Where to Stay - South Africa

From R8080 Per Night

Elephant Plains Game Lodge
Sabi Sands Accommodation

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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 spa, 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...

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 may 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 enjoy the riverine and denser bush areas.

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

There are two game drives per day, during which your experienced game ranger and local Shangaan tracker would share their extensive knowledge and love of the African bush with you. Each drive lasts about three 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.

During game drive you will note that the rangers sometimes drive off of the road and into the bush. This is one of the many game drive aspects that enable us to bring you closer to the action! We do, however, work in accordance to guidelines set out by the Sabi Sand Game Reserve ecologist. We only allow off-roading in certain areas and with special precautions. The rangers do not drive over sensitive areas, will only drive over small trees if they are encroachment species and if necessary, they will do brush packing afterwards to limit the impact on the environment.

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Sabi Sand Game Reserve, Sabi Sands, Mpumalanga

GPS: -24.744612, 31.478196 Map

No pets allowed

A booking is regarded as provisional until a 25% deposit is received. Should we receive another request for the dates provisionally booked, we will notify you and hold the booking for a further 72 hours. If the 25% deposit is not received during that time the booking will be released. These are the terms unless otherwise agreed with management.

The 75% balance/full payment (accommodation and transfer costs) is required 30 days prior to arrival.

All rates apply to both group and FIT reservations and are quoted per person per night, inclusive of VAT

Check-in time is from 13:00 and check-out time is at 11:00. Any variations on these times must be advised prior to guest's arrival at the lodge

Elephant Plains Reserves the right to charge the following cancellation fee should a confirmed reservation be cancelled within the following period:

If cancellation of any booking or any part thereof is received 31 days or more, prior to arrival, the 25% deposit will be forfeited

If a cancellation of any booking or any part thereof is received between 30 - 08 days, prior to arrival, 75% of the total balance (accommodation and transfer fees) will be forfeited.

If a cancellation of any booking or any part thereof is received within 7 - 00 days, prior to arrival, 100% of the total balance (accommodation and transfer fees) will be forfeited.

  • Airport Transfers
  • Baby-sitting Service
  • Bar on site
  • BBQ Area
  • Conference Facilities
  • Gym
  • Hair Dryer
  • Housekeeping
  • In Room Tea / Coffee services
  • Internet Access
  • Iron / Ironing Service
  • Laundry Service / Facilities
  • Parking
  • Secure Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Safe in room
  • TV or Satellite TV
  • Swimming Pool
  • Game Reserves
  • Hiking Trails
  • Wildlife