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scotland
Reviewed 1 April 2014

We stayed 7 Nights at Elephant Plains and had an amazing time - everything about the lodge and service was excellent and really exceeded our expectations. We arrived a couple of days after some heavy rains, which although had made some of the driving conditions difficult, did not dampen the experience in the slightest and added to the excitement of...

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

Thank you for your very kind and thorough review. Thank you for all the compliments on our staff, your room, the meals, game drives and even the spa treatments. It was lovely to host you for a whole week and also to get to know you. We are already keeping an eye out for your next booking and look forward...

Tustin, California
Reviewed 25 March 2014 via mobile

We stayed for 3 nights in one of the regular rooms (not a luxury suite) and every minute was absolutely wonderful! They made our honeymoon really special. The food was great too, although if you aren't fond of that much meat you might want to request special meals. We both got a massage there, another great experience - highly recommend...

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

Thank you for your kind feedback! I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your honeymoon and felt that we made it very special. Please do return again one day - maybe even for an anniversary! Kind regards, Marlet Swart

Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed 20 March 2014

We stayed for four nights and sighted Lions with cubs, Leopards, Rhinos, Elephants, Hippos, Wild Dogs, Buffalos, Giraffes, Zebras, Hyenas, Wart Hogs, a Waran, a Honey Badger, dozens of spectatular birds, insects, flowers, and, and, and. Sabi Sand is a private game reserve, but not a fenced in zoo, the animals roam freely about thousands of square Kilometers in the...

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

Dear Matthias Thank you for your kind review and for all your compliments. I am glad to read that you enjoyed seeing so many different animals. Thank you also for the compliments on our guides, the other staff members and our excellent meals. We would love to welcome you back again one day. Kind regards, Marlet Swart

Sao Paulo, SP
Reviewed 18 March 2014

It was an amazing experience to be hosted at Elephant plains lodge. the whole crew is extreme attentions and focused on turn our stay as pleasing as possible. we expent 2 nights were, despite the rain, everything was perfect. the food is fantastic, the wineas are great, and yes... there are also the wildlife view, which is an extra when...

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

Hi Eduardo Thank you for your kind review and for the nice compliments on our staff members, food, wine and rooms. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and would love to welcome you back again one day! Kind regards, Marlet Swart

Houston, Texas
Reviewed 4 March 2014

Had a wonderful experience and saw all of the Big 5! Saw the animals in some pretty incredible situations! We had a wonderful ranger and tracker! Also, there is a large watering hole right across the way from the lodge where animals can be seen throughout the day drinking. The food was fine. Great value!

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

Thank you for your kind review and for pointing out that the game viewing at EP is great! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and would love to welcome you back to the lodge again one day. Kind regards, Marlet Swart

Silverthorne
Reviewed 22 February 2014

Elephant Plains offers the luxury game lodge experience without the wallet withering price tag. We were booked into the honeymoon cottage which offered the privacy of your own plunge pool, indoor/outdoor showers, spacious bath, living areas and covered veranda where we enjoyed watching a troop of vervet monkeys. The restaurant offered a wide variety of high quality and flavorful dishes....

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

Thank you so much for your kind review and compliments on the rooms, food, staff and game drives. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay and we would love to welcome you back to the lodge again one day! Kind regards, Marlet Swart

Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 15 February 2014

This was our 2nd visit to Elephant Plains. We have been to other safari lodges however we found this one THE BEST for game viewing, accomodations and price point, therefore when we booked another safari our "educated" choice was Elephant Plains, as we were so impressed the first time. In the 3 days we were there we saw the big...

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

Thank you very much for your kind review. We always love return guests because it shows that they were happy the first time they visited us! Thank you for calling us THE BEST for game viewing and also for all your other compliments on the lodge. Concerning the espresso machine - it was indeed replaced. I am sorry that it...

Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 11 February 2014

A friend and I stayed here for 3 nights in January 2014. From the moment we arrived we knew this place was going to be amazing. ALL of the staff go out of their way to be helpful and welcoming. We stayed in the Rhino Room, a luxury room that was immaculately clean and beautiful and closest to the main...

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

Thank you for your wonderful review. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you can't wait to return. I will make sure that the staff get your compliments. Please do recommend us to your friends and family back home. We are waiting for you to return, sooner rather than later. Keep well in...

NYC, NY
Reviewed 9 February 2014

My friends and I stayed at EP from Jan 24-28. This was my 2nd safari in Africa, the first being a budget camping safari in Tanzania. But this was the first safari for my 3 girlfriends. We stayed in a Family Rondeval - 2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms which was perfect. AC worked well, hot water inside and the outdoor (lovely)...

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

Hi Annmarie, thank you so much for your lovely feedback. I am delighted to read that you guys enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you also for all the compliments - on the friendly staff, the rooms and surrounds, game drives and of course the meals. I will make sure to pass your compliments especially to Louis and Tom, who...

Toledo, OH
Reviewed 9 February 2014

This is a great lodge, with excellent guides, food and accommodation, located in Sabi Sands, one of the premier private reserve areas outside of Kruger (with great leopard viewing and wild dogs. Sabi is frequently very expensive so I was skeptical about the quality of this lodge given the rate I got. Turns out the place is just a great...

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

Hi John, thank you for your kind review and for calling us the best deal in the Sabi Sand. We pride ourselves in offering value for money to our guests and it's great to read that this is appreciated. We would love to welcome you back to the lodge one day! Kind regards, Marlet Swart

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
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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
Region: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Sabi Sand Game Reserve
Price Range: $611 - $987 (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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Elephant Plains Game Hotel Sabi Sand Game Reserve
Elephant Plains Game Nelspruit
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“We stayed in the rondavels and they are more than you need.”
 of 5 bubbles leanderdek0ker, 8 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Manyeleti Suite”
 of 5 bubbles PadraicLynders, 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Room/Rondavel 5 has a great view of the waterhole”
 of 5 bubbles MzeeLen, 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The suites are located on the waterhole and extends your game viewing opportunities.”
 of 5 bubbles KobieMarie, 16 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We enjoyed our Suite, but there are some smaller round cabins that present well also.”
 of 5 bubbles jamescU5078CP, 8 Oct 2016 | Read review
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