Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Sabi Sand Game Reserve

Greater Kruger National Park

Elephant Plains Game Drive

Elephant Plains Game Lodge is situated in the northern part of the world-famous Sabi Sand Game Reserve, adjacent to the Kruger National Park. Elephant Plains endeavours to offer our guests the opportunity for excellent Big 5 game viewing, combined with luxurious accommodation and sumptuous cuisine. The lodge caters for the discerning traveller, with 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. The property has been in the family for the past 57 years and Elephant Plains Game Lodge opened its doors in 1998. The lodge is owner run and accommodates a maximum of 24 guests. This guarantees personal service and attention to detail. With the help of our remarkable team of staff members, our unpretentious style ensures that guests regrettably leave, after creating a lifetime of memories!

The Lodge

Elephant Plains Game Lodge is situated on the dry Manyeleti riverbed, overlooking an open area and watering hole.  The main lodge houses the reception area, dining areas, lounge, bar & wine cellar, as well as a curio shop. Facilities include two swimming pools, a gym and games room.

Accommodation

The lodge layout caters for the discerning traveller, offering different types of accommodation to cater for a variety of needs. Guests are able to choose between Rondavels, Luxury Suites and The Manyeleti, our romantic honeymoon suite.

Safaris

Bordering the Kruger National Park, with no fences dividing them, the Sabi Sand Game Reserve is world-renowned for excellent game viewing. At Elephant Plains Game Lodge, you can be sure of game drives and bush walks that will live up to the Africa of your imagination! Not only will you have an excellent chance of close encounters with the Big 5, but you might even be spoiled with some more elusive wild dog or cheetah sightings.

Activities

Activities include two daily game drives of three hours each. A bushwalk after breakfast will give you the opportunity of closely exploring the smaller details of the bush.

Big 5 Blog

On our Big 5 Blog you can read regular sightings reports, manager- and ranger reports. If you are planning to visit us, the blog is the perfect place to wet your apetite while you count down the days, and if you have visited us before, the blog will bring your wonderful memories back to life and call you back for another unforgettable experience in the African Bushveld.

Guest Comments

At Elephant Plains Game Lodge we pride ourselves on good vibes, excellent  Big 5 safaris, elegant accommodation and tasty South African cuisine. Add to that our members of staff who are always happy go the extra mile in order to assure that our guests are well looked after, and you have a winning combination. But don’t just take our word on that. Read some of our recent guest comments:

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Guest Reviews

At Elephant Plains Game Lodge we pride ourselves on good vibes, excellent  big 5 safaris, elegant accommodation and tasty South African cuisine. Add to that our members of staff who are always happy go the extra mile in order to assure that our guests are well looked after, and you have a winning combination. But don’t just take our word on that. Read some of our recent guest comments:

Marlies, Corinna, Marco and Patrick

“Thank you for THE unforgettable only one-night stay and the game drives and bush walk! Lovely staff and ranger!”

Austria

Jack, Kim, Vik Shah

“The best adventure!! Awesome service from start to finish. Staff was attentive and always willing to answer questions. The safari experience was once in a lifetime and it is encouraging to see how the ranger and tracker cared about the animals’ safety, our safety and the environment in general. THANK YOU!!!  P.S. the food and the chef was excellent.”

America

Jack and Alex

“Thank you so much for a wonderful experience. Our first safari and it far exceeded our expectations. Chade and Colbert – you were amazing and showed us so much! We will be back to see Tiyani’s cub, all grown up.”

London, UK

Martin and Raquel Gissler

“We had a wonderful time in this amazing camp with a most friendly staff. Thank you for the lovely days!!!”

The Scotties Roy, Kathie, Viv and Ian

“Thank you so much for a wonderful stay at Elephant Plains! Darryn, Jordan and Dion were absolutely amazing and what wonderful game sightings did we have. The Big 5 all in one morning! WOW! Thanks to this, Scotties, Darryn and Jordan had to shave their heads. Hope to see you all again.

P/S Roy and I have been to South Africa almost 14 times and we have never seen so many cats!!”

Scotland

Helen and Ian

“Visit no 1 and our first safari ever. This is a very special place – friendly and helpful team who looked after us really well. Magnificent wildlife!! Thank you!”

UK

Anna and Brett Hausler

“Excellent trip!!Thank you all!”

Wisconsin