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Elephant Plains Game Lodge

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Luxury Rooms (Double Rooms) (1) | Premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe, desk
Luxury Rooms (Double Rooms) (1) | Terrace/patio
Rondavels (Double Rooms) (2) | View from room
Honeymoon Suite | Premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe, desk
Breakfast, lunch, dinner served; international cuisine

Overview of Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Elephant Plains Game Lodge

4.0 star property
10.0 out of 10 Exceptional
10.0/10 Exceptional

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Restaurant
  • Air conditioning
  • Gym
Sabi Sand Game Reserve, Bushbuckridge, Mpumalanga

Explore the area

  • AirportLondolozi (LDZ)1 min drive
  • Popular LocationLondolozi Game Reserve15 min drive
  • Popular LocationTimbavati Game Reserve79 min drive
  • Popular LocationThornybush Game Reserve99 min drive

Room options

About this area


Located in Bushbuckridge, Elephant Plains Game Lodge is in a rural area and in a national park. Skukuza Golf Course and AM Spa Kruger are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Kruger National Park and Sabi Sands Game Reserve.

What's nearby

  • Sabi Sands Game Reserve - 13 min drive
  • Londolozi Game Reserve - 15 min drive
  • Djuma Game Reserve - 32 min drive
  • Timbavati Game Reserve - 79 min drive
  • Thornybush Game Reserve - 99 min drive

Getting around

  • Hoedspruit (HDS) - 127 min drive

About this property

Elephant Plains Game Lodge

4-star lodge in a rural location
Consider a stay at Elephant Plains Game Lodge and take advantage of free full breakfast, game and wildlife viewing, and a roundtrip airport shuttle. Be sure to enjoy international cuisine at the onsite restaurant. Enjoy the 24-hour gym, as well as activities like hiking/biking. In-room WiFi (surcharge) is available to all guests, along with a terrace and a garden.
Other perks include:
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Free self parking
  • Luggage storage, a front-desk safe, and meeting rooms
  • Tour/ticket assistance, concierge services, and game drive on site
  • Guest reviews speak well of the bar and helpful staff
Room features
All 12 rooms have comforts such as premium bedding and air conditioning, in addition to thoughtful touches like safes and WiFi.
Other conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with separate tubs/showers and free toiletries
  • TVs with satellite channels
  • Balconies or patios, coffee/tea makers, and ceiling fans



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 per day)

Parking and transportation

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

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast available daily
  • A bar/lounge
  • A restaurant

Things to do

  • 2 outdoor pools
  • 24-hour gym
  • Game drive
  • Game viewing
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Library

Family friendly

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


  • Laundry facilities
  • Limited-hour front desk
  • Luggage storage
  • Safe at front desk

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Tour and ticket assistance

Business services

  • Meeting rooms


  • Garden
  • In a national park
  • Terrace


  • No elevator


  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


  • Premium bedding


  • Free toiletries
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bathtub and shower


  • TV with satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Minibar

Outdoor space

  • Balcony/patio


  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Desk
  • Safe

Similar properties



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
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
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

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:

  • Administrative fee: ZAR 110 per person, per stay

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

Optional extras

  • 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

We should mention

This property does not have elevators

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
Elephant Plains Game Sabi Sand Game Reserve
Elephant Plains Game Lodge Kruger National Park
Elephant Plains Game Kruger National Park
ephant Plains Game Kruger Nat
Elephant Plains Game
Elephant Plains Game Lodge Lodge
Elephant Plains Game Lodge Bushbuckridge
Elephant Plains Game Lodge Lodge Bushbuckridge

Frequently asked questions

Does Elephant Plains Game Lodge have a pool?

Yes, this property has 2 outdoor pools.

How much does it cost to stay at Elephant Plains Game Lodge?

As of May 28, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Elephant Plains Game Lodge on Jun 1, 2023 start from $486.71, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

Is Elephant Plains Game Lodge pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much is parking at Elephant Plains Game Lodge?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Elephant Plains Game Lodge?

Check-in is from 1 PM - 9 PM.

What time is check-out at Elephant Plains Game Lodge?

Check-out is at 11 AM.

Does Elephant Plains Game Lodge provide a shuttle to the airport?

Yes, there's an airport shuttle.

Where is Elephant Plains Game Lodge located?

Situated in a national park, this lodge is 2 mi (3.3 km) from Sabi Sands Game Reserve and 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Londolozi Game Reserve. Djuma Game Reserve and Manyeleti Game Reserve are also within 9 mi (15 km).




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10/10 Excellent


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in May 2023

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
We had a lovely stay at Elephant Plains! The lodge is a dream, the staff are wonderful, and the game drives exceeded all our expectations.
Stayed 3 nights in Mar 2023

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We had an amazing experience at Elephant Plains. It was our first legit safari and first safari lodge. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. The facilities are excellent and comfortable. You are in a beautiful location where you can see animals from the balconies. We saw elephants, antelope, waterbuck, and even a leopard from the pool balcony. On our actual game drives we saw all of the big 5 several times (over our 3 day stay)! Couldn’t have hoped for anything better than what we got at elephant plains!
Stayed 3 nights in Jan 2023

10/10 Excellent


Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2021

10/10 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

10/10 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

10/10 Excellent

Verified traveler

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

10/10 Excellent

Alex, Canada

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

10/10 Excellent

Verified traveler

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

8/10 Good


Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
It's a great place and provide great rides. Andrew, ranger, and Dion, tracker, were amazing. There is only one problem for this place-- condition of the road to get there. We drove by ourselves and deeply regretted it. It looks like an hour drive by google map, but it took up to 4 hours. The road supposed to be a paved road, but it had a million of potholes. We were nervous for the whole time if we were on the right track. I wished we would have been warned about it beforehand. But other than this, Elephant Plains is great. We saw a leopard and a cub for the first ride. We had great time staying there.
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2019