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Elephant Plains Game Lodge

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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

Only a longer stay would have made this more special, We stayed for 3 nights after 2 in a tented camp in the main Kruger for a large group booking ( my Brother in Law's 40th and his 10th wedding anniversary celebration too) . Service from the moment we arrived until we left was exemplary , rooms ( we had... More 

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

Hi Steve, thank you so much for the kind feedback and reccommending us to all your friends - word of mouth is the best marketing tool out there! If you are ever in the area again, please come and visit. Regards, Marlet Swart More 

Castro Valley
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

23 of us visited from the States. What an awesome place to visit. I was struck by the beauty of the grounds and the friendliness of the staff. We had the very best staff taking care of us, Mohammed, Remember, Lindy, Jeannette and Walter. They were all very attentive and met our every need. The last night with all of... More 

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

Hi Jen, thank you so much for your very kind review. We are glad that your group enjoyed their stay. I will be sure to pass your compliments to the staff. Please do visit us again one day and thanks for reccommending us to your friends back home. Regards, Marlet Swart More 

New York City, New York
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11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

My parents and I stayed at Elephant Plains for two nights in April. I've been working in Malawi this year, and my parents flew from the West Coast of the US to meet me in South Africa for a vacation. It was very important to me that they have a wonderful time. I had been advised that we should spend... More 

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

Hi Jean, thank you very much for your kind and detailed feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and that your parents also thought we were the best part of their vacation. Thank you also for highlighting our staff's dedication. They're an integral part of our business and one of our biggest assets! I will be sure to... More 

Saskatoon, Canada
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

My friend and I stayed here on our first week of our African adventure. We were welcomed by the manager, and greeted by our game guide when we arrived, and even though it was pouring rain, our guide, Dawie and his tracker Patrick, were as enthusiastic as us about heading on a drive in the rain. My friend fell ill... More 

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

Thank you for your kind review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. Luckily your friend recovered quickly from her illness. I will make sure that the staff also receive your nice compliment on their friendliness. Please do visit us again one day! Regards, Marlet Swart More 

Durham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Wow about sums it up with regards to Elephant Plains, what an amazing week I spent there. The accommodation was perfect I would not have changed a thing or maybe I would to stay longer. I stayed in Number 4 which had a great situation very close to the sun deck and pool and a great view over the plain... More 

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Wow about sums it up with regards to Elephant Plains, what an amazing week I spent there. The accommodation was perfect I would not have changed a thing or maybe I would to stay longer. I stayed in Number 4 which had a great situation very close to the sun deck and pool and a great view over the plain... More 

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Thank mandysnapper123
EP2, Owner at Elephant Plains Game Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Mandy, thank you for your wonderful feedback! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. It's good to read that you had some great photographic opportunities with Sean Patrick. Thanks for calling us a 5 star holiday! Please visit us again some time. Regards, Marlet Swart More 

Helsinki
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51 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

The lodge is beautiful, people are very friendly with guests. Thanks to our guide "Morné" who is able to communicate with lions ..... Didn't work so much last week ;) If you want to see Leopards, that's the right place to be.... Sometimes you do not even need to do the game drive, they are coming in the camp to... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We are glad hat you enjoyed your stay with us. Concerning our menu selection, we do have a variety of South African dishes, including game meat, leg fo lamb, traditional braaivleis, baboti and even milk tart. But we also try to provide a wider selection of different food styles, in order to please a wide... More 

goxhill
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

My wife and I had our second visit to this wonderful game lodge a few weeks ago. The experience was excellent and we were lucky enough to see the Big Five for the second time. In every repect this is a wonderful place to visit. The game drives were great, the food was of a high standard and the staff... More 

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

Thank you so much for your kind feedback! We are delighted that you once again enjoyed your stay with us. It is always the best compliment to have return guests at the lodge and I hope that in the very near future, we welcome you back for your third visit. Kind regards, Marlet Swart More 

Bremen
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28 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

My wife and me just wanted to relax on a decent lodge! We stayed 3 nights in February 2013 an we surely didn´t regret! We stayed in one of these nice rondavels with a big sized bed with a large mosquito net and a decent bathroom for shower, bathing tub and anything else. Everything well equipped and clean. Wonderful view... More 

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

Hi Louis, thank you for your feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay. I would like to respond to your comment of "abundantly presented tip envelopes" at check-out. Our guests usually ask for tip envelopes to leave their tips in. Therefore we place them on the counter just before check-out starts so that guests can fetch it themselves... More 

San Francisco, California
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23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I just left EP after staying 3 nights/4days. We feel so blessed to have had such an amazing experience. This was our first destination in Africa and our first safari experience, so we arrived not only jet lagged (30 hour flight), but also a little nervous of the unknown. Our nerves were completely put at ease by... More 

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

Hi AJ, thank you for your kind and thorough feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and would love to welcome you back to the lodge one day! Regards, Marlet Swart More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • 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: $442 - $706 (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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