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Situated in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, adjacent to the Kruger National Park, Elephant Plains Game Lodge offers excellent Big 5 game viewing, luxurious accommodation and sumptuous cuisine. The lodge caters for the discerning traveller, offering a variety of accommodation options, varying from rondavels and luxury suites to the Manyeleti honeymoon suite. Elephant Plains Game Lodge is world renowned for excellent Big 5 game viewing and guests can enjoy two game drives and a bush walk per day. Facilities include two swimming pools, a gym, conference centre, small library and games room. We also cater for small, intimate weddings. The lodge is owner run and can accommodate a maximum of 24 guests. This guarantees personal service and attention to detail. Our unpretentious style ensures that guests regrettably leave the warm and friendly atmosphere of our little piece of Africa...
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Free Parking
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Breakfast included
Airport Transportation
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Outdoor pool
Public Wifi
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Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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Arathusa Safari Lodge Airport2 mi
Skukuza Airport17 mi
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Exceeded expectations. Lodge and rooms were clean. Staff was friendly. Food was delicious. Morning and evening safaris were equally amazing. Elephants,giraffes, wild dogs, lions, hyenas, buffalo, leopards. Witnessed wild dogs hunting a gazelle and lions trying to hunt a
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This was the second camp we visited during our safari holiday in South Africa. We were a little apprehension as the first camp we stayed in was excellent. Our concerns soon disappeared during our first game drive as our ranger, Gerrit and tracker Chris were superb. Their
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We left Elephant plains after spending the previous 4 nights (7 drives in total) there. I can honestly say that it was one of the best holidays I’ve ever had. Lodge is lovely and our room (Elephant) overlooking the watering hole was great. Staff, excellent. (Special mention to
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Elephant Plains gives everything you need in a Safari experience. The food was great. The Safaris brilliant. The Guides knowledgeable and trackers experienced. You are placed in the lap of luxury from your arrival and kept busy almost constantly. Highly recommend them.
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Elephant Plains and Sabi Sands exceeded all expectations. The lodge was luxurious and the staff exceptional. We stayed in the honeymoon suite with private pool. The room was enormous, complete with bath, large bed, sitting area and indoor and outdoor showers. Best of all was
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We did a single night and saw more during our 2 drives than in 5-6 days elsewhere. It's very pricey (worth every penny) so I do understand wanting to limit the number of nights. 2 nights will be 4 drives. If it's at all a question of cost, those 4 drives will be enough (IMHO - it's a reserve, not a zoo so you get what you get. But in my experience they get a lot)
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Short pants will be fine. Also the colors issue is not so important. We had all soft colors as recommended but other people had blues and reds and it didn’t affect us at all. Just make sure you take care in the sun.
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How many people go out on safari drives each time. Are they overcrowded?
The vehicle holds 9 visitors. We have met many wonderful people over the last few years, so we almost always enjoy our safari mates.
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"If you are a party of 4, just book family rondavel"
"If you are traveling with young kids, ask for the family rondavel, the rooms are connected. Otherwise, choose the rooms with a view."
"upgrade to a Suite with a viewing deck"
"1 night was enough to see great game in the reserve"
"Wild dogs was great"
$635 - $878 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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