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9.3
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9.3
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Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Sabi Sand Game Reserve - PLEASE DO NOT USE YOUR GPS - PLEASE contact us at the Lodge for a detailed map & correct Directions., Kruger National Park, Kruger National Park, South Africa, 1350 - See map
"The accommodation and experience you get from staying at Elephant Plains is incredible."
Ashley - 27 October 2018
Exceptional comfort
10.0 room quality and comfort
Exceptional service
9.6 rating for service
Exceptional cleanliness
9.4 rating for cleanliness
Exceptional facilities on premise
9.3 facilities on premise
  • Airport transfer

  • Air conditioning

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Bar

  • Balcony/terrace

Property ranking|Compared to 610 Kruger National Park properties
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Service score
9.6/10
Room comfort score
10.0/10
Review score - Singapore
10.0/10
Value for money score
8.8/10
Better than
99
%
of Kruger National Park properties
Better than
99
%
of Kruger National Park properties
Better than
99
%
of Kruger National Park properties
Better than
98
%
of Kruger National Park properties
Value for money8.8
Location rating9.3

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      • Room size: 70 m²/753 ft²
      • Garden view
      • 3 single beds
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      Honeymoon Suite
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      • Room size: 100 m²/1076 ft²
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      • 1 king bed
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      • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
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      • 1 double bed
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          What people love about Elephant Plains Game Lodge

          • 8.4
            Excellent

            "Amazing schedule prepared for all guests"

            Alexander

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            14 January 2019

          • 9.6
            Exceptional
            Cleanliness

            "The lodge is very confortable and clean."

            Henrique

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            3 September 2018

          • 9.2
            Exceptional
            Staff 

            "All staff members are friendly."

            Mikio

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            3 May 2016

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          9.6
          Exceptional

          "The rooms are spacious, good bed, good shower/bath."

          Henrique

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          3 September 2018

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          3 mentions
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          What they offer

          10.0
          Exceptional

          "The food each day was different and tasted good."

          Ashley

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          27 October 2018

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          Menu:A-la-carte

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          Reviews of Elephant Plains Game Lodge from real guests

          Overall rating
          9.3
          Exceptional
          From 188 reviews
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          Cleanliness9.4
          Facilities9.3
          Location9.3
          Room comfort and quality10.0
          Service9.6
          Value for money8.8
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          9+ Exceptional (12)
          8-9 Excellent (1)
          7-8 Very Good (2)
          6-7 Good (1)
          <6 Below Expectation (1)
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          Mar - May (3)
          Jun - Aug (5)
          Sep - Nov (2)
          Dec - Feb (7)
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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Lorraine from Philippines
          Couple
          Rondavels (Double Rooms)
          Stayed 2 nights in August 2019

          Friendly Staff and Great Place to stay”

          We stayed here for 2 nights for our honeymoon. The staff was excellent and service was great. From check-in until check-out they really took care of us well. Since it was our honeymoon, they were even nice enough to give us some free wine. The food prepared was amazing. We were so stuffed but we ate every bite even the desert! This place is highly recommended.

          Reviewed August 18, 2019
          8.4
          Excellent
          Alexander from Russia
          Couple
          Family Rondavel
          Stayed 1 night in December 2018

          Excellent”

          1. Amazing schedule prepared for all guests 2. Delicious food 3. Nice rangers with tons of stories 4. A hotel is so high priced but so outdated (need something more fresh and modern)

          Reviewed January 14, 2019
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Ashley from Hong Kong
          Couple
          Luxury Double
          Stayed 2 nights in October 2018

          Worth every penny”

          The accommodation and experience you get from staying at Elephant Plains is incredible. Every staff member helped make our stay one to remember. The bar staff even taught my husband some of the local language! I can't say enough about our guide and tracker for the safaris - they gave us unreal, National Geographic-like memories. Our room was spacious and had not only a glass-walled shower looking out to the waterhole where you can view animals, but a tub with a skylight looking to the sky and windows again looking to the waterhole so that even when relaxing in the bath you can enjoy nature. The food each day was different and tasted good. The kudo filets were my favourite! I hope to return!

          Reviewed October 27, 2018
          9.6
          Exceptional
          Henrique from Brazil
          Couple
          Luxury Double
          Stayed 2 nights in August 2018

          Really Good!”

          The lodge is very confortable and clean. The rooms are spacious, good bed, good shower/bath. The Games are amazing, Trackers and Rangers incredible. We saw the Big 5 doing 2 games. The Staff is incredible, everybody very happy, friendly and doing the best for you.

