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Elephant Plains Game Lodge

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Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My South African vacation***** 5 stars*****The Elephant Plains lodge is a beautiful property. The perfect place for experiencing an upscale Safari and lodging. The place was immaculate. Upon checkin you are provided with a refreshing beverage. Lunch was beautifully displayed and tasted great. Our room was so tastefully decorated and clean. The staff is very freindly and communication between us... More 

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

Thank you very much for your very kind and thorough review. I am glad that you enjoyed the time you spent with us. Thank you for complimenting the drives, room, food, as well as the attentiveness of our staff. It is great to read that you will be back - we are looking forward to welcoming you back again. Kind... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We didn't want to leave Elephant plains Game lodge. During Our first game drive we were able to see Africa's big 5. The rooms were so cozy and let's not talk about the huge deck overlooking the dry river. We saw elephants everyday from our deck. We stayed in the Leopard room, it was 3 of us so it was... More 

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

Thank you for your kind review and for highly recommending us. I am glad to read that you enjoyed your stay and that you did not want to leave. Thank you also for complimenting the room, food, and our staff members, especially Ishmael. We would love to welcome you back one day. Kind regards, Marlet Swart More 

Leuven, Belgium
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24 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very friendly staff , nice rooms , excellent game drives, bush walk for kids. We saw the big 5 in one game drive. Definitely one of the best game reserves around the Kruger. Nothing negative to report. Thanks Neil for the excellent explanations during our drives. Hope to be back soon.

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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 all your lovely compliments on the friendly staff, nice rooms, game drives as well as kiddies bush walks. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay and hope to be back soon. I will pass your compliment to Neil. We would love to welcome you back one day. Kind regards,... More 

Durban, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have lived in SA most of my life and have been to a number of reserves. This is just AWESOME. The reserve boasts exceptional game viewing with huge variety of species minus the crowds and Elephant Plains is just great. Mention must be made of Dawie Jacobs, start guide but don't all book him or we will not get... More 

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

Thank you for your kind review and 7 star recommendation. What a compliment! i am delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. I will share your special mention with Dawie. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to the lodge. Kind regards, Marlet Swart More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

By far the best visit in a nature reserve lodge, the food is 10/10 and staff is the best, very friendly, the lodging beautiful and clean, a true 5 star experience! Will definitely visit again. Thank you for the most amazing holiday ever Elephant Plains game lodge!

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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 to read that you enjoyed the food and that you found our staff to be the best. Thank you for the compliments on the lodge. It's great that you will definitely visit again. We would love to welcome you back. Kind regards, Marlet Swart More 

San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I came here for four nights with our 23 month old baby. From the second we checked in we were taken care of quite well. This means they always set a place for our baby at all meals. They catered to our baby with special meals and desserts, welcomed him on our game drives, and cared for... 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 and felt that you were taken care of quite well. Thank you also for the compliments on your room, the meals as well as the game drives of course. We would love to welcome you back again one day. Kind regards, Marlet... More 

Emilia Romagna
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited EP with my daughter (4 and a half) and a friend. The staff was very attentive to my needs and they even gave me the permission to fix my children seat on the safari vehicle, which was very good for my daughter. They also gave me the chanche to eat earlier with my daughter, so I could go... More 

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

Thank you for your kind review, for calling us wonderful and also for saying that you had an unforgettable stay. But the biggest compliments? That you can't recommend us enough and that you already know you will be back! I am glad that you found our staff attentive and flexible to you and your daughter's needs. That's very important to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

This is my first time to Africa. I am so glad my friend booked this place. We saw a lot animals up close. The lions and leopard were few feet away. And I love the coffee break during the game drives. It gave us a chance to talk to visitors and the rangers. Louis and Thomas were our driver and... More 

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

Thank you for your kind review, for calling us the highlight of your South African trip and for also highly recommending us. What a nice compliment. I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us. I will pass your compliments to everyone involved. We would love to welcome you back one day. Kind regards, Marlet Swart More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Due to budget and time consideration we stayed only one night at Elephant Plains Game Lodge. We knew that it was foolish to go to a private game lodge for one night and hope to see all the big five, but during our evening and morning game drives we got to see all f them close up. We wished we... 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 that you enjoyed your stay. Yours is the first complaint that I've had about binoculars that are not handed out to all guests at arrival. Do other lodges offer this service? I was not aware of that. In our "what to bring" section we do state that a camera and binoculars... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

My wife and I stayed at Elephant Plains from 19th to 24th May in the middle leg of our honeymoon. It was one of the resorts recommended by our travel agent as well as by a work colleague and we are ecstatic we made this choice! We booked knowing this was a low-mid range price option compared to other Sabi... More 

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

Thank you so much for your very kind and glowing review. It is such a treat to read a review like yours - it shows we're doing things right. Thank you for all the compliments, from the room, meals, friendliness of the staff, to your game drive experience and all the smaller details you mentioned. I will be sure to... More 

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • 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: $385 - $652 (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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