Elephant Plains Game Lodge
is situated in the 65,000 hectare Sabi Sand Wildtuin, which forms part of the Greater Kruger National Park.
The lodge is situated on the dry Manyeleti riverbed and overlooks a permanent waterhole. Here you can see Africa`s Big Five, as well as other more rare predators such as the cheetah and wild dog. Also a wide variety of birds, reptiles and mammals.
The main lodge houses the reception, dining room, bar/lounge, wine cellar, library and curio shop. The lodge layout caters for the discerning traveler, offering different types of accommodation to cater for a variety of needs.
The bar is an ideal place to relax and share experiences. Mealtimes are mouth-watering events complemented by carefully selected wines from the Lodge`s well-stocked cellar.
Breakfast and lunch are served buffet style in the dining room and evening meals are served around a fire in the boma. Each meal is prepared with exquisite care and this combined with the open-air setting, promise an unforgettable dining experience.
Adjacent to the swimming pool, the wooden deck offers spectacular views overlooking the waterhole and scenic plain.
Accommodation at Elephant Plains Game Lodge: Luxury Rooms:
The natural design and architecture of these six glass-fronted suites falls softly on the eye, decorated in warm, earthy tones they blend in superbly with their natural surroundings. These exclusive open-plan suites each have a lounge, double bedroom, en suite bathroom (inside/outside shower) and a private sun-deck that offers spectacular views over the riverbed. All luxury chalets feature air-conditioning, overhead fans, wood fires, mosquito nets and a safe.
The lodge features five spacious appointed thatched rondavels tastefully decorated with an African theme. Every chalet has its own distinct character and comfortable charm, and looks out over the beautifully landscaped garden. All rondavels have en-suite bathrooms, overhead fans, air conditioning, mosquito nets and mini bars.
The Manyeleti honeymoon suite provides for romantic elegance and the setting ensures privacy with a stunning view. This glass fronted suite has all the regular luxuries and also boasts a private splash pool and sala, ideal for a mid-morning nap.
The African Health Spa is just the place to go if you have the need to relax and unwind, or just feel like spoiling yourself. A wide variety of treatments are available to rejuvenate mind, body and soul while enjoying an awe inspiring view of the plain in front of the lodge.
Treat yourself to one of our unique treatments; our African Back Massage, the Ultimate Elephant Plains Relaxation, Reflexology, a selection of facials, etc.
Your experienced game ranger and local Shangaan tracker are keen to share with you their extensive knowledge and love of the African bush - the highlight of your visit is the thrill of discovering wildlife from the safety of open vehicles.
The day starts with an early morning game drive, then after breakfast a bush walk gives you the opportunity to learn about the smaller wonders of the veld.
During the afternoon game drive you will stop at a carefully selected venue to enjoy a sun-downer whilst watching the sun set over the awe-inspiring wilderness, before continuing on a night drive using spotlights to look for nocturnal animals.
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Clothing & Accessories:
Summer (September to April) is hot to very hot with temperatures ranging between 20 - 40 degrees Celsius and occasional rainfalls may occur. Protection from the sun is necessary.
Winter (May to August) is mild to warm and pleasant with temperatures ranging between 5 - 35 degrees Celsius.
What to bring:
* Dress informal and comfortable (safari clothing is available in our curio shop)
* Windbreaker or warm jacket for winter and night safaris
* Raincoat/waterproof for summer months
* Comfortable walking shoes
* Swimming costume
* Binoculars and camera (film & batteries available in our curio shop)
Health & Climate:
Malaria precautions are necessary. All rooms have mosquito nets over the beds for additional sleeping comfort. However, an insect repellent and anti-malaria tablets are recommended.
Elephant Plains Game Lodge Guest Review
Average Guest Rating:
out of 5
based on 1
Superb in every way - accommodation, game drives, people, food! Have already recommended to many people.
Rating: Reviewed by Maureen Hakaraia over a year ago