          Reviewed September 03, 2018
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Joan from United States
          Couple
          Stayed 1 night in March 2018

          Safari Fulfillment”

          We only had time for a one night safari experience on our trip and Elephant Plains exceeded our expectations for animal sightings. The driver and tracker were very knowledgeable and the cooperative method of radioing with other jeeps ensured that we saw as many animals as possible within the afternoon and morning drives. Lovely accommodations and good food, including vegetarian meals as requested.

          Reviewed March 28, 2018

          Thank you very much fro your kind review. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay! Even if it was only for one night. Please do visit us again one day, for a longer safari! Kind regards, Marlet Swart

          Responded March 29, 2018
          Elephant Plains Game Lodge
          9.2
          Exceptional
          Mikio from South Africa
          Solo traveler
          Luxury Double
          Stayed 2 nights in April 2016

          Enjoy peaceful atomosphere”

          All staff members are friendly. They joined every meal with me. The main lodge is close to the rooms to access easily. The game drive can give us a lot of opportunity to meet the real African wilderness. The bush walking is a good experience, too. I would like to visit this lodge again.

          Reviewed May 03, 2016
          10.0
          Exceptional
          david from United States
          Couple
          Rondavels (Double Rooms)
          Stayed 2 nights in January 2016

          excellent private reserve”

          great game viewing and guides

          Reviewed January 29, 2016

          Thank you very much. Please do visit us again one day. Kind regards, Marlet Swart

          Responded November 28, 2017
          Elephant Plains Game Lodge
          10.0
          Exceptional
          SANTHAKUMARI from Singapore
          Family with teens
          Luxury Double
          Stayed 2 nights in July 2015

          Wonderful and memorable experience!”

          Very good and professional service, excellent food, fantastic safari experience

          My daughter and I arrived late afternoon at the lodge, missing the 3.30pm safari ride. The staff were so great that they quickly got us our room, served us lunch and got the guide to turn around to pick us up so that we could still enjoy our first safari ride!! What more could we ask for!! We had a fabulous time and experience with the lovely guides and staff during our entire 2- nite stay, starting right from the 5.30am wake up call to the safari rides, seeing all the Big 5 and even more to the excellent service given during our lunches and dinners. Thank you for giving us a very memorable time.

          Reviewed July 20, 2015

          Wow! What a lovely review. I am delighted that you and your daughter enjoyed your stay with us. Please do visit again one day. Kind regards, Marlet Swart

          Responded November 28, 2017
          Elephant Plains Game Lodge
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Alexis from United States
          Couple
          Rondavels (Double Rooms)
          Stayed 3 nights in March 2015

          amazing vacation”

          friendly staff, great food, amazing animals

          My husband and I loved our stay at Elephant Plains. The hotel itself is very nice with two beautiful pools. The staff is super friendly and the food is amazing. The game drives are lots of fun and you see so many animals. We saw the big five on our fist day. We can't wait to go back.

          Reviewed March 15, 2015

          Thank you very much for your kind review. What nice compliments. We would love to welcome you back to the lodge one day. Kind regards, Marlet Swart

          Responded November 28, 2017
          Elephant Plains Game Lodge
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Inma from Spain
          Couple
          Rondavels (Double Rooms)
          Stayed 1 night in January 2019

          Genial”

          Fantástico el alojamiento, los safaris y la atención del personal. Nos hubiera gustado estar más tiempo.

          Reviewed February 01, 2019
          7.6
          Very good
          Alina from Austria
          Couple
          Luxury Double
          Stayed 3 nights in December 2018

          Najaaa...”

          Positives: Das Personal ist sehr freundlich und motiviert. Wir haben am letzten Abend noch eine nette Honeymoon Überraschung bekommen. Die Anlage ist sehr gepflegt. Auch die Game Drives sind recht gut. Negatives: Das Essen ist für südafrikanische Verhältnisse unterdurchschnittlich schlecht und ähnelt eher einem Kantinenessen. Die Produkte sind nicht qualitativ und geschmacklich nicht besonders gut. Bei den Game Drives sind die Autos gescheckt voll und bis zum letzten Platz besetzt. Alle anderen Autos, die wir gesehen haben, waren eher zur Hälfte besetzt, nur unsere waren immer voll. Die gesamte Anlage ist alt und sollte mal renoviert werden. Auch das Wifi geht überhaupt nicht, was sehr ärgerlich ist. Preis-Leistung passt meiner Meinung nach nicht. Es gibt wesentlich bessere Private Lodges, die mehr zu bieten haben. Würde ich definitiv nicht nochmal buchen...

