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:
Photo Competition 2020
Calling all our past safari guests!
You have 1 month to enter our Elephant Plains 2020 photo competition…
All entries can be submitted via Facebook or Instagram before 30 June 2020.
The winner will receive a fabulous prize of:
Two nights at Elephant Plains for two persons sharing
inclusive of accommodation, all meals, two game drives & one walking safari daily
Valid subject to availability for- 12 months: 1 January 2021 – 31 December 2021.
The 2020 Elephant Plains Photo Competition guidelines are as follow:
Best Wildlife Photo taken at Elephant Plains Game Lodge:
- Post your photo on Facebook and/or Instagram and tag #ElephantPlains and #EPphotocomp for your entry
- We will post all photo submissions, which are in line with the rules on the 1st of July 2020, so you can vote for your top 5!
- The voting will close on Sunday 5th July 2020 at 8 am (South African Time)
- The top 5 most voted for photos at the time of closing, will be announced later that same day
- The EP panel of judges will then vote behind the scenes and the winner will be announced on Monday 6th July 2020
Terms and Conditions:
- This competition is not for professional wildlife photographers; only amateurs can enter their photos taken at EP during their stay as guests
- Prize includes:
- Two nights’ accommodation for 2 people
- Two daily game drives
- Daily bushwalk
- Three daily meals
- Game drive sundowner
- Prize excludes
- Personal bar account, including mini-bar
- Curio shop purchases
- Laundry service
- Telephone calls & faxes
- Lodge transfers
- Airport tax
- SSW entrance fees
- Guest conservation fee
- The photo needs to feature some wildlife
- You can only enter one picture, so make sure you submit your best photo!
- Post your photo on Facebook and/or Instagram and tag #ElephantPlains and #EPphotocomp for your photo to be regarded as an entry
- Let us know when you stayed at Elephant Plains and what your favourite experience was in the caption
Good luck and get creative!
“Thank you for a lovely stay! Everything was amazing! Hope to see you again! Lots of love from the Swedes.”
Claire and Clay Armstrong
“Fantastic first safari for our honeymoon. Beautiful accommodation and excellent staff. We wish we could stay longer and hope to return again!”
“A fine time at Elephant Plains. With our group of 12 pax. Beautiful accommodation. Geweldig!!!”
Sally and John Hanley
“Thank you so much for an amazing experience. Everything was perfect – game drives, food and everyone is so friendly! Hope to see you again one day!”
JP and Ilse Debucke
“Thanks for the wonderful experience!”
“Enjoyed my visit!”
“We had a wonderful stay, with exciting game drives. Thank you for all your delicate attentions. We hope to be back some day!!!”