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4.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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Elephant Plains Game Lodge
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Brianna K Des Moines, Iowa
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Des Moines, Iowa
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Where to begin. This was an incredible place to begin our safari holiday and our ONLY complaint is that we didn't stay longer! From the moment you check in the staff is wonderful and at your service, always with a smile and greeting you by name. Our guide Dawie was exceptional and the game drives that he took us on... More 

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

Dear Brianna, thank you very much for your kind review and for saying that your only complaint was that you did not stay longer. What a nice compliment! Please remember to recommend us to your family and friends. We would love to welcome you back one day. Kind regards, Marlet Swart More 

Hong Kong, China
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83 reviews 83 reviews
36 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After days of self-driving at Kruger, we decided to try relaxing by staying at a private game lodge. EP is one of the most recommended yet affordable luxury game lodge suggested in TA. so we decided to give it a shot. Location/ Transportation Don't be fooled by google map and any GPS directions. I was. Google taught me to drive... 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 a spoiled stay. I m glad to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you also for calling us the most recommended, yet affordable luxury game lodge suggested on TA. Please do visit us again one day. Kind regards, Marlet Swart More 

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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a fantastic way to finish off the holiday! We drove from Nelspruit, approx 3 hours, to get to Elephant Plains. The roads leading there can be quite dangerous so it may be worth opting for the lodge to pick you up from nearby towns. The lodge is just superb and the staff are amazingly friendly. The game drives each... 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 all the compliments on the lodge, friendliness of the staff, the rooms as well as the food. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. I am sorry that the WiFi was off during your stay. We've experienced some technical problems with it lately and the remoteness of the... More 

New York City, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Elephant Plains during our honeymoon for three nights in early October, 2014. Elephant Plains is a luxury game lodge located within the Sabi Sands Game Reserve. We chose Elephant Plains for its position within the Sabi Sands Reserve (known for its high population of leopards), its reasonable pricing compared to other Sabi Sands lodges, its excellent 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, as well as the numerous compliments on the lodge, food, staff, game drives etc. I m delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. I agree with you, the gravel road outside the reserve is not in a great condition, we can unfortunately not do anything about it... More 

The Woodlands, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dear Elephant Plains, Our family just completed a safari last July and it was the best vacation we ever had. The staff, especially Remember and Walter, were professional, friendly, smiling, courteous, welcoming, and just plain awesome. Thanks to Louis and Thomas, we were able to see the Big 5 in a couple of game drives, which exceeded our expectations. 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 pointing out how awesome our staff is! I am also glad to read that you enjoyed the safari, as well as our food and general service. It's great that your kids enjoyed the mini bush walk. Please do recommend us to your friends and family. We would love to welcome... More 

Nuenen, The Netherlands
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here with friends for 4 nights. The lodge is good, very good breakfast and lunch. Rooms are spacious with the beds are very good. The wildlife viewings were execellent (leopards every day, three days with lions, wild dogs on 3 days). The only disadvantage was our guide, not sharing his knowledge with the group, so their was not much... More 

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

Dear Jeroen, thank you for your kind feedback and all the compliments on the food, rooms and game viewing. I have to apologize for the guide, as I am unsure what he was thinking. Did you at any stage request that he prepare you for what you were about to see? He is indeed a very good guide and has... More 

Laval
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were at Elephant Plains in december for two night and we add the honeymoon suite. Its super clean both room and public area. Staff is amazing and the food is awesome. Louis, our ranger, was nice and Thomas, our tracker, was outstanding with his eagle eyes. The best game drive with lots of animals. They even washed our car!!!!!!!!!... More 

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

Hi Tony, thanks for your kind review. Delighted that you enjoyed your stay! Kind regards, Marlet Swart More 

Vancouver, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I smile just at the thought of my time at Elephant Plains (and in Kruger Park)! Amazing experience to see all these African animals up close. In Kruger Park you will see far more of the grazing animals (elephants, giraffes, antelope of all types, zebra and so on) and often up closer than you will in Sabi Sands. You will... More 

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

Hi Steve, thank you for your very kind and detailed review. I am glad the you enjoyed the sightings, your room, the food as well as the friendliness of the staff. Thanks also for recommending us! Please do visit us again. Kind regards, Marlet Swart More 

Hopkinton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed at Elephant Plains mid December 2014 and I booked through Dianne Williams at Africa Direct USA (africadirectdotus). I arrived around 2 pm and was shown my accommodations. I was in the Leopard House, and was quickly directed to the porch to see the first of “The Big Five”. Two African Buffalo were grazing in an open area right... 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. It sounds like you had some amazing sightings! Please do visit us again one day. Kind regards, Marlet Swart More 

Tel Aviv, Israel
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43 reviews 43 reviews
14 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The best experience in South Africa no doubt. Stayed for 2 nights at the lodge and a great great time. The staff is very helpful starting even before arrival. Rooms are very spacious and very comfortable we had 2 indoor showers 1 outdoor shower (nice experience) and a bath. 2 game drives 1 bushwalk and 3 meals a day were... More 

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

Dear Zorik,thank you for your kind review. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you also for mentioning that we were without a doubt the best experience in South Africa. I am glad that you enjoyed the rooms, game viewing and meals. Thank you also for commenting that we are good value for money. Please do visit again... More 

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Address: Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Sabi Sand Game Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
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 South Africa/Sabi Sand Game Reserve

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