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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Pretoria, South Africa
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108 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

scarsdale
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

Pretoria, South Africa
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106 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a last minute weekend away so availability in Sabi Sands & Kruger was limited and we opted for three different lodges for the three nights. Elephant Plains was the first stop and did not disappoint. Arriving just in time for lunch we were made to feel immediately at home by Anel and her staff and were show to... More 

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

Hi Katherine Thank you for your kind review. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay and that you found the leopard viewing excellent. Thank you also for complimenting our staff's attentiveness and friendliness, your room, the game viewing, as well as our unpretentious style. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay and we would love to welcome you... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great place to visit to see the big 5 and the Cats. Plenty of leopard and lion sightings. Very well organised and the whole setting, accommodation and food are 5star! My second trip and I will definitely be back. The guides and tracker go out of their way make sure that you see as much closeup game whilst... More 

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

Thank you for your kind review. I am glad to read that you enjoyed your photographic safari at Elephant Plains. Thank you also for calling the whole setting, the accommodation as well as the food 5 star. We are looking forward to welcoming you back on another Tusk safari. Kind regards, Marlet Swart More 

London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is our 2nd time to Elephant Plains. It's a fantastic lodge, offering amazing game viewing, beautiful rooms and good food. We stayed for 6 nights this time, preferring to stay in one place rather than splitting our time like we did last time and it paid off. We felt much more relaxed and able to get the full experience.... 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 to read that you enjoyed your second visit with us and that you will join us again for a third safari. It's great that you enjoyed the rooms, the food, as well as some special moments with the staff members. Thank you for mentioning everyone that made... More 

Geldrop
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

During our roundtrip in South Africa in oct/nov 2015, we stayed at the fantastic Elephant Plains Game Lodge. We already had experienced some amazing gamedrives more north in Timbavati, so while driving ourselves to Elephant Plains, we had high expectations! The Lodge, the staff, the meals, and specially our amazing Lion Suite were outstanding! Our suite was very large, beautiful... 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 the lodge, staff, meals, as well as your room. It sounds like you really enjoyed the game drives with Dawie and Justice. I am glad that they could help with fantastic photo opportunities. It is great to read that you will definitely return to... More 

Frankfurt am Main, Deutschland
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed for 2 nights in this Lodge and it was the absolute highlight of our honeymoon! We wished we could have stayed longer. Food was amazing, the luxury rooms huge and beautifully decorated, we had two bathrooms and a beautiful bed with moskito net. The safari guides got out of their way to make every single sighting possible we... More 

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

Thank you very much for the kind review. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your honeymoon with us. Thank you for the compliments on your room, the food, as well as the safaris. I am glad that you enjoyed your time spent with us. Please do visit again one day. Kind regards, Marlet Swart More 

Windermere, Florida
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our third trip to South Africa for photo safari. In all three trips we've stayed at nine different lodges and Elephant Plains was our least favorite. The staff was unpleasant with the exception of one man named "Remember" who was excellent. Our guide Wayne for our game drives was also excellent. Everyone else - not so much. The... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Business Center with Internet Access
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: $441 - $708 (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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