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Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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Gainesville, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Ventura, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Reading, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were disappointed on our arrival at Elephant Plains as I specifically wanted to feel like I was 'in the bush' rather than on a hotel complex, but the view from our room was over someone else's deck to a No Entry sign. The room smelt musty and we also felt quite overlooked; we didn't feel we could change without... More 

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

Dear Clare, thank you for your feedback. As always, we value any and all feedback that would help us better our services. I would therefore like to take this opportunity to respond to the comments you made regarding your room and stay with us. You mention that you were disappointed when you arrived, because you specifically wanted to feel like... More 

Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an amazing stay at Elaphant Plains. However, the road was bumby and hard to drive fast. If you are driving there by yourself you should add some extra time because it would take more time to drive the roads through village and to the growie gate. The staff was waiting for us at the gate when we arrived,... 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 mentioning that the staff were very professional and that you really felt taken care of. I am glad to read that you have wonderful sightings - especially of the leopard - that is a really special experience. Please do visit us again one day? Kind regards, Marlet Swart More 

Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In June 2015 my partner and I lashed out and stayed in the honeymoon suite at Elephant Plains. What a wonderful decision. From the time we were escorted to our room to the moment we were waved off, we had the most brilliant time. Staff were all fabulous, especially our game driver Louie and spotter Thomas. We certainly saw 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 calling us the best honeymoon ever! Thank you also for all the compliments on the room, staff, meals and all the other little details. It is nice of you to mention that we work like a well-oiled machine. I am delighted that you enjoyed your honeymoon with us! Please do... More 

Preston, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After Chobe and a tented Kruger safari, we thought this 3rd safari expeince in 10 days would be an anticlimax - far from it. A little different from the other 2, we were a bit worried that this might be more like a managed Safari park, but far from it. The lodge, food and staff were everything we could ask... More 

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

Hi Mick, thank you very much for your kind feedback. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay and that we impressed you, even though it was your third safari in 10 days. Thank you for all the compliments on the lodge, food, staff and game drives, as well as our brilliant guides. You are 100% correct, not... More 

Houston
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I had a fabulous stay at Elephant Plains. The staff was very professional and our game drives were wonderful! Also the accomodations were lovely, and we enjoyed eating our meals outside. We were able to sit on our deck and watch a group of elephants drinking at a water hole. Magical!

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

Thank you very much for your kind feedback. It's great to read that you enjoyed your stay with us! Thank you also for the compliments on the professional staff, the game drives, accommodation as well as having your meals outside while watching a herd of elephants. What a wonderful experience. Please do visit us again one day! Kind regards, Marlet... More 

Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In April 2015 my wife and myself spent 5 days at Elephant Plains and had a safari experience that exceeded our expectations. The facilities are beautiful and are very much a first class resort. The staff was exceptional in assuring an absolutely wonderful experience. The game drives yielded encounters beyond our dreams (sitting in a safari vehicle surrounded by a... More 

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

Dear John, thank you very much for your kind review and compliments on our facilities, the friendly staff, as well as the game drives. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay here. Please do visit again some day. Kind regards, Marlet Swart More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in Elephant Plains for 5 nights and we loved it. We got the honeymoon suite that was massive - the sightings from there are quite unbelievable - being in a relax mode enjoying the swimming pool and seeing the impalas and buffalos quite close is such an experience. The staff was very attentive and helpful. Food was also... More 

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

Dear Carolina, thank you for the very kind review. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you also for all the compliments. I'm glad you enjoyed the quiche as much! Please do visit us again one day. Kind regards, Marlet Swart More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is really amazing. Beautiful lodges, very professional game drives (yes, we saw the big5) and the food is delicious. We were on our honeymoon and we received special treatments, all complimentary! We really felt special and this was the perfect place to end our holiday. Our ranger Louis and spotter Thomas were awesome guys too.

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

Hi Ellen, thank you for your kind review. I am glad you guys enjoyed your honeymoon with us. Please return one day - maybe for an anniversary?! Kind regards, Marlet Swart More 

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