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Elephant Plains Game Lodge

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2 outdoor pools
2 outdoor pools

Overview of Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Elephant Plains Game Lodge

4 out of 5

5.0/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.9/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Gym

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
Sabi Sand Game Reserve, Kruger National Park, Mpumalanga

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationLondolozi Game Reserve1 min drive
  • Popular LocationMala Mala Game Reserve5 min drive
  • AirportMala Mala (AAM)5 min drive
  • Popular LocationDjuma Game Reserve7 min drive

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About this area

Kruger National Park

Located in Kruger National Park, Elephant Plains Game Lodge is in a rural area and in a national park. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Mala Mala Game Reserve and Manyeleti Game Reserve.

What's nearby

  • Londolozi Game Reserve - 1 min drive
  • Mala Mala Game Reserve - 5 min drive
  • Manyeleti Game Reserve - 7 min drive
  • Djuma Game Reserve - 7 min drive
  • Orpen Gate - 90 min drive

Getting around

  • Hoedspruit (HDS) - 165 min drive


  • Onsite dining venue – Restaurant offering international cuisine. Serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

About this property

Elephant Plains Game Lodge

4-star lodge near Mala Mala Game Reserve
2 outdoor pools, a restaurant, and a 24-hour fitness center are available at this lodge. Free full breakfast and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a bar/lounge, WiFi in public areas, and concierge services. All 12 rooms offer WiFi, balconies or patios, and TVs with satellite channels. Guests will also find minibars, premium bedding, and separate bathtubs and showers.
Elephant Plains Game Lodge offers 12 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and safes. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Beds feature premium bedding. Satellite television is provided.

Bathrooms include separate bathtubs and showers and complimentary toiletries. This Kruger National Park lodge provides wireless Internet access for a surcharge. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and coffee/tea makers. Housekeeping is provided daily.

2 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a 24-hour fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Reservations are required for the use of certain onsite facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: WiFi (ZAR 50 per day)
  • Available in some public areas: WiFi (ZAR 50.00 per day)

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast available daily 8 AM–10 AM
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar

Things to do

  • 24-hour fitness center
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Game/wildlife drives
  • Game/wildlife viewing
  • Hiking/biking trails

Family friendly

  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Babysitting/childcare (surcharge)
  • Laundry facilities


  • Front-desk safe
  • Library
  • No elevators

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • Meeting rooms


  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Premium bedding


  • Free toiletries
  • Separate bathtub and shower


  • Satellite channels
  • TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Minibar

Outdoor space

  • Balcony or patio


  • Desk
  • Safe

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Check-in from 1 PM - 9 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 9 PM
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 9 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available

Property payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: ZAR 50.00 per person, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: ZAR 50 per day (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: ZAR 50.00 per day (rates may vary)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

National rating

Quality Graded by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) – South Africa's official quality assurance organization.

Property is also known as

Elephant Plains Game Lodge Sabi Sand Game Reserve
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Elephant Plains Game Lodge Kruger National Park
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Elephant Plains Game Lodge Lodge
Elephant Plains Game Lodge Kruger National Park
Elephant Plains Game Lodge Lodge Kruger National Park

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 42 out of 44 reviews
5 - Excellent 95%
Rating 4 - Good. 2 out of 44 reviews
4 - Good 5%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 44 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 44 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 44 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Wonderful stay
We went to Elephant Plains for New Years Eve. Wonderfull experience and best Leopard sightings ever
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2020

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Our family of 5 had an amazing experience with Elephant Plains. The staff went above and beyond to ensure that we had a great time, and that our little boy was taken care of. We loved the game drives, there was so much to see and explore, and many of the famous “big five” were roaming freely the the surrounding area. One of our highlight was the 6 or so giraffes that we saw walking along the main road on our way out to wave us off!!! Overall a fantastic experience and we hope to be back again!
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2020

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The best lodge we stayed at in Sabi. Amazing service, delicious food, exciting game rides. Highly recommended.
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2019

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Fantastic location in Sabi Sands Game Reserve. Guides were incredibly knowledgeable and went out of their way to make our trip perfect. Up close to leopards, lions, rhino and buffalo. Food was excellent! Lovely quiet property with view over a waterhole. Two swimming pools with one close to our room was very convenient. Beautiful deck around the restaurant. Such a great experience that my partner proposed ❤️ Perfect in every way!
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2019

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with group, Traveled with partner, Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This place is in a simple word Amazing. It was a magical stay we bonded with the staff they made us feel very welcome and the place is just perfection. I will comeback and do another Safari in South Africa in the future and I will make sure to stay In the same lodge. Elephant Plains has excellent facilities, amazing food and a staff that just makes you feel welcome and like you are the only thing that matters to them. Thank you for making our stay so magical and a big thanks to Darryn, Max and Derek. Thanks to them we got to see the big five and much more. An experience we will never forget. Thank you!
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2019