sent an email when I... More 

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Munich, Germany
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came to EP with no bigger expectations as we have done a couple of self driving safaris before. After a very warm welcome and our first game drive with Ranger Darwi we immediately realized that we will never forget our stay. at our game drives, Darwi took us to a leopard mam with her baby with prey, rhinos, wild... 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. It is kind that you pointed out that the animals you view are not disturbed in their natural environment. Thank you also for the compliments on our excellent food, service and atmosphere. It's great to read that you are already planning your return trip! We are looking forward to welcoming... More 

Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was truly an experience of a lifetime! We where fortunate to have Dawie Jacobs as our ranger/guide who did an outstanding job! We saw all of the big 5, including four different Leopards, Wild Dogs, a Black Mamba (from a save distance) and heaps of other amazing animals. Every day on Safari was different and offered a new highlight.... 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 an experience of a lifetime! What a wonderful compliment. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. It sounds like you had some amazing sightings! Thank you for your compliments on the food as well as the staff. We would love to welcome you back one day. Kind... More 

Manchester
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17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having never experienced safari before we were blown away by the game drives. We saw 4 of th big 5 on the first drive including a leopard up a tree with a kill and a cub nearby. December is a great time to go as many species have just had their young meaning there are baby animals everywhere. We had... More 

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

Thank you very much for your kind and detailed review and for calling us just awesome! I am glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. It sounds like you had some amazing sightings. Please do visit us again one day. Kind regards, Marlet Swart More 

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at Elephant Plains for 4 nights and the experience was amazing. As far as safaris were concerned no two days were the same. We saw SO MUCH action and so many animals on the 8 game drives that we had. A big thank you to Dawie and Justice. With their hard work and instincts we were fortunate to... More 

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

Thank you very much for your kind review. It sounds like you had some amazing sightings! Thank you for complementing our staff and their service. I am delighted that you enjoyed your private dinner. Please do recommend us to your friends and family. We would love to welcome you back one day! Kind regards, Marlet Swart More 

Washington, DC
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21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had an amazing 4 days at Elephant Plains during Christmas week 2015. The game viewing was fantastic -- we saw everything we imagined, including a rare and elusive pangolin -- and it was enhanced by the ability to drive through the bush to get up close to the animals, as well as by the guides' in-depth expertise. (Neil was... 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 with us! Thank you for all the compliments on the game drives, accommodation, food as well as our staff. It's great that you got to see the elusive pangolin while here. Please do visit us again one day? We would love to welcome you... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we spent 4 nights here and it is amazing. the staff are so friendly and helpful and the setting is stunning. we stayed in one of the suites (buffalo) and the small touches were just wonderful. as for the game drives well well you get so close to the big five you could touch them you know you have experienced... 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 to read that you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for all the compliments on the room, the food, game drives as well as the friendliness of the staff. I will pass your compliments to them. The best compliment, of course, is the fact that you say that you will... More 

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