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Reviewed June 16, 2015

My husband and I had a fabulous stay at Elephant Plains. The staff was very professional and our game drives were wonderful! Also the accomodations were lovely, and we enjoyed eating our meals outside. We were able to sit on our deck and watch a group of elephants drinking at a water hole. Magical!

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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EP2, Owner at Elephant Plains Game Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded June 28, 2015

Thank you very much for your kind feedback. It's great to read that you enjoyed your stay with us! Thank you also for the compliments on the professional staff, the game drives, accommodation as well as having your meals outside while watching a herd of elephants. What a wonderful experience. Please do visit us again one day! Kind regards, Marlet Swart

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Reviewed June 11, 2015

In April 2015 my wife and myself spent 5 days at Elephant Plains and had a safari experience that exceeded our expectations. The facilities are beautiful and are very much a first class resort. The staff was exceptional in assuring an absolutely wonderful experience. The game drives yielded encounters beyond our dreams (sitting in a safari vehicle surrounded by a pride of 18 lions with a fresh kill, in the middle of a herd of elephants, painted dogs and hyenas fighting over a kill, the list goes on and on....). Eating dinner in the boma was a lasting memory. Be sure to ask for Morne as your driver........

Room Tip: Rondeval # 4 is a good choice.
  • Stayed: April 2015, travelled with friends
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EP2, Owner at Elephant Plains Game Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded June 13, 2015

Dear John, thank you very much for your kind review and compliments on our facilities, the friendly staff, as well as the game drives. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay here. Please do visit again some day. Kind regards, Marlet Swart

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Reviewed June 9, 2015

We stayed in Elephant Plains for 5 nights and we loved it. We got the honeymoon suite that was massive - the sightings from there are quite unbelievable - being in a relax mode enjoying the swimming pool and seeing the impalas and buffalos quite close is such an experience. The staff was very attentive and helpful. Food was also good with the diversity that allows to accommodate several types of tastes. In one of the days I loved one of the quiches served for lunch and asked the chef whether he could keep one slice aside for my dinner - he went the extra mile! He cooked it fresh and served with a nice salad warm and ready made - I was not expecting that!
Dawie, our ranger, went the extra mile to shows us all the great wildlife of Sabi Sands - we did all the views (morning and evening) and also the walks in the bush (3 times!!) - he had always something to share and it was brilliant when in one of our bush walks we got to observe an elephant cooling down - what a great experience. I'm sure we will come back again! We loved every minute of it!

Room Tip: Honey Moon suite is great with a small private pool
  • Stayed: May 2015, travelled as a couple
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EP2, Owner at Elephant Plains Game Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded June 13, 2015

Dear Carolina, thank you for the very kind review. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you also for all the compliments. I'm glad you enjoyed the quiche as much! Please do visit us again one day. Kind regards, Marlet Swart

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Reviewed June 8, 2015

This place is really amazing. Beautiful lodges, very professional game drives (yes, we saw the big5) and the food is delicious. We were on our honeymoon and we received special treatments, all complimentary! We really felt special and this was the perfect place to end our holiday. Our ranger Louis and spotter Thomas were awesome guys too.

  • Stayed: May 2015, travelled as a couple
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EP2, Owner at Elephant Plains Game Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded June 13, 2015

Hi Ellen, thank you for your kind review. I am glad you guys enjoyed your honeymoon with us. Please return one day - maybe for an anniversary?! Kind regards, Marlet Swart

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Reviewed June 7, 2015 via mobile

This place blew us away. It was the best 3 days we had in Africa and maybe on holidays anywhere in the world! Everything about this place is amazing. The room was Massive, the food was excellent, the game drives were unreal, the staff so helpful and our Ranger for the 3 days Dawie made it so much more special. We will never forget all he did for us and can't wait to go back. We saw all the big 5 and were meters away from them as can go off road, we couldn't believe how close we got to the animals. Truly amazing place and that's without mentioning the Value. Should be 5 star.Worth the visit 100%. We really can't wait to go back

Stayed: May 2015
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EP2, Owner at Elephant Plains Game Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded June 9, 2015

Hi Robbie, thank you for your glowing feedback. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for calling us the best 3 days in Africa - possibly even in the world. Thank you also for mentioning our value fro money and that you think we should actually be 5 star! We are looking forward to welcoming you back, sooner rather than later. Kind regards, Marlet Swart

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