Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Elephant Plains Game Lodge

From ZAR 5500 per person sharing per night

Elephant Plains Game Lodge is situated in the northern part of the world-famous Sabi Sands 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.

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Honeymoon Suite:

  • Exclusive open plain suite overlooking the dry riverbed with an outdoor sala and private plunge pool. Includes airconditioning, overhead fans, fireplace, mini bar, tea & coffee station and an electronic safe.

Rondavels: (Double) 

  • Situated in a landscaped garden. Includes a sundeck, airconditioning, overhead fan, mini bar, tea & coffee station and an electronic safe.

Luxury Rooms: (Double)

  • Open plan suites overlooking the dry riverbed, or the waterhole, each with their own private viewing deck. Includes a lounge area, fireplace, airconditioning, overhead fans, mini bar, tea & coffee station and an electronic safe.

The main lodge Features:

  • A reception 
  • Dining room 
  • Bar
  • Lounge 
  • Wine cellar
  • A small library
  • Curio shop
  • 2 Swimming pools
  • Gym  
  • Games room

Mealtimes are sumptuous affairs, with a combination of international cuisine and South African specialities. Breakfast and lunch are enjoyed in the dining room, or on the pool deck, overlooking the open area.

Dinner is served around a log fire in the boma, whilst enjoying the mystical nocturnal sounds under the African sky.

Game Drives:

There are 2 game drives per day, during which your experienced game ranger and local Shangaan tracker will share their extensive knowledge and love for the African bush with you. Each drive lasts about 3 hours with an intermediate break.

During the morning game drive, you will be spoiled with coffee and homemade rusks and in the afternoon your ranger will find a suitable spot, where you can enjoy the stunning views, whilst enjoying your sundowner drink.

After sundowners your tracker will use the spotlight to find nocturnal animals, before returning to the lodge for dinner. Your ranger will discuss the various game drive regulations before you leave camp for your first drive.

Bush walks:

During bush walk you will have the opportunity to take a closer look at animal tracks, birds, different types of grasses and trees, as well as any other smaller details of the bush that might fascinate you. This is also the ideal time for birdwatchers to get a closer look at their favourite bird species.

The daily bush walk takes place after breakfast and is a leisurely walk of about an hour long. Please take note that you will be accompanied by either your ranger, or tracker. They will share the various bushwalk rules and regulations before leaving camp. Please adhere to these at all times. Guests are not allowed to leave the camp area and walk on their own. Make sure that you wear comfortable walking shoes and have protection from the sun.

Bordering the Kruger National Park, with no fences dividing them, the Sabi Sands Game Reserve is world-renowned for excellent game viewing. Not only will you have an excellent chance of close encounters with the Big 5, but you might even be spoiled with the more elusive Wild Dog and Cheetah sightings.

As the lodge is situated on a dry riverbed, the surrounding habitat is favourable for Leopards, as these creatures prefer the riverine and denser bush areas. Over time and due to a carefully planned habituation process, some of the animals have become habituated to the game drive vehicles. This enables our guests to view the animals undisturbed, as they go about their daily routine.

Keen birdwatchers would also be mesmerized with over 300 bird species to choose from. 

Rates include:

  • 15% VAT, accommodation
  • All meals
  • Morning and evening game drives
  • Bush walks
  • Sundowner drinks
  • Tea and coffee

Rates Exclude:

  • Your bar
  • Mini bar
  • Curio shop purchases 
  • Laundry
  • Child-minding

Rates exclude Guest Conservation Contribution Initiative. 


Elephant Plains Game Lodge Facilities Air Conditioning
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Elephant Plains Game Lodge Facilities Bath
Elephant Plains Game Lodge Facilities Boma
Elephant Plains Game Lodge Facilities Curio Shop
Elephant Plains Game Lodge Facilities Fan
Elephant Plains Game Lodge Facilities Pool
Elephant Plains Game Lodge Facilities Shower
Elephant Plains Game Lodge Facilities Lounge
Elephant Plains Game Lodge Facilities Dining Area
Elephant Plains Game Lodge Facilities Gym
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