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ELEPHANT PLAINS - Sabi Sand Game Reserve

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Situated in the Sabi Sand Wildtuin, adjacent to the Kruger National Park, Elephant Plains Game Lodge offers comfortable style and affordable luxury.

This family owned lodge accommodates a maximum of 24 guests, which ensures personal service and a warm, friendly atmosphere. The lodge is situated on the dry Manyeleti riverbed and overlooks a permanent waterhole. The pool deck guarantees an excellent view of a variety of animals, coming from the plains to drink.

ELEPHANT PLAINS - Sabi Sand Game Reserve - Mpumalanga Province
ELEPHANT PLAINS - Sabi Sand Game Reserve - Mpumalanga Province
ELEPHANT PLAINS - Sabi Sand Game Reserve - Mpumalanga Province


As an owner run lodge, we promise excellent service and facilities, as well as stylish comfort, making us a prime value-for-money destination in the Sabi Sand Wildtuin. At Elephant Plains Game Lodge you can be sure of an experience that will live up to the Africa of your imagination, creating a lifetime of memories!


The natural design and architecture of these six glass-fronted suites fall 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 viewing deck that offers spectacular views over the riverbed. All luxury chalets feature air-conditioning, overhead fans, fireplaces, mini bars, tea/coffee facilities, mosquito nets and electronic safes.

ELEPHANT PLAINS - Sabi Sand Game Reserve - Mpumalanga Province
ELEPHANT PLAINS - Sabi Sand Game Reserve - Mpumalanga Province
ELEPHANT PLAINS - Sabi Sand Game Reserve - Mpumalanga Province


The five rondavels are set in the beautifully landscaped garden of the original family holiday camp and one can still feel the old bushveld charm upon entering. The rondavels have sundecks, en-suite bathrooms, air conditioning, overhead fans, mini bars, tea/coffee facilities, mosquito nets and electronic safes. Four of the five rondavels have been renovated and redecorated to pay tribute to oupa Dries and Ouma Anna Steyn, without whom Elephant Plains would not have existed. The remaining rondavel will be renovated as soon as bookings permit. Elephant Plains Game Lodge has been graded by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa as a 4 star facility.


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.

Suzanne, our resident therapist, will indulge you with a monthly signature treatment from the African Health Spa. A manicure is the perfect gift for your hands this winter.


We are busy with the construction of a conference facility at the lodge.

The facility will include a lounge with satellite TV, a conference area with a projector and big screen as well as tea / coffee / snack facilities. Please note that we require the whole camp to be booked out for a conference.


The Elephant Plains Gym is equipped with a treadmill, stationary bike, rowing machine, multi gym as well as free weights.


Your experienced game ranger and local Shangaan tracker are keen to share their extensive knowledge and love of the African bush with you. There are two game drives per day in open top Landrovers. Each drive lasts about three hours with an intermediate break.

During the morning game drive break you will enjoy coffee and rusks and in the afternoon your ranger will find a suitable spot where you can enjoy the stunning views, while enjoying a sundowner. After sundowners your tracker will use the spotlight to find nocturnal animals before returning to the lodge for dinner. Your ranger will discuss the various game drive regulations before you leave camp.

During game drive you will note that the rangers sometimes drive off of the road and into the bush. We do, however, work in accordance to guidelines set out by Sabi Sand ecologist, Jonathan Swart. We only allow off-roading in certain areas and with special precautions.

The rangers do not drive over sensitive areas, will only drive over small trees if they are encroachment species and if necessary, they will do brush packing afterwards to limit the impact on the environment.


During bush walk you will have the opportunity to take a closer look at animal tracks, birds, different types of grasses and trees, as well as any smaller details of the bush that might fascinate you.

The daily bush walk takes place after breakfast. Your ranger will confirm the time with you during breakfast. Please take note that you will be accompanied by either your ranger or tracker.

You are welcome to still go on the bush walk on the day of your departure. We would, however, appreciate it if you could vacate your room beforehand, or make sure that your room is vacated by 11H00.

Guests can book a private vehicle. Subject to availability. Minimum of 4 guests.