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Elephant Plains Game Lodge

4.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Cape Town, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed in Elephant Plains lodge for 2 nights at the end of July 2014 before moving to Nkorho and then Nottens Bush Camp. In my opinion Elephant Plains has got the top spot for "best value for money". Excellent game drives, very good accommodations and general settings of the lodge. Friendly and helpful staff. Food is adequate to the... More

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

Hi Andre, thank you for your kind feedback and compliments. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay! Thanks for awarding us top spot for value for money! I am glad that you got nice photos. Please do visit us again some day! Kind regards, Marlet Swart More

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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47 reviews 47 reviews
10 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After lodging in Madikwe and Welgevonden a year ago i immediately began planning our next safari. Because the main aim was to view leopard i wanted a lodge in Sabi Sands. Using TA reviews as a guide along with value for money i settled on Elephant Plains. EP has weekly website updates re their sightings and lodge owner replies to... More

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

Hi Mike, thank you very much for your kind and thorough review. Thank you for all the compliments on the lodge, staff, meals, the game drives and our guides commitment, as well as the general upkeep and even our gardens! A lot of guests do not understand the amount of strain our guides are under to provide the goods in... More

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This felt like a hidden gem. The journey there (we drove) was a bit arduous but as soon as we arrived I felt it was worth every bump. If you are driving get instructions from the lodge and follow them carefully. Lovely room overlooking the water hole, great food and friendly. We saw several leopards, really this was the experience... More

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

Hi Alison, thank you for the kind feedback and for calling us a hidden gem! Thank you also for the compliments on our staff members, the rooms, food and game drives. Please do visit us again one day! Kind regards, Marlet Swart More

Brooklyn, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I had an amazing stay at Elephant Plains. The best part was our game drives. Dawie and Thully were both amazing and did an unbelievable job sighting animals and getting us a great view of the animals. We not only saw the big five, but experienced many quality sightings, including a leopard in a tree with an... 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 our staff, the rooms and the game viewing. Thank you also for recommending us as good value for money. We would love to welcome you back one day! Maybe for an anniversary? Kind regards, Marlet Swart More

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10 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stated for 4 nights. Everything perfect. The game dives were just so good. Well worth the 5.30 early morning calls!!! Accommodation was spacious and luxurious, even to the fire lit for you in the evening.The Boma Dinners were just wow. We saw so many animals, even Leopard mating and a wild dog kill

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Hi Chris, thank you for your kind review and compliments. I am glad you enjoyed your stay and we would love to welcome you back one day! Kind regards, Marlet Swart More

Toronto, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed at Elephant Plains as part or our recent tour of South Africa. We loved it! We had a lovely LARGE cabin (we stayed in the Rhino room) with private deck. The place is family owned and operated and you could definitely tell that from the attention to detail and the service provided. All of the... 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 feedback. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you also for the compliments on attention to detail, helpful staff members, good food and the best ever game drives, seeing that you've been on safari elsewhere in South Africa as well as in the rest of Africa. What... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited elephant plains as a family in mid July. We stayed in the family villa. Luxury accommodation, top quality food and an unforgettable safari experience. We saw many animals, unfortunately just not rhino of the big five. Highlights would have been seeing a pair of mating leopards, a pride of lions with cubs and a second group of four... 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 glad to read that you enjoyed your stay with us! Wow, it sounds like you truly had some amazing sightings, even though you missed out on seeing some rhino. Thank you also for mentioning that we are reasonably priced, in comparison with surrounding lodges. Please do visit us again one... More

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5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This lodge is if a reasonable size with a great team in both the lodge and the rangers / trackers. Rooms are great, both rondavels and suites with great view on the river. Food is excellent with great service. Game drives are nice with high quality explanations and ability on spotting all the animals. In twos days (4 game drives),... More

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

Dear Xavier, thank you for your kind feedback and compliments on our great team of staff members, the excellent food and great service as well as the informative game drives. Please do visit us again one day! Kind regards, Marlet Swart More

Windsor, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Pool on our private deck with elephants grazing down below. 4 out of the 5 big game animals within 2 hours. Greated by special employees that are very knowledgeable. Most memorible dinning expierence. I am a chef and eating outside with the full moon, fire pit and table for 26 in a horseshoe gave it that special feeling. Wine cellar... More

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

Thank you very much for your kind feedback. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed the stay with us. Getting compliments from a professional chef regarding our dinner is a huge privilege. Thank you for that. We would love to welcome you back one day. Kind regards, Marlet Swart More

Katoomba, Australia
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

My brother and I took a trip to Sabi Sands Game Reserve and stayed here at Elephant Plains Lodge. From the moment we flew over the Drakensberg Escarpment (en route from Jo'burg) we knew we'd be in for something special. Upon arriving at Elephant Plains we were greeted by the very pleasant Tersia and were shown to our luxury villas... More

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

Dear Blair, thank you for the glowing feedback! I was also in that same sighting with the wild dogs and the buffalo and I must admit it was extraordinary! I will pass your compliments to Tersia, Louis, Thomas and Remember! We would love to welcome you back to the lodge, sooner rather than later. In the meantime, keep well. Marlet... 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*
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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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Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Elephant Plains Game Lodge is situated in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, which forms part of the Greater Kruger National Park. This owner-run lodge caters for the discerning traveller, with a variety of accommodation options including 5 Rondavels, 6 Luxury Suites and a Honeymoon Suite. Activities include two daily game drives and a bush walk. The lodge also offers a spa, gym, conference facility / TV room, games room, small library and two swimming pools. ... more   less 
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