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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Elephant Plains is absolutely amazing in every sense of the word and in every possible way. We stayed for 2 nights in a Rondavel - it had everything you could need including a fridge, air-con, spacious room and bathroom, separate shower and bath and a private terrace which overlooked the water hole where each day we were in view of...

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

Thank you for your very kind review and for all the compliments, including your room, your anniversary surprise, the facilities, the food, as well as our extremely friendly and attentive staff members. It sounds like you truly enjoyed the game viewing. I will make sure that Dawie and Justice receive your compliments. Thank you also for mentioning that you can...

chicago
Reviewed 1 week ago

All the raving in all the other reviews about how awesome this place is in every way blah blah blah....IT'S ALL TRUE. No need for me to repeat it. I call Elephant Plains the Magic Kingdom, because it was a once in a lifetime experience and I literally burst into tears upon leaving. I think everyone knows that safari will...

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

Dear Erica and Rob, thank you very much fro your glowing review and for calling us the magic kingdom! It sounds like you had an amazing time. I would like to reply to your comments in order. 1. You are correct in stating that you could basically ask the guides anything concerning the animals, history of the lodge, conservation practices...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our second visit to this beautiful lodge. The lodge is really beautiful positioned on a slope with a nice open area in front of the lodge featuring a small water hole. The animals come to drink all day long and we saw many animals such as Elephant, Hyena, Hippo's and all the normal game (impala, Kudu, Baboons). There...

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

Thank you very much for your kind review. It's always great to read about return guests - that means we did things right the first time around! :-) Thank you also for complimenting the rooms, food, service as well as the game drives. It sounds like you had some amazing sightings! I will be sure to pass your compliments to...

San Diego, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Elephant Plains Lodge was awesome, we had so much fun staying there. The service was excellent, we traveled with our 2 years old son and the staff was very helpful. They even had the sheets for you to fill out your requirement meals for your kids every day. (Although the chicken nuggets were over cooked couple times but other than...

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

Thank you for your kind review. I am delighted to read that you had fun while staying with us and that the staff members were very helpful with your two-year-old. Thank you also for the compliments on your ranger and tracker, as well as the fact that you say you would recommend us to your family and friends - word...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Before arriving we were told that the lodge was a 10 out of 10. And that was right. Absolutely unforgetable experiencie. The drivings commanded by Neil and Derrick were just perfect. We saw the big 5 several times and the ranger is always worried of offering the visitors the best pictures of the wildlife. The room for our honey moon...

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

Thank you very much for your kind review and for scoring us 10 out of 10. Thank you also for complementing your guides and game drives, the room as well as the food and our service. We would love to welcome you back to the lodge one day. Kind regards, Marlet Swart

New York City, New York
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for about 3, 4 days in November and it was beautiful! The driver, Obi who transported us to the lodge was nice, funny, made conversation with us and Informed us about animals that we might see. We were greeted by Remember and Neil who helped us with our bags. The room was beautiful. A decent sized tub where...

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

Thank you for your kind and thorough review. It is nice to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you also for complimenting the rooms, you ranger, Wayne's knowledge, the interesting drives, the friendly staff, the food as well as your room and the lodge's decor. Please do visit us again one day. Kind regards, Marlet Swart

Frankfurt, Germany
Reviewed 15 December 2016

We stayed at Honeymoon Suite which is simply perfect - beatiful views from the terrace right into the wilderness (spotted monkeys, impalas, nyalas from there). The game drives and bush walks were absolutely great, we were lucky to spot the Big 5 within 2 hours on our first game drive - the rangers are great and try everything to give...

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

Thank you for your kind review and compliments. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for complimenting the room, the game drives and the all-over attentiveness and friendliness and helpfulness. I will be sure to pass the compliment to them. I am sorry that you did not enjoy the food selection. Kind regards, Marlet Swart

Timbuktu, Mali
Reviewed 25 November 2016

This lodge unfortunately was quite a disappointment. Try to have a shower. If you can stand the excruciating pain of standing on pebbles then this is for you. If you expect not to be served in the bar and wait for ages, then this is definitely your place. Pitiful pretentious. Staff expect guests to help get the room ready for...

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

Thank you for your review. I am sorry that you did not enjoy your stay with us. I do not know when you wanted a drink at the bar. The only explanation why you were not served immediately would be that the barman quickly ran to the store room to get extra stock. One of the ladies at reception would...

Reviewed 22 November 2016

Hard to get to but worth the drive! Excellent accommodation, attentive staff - took care of every little detail, delicious food! We were there for 2 nights. Enjoyed our stay thoroughly. Morne, our guide had experience and expertise to follow 2 buffalos to the water hole where 5 lions were resting. Pretty soon, right in front of our eyes, lions...

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

Thank you very much for your kind review and for calling our accommodation excellent, our staff attentive and our food delicious. It sounds like you had some very special sightings. Thank you for mentioning that you loved your stay and that you would definitely recommend us to other travelers. Please do visit us again one day. Kind regards, Marlet Swart

Kempton Park, South Africa
Reviewed 8 November 2016

We went to EP for one night for our 2nd wedding anniversary. From the minute you arrive there you feel the personal touch everywhere. The general staff are all well trained and friendly every second of your stay. The food is 5 star all the time and more than enough to choose from. We had Wayne and Dion as guide...

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Thank you very much for your kind review. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your 2nd anniversary with us. Thank you for all the compliments on the personal touches, the friendly staff, the 5* food, as well as the game drives that you enjoyed. We are indeed a small "family"and always try to be accommodating in making our...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
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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: £360 - £575 (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
Elephant Plains Game Lodge South Africa/Sabi Sand Game Reserve
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“Request view of the waterhole”
 of 5 bubbles 111JamesC111, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Rondavel #5 is the most private and has the best view, but #4 where we stayed also had a good view. 4 & 5 are the most private.”
 of 5 bubbles onthewing, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Lion & Leopard both have views of the water hole. We have stayed in Zebra which didnt have a view but was more secluded.”
 of 5 bubbles Sackst, 5 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We stayed in the rondavels and they are more than you need.”
 of 5 bubbles leanderdek0ker, 8 Nov 2016 | Read review
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 of 5 bubbles PadraicLynders, 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
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