Elephant Plains Game Lodge Sabi Sands Game Reserve

Elephant Plains Game Lodge

4 Star Game Lodge at Sabi Sands Game Reserve, Mpumalanga, South Africa. Show on Map

About Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Situated in the Sabi Sand Wildtuin, adjacent to the Kruger National Park, Elephant Plains Game Lodge offers comfortable style and affordable luxury. This owner-run lodge accommodates a maximum of 24 guests, which ensures personal service and a warm, friendly atmosphere. The lodge caters for the discerning traveller, offering a variety of accommodation options, varying from rondavels and luxury suites to the Manyeleti honeymoon suite.

Elephant Plains is world-renowned for excellent 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.


Elephant Plains Game Lodge overlooks a scenic plain where a whole array of game and birds frequently visit the waterhole. It is home to a maximum of 24 guests ensuring personalised service and maximum comfort.

Main Lodge:
The main lodge is situated on the banks of the Manyeleti river offering unforgettable views of sunrise and sunset across the plain. The pool deck overlooks the watering hole opposite the camp where animals come to drink daily. The main lodge houses the reception, dining room, bar/lounge, wine cellar, library and curio shop. Our chefs prepare tasty international cuisine specialising in South African dishes. Mealtimes are pleasurable, mouth-watering experiences accompanied by handpicked wines from our wine cellar. Come and indulge yourself in the African Health Spa.

Manyeleti Honeymoon Suite
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 mid-morning nap.

The lodge features five spacious appointed thatched rondavels tastefully decorated with an African theme. Every rondavel has its own distinct character and comfortable charm, and looks out over the beautifully landscaped garden. All rondavels have en-suite bathrooms (bath and shower) air-conditioning, overhead fans and mosquito nets as well as small sun-decks, mini bars and coffee / tea making facilities.

Luxury Suites:
Six luxury suites decorated in warm, earthy tones blend in superbly with their natural surroundings as they overlook the dry riverbed in front of the lodge. These exclusive open-plan suites each have a lounge, double bedroom, en suite bathroom (inside/outside shower) and a private sun-deck. All luxury chalets feature air-conditioning, mini bars, overhead fans, wood fires, mosquito nets and a safe. One chalet has been specially prepared to accommodate our disabled guests. Tea and coffee making facilities are provided.


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. Our resident therapist, will indulge you with a monthly signature treatment from the African Health Spa.


The highlight of your visit is the thrill of close encounters with wildlife from the safety of open 4x4 vehicles. Daily activities include the early morning and afternoon game drives in search of the Big Seven. A bush walk is offered every day after breakfast, which will open up a new world of smaller fauna and flora. The afternoon game drive affords you the opportunity to have a sundowner at a carefully selected venue in the African bush.


Evening meals are served around a fire in the boma under the vast African sky. Breakfast and lunch are served either in the dining room or on the deck overlooking the swimming pool. Adjacent to the swimming pool, the wooden deck offers spectacular views overlooking the waterhole and scenic plain. The care with which each meal is prepared together with the setting of the open-air boma or thatched lapa, ensure an unforgettable dining experience.


Our personalised service is of the highest standard due to the exclusivity and smallness of the lodge. Your personal guides - an experienced game ranger and local Shangaan tracker - are keen to share their knowledge and love of the African bush with you.


• EP gravel airstrip at the lodge
• Eastgate Airport – Hoedspruit 100km
• KMIA Airport – Nelspruit 150km


Transfers by air or road can be arranged from airports in the area to the lodge at additional costs. You can make your own transfer arrangements or we will do so for you.


Dress code is bushveld casual and lightweight, but a sweater may be required during the evenings. Summer (September to April) is hot to very hot with temperatures ranging between 20 - 40 degrees Celsius and occasional rainfalls may occur. Protection from the sun is necessary. Winter (May to August) is mild to warm and pleasant with temperatures ranging between 5 - 35 degrees Celsius. However, during winter the night drives can be cool and warm clothing is recommended. A camera and binoculars will add pleasure to your stay.

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In Room / Unit

  • = in all rooms
  • = in some rooms
  • Additional bed / mattress
  • Air-conditioning
  • Area information booklet
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathrobes
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Children: cot, highchair, etc.
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Desk
  • Fan(s)
  • Fireplace
  • Hairdryer
  • Heater(s)
  • International plug point(s)
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Private pool
  • Safe for valuables
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities

On Site

  • Business facilities
  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Childcare / babysitting service
  • Foreign exchange desk
  • Garden(s)
  • Guest lounge with TV
  • Gym / fitness centre
  • Health spa
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Laundry service
  • Parking (undercover)
  • Reception (business hours)
  • Safe deposit box (reception)
  • Security (guard)
  • Smoking: none indoors
  • Swimming pool
  • Wake up calls

Food & Drink

  • Bar (fully licenced)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee
  • Restaurant / dining room


  • Other transfers available

Accreditations (as claimed by Elephant Plains Game Lodge)

Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA)

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Quick Facts

GPS location
Latitude: -24.744138888555554
Longitude: 31.475138888222222

Closest airport(s)
Eastgate / Hoedspruit Airport - 100km
Kruger Mpumalanga Airport - 150km

Children policy
Children of all ages welcome.

Listed on SA-Venues.com
September 2000 - 1 Review

Travellers' Reviews

Out stay at Elephant Plains was amazing. The accommodations, the staff, the meals, our guide Richard and the game drives were incredible. We saw the big...

Bart & Vickie Bricksaw, Foam Lake, Sk. Canada

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