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Elephant Plains Game Lodge

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 9 April 2014

My bestfriend and I stayed here (Elephant Plain) recently from March 16th-19th, 2014. We arrived late afternoon on Sunday from Hoedspruit airport around 4pm and was very relieved to learn that we were right on time for the afternoon game drive. There are two game drives daily. One drive in the early am from 5:30-8:00am and the other drive from...

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

Thank you so much fro your very kind and thoughtful review. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for the compliments on our amazing meals, as well as mentioning that we should actually be a five star lodge, based on our service, cleanliness and hospitality - what a nice compliment! Please tell your friends and...

Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 9 April 2014

Our group of 18 pepole stayed at the lodge between 24th and 27th March 2014 as a part of our wedding trip. We had the most fantastic stay with out of this world game drives and bush walks headed by excellent guides and trackers. Thanks to Devon - Vusi - Wayne - big 5 and wild dogs amazing. Real nice...

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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 us the most excellent lodge in the Sabi Sand. I am delighted that your group enjoyed the stay and we would like you to visit us again one day! Kind regards, Marlet Swart

Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 4 April 2014

We are very glad we chose Elephant Plains for our time in the Kruger area. There is a lot of choice and it is expensive so you want to choose carefully. Elephant Plains delivered and I think does so above it's class. We saw the big 5 in 2 days and did so in great comfort, good food and great...

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

Dear Christo Thank you for your kind feedback and compliments on the lodge. Thank you also for pointing out that you have been to some of the most expensive lodges in Africa, but that we compete very well with them - at a much lower cost of course. That is exactly what we try to accomplish! Please do tell all...

Woody Point, Australia
Reviewed 2 April 2014

Although we enjoyed the charismatic luxury suite, there are regular bungalows so accommodation available for all budgets and all travellers - singles, couples, families. After a morning safari the facilities of the lodge could be enjoyed - two swimming pools, games room, library, common lounge area - then a declicious lunch before the afternoon and sundowner safari. Dinner by the...

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

Dear Carol Thank you for your kind feedback and for pointing out that, with our different accommodation options, we are a lodge for all budgets. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. We would love to welcome you back one day. Kind regards, Marlet Swart

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 24 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 17 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

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Internet
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
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  • 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
Region: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Sabi Sand Game Reserve
Price Range: $655 - $1,052 (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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“Keep the door closed, there are naughty monkeys about”
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“Suites have a good view”
Gavinbrz, 17 May 2017 | Read review
“you are in your own place, great for families, in amongst the animals too!! great!!”
WayneBarbHusker, 7 May 2017 | Read review
“We paid extra for the honeymoon suit, but not really worth the extra. Just book an upstandeard room.”
angiep389, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Any suite is a great suite!”
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