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Elephant Plains Game Lodge

4.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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Richmond, Virginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was our first safari. The luxury room was gorgeous. Gazelle were walking around the Lodge. There's a nice view where lots of gazelle and sometimes zebra and giraffe were grazing. The good was delicious and offered lots of salads and fruits. The bush walks were exciting and informative. The game drives were great. We saw everything but a cheetah... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We are repeat visitors to this great lodge and the sightings and service are always of high standards. The staff generally go out of their way to make your stay as pleasant as possible and you always get the feeling that nothing is too much of an effort for them. The food was delicious with a great variety to choose... More

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

Dear Rya-Mari, thank you very much for your kind and detailed feedback. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed yet another stay with us. Thank you also for your compliments on the staff members, food and game drives. We would love to welcome you back once again. Kind regards, Marlet Swart More

White Plains, New York
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83 reviews 83 reviews
27 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stayed at Elephant Plains Game Lodge for 3 nights and had a wonderful time overall. We were able to go on 6 game drives and 2 bush walks. The afternoon we arrived we were able to join the afternoon game drive which was great. We saw 4 of the 5 Big 5 on our game drives... More

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

Dear Logan, thank you very much for your kind and thorough review. I am glad to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you also for all the compliments, including the room, game drives, meals etc. The fact that you mention that the reception staff were not as friendly as the rest of the staff members is very... More

Houston, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stayed here for the first part of our safari tour. This lodge is exceptional, and the service is great! We had great game drives, and saw everything but lions in the two days. Our ranger Louis was really good, but tracker was ok. We realized this more, when we stayed at the second lodge/reserve. We saw... 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 the compliments on our lodge, services and game drives. I am glad to read that you enjoyed your stay and found us luxurious. I take your comment on the standard of the tracker very seriously. Thomas started training as a tracker in 1998 and therefore has 16 years experience in the... More

Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
10 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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 3 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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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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