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    Elephant Plains Game Lodge

    Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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    Reviewed 3 December 2014 via mobile

    We staied there for 2 nights... and had a wonderful time, the team are nice and friendly and will take care for all your needs (including jump starting our car), the food was excellent. accommodation is amazing... it ia highly recommend

    Thank Nir D
    Response from EP2, Owner at Elephant Plains Game LodgeResponded 14 December 2014

    Thank you for your kind review. Please do visit us again one day. Kind regards, Marlet Swart

    Reviewed 8 November 2014

    We spent three nights in the lodge and was our first safari experience. The game drives are fantastic, we saw many of the big five in single game drives and saw all five within 24 hours of arriving. The rangers and trackers are always searching...More

    2  Thank EmmaLSmith17
    Response from EP2, Owner at Elephant Plains Game LodgeResponded 18 November 2014

    Dear Emma, thank you for your kind review. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you also for the compliments on the game drives, meals and hospitality. Please do visit us again one day. Kind regards, Marlet Swart

    Reviewed 3 November 2014

    It's been over 6 months since my stay at Elephant Plains and I have just realised I didn't write a review at the time - because I enjoyed it so much I felt I couldn't do it justice! I haven't done safari before so do...More

    1  Thank E D
    Response from EP2, Owner at Elephant Plains Game LodgeResponded 3 November 2014

    Thank you very much for your kind review. I am glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for all the compliments on our attentive staff, the rooms, game drives as well as the food. Please do visit us again one day! Kind regards, Marlet Swart

    Reviewed 2 November 2014

    From the first hello to the last goodbye Elephant Plains made us feel like returning family members rather than first time guests. We planned our recent trip to South Africa in September 2013 and even then realized that we were onto a good thing when...More

    4  Thank ChilloutBristolUK
    Reviewed 2 November 2014 via mobile

    We spent three nights at Elephant Plains in October/November and we agree with all the other comments, the game viewing is excellent! We saw the Big 5 several times, and on several occaisons we came up really close to the animals, much closer than we...More

    2  Thank 130Lena
    Response from EP2, Owner at Elephant Plains Game LodgeResponded 3 November 2014

    Thank you for the review. I am glad to read that you enjoyed the game drives and will pass your compliments to Jonathan and Vusi. Thank you also for complementing the food. I would like to respond to your other comments. As far as i...More

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    About
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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Free Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
    • Breakfast included
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    • Free Parking
    • Airport Transportation
    • Breakfast included
    • Laundry Service
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$495 - US$901 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Room types
    • Suites ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 12
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    • Location
    • South Africa >
    • Kruger National Park >
    • Sabi Sand Game Reserve
    • Also Known As
    • Elephant Plains Game Hotel Sabi Sand Game Reserve ,
    • Elephant Plains Game Nelspruit ,
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    Response from onthewing | Reviewed this property |
    We always had our own table, whether we ate outside or inside the dining room. The dining room and outdoor dining is absolutely stellar. Beautiful.
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    Response from onthewing | Reviewed this property |
    I am pretty sure Rondavel #5 faces down to the water hole, it had the most fabulous views and was possibly the most privately situated rondavel. We had 4 which was also very private and had a great view. We loved it, but... More
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    Response from Arild R H | Reviewed this property |
    We flew from Joburg to Hoedspreut Eastgate Airport and picked up a rental car from there. It takes two hours on terrible dust roads to get to the lodge.
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    "Manyeleti suite offers un obstructed views for seeing animals. It is the furthest from the main lodge and is..."
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