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Elephant Plains Game Lodge

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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New Delhi, India
Reviewed 23 June 2014

Waking up at 5:30 am and going for meals when the drum sounds, you cant really beat the experience you get here. Your tracker and your guide become your best friends and the more you talk to them, the more you realize that this entire establishment is run by people who genuinely have a passion for what they do here....

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

Thank you for your kind review and all your compliments on the staff, amenities, our passion, the quality of the game drives and the lodge. We would love to welcome you back one day! Kind regards, Marlet Swart

Oregon Coast, Oregon
Reviewed 21 June 2014 via mobile

This was my first trip over seas and I wanted to go on some type of Safari. We spent 3 nights at this lodge. It was simply amazing. The staff was great, the food was incredible, we saw the BIG 5 within 24 hours. Morne and Derrick were our guides and did a tremendous amount of work to make sure...

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

Thank you very much for your kind review. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for mentioning our great staff and incredible food. It sounds like you had some incredible game viewing. We get quite a number of return guests ans would love to welcome you back one day! Kind regards, Marlet Swart

Ames, Iowa
Reviewed 14 June 2014

We'd selected this property (based on favorable reviews like this one) as the capstone for our time in and near to Kruger National Park, and were not disappointed. As has been noted elsewhere, the drive is challenging (gravel and/or sand roads for the most part, potholed tarmac for the rest), but the map provided at booking is clear and accurate...

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

Hi Paul Thank you for your kind and detailed feedback and all the compliments about our staff, the food and game drives. It sounds like you had an amazing time and some wonderful sightings. Thank you also for mentioning that we delivered excellent value for money and also for noticing all the little extra things we do, to make sure...

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 14 June 2014

I stayed at Elephant Plains @ Sabi Sands for 4 days and 3 nights during November and must say it was a memorable stay. From the checking staff to everyone around the lodge, everyone was friendly, warm, helpful and amazing. I was shocked by the detailing in the room and specially enjoyed the different way to repel mosquitoes (most of...

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

Hi Anuja Thank you very much for your kind, detailed feedback. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay and found our staff friendly. Thank you also for the compliments on your rooms, our food, including your vegetarian options, as well as our guides and trackers. I am glad you got to see all the animals that you wanted to...

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 12 June 2014

Stayed here for three nights towards the end of our 18 day Safari throughout Kruger National Park. Thought on arrival that we may have caught the staff off guard but they soon appeared. The rooms were spacious and we had plenty to see from our front veranda over looking the "Elephant Plain" Morne and Derek were very good guides and...

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

Thank you for the kind feedback and compliments. We are glad you enjoyed your stay! Please do visit us again one day. Kind regards, Marlet Swart

Leibnitz, Austria
Reviewed 12 June 2014

We were so warmly greeted with a welcome drink. We arrived in the afternoon, so they had prepared a meal for us. The room or the chalet was very nice and clean. Both pools were beautiful and clean. The food was always great and the best was the dinner under the stars with a campfire! Our driver was very friendly...

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

Hi Tanja Thank you very much for your kind feedback. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay and would like to return again one day. Thank you for the compliments on the room, pools, meals and your guide. It sounds like you had some amazing sightings if you already saw the Big 5 after the first drive. We are...

Delaware
Reviewed 7 June 2014

We stayed here for 3 nights during our honeymoon. It was AMAZING!! Dawie, our guide, was fantastic. We saw the Big 5! The staff there is wonderful. They do everything they can to make your stay the best it can be. I'm a picky eater and I normally could find something I liked at every meal. One night for dinner...

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

Hi Brandi, thank you very much for your kind feedback and compliments. I am glad that you enjoyed your honeymoon with us! Thank you for mentioning our wonderful staff members who walk the extra mile and for complimenting our food. It sounds like you had some amazing sightings. Thank you also for mentioning the GPS coordinates and that guests should...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 5 June 2014

What a terrific place! My partner and I travelled around the world for 9 weeks and this place was my favourite place! While the transfer to Elephant Plains isn't the smoothest of roads, we were in good hands with the transfer that had been organised for us. By no means would I have wanted to do that drive myself! Upon...

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

Thank you very much for your kind feedback and calling us your favorite place during your round the world trip - what an awesome compliment! I am delighted to read that you found the food exceptional and that you enjoyed the room, staff friendliness and game drives. To say that you could have stayed a month pretty much sums it...

Corydon, Indiana
Reviewed 29 May 2014

Great Service nice rooms. You have to travel a bit to get there but it is worth it. The Safaris were great. When they say off road they mean it. They did everything possible to see the animals. Two Safaris a day plus a walk in the bush. The food was good Louie our guide was great.

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

Thank you for your kind feedback and for complementing our great service, rooms, food and Louis, your ranger. Please visit us again one day! Kind regards, Marlet Swart

Bracknell, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 May 2014

I'm writing this review having experienced safari in Kenya over the years - Masai Mara, Samburu, Tsavo etc and a couple in SA - Sanbona and Sibayu and in Namibia/Etosha. Apart from bespoke top end luxury tented safari in Kenya, Elephant Plains rates very highly as an overall experience. The location, accomodation, food and vehicles/guiding were all of a high...

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

Hi Jo, thank you very much for the kind feedback. I am glad that you enjoyed the stay! It is a pity that you slept in the last day, but all the more reason to return for another safari at Elephant Plains. Thank you fro ranking our location, accommodation, food, vehicles and guiding as a high standard. It is a...

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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Internet
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  • 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 

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Address: Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Sabi Sand Game Reserve
Price Range: RM2,140 - RM3,430 (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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“We paid extra for the honeymoon suit, but not really worth the extra. Just book an upstandeard room.”
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“Any suite is a great suite!”
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“Manyeleti honeymoon suite has private plunge pool and perfect privacy!”
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“Luxury suites have the best view.”
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“Rondavel no.5 overlooks the watering hole”
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