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Situated in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, adjacent to the Kruger National Park, Elephant Plains Game Lodge offers excellent Big 5 game viewing, luxurious accommodation and sumptuous cuisine. The lodge caters for the discerning traveller, offering a variety of accommodation options, varying from rondavels and luxury suites to the Manyeleti honeymoon suite. Elephant Plains Game Lodge is world renowned for excellent Big 5 game viewing and guests can enjoy two game drives and a bush walk per day. Facilities include two swimming pools, a gym, conference centre, small library and games room. We also cater for small, intimate weddings. The lodge is owner run and can accommodate a maximum of 24 guests. This guarantees personal service and attention to detail. Our unpretentious style ensures that guests regrettably leave the warm and friendly atmosphere of our little piece of Africa...
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Breakfast included
Airport Transportation
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Outdoor pool
Public Wifi
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Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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Kruger National Park 1380 South Africa
Getting there
Arathusa Safari Lodge Airport4 km
Skukuza Airport27 km
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the lodge itself was beautiful and decorated fittingly for the area. everything was very clean, even during the thunderstorm! the food was incredible. every meal had two choices of entree and i didn't have a meal that i didn't enjoy. breakfast was either continental or you could
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Elephant Plains is incredible! The two days we spent there was the highlight of our 15 day long trip last year. Here are the positives: - Great game: We spotted all big five during the first two complimentary drives in one day. Lots of cats in particular. 10 minutes into the
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We have recently returned from our Honeymoon at Elephant Plains and would thoroughly recommend it to anyone. This was our first safari trip and it exceeded our expectations. As a private lodge, the rangers are able to go off road in pursuit of the animals, which means that you
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Elephant Plains Private Game Reserve is really in Sabi Sand right next to Kruger National Park. (It is not in Nelspruit.) Elephant Plains is one of less expensive private game reserves in Sabi Sand. This was our first trip to South Africa and to Kruger, so we didn't really know
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There is no better place to stay than Elephant Plains! We landed at Nelspruit Airport and had a 2.5 hour drive to the lodge. We arrived after lunch, right before the evening drive was leaving but the staff was extremely considerate and saved a hot lunch for us, so we ate and
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We did a single night and saw more during our 2 drives than in 5-6 days elsewhere. It's very pricey (worth every penny) so I do understand wanting to limit the number of nights. 2 nights will be 4 drives. If it's at all a question of cost, those 4 drives will be enough (IMHO - it's a reserve, not a zoo so you get what you get. But in my experience they get a lot)
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Short pants will be fine. Also the colors issue is not so important. We had all soft colors as recommended but other people had blues and reds and it didn’t affect us at all. Just make sure you take care in the sun.
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How many people go out on safari drives each time. Are they overcrowded?
The vehicle holds 9 visitors. We have met many wonderful people over the last few years, so we almost always enjoy our safari mates.
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"Rondavel 5 has a stunning view of the watering hole were animals roam daily."
"If you are a party of 4, just book family rondavel"
"If you are traveling with young kids, ask for the family rondavel, the rooms are connected. Otherwise, choose the rooms with a view."
"upgrade to a Suite with a viewing deck"
"1 night was enough to see great game in the reserve"
US$637 - US$885 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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