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Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015
Jessica H Los Angeles, California, United States
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Los Angeles, California, United States
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

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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10 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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 March 25, 2015

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 

rochester, ny
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103 reviews 103 reviews
82 hotel reviews
92 helpful votes 92 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
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 

Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We stayed at EP for 3 nights at the beginning of March. From moment we arrived to the moment we left we had absolute fantastic service. We travelled with our 9 month old as well as our other family who brought their 3 and 5 year old. They made our children feel very welcome and the staff always made 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. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you also for recommending us. We hope to see you and your family back at the lodge one of these days. Kind regards, Marlet Swart More 

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3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Purpose of trip: Get great close photos of wild animals & compare various safari lodges & adventures. General Trip Overview: We went to three different safari lodges; two in South Africa: Kapama River Lodge & Elephant Plains in Sabi Sand, & one in Zimbabwe “The Hide”. Each had their respective pros/cons & it really depends on what you’re looking for... 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. Thank you also for all the compliments. I would like to comment on a few of the cons you mentioned. Although it is difficult to be 100% accurate, seeing that your review was done more than a year after you visited, I will try my best. You are correct in... More 

WELWYN
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59 reviews 59 reviews
21 hotel reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Forgive me if this review is longer than normal but I thought it might be helpful to others who are planning a combined city and safari trip and like me, hadn't a clue where to start ! Our journey started in Cape Town. You can get from Cape Town to Hoedspuit Airport using SA Express - the flights are every... 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 stay with us. Thank you also for sharing all the details that made your stay so memorable. We would love to welcome you back to the lodge again one day. Kind regards, Marlet Swart More 

Worthing, United Kingdom
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105 reviews 105 reviews
17 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

What a great hotel, what a fantastic location, what lovely staff, what an amazing experience seeing all those animals up close and personal, what more can I say......? This is such a great hotel, hidden amongst the trees and foliage and constantly full of wildlife. The food, which is included, is decent, the staff are really just fantastic and both... More 

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

Dear Charlie, thank you very much for your kind review. I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us and that you enjoyed the added luxury of the honeymoon suite. Thank you for calling us a great hotel in a fantastic location, with lovely staff. It is such a nice compliment to say that our staff seem genuinely pleased to... More 

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