South African Lodges

Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Address
Sabi Sand Game Reserve
Greater Kruger National Park
Mpumalanga
South Africa
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Lodge Type
R5040.00SINGLE RATE
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The 4-star Elephant Plains Game Lodge in the Sabi Sand Reserve, it’s all about individual service. A total of 26 guests are settled in their choice of lodging, each meal is a lavish affair, the Big Five are just a safari drive away, and there are swimming pools, a gym, spa and a library. Guests have a choice of accommodation. The five rondavels in the beautiful gardens are comfortable and affordable. They have all been redecorated and offer an attractive bushveld appeal with sundecks, overhead fans, and mosquito nets.

The seven glass-fronted extravagance chalets are open-plan with an elegant, earthy feel. Each suite has separate viewing patios that offer magnificent views over the river. Romantic guests could opt for the honeymoon suite, built in 2006. This is also glass-fronted with beautiful views but has the added benefit of a private splash pool and daybed.

Room types:

  • Rondavels
  • Luxury Suites
  • Honeymoon Suite.

Facilities

  • Curio shop and lounge
  • Game room
  • Small library
  • Games room
  • Two swimming pools
  • Bar and wine cellar
  • Telescope for a night of stargazing.

Services

The standard services are available at the lodge to ensure guests enjoy a most comfortable and relaxing stay. Children of all ages are welcome at the lodge, and the Mini-Tuskers program can be adapted to suit individual ages and numbers. The program includes crafts and bush walks. Kiddies’ menus are available, as is a babysitting service.

Game Activities

The lodge caters for the traveller who enjoys wildlife among other activities. Enthusiastic photographers can treat themselves to the unique photographic Safari that is a four-day adventure with professional photographers who accompany guests on game drives and host workshops.

Health Spa

The spa’s treatment rooms overlook the grasslands in front of the lodge. Two internationally qualified therapists offer a range of revitalising body treatments, relaxing massages, manicures, pedicures, and facials. And there are a few fun options for children.

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  • Air Conditioning
  • Beverage Maker in Room
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Ensuite / Private bathroom
  • Housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Mini bar
  • Mosquito net
  • Private plunge pool
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Viewing Deck

Restaurants

Dining at the Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Dining at the Elephant Plains Game Lodge in Sabi Sands is an unforgettable affair presenting an excellent combination of international cuisine as well as South African specialities.
Breakfast and lunch are served in the dining room or on the outdoor swimming pool deck, overlooking the open area while dinner is around the log fire in the open air boma complemented by the mystical nocturnal sounds of the untamed African bushveld under the African sky.
 

Spa Facilities

The African Health Spa at the Elephant Plains Game Lodge, Sabi Sands, offers the ideal place for rest in the most natural and magnificent setting.  Guests may spoil themselves and enjoy the calming sound of music playing in the background while heavenly aromas fill the air.  The health and beauty spa consists of two treatment rooms, both of which overlook the open area in front of the Elephant Plains Game Lodge. 

The lodge's exclusive African Health Spa provides a fantastic range of spa treatments to pamper visitors from head to toe.   Guests may choose between relaxing massages, revitalising body treatments, pedicures and manicures as well as facials.  Furthermore, the Elephant Plains Game Lodge also offers fun spa options for children.

Game drives

Guests can take part in two game drives a day, each one lasting approximately three hours. Game drives are hosted by an experienced game ranger, and local tracker and refreshments are provided.
 

Bushwalks

A daily 1-hour bushwalk takes place after breakfast each day. Guests staying at the Elephant Plains Game Lodge in Sabi Sands are accompanied by a ranger or tracker and are encouraged to adopt a closer look at animal tracks, birds, different types of grasses and trees and other small things you may not notice from a distance.

Bird watching

Guests staying at the four star Elephant Plains Game Lodge in South Africa can view over 300 bird species in the area making for an outstanding destination for bird watching enthusiasts.

Swimming

There are two swimming pools located at the Elephant Plains Game Lodge to which guests have access to.

Star-gazing

Guests are treated to a night of stargazing using the lodge's telescope with insights and explanations from Rangers who have completed relevant courses.

