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Cheshire
Reviewed September 18, 2013

For our third visit to the Kruger area myself and two adult grandsons chose Elephant fields in the Sabi Sands area. What an excellent choice. The main reason for going on safari is of course to see game, perhaps especially the big five. Now I'm not nieve enough to think that by going to a private reserve these sightings are...

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

Thank you very much for your kind feedback. I'm glad to read that you enjoyed your stay here. It sounds like you had some amazing sightings. Thank you also for the complimets on our staff. I will tell Eve that your back is a lot better now. Please do visit us again one day! Kind regards, Marlet Swart

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed September 16, 2013

I travel extensively for work, and have become pretty picky about what I like and don't like when it comes to lodges and hotels. From now on, every place I stay will have to live up to the experience I had at Elephant Plains and, believe me, that's not going to be an easy task; These people have gotten the...

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

Hi Kimmy, thank you so much for your glowing feedback on our lodge. I am delighted to read that you had such a good time and that you found our attention to detail, as well as our staff, to be great! We value each and every member of staff at EP and realise the important role they play in making...

Boynton Beach, Florida, United States
Reviewed September 10, 2013

My friend and I stayed here for three nights and the experience will last a lifetime. We had the room, 6 game drives and 3 meals per day included and the value was great. We saw The Big 5 and lots more. Our Ranger Dawie and Tracker Tuli were very friendly and knowledgable. They took really good care of us...

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

Hi Jennifer, thank you for your kind feedback and for calling us an experience that would last a lifetime. Thanks also for recommending us to anyone interested in a great safari experience. Please do visit us again one day! Kind regards, Marlet Swart

Houston, Texas
Reviewed September 9, 2013 via mobile

You can tell a place has exceptional management when all the details are completely ironed out. I have absolutely no complaints. The entire staff, from game rangers to wait staff, were very professional and hospitable. What sets them apart is that they pay attention and can predict what you want next. E.g. The bartender, Walter, knows your drink preference and...

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

Hi Kristine, thank you for your kind and detailed feedback. It seems like you really enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you also for pointing out our attention to detail and for complimenting the exceptional management of the lodge. I do hope that you return one day. Kind regards, Marlet Swart

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 7, 2013

We came here for my 40th birthday and had the most wonderful time. As soon as we arrived in our room we saw a herd of elephants outside our balcony.We saw the big 5 and it was the best experience we have done. They are only allowed to have 2 cars near the animals at any one time so you...

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

Thank you very much for the kind feedback. I am glad that you enjoyed your 40th birthday with us! Thank you for calling the game drives the best experience you have done, the food wonderful and to sum it up, a trip of a lifetime. Please do visit us again one day! Kind regards, Marlet Swart

Great Ayton, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 6, 2013

Based on our experience, If you are driving to Sabi Sands it is wise to factor in some extra time because once you leave the tarmac road your progress will be slowed by the state of the gravel roads (approx 25 kms).When you get to the gate you will need to keep your permit and get it stamped by the...

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

Thank you very much for your kind, detailed feedback. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. In your review you point out that our staff is always friendly and approachable, this is something we pride ourselves in. You also mentioned the safety briefings which is very important to us as this is a priority at all times....

Antwerp
Reviewed September 4, 2013

Although we have traveled alot this was our first African Safari ever and it was a magnificent experience. I'm sure that wherever we go in the future it will not match this. First the Staff is very friendly and personal, the food was fine, specifically nice was the evening at the campfire. The lodges are beautifull, we had a view...

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

Hi Rudy, thank you for your very kind feedback. You also mentioned that you think that any future trips would not match the experience you had with us. What a nice compliment! It seems like you had some truly memorable sightings. Please do consider returning one day! Kind regards, Marlet Swart

Madison, Wisconsin
Reviewed September 4, 2013

What a relaxing beautiful spot. The staff was friendly and very attentive to our needs. The guest cottages were lovely, they were comfortable and peaceful. The food was outstanding. We loved our evening meals outside under the stars, with the bonfires burning in the "boma". Our guide Louis and and tracker Fan made sure we had the best possible experience...

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

Thank you for the kind feedback. I am glad to ready that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you found the staff to be very attentive and the food to be outstanding. It seems that you also had some great game viewing. I will pass your compliments to our staff. Please be sure to visit us again one...

New Orleans, Louisiana
Reviewed September 4, 2013

Me and my partner arrive late in the afternoon and was greet by the most wonderful staff in the hospitality industry. The time for the Safari was over but we were taken on a personal Safari by two of the staff. It was absolutely unforgettable. Upon return we were greeted with warm towels and refreshment. The staff made sure we...

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

Hi Ashley, thank you very much fro your kind review and for calling us "The Best Safari in South Africa." I am glad to read that you found the staff to be very friendly and that you enjoyed your whole experience with us. Please do visit again one day! Kind regards, Marlet Swart

Austin, Texas
Reviewed August 31, 2013

My boyfriend and I spent three days at Elephant Plains, and had an absolutely wonderful time. The staff was all extremely friendly, and we particularly enjoyed our time with our ranger, Louis. Louis was smart, funny, and informative, and went out of his way to make sure his guests had the best possible experience (also, a big thanks to our...

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

Hi Corie, thank you for your kind feedback. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. It sounds like you had some amazing sightings and lots of good memories. I will make sure to pass your compliments to our staff. Please do visit us again one day! Kind regards, Marlet Swart

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
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: $502 - $801 (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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“We paid extra for the honeymoon suit, but not really worth the extra. Just book an upstandeard room.”
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“Any suite is a great suite!”
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“Manyeleti honeymoon suite has private plunge pool and perfect privacy!”
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“Luxury suites have the best view.”
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“Rondavel no.5 overlooks the watering hole”
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