Elephant Plains Game Lodge (Sabi
Sand Game Reserve) South Africa
Situated in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, adjacent to the
Kruger National Park, Elephant Plains Game Lodge offers
excellent Big 5 game viewing, luxurious accommodation and
sumptuous cuisine. The lodge caters for the discerning
traveller, offering a variety of accommodation options,
varying from rondavels and luxury suites to the Manyeleti
Elephant Plains Game Lodge is world renowned for
excellent Big 5 game viewing and guests can enjoy two game
drives and a bush walk per day. Facilities include two
swimming pools, a spa, gym, conference centre, small library
and games room. We also cater for small, intimate weddings.
The lodge is owner run and can accommodate a maximum of 24
guests. This guarantees personal service and attention to
detail. Our unpretentious style ensures that guests
regrettably leave the warm and friendly atmosphere of our
little piece of Africa.
The main lodge houses the reception, dining room,
bar/lounge, wine cellar, library and curio shop. The lodge
layout caters for the discerning traveller, offering
different types of accommodation to cater for a variety of
needs. Choose one of our carefully selected South African
wines to complement your meal.
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
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.
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
The Manyeleti honeymoon suite provides for romantic
elegance and the setting ensures privacy 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
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
All luxury chalets feature air-conditioning, overhead
fans, fireplaces, mini bars, tea/coffee facilities, mosquito
nets and 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.
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.
African Health Spa
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.
The signature treatment for the month of October is our
unique Deep Tissue Massage. This massage is an intense,
medium to strong massage. The therapist uses palm pressure
and firm strokes to stimulate blood circulation, improve
energy flow and to release tension.
"Thera Naka" body oil consists of a combination of
lavender, sweet orange and jasmine. The oil penetrates the
skin, working the natural herbs throughout your body to
relax and uplift you. Come and experience this hour
long full body massage and let your body connect with your
soul! The Elephant Plains Gym is equipped with a
treadmill, stationary bike, rowing machine, multi gym as
well as free weights.
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
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.
Accommodation Rates:- Please contact us for a quote and