Spa treatments

The Lodge's African Health Spa provides guests with the perfect location for rest and relaxation. The spa offers two treatment rooms where guests may enjoy their preferred choice of spa and beauty treatments complemented by the calming sound of music playing in the background and the heavenly aromas filling the air.  

Spa treatments:

  • Relaxing massages
  • Eevitalizing body treatments
  • Pedicures and manicures
  • Facials
  • Children spa options.
Gym

The gym at Elephant Plains features a treadmill, rowing machine, stationary bike, multi - gym and free weights.

Mini tuskers kid's programm

Children of all ages are welcome to stay at Sabi Sand's four star Elephant Plains Game Lodge.  The Lodge offers a fun filled and exciting kid's program.  Activities offered include drawing, painting, beading, short bushwalks, constructing an ant farm, and a lot more. Special children’s menus are available when dining at the lodge as well as babysitting services. ed. 

Conferences at the Elephant Plains Game Lodge

The entire game lodge can be booked out for a conference of up to 24 conference delegates. The well-appointed conference center at the Elephant Plains Game Lodge has a lounge area with satellite TV and a meeting room with projector and big screen.
 

  • Boma
  • Conference venue
  • Games Room
  • Garden
  • Gym
  • Hotel Bar
  • Kid's Club
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Open Air Boma
  • Outdoor patio
  • Safety Deposit Boxes
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Terrace
  • Viewing deck
  • Wine cellar
Day Itinerary

Guests staying at the Elephant Plains Game Lodge appreciate fun filled, exciting and relaxing times during their safari getaway.

Day Itinerary:

  • 5h30 Wake up for tea/coffee and game drive
  • 8h30 Breakfast served
  • 9h30 Bushwalk or relax around the lodge
  • 14h00 Lunch
  • 16h00 Evening game drive with sundowners
  • 19h00 Return to freshen-up
  • 20h00 Dinner announced by drumbeat served in open boma around the fire.

Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 10:00
General Services
  • Airport transfers
  • Babysitting
  • Concierge services
  • Game drive safaris
  • Health & Fitness Centre
  • Individual climate controlled room
  • Laundry services
  • Massage treatments
  • Wake-up call
  • Walking safaris
Malaria Status and Animals
  • The Elephant Plains Game Lodge is in a malaria area, and it is recommended that you consult your doctor before travelling. Sabi Sands is world famous for its high density of game making it one of the best safari destinations in Africa.  

    Sabi Sands, as well as the Kruger National Park, are home to the "Big Five", namely leopards, elephants, rhinos, lions, and buffaloes.
     

Children Policy
  • Children of all ages are welcome at Sabi Sand's Elephant Plains Game Lodge, and babysitting services are available. The lodge also has a structured Mini-Tuskers program for kids.

Social Responsibility
  • The Elephant Plains Game Lodge has worked with the Sabi Sand Game Reserve ecological department to put certain conservation measures in place, including the regeneration of erosion, removal of alien plant species, habitat management and off-road precautions during game drives.

Available Rooms

Rondavels (Double Rooms)

# Rooms:
5

The lodge's five rondavels are located in the landscaped garden featuring comfortable and convenient features such as air conditioning, sundecks, en-suite bathrooms,  overhead fans, mini bars, tea and coffee making facilities, mosquito nets as well as electronic safes.  While offering safari accommodation in an elegant and luxurious flair, the rondavels of the Elephant Plains Game Lodge in Sabi Sands provide an affordable game lodge accommodation.

Rondavel features:

  • Sundecks
  • En-suite bathrooms
  • Air-conditioning
  • Overhead fans
  • Mini bars
  • Tea/coffee facilities
  • Mosquito nets
  • Electronic safes.
Single Room R5040
Double Room R7360

Luxury Rooms (Double Rooms)

The six Luxury Suites at the Elephant Plains Game Lodge have earthy and warm tones to match the beautiful surroundings of the lodge.  The natural design and its architectural flow of these glass-fronted suites offer a comfortable place for relaxation.

These open-plan suites feature a lounge, a double bedroom with en-suite bathroom as well as a private viewing deck from where magnificent views over the riverbed and the surrounding bushveld can be enjoyed.

