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!
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.
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.
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 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.
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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Special rates are valid for a stay between 1 January 2021 and 31 December 2021. Applies to new bookings only. Rates include accommodation, all meals and game drives (including sundowner refreshments). Rates exclude transfers, conservation & reserve entrance fees, beverages and items of a personal nature.
Terms and Conditions:
- Special rates are valid for private bookings, for a stay between 1 January 2021 and 31 December 2021. Applies to new bookings only. Rates include accommodation, all meals and game drives (including sundowner refreshments). Rates exclude conservation & reserve entrance fees, beverages, items of a personal nature and transfers.
- A 10% refundable deposit is required to confirm the booking and the balance will be due 30 days prior to arrival.
- Should the booking arrival date be less than 30 days from the date of confirmation, full payment will be required to secure the booking.
Upon cancellation of a booking, or part thereof, the Covid-19 interim policy prevails:
- Date of confirmation to 31 days prior to arrival: 10% deposit refundable
- 30 Days to date of arrival: 100% cancellation fee
- No Show / Early Departures: 100% cancellation fee
“We had a wonderful stay, with exciting game drives. Thank you for all your delicate attentions. We hope to be back some day!!!”
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!”
“Floris is the best chef, right after my grandmother!!!”
“A fine time at Elephant Plains. With our group of 12 pax. Beautiful accommodation. Geweldig!!!”
The Herold Family
“Thank you for the wonderful stay. Although it nearly rained all the day. We had great adventures with Chade and Colbert. The kitchen was unbelievable and all the service was great!”
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!”
Sharon and Steve
“Thank you all for an experience of a lifetime! Darryn and Dion, especially for your fantastic game drives, which gave us memories which will last forever. The chef, for the great food and the kindness of all the staff when we had bad news from home. We will definitely come back one day. THANK YOU!!”