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Elephant Plains Game Lodge

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Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

we spent 4 nights here and it is amazing. the staff are so friendly and helpful and the setting is stunning. we stayed in one of the suites (buffalo) and the small touches were just wonderful. as for the game drives well well you get so close to the big five you could touch them you know you have experienced... More 

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Thank Maxrow
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 visit. Thank you for all the compliments on the room, the food, game drives as well as the friendliness of the staff. I will pass your compliments to them. The best compliment, of course, is the fact that you say that you will... More 

Salt Lake City, Utah
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98 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Excellent accommodations, Delicious meals, and a First Rate Staff. Our game drives were all successful and at the end, we enjoyed viewing not only the Big 5, but Wild Dogs and much more.Thanks Dawie and Justice!

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

Thank you very much for your kind review. Thank you also for the compliments on the room, meals and our staff members. It sounds like you had some amazing sightings. I will pass your comments to Dawie and Justice. Kind regards, Marlet Swart More 

Vancouver, Canada
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70 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

We just left a couple of days ago after spending 3 days/nights here. It was perfect. Unfortunately, the area is starving for rain, so the bush is not overgrown and the animals are easier to spot than they should be at this time of year. In addition, they have fewer places to go to seek out water. Our ranger 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 review. I am glad to read that you enjoyed your last family trip. Thank you also for the compliments on Neil and Derrick - I will pass this to them. Also for mentioning all the lovely sightings you had and for complimenting the service, staff, rooms as well as our food.... More 

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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Stayed at Elephant Plains for 4 nights on our first ever safari. LOVED every moment. We saw the big 5 in 2 days! Dawie was an exceptional ranger, and we have such amazing shots of leopards. Hats off to the chef for working around my food allergies, and making some of the best desserts I've had in my life! Very... 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 that you enjoyed the time you spent with us. Thank you also for the compliments on Dawie - it's great that you got amazing photographs of leopards. Thank you also for the compliments on the food, I am glad that your food allergies were catered for and that you... More 

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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

I stayed there for one night. We participated in a night and morning safari and also in a bush walk. We saw the big 5. We had two incredible guides who gave us lots of information about the park and the animals. The resort was really nice, clean, staff was polite and friendly and the bungalows were so nice and... 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. It is a pity that you only stayed for one night, though. It would be wonderful if you could return for a longer stay. Thank you so much for recommending us. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to the lodge. Kind regards, Marlet Swart More 

scotland
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

We first visited elephant plains in March 2014 and as soon as that trip was over, we made plans to return again we enjoyed it so much! Our stay in Dec 2015 was even better than our first time, we stayed for an extended time (9 nights) and had a chance to stay in both a luxury room and 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 review. It is always the best compliment when guests return to a lodge and when they say they are already planning a next return in 2017, it is an even bigger compliment! Thank you for mentioning that we are a perfect location, as well as great value for money compared to... More 

UK
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59 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Stayed at Elephant Plains for 2 nights and had an absolutely excellent time. The food is excellent, the staff consistently professional and attentive and the game drives (what you are there for!) were very good indeed. Elephant Plains is not large and has an intimate feel about it. The lodge has a rhythm of eating and game driving that is... More 

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

Thank you for your kind review and for commenting that we are one of the few places that you are likely to return. What a nice compliment! I am glad to hear that you enjoyed the game drives in our new Toyota Landcruisers. As guests spent such an extended time in a day driving around in the bush, we always... More 

Cochrane, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

We visited Elephant Plains Game Lodge November 2015 for three nights. This was the second game lodge we visited and if we could have we would have returned to our first camp, or left early from Elephant Plains if they would have refunded our money. We were disappointed with our time at Elephant Plains, we did not feel it was... More 

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

My husband and I stayed at Elephant Plains in the lovely Honeymoon suite for 3 nights in late September/October 2015. We had such an incredible experience here, that it is difficult to summarize it all briefly here! Obviously, amongst the highlights was the game viewing. We had Louis and Thomas as our driver and spotter, and we really lucked out!... 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. I will pass your compliments to Louis and Thomas. They are a great team indeed. Thank you also for complimenting the food and the fact that we catered for all your husband's dietary requirements, including dessert. I am glad to... More 

Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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51 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

What a joy! My friend and i stayed in the Buffalo room which was huge, cozy, beautiful, just plain wonderful. The staff couldn't be nicer. The rides through the park were spectacular. Our guide was amazing. Each trip out - we stayed 4 nights and had 8 trips- was a thrill. I never expected to see leopards or rhinos. Yet... 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 that you and your friend enjoyed your safari with us. Thank you also for your compliments on the room, the sightings, as well as calling our food Yum! It is great to read that you highly recommend us, as well as calling us fabulous and a great bargain. We... More 

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