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Best Way to get from Cape Town to Elephant Plains Game Lodge

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Best Way to get from Cape Town to Elephant Plains Game Lodge

I'm going to Elephant Plains at the beginning of Jan :-). Should we fly from Cape Town to Nelspruit and take road transport (their website says 2.5-3 hours) to the lodge or fly from Cape Town to Jo'berg and then take their private flight to the lodge? There is a fairly substantial (about R2000) cost difference. How is the road from Nelspruit to Elephant Plains?

Thanks!

PS - Also looking for recommendations for cage diving with white sharks from Cape Town.

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1. Re: Best Way to get from Cape Town to Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Hi,

I would fly from Cape Town to Nelspruit and take road transport to the lodge which is only about 100 kms. from KMI Airport. The roads are excellent.

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2. Re: Best Way to get from Cape Town to Elephant Plains Game Lodge

I agree that using their road transfer is the better choice. Most of the route is on paved roads - the last half hour or so on a good unpaved road. It will give you a closeup look at life in the countryside of that part of South Africa.

The transfer rates on their web site are reasonable. They will be using one of the transfer companies in the area. If you want to compare their rates with another supplier, you could send your details (flights, time of day, dates) to this company:http://www.safarisdirect.co.za/safarisshuttle.aspx -

Dave Patterson - Owner - The Africa Safari

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3. Re: Best Way to get from Cape Town to Elephant Plains Game Lodge

I definitely agree - fly from CT to Nelspruit and take the road transfer.

Tanya * owner * Africa Direct

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4. Re: Best Way to get from Cape Town to Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Hi there

We've just returned from 2 weeks in South Africa. We spent 3 nights at Elephant Plains (EP). We flew into Nelspruit and got a land transfer to EP (our driver did it in 2.5hrs). This was great as you got to enjoy the scenery and we also saw a wonderful sunset (sunrises & sunsets in Africa are spectacular). We did however charter a flight from EP's own airstrip back to Nelspruit for the return journey. This gave us a bit more time at the lodge - we really didn't want to leave :)

Enjoy your trip!

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