          Reviewed January 06, 2019
          9.2
          Exceptional
          Stefanie from Germany
          Couple
          Honeymoon Suite
          Stayed 2 nights in February 2018

          Grandioses Hotel für Safaris”

          Das Hotel hat eine sehr gute Lage im Sabi Sands, einem der besten privaten Gebiete für Tierbeobachtungen. Dank unserem phantastischen Guide Arnold haben wir die kompletten Big Five gesehen (thank you Arnold for the amazing Safaris!). Das Essen war ok, hätten wir uns bei dem Preis aber noch besser vorgestellt. Die Zimmer waren sauber und urig, aber eher dunkel. Schön ist die Lounge, in der man vorm Abendessen noch ein Getränk einnehmen kann. Leider sind die Getränke im Gegensatz zu vielen anderen Lodges hier nicht im Preis enthalten was uns gewundert hat.

          Reviewed November 20, 2018
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Hildegard from Germany
          Couple
          Luxury Double
          Stayed 2 nights in November 2017

          Unvergesslicher Aufenthalt”

          Die Anlage ist mehr als ansprechend. Wir wohnten im wunderschönen Lion-Bungalow mit Blick auf das Wasserloch, an dem wir immer wieder 'Vertreter' der Big Five beobachten konnten. Die Safari-Fahrten waren unvergesslich, wir haben alles BigFive hautnah erleben dürfen - sicher auch dank unseres ausgezeichneten Führers Dawie (nochmals danke danke danke......) Wir können die Anlage nur empfehlen!

          Reviewed November 23, 2017

          Thank you very much for your kind review. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you also for all the kind compliments. I will pass this to Dawie. Please do visit us again one day. Kind regards, Marlet Swart

          Responded November 28, 2017
          Elephant Plains Game Lodge
          7.6
          Very good
          Daniel from Switzerland
          Couple
          Rondavels (Double Rooms)
          Stayed 3 nights in June 2017

          Very good”

          Die Zufahrt zur Lodge von Johannesburg her ist auf Grund der Lage nördlich des Flusses und der damit verbunden Zufahrt ausschliesslich durch das Gowrie Gate wesentlich umständlicher und länger als zu südlich des Flusses gelegen Lodges im Sabi Sands. Dies erkennt aber weder Google Maps noch unsere GPS Karten und geht erst im kleingedruckten der Webseite der Lodge genau hervor.

          Reviewed July 06, 2017

          Thank you for your review. I am sorry that you found the lodge difficult to reach. We do supply a map and directions to all our guests and also mention in all our correspondence that guests should please not make use of GPS data, as this is misleading. It is unfortunate that you struggled to reach the lodge, but I do hope that you enjoyed your stay with us! Kind regards, Marlet Swart

          Responded November 28, 2017
          Elephant Plains Game Lodge
          5.6
          Stefania from Italy
          Couple
          Luxury Double
          Stayed 1 night in January 2019

          hotel in mezzo al kruger ”

          HOTEL IN PROSSIMITA' DEL KRUGER PARK , MA IL PREZZO NON E' GIUSTIFICATO DAI SERVIZI INSODDISFACENTI : LA PASSEGGIATA A PIEDI DELLE 10 E' DELUDENTE SI CAMMINA IN MEZZO AL NULLA E NON SI VEDE NIENTE, DOPO DALLE 11 ALLE 14 NON SI RIESCE A FARE NULLA NON SI PUO' USCIRE E IL RESORT NON OFFRE NIENTE PER PASSARE 3 ORE, IL PRANZO E LA CENA SONO SERVITI COME IN COLLEGIO CON UNA CAMPANA CHE CHIAMA TUTTI A MENSA, UNICA NOTA POSITIVA LA GUIDA PER I SAFARI ECCEZIONALE.

          Reviewed April 11, 2019
          6.8
          Good
          Stefania from Italy
          Couple
          Honeymoon Suite
          Stayed 3 nights in January 2019

          Good”

          l'hotel non è male ma non è ben organizzato infatti la mattina dopo il safari a piedi che finisce alle 11,00 non c'è nulla da fare fino alle 14.00 ora del pranzo, fuori non si puo' uscire e dentro non c'è nulla peccato perche' visto il costo potrebbero intrattenere gli ospiti i

          Reviewed February 10, 2019
          9.6
          Exceptional
          KANEKO from Japan
          Family with teens
          Rondavels (Double Rooms)
          Stayed 2 nights in July 2018

          利用空港に注意”

          「スククザ空港から20km」とありますが、それは直線距離で、ロッジに行く道ではありません。送迎を頼めば片道3時間かかります。 agodaさん、いらぬ情報は削除するべきです。 おかげで到着日の夕方のゲームドライブに参加できなかったし、 出発日の朝食もバタバタで、少し残念でした。 必ずフッドスプリット空港(HDS)から!です。それでも送迎片道90分だそうです。 ロッジはとても良いです。 オールインクルーシブの中ではとてもリーズナブルで、のんびり過ごすことができました。 とてもいい思い出です。

          Reviewed August 21, 2018
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