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Accommodation in Sabi Sand Game Reserve

Elephant Plains Game Lodge - Sabi Sand

Elephant Plains Game Lodge offers you comfortable style and exclusivity in one of the world's few remaining unspoiled wilderness areas - the world famous Sabi Sand Game Reserve, which forms part of the 2,2 million hectare Greater Kruger National Park.  Here you will come face to face with Africa’s famous Big Five - Elephant, Rhino, Buffalo, Lion and Leopard. Rare species such as the endangered wild dogs and cheetah are also seen regularly.

Elephant Plains overlooks a scenic plain where a whole array of game and birds frequently visit the waterhole. The Lodge is home to a maximum of 22 guests ensuring personalised service and maximum comfort.

The lodge comprises six luxury suites, each with a lounge area and private deck with views of the riverbed. A further five original rondavels are set in a beautifully landscaped garden. All rooms have en suite bathrooms with shower, bath and air-conditioning.

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 buffet style in the thatched lapa. Adjacent to the swimming pool, the wooden deck offers spectacular views overlooking the waterhole and scenic plain.

Room Description

Standard Accommodation: The lodge features five spaciously appointed thatched chalets tastefully decorated with an African theme. Every chalet has its own distinct character and comfortable charm, and looks out over the beautifully landscaped garden. All chalets have en-suite bathrooms (bath and shower) air-conditioning, overhead fans and mosquito nets.

Luxury Accommodation: The natural design and architecture of these six glass-fronted suites falls softly on the eye, decorated in warm, earthy tones they blend in superbly with their natural surroundings. These exclusive open-plan suites each have a lounge, double bedroom, en suite bathroom (inside/outside shower) and a private sun deck that offers spectacular views over the riverbed. All luxury suites feature air-conditioning, overhead fans, wood fires, mosquito nets and a safe. One suite has been specially prepared to accommodate our disabled guests.

Inclusions / Exclusions

Rates Include:
Accommodation, all meals, morning and evening game drives, bush-walk, tea and coffee, Tourism Levy and 14% VAT.

Rates Exclude:
Drinks ordered from the bar, Child minder, Laundry service, Telephone/fax service, Secretarial services.

Extra information

Entry:  Entry is through Gowrie Gate, which is the only entrance gate in to the northern section of Sabi Sand. Due to river crossings, it is not possible to use any of the other gates in the Sabi Sand or to travel through the reserve. Please use Gowrie Gate ONLY (open between 05:00 and 23:00).

Arrival and Departure Times: Check in time is 13:00 & 15:00 (to allow afternoon game drives to leave on time) and check out time is 11:00. Any variations of these times must be advised prior to guests' arrival and is at the sole discretion of the manager.

Malaria precautions are necessary during the summer months as we are in an endemic area. All rooms have mosquito nets over the beds for additional sleeping comfort, however, insect repellent and anti-malarial tablets are recommended (repellents available in our shop).

Clothing and Accessories. Dress code is bushveld casual and lightweight, though a sweater may be needed during the evenings. Summer (September to April) is hot to very hot with temperatures ranging 20 - 40 C with rainfall (waterproofs are a good idea), protection from the sun is vital. Winter (May - August) is mild to warm and pleasant with temperatures ranging between 5 - 35 C. However during winter the night drives and early mornings can be cold and warm clothing is essential. A camera and binoculars will add pleasure to your stay.

Airports: Eastgate (Hoedspruit), Skukuza and Nelspruit in close proximity with daily scheduled flights to/from Johannesburg. There is also a daily scheduled flight to/from Cape Town to Hoedspruit. Chartered and private flights can land on our airstrip, which is grassed and well maintained.