GAME DRIVES and BUSH WALKS
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
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.