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Adjacent to the world-famous Kruger National Park and sharing an unfenced border is the private Sabi Sand Game Reserve - a safari destination that is renowned for its exceptional Big 5 game viewing and luxurious accommodation. Elephant Plains Game Lodge caters to the discerning traveler, offering various accommodation options, sumptuous cuisine and an unforgettable Big 5 safari experience.


  • The Elephant Plains area is particularly well known for its leopard populations, as well as lion, cheetah, wild dog, elephant, rhino, and buffalo, including a large bird population for watchers in the area.
  • For a more romantic, personal setting, the Manyeleti Honeymoon Suite is a private unit, boasting some of the most amazing views in the area, as well as its own splash pool and open pavilion area.

The Detail

Elephant Plains Game Lodge strikes the perfect balance between comfort and affordability, offering guests stunning views of the adjacent river from elegant decks, sumptuous cuisine professionally prepared, and a wine selection straight from their on-site wine cellar. And that's before the bush adventure even gets a chance to start.

With exciting safari options, professional guides, and the great, wild African bush practically at its door, Elephant Plains Game Lodge is an incredible destination for guests hoping to experience the bush in all its wonder.

Safari accommodation at Elephant Plains is provided in a series of Rondavels, each sporting its own air conditioning, coffee facilities, en-suite bathrooms, mosquito netting, and sundeck.

Room is also provided in several luxury Suites, also fitted with air conditioning, as well as fireplaces, minibars, overhead fans, safes, tea and coffee making stations and mosquito netting

Elephant Plains offers entertainment in the way of guided safari drives, one conducted in the morning, the other at dusk. These outings are coordinated, and the guests kept up to date by highly trained teams of experienced game rangers and local shangaan trackers. Guided bush walks are also conducted during the day, during which guests have the opportunity to get within arm's reach of the animals they spot, as well as engaging with their trackers on the topics of local bush types, bird habitats, and the area's history.

A special treat for guests is the lodge's skywatching excursions, a world away from the heavy city lights which so often obscure the stars. Once again, all guides accompanying on these trips have completed training in this field, and play an informative role in the evening.

Facilities at the lodge include a curio shop, swimming pool, laundry services, internet connectivity, babysitting services, coffee making stations, a library, health spa facilities, and a private wine cellar.

Price Includes

Accommodation, two daily game drives, a daily Bushwalk, three Daily Meals and tea / coffee.

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Rates & Pricing

All promotions for this lodge are shown below, you can also view all current safari specials here.
Last minute SPECIAL
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$ 290 USD
$ 290 USD
SPECIAL - Great news, you appear to be from a SADC country and can enjoy the discounted rate shown!
Rates are starting prices per person, per night sharing.
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Debora Wesp-Wiingaarden
The best thing we ever did!
Mary Wells
Wonderful experience at Elephant Plains! Staff and rooms great. Saw all of the big five some several times.
Angela Fortune
This is 5 star in every sense from the accommodation through to all the staff but especially our extraordinary guide Devon and remarkable tracker Vuise. Our family with two children aged 9 and 10 were on a trip of a lifetime and Elephant Plains ticked every box in style. I know nobody can guarantee seeing The Big Five but we did and a whole lot more including wild dogs - 3 sightings in 24 hours was pure magic! We are certain that this was primarily due to the skill of Devon & Vuise especially the leopard on our last morning. And our unsung hero? The young lady chef who cooked up a storm for every meal and made New Year's Eve 2013 very special indeed!!! We cannot recommend this lodge highly enough...
Katya Lehy
After a long days drive to the venue, we were warmly welcomed by all the lodges staff at reception and given a most welcomed refreshment. All the staff, from the waiter to the game ranger where most friendly, helpful and provided excellent service! Every aspect of our stay exceeded our expectations and I cannot recommend this venue enough! Certainly the best lodge in Africa!
I stayed in Elephant Plains Game Lodge with my parents (aprox. 68 years old) and my son (12 years old), we had a wonderful time. We love all the arrangements and the lodge is awesome, luxurious and the staff is extremely helpfull. Our safari experiences were excellent. We enjoyed very much the company of our ranger (Richard) and tracker (Clement).
John Jennings
I would highly recommend Elephant Plains Game Lodge to anyone considering a South African safari. The game viewing was fantastic in all regards: the number of sightings, the variety of game, and most especially the quality of the viewing. Our ranger expertly placed us so close to the animals that at times we felt like part of the herd. We could actually hear the roots snapping as cape buffalo pulled up clumps of grass. Amazing experience.The lodge itself is comfortable and the food is great. Everything is well managed and coordinated. My only complaint (and its a small one) is the stone floor of the shower is hard on the feet.
Greg Classen
Elephant Plains was incredible! Individual service, yet they give you space. The staff are friendly, they cater for your every need and nothing is too difficult and the rooms are amazing. The game drives are awesome - obviously - that is why you go to Elephant Plains. But it is the extras that count - the knowledge shared, the 100's of questions answered, the desire to show you the best of what is on offer, the consideration for photos, best views - you name it! Definitely going back. WHAT A SPOT!
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Feb 19, 2024
Smooth booking process
Smooth booking process. Looking forward to the trip.
Koen Cardon
Feb 17, 2024
Everyone has seemed to care a lot about…
Everyone has seemed to care a lot about my wife and me. Communication has been good via email, especially with the difference of eight hours of time zones.
Lee Easter
Feb 16, 2024
High quality, excellent service, Lisa is fantastic !
Kim Brink
Feb 7, 2024
Excellent trip planning
Sara did such an outstanding job coordinating our trip! I couldn’t have done it without her!!!
Feb 6, 2024
The communication Safari.com provides…
The communication Safari.com provides is second to none. Their response rate is amazing, and they had our entire trip planned in just a few days!
Hannah Westbrook
Feb 4, 2024
Dolan was incredible!
Dolan was incredible!
Michael O
Feb 2, 2024
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Feb 1, 2024
Good communication and prompt replies…
Good communication and prompt replies to queries.
Jan 31, 2024
Excellent Service!
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