Elephant Plains Game Lodge is situated in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve

Elephant Plains Game Lodge is situated in the northern part of the world famous Sabi Sand Game Reserve, which forms part of the Greater Kruger National Park. The lodge is owner run and can accommodate a maximum of 24 guests. This ensures personal service and attention to detail.

Getting here

By air

There are daily scheduled flights between Johannesburg International Airport, Eastgate Airport (close to Hoedspruit) and Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (close to Nelspruit). Private chartered flights from Johannesburg, as well as any of the other nearby airports, can land on our gravel airstrip. The airstrip is 1200m long, with a south to north approach and the following co-ordinates: S2444'38.9" E 3128'30.5". Please contact our reservations office, should you require us to charter a plane for you.

By road


Guests need to enter through Gowrie Gate, which is the only entrance gate into the northern section of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve. Due to river crossings it is not possible to use the other gates, Newington & Shaws, which are situated close to Hazyview. Please make use of our map & directions. The gate is open between 5:00 and 23:00.


Please schedule your arrival between 12H00-14H00. This will ensure that you are in time for lunch, as well as the afternoon game drive. On the day of your departure, we would appreciate it if you could vacate your room before 11H00.

Adjacent to the Kruger National Park, Elephant Plains Game Lodge offers excellent service and facilitiesPoolPersonal service and attention to detail


■  A windbreaker or warm jacket for winter and night safaris  ■  A raincoat/waterproof for summer months
■  Comfortable walking shoes   ■  Swimming costume   ■  Sun block & sunglasses  ■  Binoculars and a camera / video camera
■  Please note we are situated in a malaria area and recommend that you consult your physician for the necessary precautions before travelling


Any time of the year is a good time to visit Elephant Plains! Spring and summer are our rainy seasons and the bush is lush and green.
Many animals give birth during this time of the year and summer-visiting migrant bird species can also be seen.
During autumn and winter it is dry and the bush is less dense, which sometimes make game viewing easier.
Animals also frequent the waterhole in front of the camp, due to the lack of abundant water in the bush.

Spring (Sept to Nov)

►  Minimum:  +/- 18 Celsius
►  Maximum: +/- 30 Celsius

Summer (Dec to Feb)

►  Minimum:  +/- 20 Celsius
►  Maximum: +/- 35 Celsius

Autumn (Mar to May)

►  Minimum:  +/- 15 Celsius
►  Maximum: +/- 28 Celsius

Winter (June to Aug)

►  Minimum:  +/- 12 Celsius
►  Maximum: +/- 25 Celsius

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