Elephant Plains Game Lodge is situated on the banks of the dry Manyeleti river overlooking a permanent waterhole in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve within the Greater Kruger National Park. This affordable 4-star lodge is an excellent safari destination offering prime game viewing and perfect photographic opportunities.

  • Situated in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve
  • Part of the Greater Kruger National Park
  • Open vehicle game drives, able to go off-road
  • Night drives with spotlights
  • Unbeatable game viewing
  • Daily interactive bushwalks with an experienced, armed ranger
  • Choice of standard rooms or luxury suites
  • Two swimming pools
  • Health spa and fitness facility
  • Romantic honeymoon suite with private plunge pool

Elephant Plains Game Lodge in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve offers affordable luxury and unbeatable game viewing. The lodge is elevated and situated on a dry river bed overlooking a permanent watering hole. This provides guests with stunning views over the African plains and magnificent game viewing whilst relaxing on the pool deck.

Choice of accommodation

Elephant Plains offers a choice of 6 glass-fronted luxury suites and 5 standard rondavels (African-style round bungalow). The suites all have a lounge, en-suite bathroom, inside and outside showers and the intimacy of a private viewing deck. The suites also include air conditioning, a fireplace, mosquito nets, an overhead fan and electronic safes. The rondavels have a sundeck and en-suite bathroom, air-conditioning, mosquito nets and electronic safes.

Prime game viewing

Game viewing at Elephant Plains is always rewarding, and you have an excellent chance of seeing some of the big cats like lions and leopards. The afternoon game drive continues after sundowners as a night drive with a powerful spotlight, looking for nocturnal animals. A guided bush walk is offered each day.

At leisure

The lodge also offers the chance to relax and unwind in the fitness facility and African Health Spa. Cool down on a hot afternoon in one of the two swimming pools, with a view over the bush. In the evenings, trained rangers will be able to treat you to an evening of stargazing under the magical African sky.

Superb cuisine

Meal times at the lodge are an unforgettable culinary experience, with the choice of international cuisine or South African specialities. Breakfast and lunch are enjoyed in the dining room or on the deck and dinners are served around a log fire in the boma (reed enclosure) under sparkling skies.

Getting there

By road - Road transfers are available from OR Tambo in Johannesburg.

By air - The nearest Airport is Hoedspruit and road transfers from here to Elephant Plains are available.

Our take on Elephant Plains Game Lodge

This luxurious game lodge offers first-class service, comfort and luxury at an excellent price. It is one of South Africa's prime safari destinations and we can highly recommend it.

  • Accommodation with air-conditioning and en-suite bathroom
  • Two daily game drives (3 hours each)
  • Interactive bushwalk with an experienced armed ranger
  • Three sumptuous meals daily, all teas and coffees
  • VAT and taxes
  • Transport to the lodge
  • Sabi Sand entry fee (if you drive yourself)
  • All drinks
  • Telephone calls, laundry and other personal expenses
  • Curio shop purchases
  • Gratuities (optional)
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