Situated in the Sabi Sand Wildtuin, adjacent to the Kruger National Park, Elephant Plains Game Reserve offers comfortable style and affordable luxury. The lodge accommodates a maximum of 22 guests,which ensures personal service and a warm, friendly atmosphere. The lodge is situated on the banks of the Manyeleti river offering unforgettable views of sunrise and sunset across the plain. The pool deck overlooks the watering hole opposite the camp where animals come to drink daily. The main lodge houses the reception, dining room, bar/lounge, wine cellar, library and curio shop.
The lodge comprises six luxury suites, each with a lounge area and private deck with views of the riverbed. A further five original rondavels are set in a beautifully landscaped garden. All rooms have en suite bathrooms with shower, bath and air-conditioning.
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 . The care with which each meal is prepared together with the setting of the open-air boma or thatched lapa , ensure an unforgettable dining experience .
Our personalised service is of the highest standard due to the exclusivity and smallness of the lodge. Your personal guides – an experienced game ranger and local Shangaan tracker – are keen to share their knowledge and love of the African bush with you.
At Elephant Plains Game Reserve you can be ensured an experience that will live up to the Africa of your imagination . creating a lifetime of memories!
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.
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