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Elephant Plains Game Lodge

, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Can't praise elephant plains enough for an unforgettable time. The staff were always friendly and very attentive. The game drives were fantastic and we always felt safe. We seen the big 5 on our first drive and were even fortunate to see leopard and lion cubs on separate drives. Would return tomorrow if I could.

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Sydney Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was our 2nd trip to Elephant Plains and it was every bit as good as our first visit last year. We were welcomed back like old friends, everyone was fantastic but we do need send a big thanks to Janine, Louise, Dawie and Dumi ( sorry if incorrect spelling ) and the chef ( sorry forgot his name )... 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 delighted to read that you enjoyed your second visit as much as the first one and that you are already planning a return trip. Thank you for all your compliments on the staff, the food, the rooms as well as the game drives. We are looking forward to... More 

Rochdale
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow what a fantastic unforgettable safari holiday! We took our grown up children for a weeks stay in August. Everything about Elephant Plains is perfect! Neil our safari guide was outstanding! We had such a special time with him. He was knowledgeable, patient and an excellent guide in every way. He knew all the great places to see the big... More 

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

Thank you very much for your kind and thorough review. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you also for all the compliments on the game viewing, the guides, our food, as well as the rooms. It is so nice to read that you call us the holiday of a lifetime. I am glad that you... More 

Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I spent two nights in the lodge and we went out for 4 game drives in total. It was a wonderful experience. We have been able to see all the animals you could imagine of, including of course the Big Five. I will never forget this fantastic moment when a leopard and its cub had to find... More 

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

Dear Sebastien, thank you for calling us "Magic" and for mentioning that you had a wonderful experience. Thank you also for mentioning the sighting of the leopard and her cub, hiding from hyenas. It must have been quite something special to see! I will make sure that Louis and Thomas know that you recommend them. Concerning the Wifi - it... More 

Ramat Gan, Israel
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed for two nights in the lodge and had a great time. The stuff was very nice and helpful and the guides and bushman were very knowledgeable and under their guidance we had the great fortune to see the great 5 in all their glory. It is no walk in the park, you wake up early and you are... More 

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

Thank you for your kind review and for mentioning that you had a great time! It sounds like you had some amazing sightings - especially the leopard feeding on the impala. Please do return to us one day! Kind regards, Marlet Swart More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at Elephant Plains for 4 nights at the start of our honeymoon in late June 2015. From the moment we arrived we were overwhelmed by the warmth, friendliness & attentiveness of all of the staff. They were always keen to help and nothing was too much trouble for them. The atmosphere this created around the hotel (especially at... More 

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

Dear Ben, thank you very much for your kind and detailed review. I am glad that you guys enjoyed your honeymoon with us. Thank you also for all the compliments on the staff, game viewing, the food as well as the room that you stayed in. Please do visit us again one day! Maybe for an anniversary? Kind regards, Marlet... More 

San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Highly recommended by a friend. Booked three nights for 6 people June 2015. We stayed in a family rondavel (4 people) & a rondavel that sleeps 2. From arrival to check out, the hospitality and service the staff has shown us is beyond amazing. The food was meticulously prepared with a lot of variety during our stay. We were well-fed.... 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 stay with us! Thank you also for all the nice compliments on the staff members, rooms, food as well as the game viewing. Please do return again one day and also remember to recommend us to your friends and family back home. Kind... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed three nights in June 2015. We found this to be a great time to visit--no bugs at all. Temperatures were in the mid 80s during the day and down to the 40s at night. On the evening game drives, with the wind blowing in your face, it feels a lot colder, and we're used to... More 

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

Thank you for your kind review and all the compliments. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay, that you felt that EP was spectacular and that you were sad to leave, because it felt like home. These comments obviously shows me that the negatives that you listed (I will have a look into these), were still far outweighed by... More 

Phoenix
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

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 

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