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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Me and my wife enjoyed our stay at this beautiful place for 4 nights to celebrate our honeymoon that we planned to spend in SA for 2 weeks. The rondavel was very beatiful and neat, it was directlt facing the water hole. We really loved the decorations so much. Room service was perfect. We saw elephants, baboons and other animals... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This lodge is wonderful, our lodge (Leopard) was opposite a waterhole which played host to elephants, impala, baboons, rhino and a variety of other animals. The shower in the room had a glass wall which allowed you to watch the birds and animals as you shower but very private. Great experience. The 2 game drives every day were amazing and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Elephant Plains was our first safari experience - so cannot compare to others - however it was a truly wonderful adventure that exceeded our high expectations. EP provided us with a good map and it was relatively easy to get to in a basic hire car from Hoedspruit. Our guides were excellent and we spotted the Big 5 and much... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There were 5 of us, mother, father, grown daughter and two grandsons, 7,9. We had a great time!! The accomadations were very good, food was good, staff very pleasant and helpful and our tracker and guide excellent. We had 6 very successful drives. The staff and facilities were especially accommodating to our grandkids. We saw all of the big 5... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a difficult review to write because whilst my family and I thoroughly enjoyed our 3 nights at Elephant Plains, appreciated the tremendous efforts of our Ranger/ Tracker, had some excellent game spotting and enjoyed the comfort of 5-star accommodation, the reserve is devoid of any greenery having had no substantial rain since 2012 and the large herds of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had been on another safari in the days before Elephant Plains and I didn't realize that it would be possible to see so many animals! On the drive into Elephant Plains alone, we saw a herd of elephants, giraffes, etc. It was so exciting, having spent the previous few days hunting for a long time to catch sight of... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016

We were spoilt. The Elephant Plains Game Lodge go above and beyond to attend to your needs. We were picked up from Arathusa Airstrip by our Ranger and received a very warm welcome by the lovely receptionist and brilliant chef. We were showed to our room before a delicious lunch was served. The rooms overlooked the reserve with giraffes and... More 

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

Wow! Thank you fro this amazing review. I am delighted you enjoyed your stay. Thank yo for all the lovely compliments on the lodge, the food, your comfy beds and all the staff members that made your stay memorable. Please do visit us again some day! Kind regards, Marlet Swart More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

There was a small (chilled) fruit juice available on arrival which is always a nice touch after a 6 hour drive into the bush. As mandatory, there was guest check-in paperwork to be completed on arrival, but this was dealt with efficiently. We had arrived in time for lunch (salad + warm food), which we enjoyed on the wooden deck... 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 delighted that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for all the compliments on the lodge, your room, our staff as well as your all over experience while staying here. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon! Kind regards, Marlet Swart More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful visit with good food and great rooms..... We were upgraded to a suite with private plunge pool, large balcony and helpful staff that came and made a fire for us every night. The lodge is well organized with great game drives and wonderful guides.... Thank you Morne..... Dinners were outside with fellow guests around a fire with good service.... More 

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

Thank you for your kind review and compliments. . I am glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. Please do visit us again in the near future. More 

Makati, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

It's not a posh safari venue but it is as it should. The wild life at Sabi Sands inside Kruger park should be the raison d'etre for choosing Elephant Plains. Sadly it was the height of the drought in March when we went so the lion was especially sad looking. But the leopard sightings thanks to Ranger Louie's and Tracker... More 

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

Thank you for the kind review and 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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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

Additional Information about Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Address: Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Sabi Sand Game Reserve
Price Range: $429 - $674 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Elephant Plains Game Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 12
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Also Known As:
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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