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Elephant Plains Game Lodge

4.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Sabi Sand Game Reserve | Greater Kruger National Park, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
Julia M Martock, United Kingdom
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Martock, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Having had several wonderful safari experiences in the past, my husband and I decided to treat our 11 year old daughter to her first safari this year. We did lots and lots of research of different camps when planning this trip a year ago and everything we read and saw kept pointing to Elephant Plains as being a good choice... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our room was beautiful as was the hotel generally. The staff were helpful and attentive. The food was lovely. The safari was great. Very good value for money as price includes accommodation, food, drink and game drives and walk. Thoroughly enjoyed.

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

Thank you for your kind review, I am glad that you enjoyed the lodge! Thank you also for the nice compliments on our rooms and the lodge in general, the staff, food and safaris. Just to correct you - drinks are not included in the price, but we are still very good value for money as you mentioned. Please recommend... More

Kailua, Hawaii
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently stayed for 4 nights at Elephant Plains in Sabi Sands. Elephant Plains was an excellent choice for the variety of wildlife viewing and very reasonably priced for a single traveler. The Lodge is very comfortable with nice sitting areas complete with a number of table top books on Africa, bar in the large lounge area, a library, and... 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 feedback. I am glad to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for the compliments on our wonderfully prepared food, the rangers conduct during game drives, as well as our caring staff and super location. Thank you for also pointing out that we are reasonably priced for a... More

Hamilton, Bermuda
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for 3 nights in March - 4 adults, staying in two rondavels. We got the "tip" to stay here from a friend, who has stayed here previously and it came highly recommended from him, and we certainly were not disappointed! After arriving slightly late for our game drive (we got there around 4:20pm), one of the rangers... More

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

Hi Gerald Thank you for your kind feedback and for pointing out that we are great value for money, while offering a great service. I am glad that you found the Rondavels luxurious, with enough space. We would love to welcome you back to the lodge one day. Kind regards, Marlet Swart More

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My bestfriend and I stayed here (Elephant Plain) recently from March 16th-19th, 2014. We arrived late afternoon on Sunday from Hoedspruit airport around 4pm and was very relieved to learn that we were right on time for the afternoon game drive. There are two game drives daily. One drive in the early am from 5:30-8:00am and the other drive from... More

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

Thank you so much fro your very kind and thoughtful review. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for the compliments on our amazing meals, as well as mentioning that we should actually be a five star lodge, based on our service, cleanliness and hospitality - what a nice compliment! Please tell your friends and... More

Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are very glad we chose Elephant Plains for our time in the Kruger area. There is a lot of choice and it is expensive so you want to choose carefully. Elephant Plains delivered and I think does so above it's class. We saw the big 5 in 2 days and did so in great comfort, good food and great... More

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

Dear Christo Thank you for your kind feedback and compliments on the lodge. Thank you also for pointing out that you have been to some of the most expensive lodges in Africa, but that we compete very well with them - at a much lower cost of course. That is exactly what we try to accomplish! Please do tell all... More

Rockhampton, Australia
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9 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although we enjoyed the charismatic luxury suite, there are regular bungalows so accommodation available for all budgets and all travellers - singles, couples, families. After a morning safari the facilities of the lodge could be enjoyed - two swimming pools, games room, library, common lounge area - then a declicious lunch before the afternoon and sundowner safari. Dinner by the... More

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

Dear Carol Thank you for your kind feedback and for pointing out that, with our different accommodation options, we are a lodge for all budgets. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. We would love to welcome you back one day. Kind regards, Marlet Swart More

scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed 7 Nights at Elephant Plains and had an amazing time - everything about the lodge and service was excellent and really exceeded our expectations. We arrived a couple of days after some heavy rains, which although had made some of the driving conditions difficult, did not dampen the experience in the slightest and added to the excitement of... More

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

Thank you for your very kind and thorough review. Thank you for all the compliments on our staff, your room, the meals, game drives and even the spa treatments. It was lovely to host you for a whole week and also to get to know you. We are already keeping an eye out for your next booking and look forward... More

Tustin, California
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for 3 nights in one of the regular rooms (not a luxury suite) and every minute was absolutely wonderful! They made our honeymoon really special. The food was great too, although if you aren't fond of that much meat you might want to request special meals. We both got a massage there, another great experience - highly recommend... More

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

Thank you for your kind feedback! I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your honeymoon and felt that we made it very special. Please do return again one day - maybe even for an anniversary! Kind regards, Marlet Swart More

Hamburg, Germany
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed for four nights and sighted Lions with cubs, Leopards, Rhinos, Elephants, Hippos, Wild Dogs, Buffalos, Giraffes, Zebras, Hyenas, Wart Hogs, a Waran, a Honey Badger, dozens of spectatular birds, insects, flowers, and, and, and. Sabi Sand is a private game reserve, but not a fenced in zoo, the animals roam freely about thousands of square Kilometers in the... More

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

Dear Matthias Thank you for your kind review and for all your compliments. I am glad to read that you enjoyed seeing so many different animals. Thank you also for the compliments on our guides, the other staff members and our excellent meals. We would love to welcome you back again one day. Kind regards, Marlet Swart More

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Additional Information about Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Also Known As:
Elephant Plains Game Hotel Sabi Sand Game Reserve
Elephant Plains Game Hotel
Elephant Plains Game Nelspruit
Elephant Plains Game Lodge South Africa/Sabi Sand Game Reserve
Address: Sabi Sand Game Reserve | Greater Kruger National Park, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Sabi Sand Game Reserve
Amenities:
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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 41 Specialty lodging in Sabi Sand Game Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Elephant Plains Game Lodge 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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