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Elephant Plains Game Lodge

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

We spent 3 nights here as part of our honeymoon was glad this was our last stop after cape town and Mauritius as nothing would have lived up to our experience here. Over the 6 game drives we saw the big five with over 5 different leopard sightings, one within the first 15mins of our first drive. We stayed in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed in one of the Rondavels, which was very romantic and had a lot of charm. The grounds are very nice and the new main lodge has a nice dining area, reading room and bar. The game drives were fantastic and our ranger and tracker found all animals we had asked to see. We were impressed by their knowledge of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Elephant Plains Lodge is great! A party of 12 just returned from a 10 day stay in South Africa. The lodge is very nice and luxurious. The staff is very friendly and accommodating to your needs. The food is really good and the chef will come up with something if you want another option. The game drives were awesome. We... More 

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Delhi
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16 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in Elephant Plains for 2 nights in February. This was our first trip to South Africa & our first safari experience. EP was also our first destination in SA, following a trip to Vic Falls in a 16 days fantastic holiday. It also happened to be my birthday on one of the days there. After a fair amount... More 

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Kilconquhar, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are looking for a first time (once in a lifetime?) experience of African wildlife and are able to splurge but can't quite stretch to the most exclusive lodges then EP is a superb choice. Game - the most important aspect for any safari and we were delighted, we enjoyed sightings of the Big 5 twice over, including a... More 

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

Hi Peter, thank you for your kind review and all the wonderful compliments. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay. Please do visit us again one day. Kind regards, Marlet Swart More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at Elephant Plains at the beginning of April for 4 nights on an ODP Photographic safari. Our trip was superbly organised by Real Africa, who ensured that our travel arrangements were flawless. Elephant Plains is in a beautiful setting above a large open area, with a small waterhole, which animals (especially elephants) visited daily. We stayed in Room... 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 wonderful compliments. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us while being on the ODP photographic safari. Please do visit us again one day. Kind regards, Marlet Swart More 

Arnhem, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

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 April 15, 2015

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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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

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 March 30, 2015

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 

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