Elephant Plains

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Location: South Africa–>Kruger National Park–>Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve

Accommodation Type: Lodge

Good For:: Couple/Romantic, Family, Solo

Sabi Sands Game Reserve, the “birthplace” of sustainable wilderness tourism and development in Sub-Saharan Africa, loved by guests and staff alike as a place of wilderness, wildlife and adventure. Home to the extensive Mpumalanga cross-section of wildlife, including the Big Five and various endangered species, the park also shares 50 kilometers of its unfenced boundary line with neighbouring Kruger National Park. Animals pass casually between the two parks, unhindered and abundant.

Elephant Plains Lodge strikes the perfect balance between comfort and affordability, offering guests stunning views of the adjacent river from elegant decks, sumptuous cuisine professionally prepared, and a wine selection straight from their on-site wine cellar. And that’s before the bush adventure even gets a chance to start.

With exciting safari options, professional guides, and the great, wild African bush practically at its door, Elephant Plains lodge is an incredible destination for guests hoping to experience the bush in all its wonder.

Safari accommodation at Elephant Plains is provided in a series of rondawels, each sporting its own air conditioning, coffee facilities, en-suite bathrooms, mosquito netting, and sundeck.

Room is also provided in several luxury chalets and suites, also fitted with air conditioning, as well as fire places, mini bars, overhead fans, safes, tea and coffee making stations and mosquito netting

For a more romantic, personal setting, the Manyeleti Honeymoon Suite is a private unit, boasting some of the most amazing views in the area, as well as its own splash pool and open pavilion area

Facilities

Swimming Pool

Game Drives

Restaurant

Child Friendly

Cellphone Reception

Wellness & Spa

Wi-Fi

Activities

Game drives

Walking safaris

Birding

Night drives

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 ROAD:

From Johannesburg:

  • Elephant Plains Game Lodge is situated in the Northern part of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, adjacent to the Kruger National Park.

Please take note that the lodge can only be reached through The Gowrie gate and not through Newington or Shaws gate. Due to river crossings it is also not possible to travel through the reserve. The last +/- 40km is a dirt road. Allow yourself at least 1 1/2 Hours from the end of the tar road to the lodge.

To / From Lydenburg / Hoedspruit:

    • Take the N4 from JHB / Pretoria. Bypass Witbank and Middelburg, continue on to Belfast.
    • Turn left onto the R540 past Dullstroom to Lydenburg. From Lydenburg take the R36 to Origstad. Pass through the JG Strijdom Tunnel.
    • From the tunnel, continue for approx. 27 km before turning right to go towards Klaserie.
    • Continue straight along the Klaserie road until you reach a sign pointing to Orpen & The South African Wildlife College.
    • Turn left and continue on the R531 for about 30 km until you see the entrance to The South African Wildlife College on your left hand side.
    • Immediately after the College you will see a small dirt track on you right hand side, which takes you off of the tar road.
    • Drive through the gate and follow the map as indicated.

OR

  • Drive past the Orpen & South African Wildlife College turn off and continue straight on until you reach Acornhoek.
  • Turn left at the traffic light and follow the map as indicated.

To / From Nelspruit / Hazyview / Bushbuckridge:

  • Take the N4 from JHB / Pretoria. Bypass Witbank and Middelburg and carry on through to Nelspruit.
  • Take the R40 from Nelspruit to White River and continue for approx. 53 km to Hazyview. Continue for a further 32 km to Bushbuckridge and on for another 42 km to Acornhoek.
  • Turn right at the traffic light and follow the map as indicated.

To / From Orpen Gate:

  • Leave Orpen Gate and continue on the R531 for about 10km
  • Just before you reach The South African Wildlife College on your right hand side, you will see a dirt track on your left.
  • Take the dirt track.
  • Drive through the gate and follow the map as indicated.
  • Please note: you will need to pay a gate entrance fee of R160 per vehicle and R40 per person. The entrance fee can only be confirmed at the time of making your • reservation (Prices are subject to change)

Gomo Gomo Game Lodge

Please Note: Entering through the Timbavati Private Game Reserve gate you will be required to pay a Conservation levy of R170 per person and R120 toll for your vehicle. The entrance fee can only be confirmed at the time of making your reservation (prices subject to change)

GPS: -24.744444 (latitude) 31.479167 (longitude)

Rates

RONDAVELS

1 Jan – 30 Apr 2015

High season

1 May – 30 Aug 2015

Low season

1 Sep – 31 Dec 2015

High season

Per person per night sharing R 2800 R 2550 R 2800
Per person per night single R 3550 R 3300 R 3550
Per child under 12 sharing R 1400 R 1275 R 1400

LUXURY ROOMS

1 Jan – 30 Apr 2015

High season

1 May – 30 Aug 2015

Low season

1 Sep – 31 Dec 2015

High season

Per person per night sharing R 3750 R 3500 R 3750
Per person per night single R 4500 R 4250 R 4500
Per child under 12 sharing R 1875 R 1750 R 1875

HONEYMOON SUITE

1 Jan – 30 Apr 2015

High season

1 May – 30 Aug 2015

Low season

1 Sep – 31 Dec 2015

High season

Per person per night sharing R 4150 R 3900 R 4150
Per person per night single R 4900 R 4650 R 4900

 

 

CHILDREN:

  • All ages welcome.
  • Children are allowed on game drives, as long as they are well-behaved & accompanied by a parent/guardian.
  • Bush walks: Children under the age of 16 (16 years and younger) are not allowed on bush walks. Age restrictions are applied in the interests of personal safety, as well as the comfort of other guests. Mini bush walks can be organized inside the camp premises for children.
  • Special dining arrangements, babysitting services and baby cots can be organized, if prior notice is given. (Babysitting @ R100.00 per hour).
  • Children under 12 years of age (12 years and younger), sharing with full paying adults, pay 50% of the quoted adult tariff.
  • Children who have reached their 13th birthday are considered adult and therefore pay the full adult tariff.

 

Extra Info

Children

  • All children are welcome at the camp – those twelve years and younger will be allowed on games drives, but not on the bush walk.

Malaria

  • As the lodge is situated in a malaria endemic area, guests are advised to consult with their GP or chemist before arriving, and to bring necessary repellents (the rooms are fitted with mosquito netting).

 Inclusions and Exclusions

  • Rates at Elephant Plains include three meals per day, tea and coffee making facilities, and the mandatory tourism levy.
  • Morning and evening game drives, and accommodation are also included.
  • Not included are bar expenses, babysitting and laundry services, telephone and fax usage, secretarial services and items of a personal nature.