Luxury Suite features:

  •     Lounge
  •     Double bedroom
  •     En-suite bathroom
  •     Private viewing deck
  •     Air-conditioning
  •     Overhead fans
  •     Fireplace
  •     Mosquito nets
  •     Electronic safes
  •     Mini bars
  •     Tea/coffee facilities.
Single Room R6120
Double Room R9530

Honeymoon Suite

The Manyeleti Honeymoon Suite at Elephant Plains provides honeymooners as well as guests who are romantic at heart, with privacy, elegance, and a beautiful view.  This luxurious glass fronted honeymoon suite offers all the everyday luxuries and conveniences and, additionally boasts a daybed and a private splash pool.

Honeymoon Suite features:

  •     Lounge
  •     Double bedroom
  •     En-suite bathroom
  •     Private viewing deck
  •     Air-conditioning
  •     Overhead fans
  •     Fireplace
  •     Mosquito nets
  •     Electronic safes
  •     Mini bars
  •     Tea/coffee facilities
  •     Private splash pool
  •     Day bed
     
Single Room R6840
Double Room R10980

Family Rondavel

In the Family Rondavels, two adults and two children under 12 years old can be accommodated in comfort. 

Family Rondavels features:

  • En-suite bathrooms
  • Sundecks
  • Air conditioning
  • Overhead fans
  • Minibars
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Mosquito nets
  • Electronic safes.
     
Single Room R5040
Double Room R7360

Family Luxury suite

The spacious Family Luxury Suites can accommodate two adults and two children under 12 years old sharing together.

Family Luxury Suite features:

  •     Lounge
  •     En-suite bathroom
  •     Private wooden deck
  •     Tea and coffee making facilities
  •     Mosquito nets
  •     Electronic safes
Single Room R6120
Double Room R9530

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GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -24.744811

Longitude: 31.478445

Directions

The four-star Elephant Plains Game Lodge lies in the game rich Sabi Sand Game Reserve, which is part of the Greater Kruger National Park in South Africa.

Please take note that the Elephant Plains Game Lodge can only be accessed through the Gowrie Gate and not through the Newington or Shaws Gate. As there are river crossings, it is also not possible to travel within the reserve itself. The last 20km to the Elephant Plains Game Lodge is a dirt road. It is about a 45 minutes drive from the end of the tar road to the actual lodge.

Directions to the Elephant Plains Game Lodge from Lydenburg / Hoedspruit:

Take the N4 from JHB / Pretoria.
Bypass Witbank and Middelburg, continue to Belfast.
Turn left onto the R540 past Dullstroom to Lydenburg.
From Lydenburg take the R36 to Origstad.
Pass through the JG Strijdom Tunnel.
From the tunnel, continue for about 27 km before turning right to go towards Klaserie.
Continue straight along the Klaserie road until you reach a sign pointing to Orpen and The South African Wildlife College.
Turn left and continued the R531 for about 30 km until you see the entrance to The Wildlife College on your left.
Immediately after the College, you will see a small dirt track on you right-hand side, which takes you off of the tar road. Drive through the gate and follow the map as indicated.

OR

Drive past the Orpen and South African Wildlife College turn off and continue straight on until you reach Acornhoek.
Turn left at the traffic light and followed the map as indicated.

Directions to the Elephant Plains Game Lodge from Nelspruit / Hazyview / Bushbuckridge:

Take the N4 from JHB / Pretoria.
Bypass Witbank and Middelburg and carry on through to Nelspruit.
Take the R40 from Nelspruit to White River and continue for about 53 km to Hazyview.
Continue for a further 32 km to Bushbuckridge and on for another 42 km to Acornhoek.
Turn right at the traffic light and follow the map as indicated.

Directions to the Elephant Plains Game Lodge from the Orpen Gate (Kruger National Park):

Leave the Orpen Gate and continue the R531 for about 10km.
Just before you reach The South African Wildlife College on your right-hand side, you will see a dirt track on your left.
Take the dirt road.
Drive through the gate and follow the map as indicated.

Star Rating

4 Star

Awards

The Elephant Plains Game Lodge has been awarded a four-star facility rating by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa.

Memberships

  • Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA)
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