Elephant Plains Lodge South Africa

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Elephant Plains Lodge
Kruger Park South Africa

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Elephant Plains Lodge Kruger Park

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Situated in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, 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.

The Elephant Plains Lodge promise:
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 Game Reserve.
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!

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Elephant Plains Game Lodge has been graded by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa as a 4 star facility.

The main lodge houses the reception, dining room, bar/lounge, wine cellar, library and curio shop.
The lodge layout caters for the discerning traveler, offering different types of accommodation to cater for a variety of needs.
The rustic lounge area is an ideal place to relax and share experiences. Mealtimes are sumptuous affairs with tasty international cuisine and South African specialties.

Elephant Plains Lodge Accommodation

The Manyeleti is a romantic honeymoon suite providing elegance and luxury. This romantic honeymoon destination offers privacy combined 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 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.
All luxury chalets feature:
- air-conditioning in rooms
- overhead fans
- fireplaces
- mini bars
- tea/coffee facilities
- mosquito nets
- electronic safes.

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.

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. While elegant and luxurious, the rondavels present affordable game lodge accommodation.
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.

Breakfast and lunch are enjoyed in the dining room or on the deck. Dinner is served around a log fire in the boma, while enjoying the mystical nocturnal sounds under the African sky.
Mealtimes are sumptuous affairs with tasty international cuisine and South African specialities
Choose one of our carefully selected South African wines to complement your meal.

Facilities at Elephant Plains Lodge

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.
It is that time of year again where sunny and warm days are spent next to the pool. A golden tan looks healthy but it is important to know the dangers of sun exposure and to protect ourselves against the harmful effects of the sun as the sun is one of the main causes of skin ageing.

Choose Elephant Plains for your next conference venue and combine business with the adventure of an African safari.
Combine business with pleasure at the Elephant Plains conference facility featuring a lounge area with satellite TV, a conference area with a projector and big screen as well as tea / coffee serving facilities.
Please note that we require the whole camp to be booked out for a conference, up to a maximum of 24 guests.

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

Daily programme at the Elephant Plains Game Lodge:
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!
- Game Drive
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.

- Bush Walk
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.

Please take note of the following:
Guests are not allowed to leave the camp and walk alone. For safety reasons, we unfortunately do not allow children aged 16 and under, to go on the bush walk. Should you wish, we could organize a ranger or tracker to take the children on a mini bush walk inside the camp area.
Guests over the age of 60 would be required to provide a medical certificate stating that they are in good health and fit to go on a bush walk. Please also ensure that you bring closed shoes, neutral coloured clothing, a hat, sunscreen as well as insect repellent.
The ranger/tracker will use their discretion concerning anything that could pose a threat or jeopardise the safety of guests, these include the degree of fitness, agility and physical restrictions. (As stipulated by FGASA - Field Guides Association of SA)
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.

Join us for a night under African Skies:
What better place to gaze at the stars than in the middle of the bush, far away from the big city lights!
Our rangers completed a star gazing course through Cosmic Safari. We use an 8 Inch Orion Intelli Teloscope.
View constellations such as The Southern Cross and The Scorpion and find out interesting facts about nebulas and clusters.
Come to Elephant Plains Game Lodge for the wedding of your dreams and create a lifetime of memories...

An Elephant Plains Wedding:
If you’ve ever dreamed of getting married under a big Jackalberry tree in the middle of the African bush, in a secluded riverbed, or even in front of our live webcam, you should celebrate your wedding at Elephant Plains!
Tailored packages
The options are infinite and we can tailor a package to suit your unique, individual needs. Whether you have a small, intimate occasion for just the two of you in mind, or a grand affair with family and friends, we will ensure the wedding of your dreams...

We arrange everything...
We organise the following: A Marriage Officer / Minister, Photographer, Traditional African Choir, Flowers, Cake, Hair & Make-up and anything else surrounding your big day. Please take note that the whole camp needs to be booked out for a wedding of 9 or more people. We can accommodate a maximum of 24 guests.
Come to Elephant Plains Game Lodge for the wedding of your dreams and create a lifetime of memories...

Getting to Elephant Plains Lodge:
By air:
Eastgate (Hoedspruit), Skukuza and KMIA (Nelspruit) are all in close proximity, with daily scheduled flights from/to Johannesburg. Private chartered flights from Johannesburg, as well as any of the other nearby airports, can land on our gravel airstrip, which is well maintained. The approach is South to North at the following co-ordinates: S24°44'38.9" E 31°28'30.5". The airstrip is 1200m long. Please contact the lodge, should you require us to charter a plane for you.
By car:
You are also welcome to drive to Elephant Plains yourself.
You need to enter through the Gowrie Gate, which is the only gate for entry into the northern section of Sabi Sand Wildtuin. Due to river crossings it is not possible to use any of the other gates in the Sabi Sand (Newington / Shaws Gates), or to travel through the reserve. The gate is open between 5:00 and 23:00. The Entrance Fee is R80.00 per vehicle.
Your arrival at the lodge should be scheduled between 12H00-14H00 to be in time for lunch, as well as the afternoon game drive. On the day of your departure, we would appreciate it if you could vacate your room before 11H00.

What to bring:
- Informal and comfortable clothes
- A windbreaker or warm jacket for winter and night safaris.
- A raincoat/waterproof for summer months.
- Comfortable walking shoes
- Swimming costume
- Sun block & sunglasses
- Binoculars and a camera / video camera
- Please note that we are situated in a malaria area. We recommend that you consult your physician for the necessary precautions before travelling.

Elephant Plains Lodge enquiries and reservations: bookkruger@madbookings.com