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Elephant Plains Game Lodge

4.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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Toulouse, France
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

by far and away the best safari we've taken. cocktail break in the evening drives were a nice touch . truly 5 star at a 4 star price. in our 2 nights stay we had 4 game drives . bumpy route to reach the park but well worth it .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We staied there for 2 nights... and had a wonderful time, the team are nice and friendly and will take care for all your needs (including jump starting our car), the food was excellent. accommodation is amazing... it ia highly recommend

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

Thank you for your kind review. Please do visit us again one day. Kind regards, Marlet Swart More 

Swansea, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014 via mobile

We spent three nights in the lodge and was our first safari experience. The game drives are fantastic, we saw many of the big five in single game drives and saw all five within 24 hours of arriving. The rangers and trackers are always searching for what animals you want to see or haven't seen to ensure you have a... More 

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

Dear Emma, thank you for your kind review. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you also for the compliments on the game drives, meals and hospitality. Please do visit us again one day. Kind regards, Marlet Swart More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

It's been over 6 months since my stay at Elephant Plains and I have just realised I didn't write a review at the time - because I enjoyed it so much I felt I couldn't do it justice! I haven't done safari before so do not have a comparison but even after reading the reviews before I came I have... 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 you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for all the compliments on our attentive staff, the rooms, game drives as well as the food. Please do visit us again one day! Kind regards, Marlet Swart More 

Bristol UK
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

From the first hello to the last goodbye Elephant Plains made us feel like returning family members rather than first time guests. We planned our recent trip to South Africa in September 2013 and even then realized that we were onto a good thing when we saw that EP was almost fully booked 11months in advance. EP is located in... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We spent three nights at Elephant Plains in October/November and we agree with all the other comments, the game viewing is excellent! We saw the Big 5 several times, and on several occaisons we came up really close to the animals, much closer than we ever had expected! Our tracker and ranger, Jonathan and Vusi, were great, with a great... More 

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

Thank you for the review. I am glad to read that you enjoyed the game drives and will pass your compliments to Jonathan and Vusi. Thank you also for complementing the food. I would like to respond to your other comments. As far as i am aware the aircon tripped at the main switch, but was switched back on, as... More 

Brighton
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71 reviews 71 reviews
34 hotel reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

My wife and I recently spent three nights here, and in that time we saw three different leopards. Two of these encounters were really memorable. Some drives, as will always be the case, were less successful, and we did spend some time following tracks of animals that ultimately proved elusive. A fire in September resulted in quite large burnt areas,... More 

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

Hi Dave, thank you very much for your kind feedback and for the various compliments. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and would like to welcome you back to the lodge one day! Kind regards, Marlet Swart More 

Whistler, B.C.
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Do you like personal service, being spoilt and viewing the most breathtaking animals? Staying at Elephant Plains was an experience my family and I will hold dear to our hearts. After arriving from a long journey we were warmly welcomed with a cool drink and a tour of the lodge. Our rooms were clean, well decorated and very importantly sported... More 

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

Thank you very much for your kind feedback and all the compliments, including the friendly staff, rooms and food. I will also tell Jonathan, Vusi and Remember that they got a special mention. I am glad that you enjoyed the game drives. Please do visit us again one day and stay for longer next time! Kind regards, Marlet Swart More 

Vista, CA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

this place has nothing to do with elephants, lets be clear. no more than Cheetah lodge has cheetahs. it's a name. other than that the rooms are extremely large, quality made, comfy with nice amenities. the resort itself is well maintained and attractive. this is a lux safari lodge. the people are all really nice and service level is high.... More 

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

Thank you very much for your kind feedback and all the compliments on the rooms, amenities, staff and especially the food. I am glad to read that you enjoyed your stay. Then, you complimented and commended our staff who worked tirelessly in order to contain the fire. At first, when we made the call to cancel game drive, we were... More 

Austin, Texas
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46 reviews 46 reviews
28 hotel reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I’m going to split this long review into three sections so please bear with me. Given the significant expense in arranging and undertaking an African wildlife safari we thought we would share experiences related to 1) this hotel specifically, 2) Sabi Sands as a destination for viewing African wildlife, 3) this location compared to others in Kruger National Park. 1.... More 

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

Hi Tim, thank you for your kind and very detailed feedback. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you also for all the compliments on our staff, the room, food, grounds and game drives. I will pass your compliments to our staff. I would like to add two comments to your feedback: 1. We actually do charge for... 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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Elephant Plains Game Hotel Sabi Sand Game Reserve
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