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Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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Arnhem, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for four nights in a rondavel for 4 persons. The lodge is 4 star worthy. Stretched out, enough to do in between the game drives, breakfast was good, dinner in the boma was a nice touch of difference. The gamedrives where excellent. Louis' expertise was really great. We saw the big five several times. Sabi Sands is really... More 

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

Dear Ernst, thank you very much for your kind review and all the compliments. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay and had some memorable game drives. Please do visit us again one day. Kind regards, Marlet Swart More 

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

JUST, spent three nights at Elephant Plains and overall this was a wonderful experience. The game drives were wonderful but I have nothing to compare with. For us the drives as well as the bush walks were everything we expected and SO MUCH MORE! Our guide JJ and tracker Thomas were great and for us we could NOT ask for... More 

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

Dear Stuart, thank you very much for your kind review and compliments, calling us an overall wonderful experience. Thank you also for mentioning your wonderful game drives, the fact that all our trackers and rangers are awesome, the fact that your room was perfect, with a very comfortable bed and also that the staff members were all very friendly and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved our three nights at Elephant Plains; friendly, helpful staff, a big, spotlessly clean and comfy room, large bathroom, and a view from the porch out over the bush. The meals were exceptionally good, particularly the buffet style lunches. But of course you don't go to Sabi Sands for the accommodation and the game drives were fantastic. Dawie, our... 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 compliments. Thanks also for mentioning our friendly, helpful staff members, the cleanliness of your comfy room, as well as the fact that you found the meals exceptionally good! I will pass your compliments on Dawie's skill and knowledge, as well as his passion and enthusiasm to him. Thank you also for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having stayed in National Park accommodation last time we visited the Kruger, we were really looking forward to staying in a private game reserve this time around and Elephant Plains and the Sabi Sands reserve did not disappoint. The lodge was charming and our suite (one of the luxury suites) was spacious, well furnished and equipped. Loved having both indoor... 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 your suite, the food as well as the friendly service from our staff members, including the knowledge of Morné and Justice. I will be sure to pass your compliments. Please do visit us again when you return to Kruger for another visit. Kind regards, Marlet Swart More 

Los Angeles, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came here for the last two nights of our honeymoon. It was the most amazing experience and we enjoyed every second at elephant plains. The staff is very attentive and the experience is very intimate with only 20-30 guests staying there at one time. The breakfast was typical of other places we stayed (very good). The lunch buffet featured... More 

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

Hi Jessica, thank you fro your kind review. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your honeymoon with us. Thank you also for all the compliments on the staff, meals as well as Morné, your ranger. Thank you also for mentioning to other guests that they need to print the map and directions when driving themselves to the lodge.... More 

Toronto, Canada
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed for 2 nights at Elephant Plains with our 5 kids (16, 14, 14, 12, 9). Overall, it was a great experience! Our ranger, Morne, was so knowledgeable and willing to share and answer all questions. Very patient with out kids too:) We saw many animals, all the big 5, and loved that they would head right into the... More 

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

Thank you for your kind review. Am I glad you and the kids enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you also for mentioning the food, games room, spa, as well as Morné - I will pass your compliments to him. Please do visit us again one day! Kind regards, Marlet Swart More 

North Augusta, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My dream was to go on safari in Africa. Elephant plains made those dreams come true in the best way. Our room was beautiful , the staff was so accomodating and the food was great with many interesting offerings. A highlight was standing in the shower and an elephant walked by!!!! but most of all the safari with Dawie and... More 

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

Dear Diane, thank you so much for your kind review and saying that we made your dream of going on Safari in Africa come true in the best way. Thank you also for the compliments on your room, the food, as well as our great staff. I will make sure that Dawie receives your compliments. Please do visit us again... More 

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89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

A great lodge for a solo guest. The rondavel was roomy with a large bathroom including tub and shower. Aircon made sleeping oh so nice. There are two pools, a sweet spa and decent Wifi in the lounge. Best of all, the game drives and bush walks were more than I could imagine and I have had quite a few... 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 compliments. I am glad that you enjoyed your solo trip to us. Thank you also for mentioning Dawie - I will pass your compliments to him. It sounds like you had some truly amazing sightings with him! Please do visit again one day. Kind regards, Marlet Swart More 

Kortrijk, Belgium
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

The game drives, bushwalks, the monkeys at the fantastic breakfast, dinner at the boma, the view from our rondavel with 20 or more (!!!) elephants playing and drinking at the waterhole, the surprise when we came back to our rondavel the last night, with the flowers all over the bed, leading to the bath and a bottle of lovely sparkling... 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 honeymoon with us. Please do visit again one day - maybe for an anniversary? Kind regards, Marlet Swart More 

Kwajalein Island, Marshall Islands
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7 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

My parents and I spent 4 spectacular nights at Elephant plains. It was beyond our expectations. We spent 3 nights self-driving in Kruger prior to arriving at Elephant Plains. We had a great time there, searching for the animals on our own. We had experiences that we thought could not be topped until we arrived at Elephant Plains. Every game... More 

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

Thank you so much for your kind review and compliments and for calling us affordable LUXURY at its best. I am thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us so much. Thank you also for mentioning Dawie and Dumisani, as well as the friendliness and helpfulness of our staff members. Please do visit again one day. Kind regards, Marlet Swart More 

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