Elephant Plains Lodge

Safari Lodge | Karoo | South Africa The family-owned Elephant Plains Lodge is a personal Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve lodge. It overlooks a permanent waterhole, attracting a large diversity of species, especially during the dry season.

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Overview

Elephant Plains is in one of South Africa's finest safari areas. You can expect incredible wildlife viewing, excellent service, and comfortable private lodge accommodation.

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Rating | Personal and Comfortable

Highlights & What to Expect

  • Seasoned local rangers and trackers conduct two daily safari drives in the wilderness of the Sabi Sand, South Africa's premier private game reserve.
  • Leopard sightings in the area are incredible and a near certainty on your safari at Elephant Plains.
  • Plains game frequently seen here include impalas, zebras, blue wildebeest, kudu, bushbuck, and giraffe.
  • Night drives offer the opportunity to view nocturnal animals, including leopards and lions and lesser-known species like small spotted genets, aardwolves, and aardvarks.
  • Bush walks accompanied by armed rangers are a great way to observe and learn about details like signs left by various animals, the ecosystem, and vegetation in the reserve.

Location & Setting

The lodge is adjacent to the dry Manyeleti River with views across a plain and waterhole. It is in the northern section of South Africa's most famous private game reserve, the Sabi Sand. Elephant Plains is accessible via Gowrie Gate, making a flight and transfer from Hoedspruit airport ideal.

Rooms

The rooms are decorated in an African theme and provide exceptional accommodation in one of South Africa's finest safari areas. Twenty-four guests are accommodated in six luxury chalets, five rondavels, and the Manyeleti honeymoon suite. All rooms at Elephant Plains Lodge are fitted with fans and air-conditioners to ward off the hot African sun.

Facilities

The central area, which consists of a dining room, lounge, and library, is splendidly decorated and provides a warm, inviting ambiance. The lodge boasts an in-house spa that offers a wide variety of treatments. A well-equipped gymnasium is located in the main complex. Mealtimes are a taste explosion with a combination of local and international dishes. Breakfast and lunch are usually served in the dining room or deck. Dinners are typically served outdoors around a cozy campfire in the boma.

Amenities

Rooms

12

Bar

Spa

Restaurant

Swimming Pool

Gym

Library

Wifi

Activities

Game Drives

Bush Dining

Bird Watching

Bush Walks

Stargazing

Bush Picnics

Night Drives

Culture Tours