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Kruger National Park Accommodation
Wildtuin - Kruger National Park - South Africa
in the Sabi Sand Wildtuin, adjacent to the Kruger National Park, Elephant
Plains Game Lodge offers comfortable style and affordable luxury.
owned lodge accommodates a maximum of 24 guests, which ensures personal
service and a warm, friendly atmosphere. The lodge is situated on the dry
Manyeleti riverbed and overlooks a permanent waterhole.
deck guarantees an excellent view of a variety of animals, coming from
the plains to drink.
an owner run lodge, we promise excellent service and facilities, as well
as stylish comfort, making us a prime value-for-money destination in the
Sabi Sand Wildtuin. 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 memories!
our environment supports our livelihood, it is our responsibility to ensure
that our presence here is as unobtrusive as possible to our surrounding
believe there is a fine balance between the commercial profit through tourism
and the toll taken on the wildlife and habitats. We have a conscientious
land management program which endeavours to maintain a naturally diverse
ecosystem and minimize the impact of man's activities on the environment.
This program involves the regeneration of erosion sites, maintaining existing
roads and the removal of alien plant species.
biggest contribution to conservation is through education: we see our guests
as ambassadors for conservation and for South Africa. This stunning country
can not help but make an impact on guests. If during their stay with us
we can expand their knowledge and experiences, then we have achieved our
goal. The lessons they have learned about conservation and the beautiful
sightings will remain with them and will be passed onto others through
Health Spa is just the place to go if you have the need to relax and unwind,
or just feel like spoiling yourself.
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.
Visser, our resident therapist, will indulge you with a monthly signature
treatment from the African Health Spa. The signature treatment for the
month of December is our unique Deep Tissue Massage.
Deep Tissue Massage is an intense, medium to strong massage in which the
therapist uses palm pressure and firm strokes. The intense treatment stimulates
blood circulation, improves energy flow and also disperses tension. During
this hour long massage, Thera Naka body oil with the subtle scents of lavender,
sweet orange and jasmine, is used. The Deep Tissue Massage is the perfect
way to spoil yourself during festive season!
the abundance of exotic scents and herbs with well-reputed healing properties,
the African Health Spa provides the ultimate sensory load for natural beauty
as well as complete relaxation and rejuvenation for mind, body and soul.
conference facility includes a lounge area with satellite TV, a conference
area with a projector and big screen as well as tea / coffee serving facilities.
Please note that we require the whole camp to be booked out for a conference,
up to a maximum of 24 guests.
Elephant Plains Gym is equipped with a treadmill, stationary bike, rowing
machine, multi gym as well as free weights.
main lodge houses the reception, dining room, bar/lounge, wine cellar,
library and curio shop.
lodge layout caters for the discerning traveller, offering different types
of accommodation to cater for a variety of needs.
rustic lounge area is an ideal place to relax and share experiences. Mealtimes
are sumptuous affairs with tasty international cuisine and South African
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 sky.
one of our carefully selected South African wines to complement your meal.
Elephant Plains Game Lodge you can be ensured an experience that will live
up to the Africa of your imagination, creating a lifetime of memories!
Manyeleti honeymoon suite provides for romantic elegance and the setting
ensures privacy with a stunning view.
glass fronted suite has all the regular luxuries and also boasts a private
splash pool and sala, ideal for a mid-morning nap.
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 natural surroundings. 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
luxury chalets feature air-conditioning, overhead fans, fireplaces, mini
bars, tea/coffee facilities, mosquito nets and electronic safes.
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
rondavels have sundecks, en-suite bathrooms, air conditioning, overhead
fans, mini bars, tea/coffee facilities, mosquito nets and electronic safes.
of 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. The remaining rondavel will be renovated as soon as bookings
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.
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.
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.
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 the environment.
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.
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.
take note of the following:
are not allowed to leave the camp and walk alone. For safety reasons, we
unfortunately do not allow children aged 16 and under, to go on the bush
walk. Should you wish, we could organize a ranger or tracker to take the
children on a mini bush walk inside the camp area. Guests over the
age of 60 would be required to provide a medical certificate stating that
they are in good health and fit to go on a bush walk. Please also ensure
that you bring closed shoes, neutral coloured clothing, a hat, sunscreen
as well as insect repellent.
ranger/tracker will use their discretion concerning anything that could
pose a threat or jeopardise the safety of guests, these include the degree
of fitness, agility and physical restrictions. (As stipulated by FGASA
- Field Guides Association of SA). You are welcome to still go on
the bush walk on the day of your departure. We would, however, appreciate
it if you could vacate your room beforehand, or make sure that your room
is vacated by 11H00.
us for a night under African Skies.
better place to gaze at the stars than in the middle of the bush, far away
from the big city lights!
rangers completed a star gazing course through Cosmic Safari. We use an
8 Inch Orion Intelli Teloscope.
constellations such as The Southern Cross and The Scorpion and find out
interesting facts about nebulas and clusters.
(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.
are also welcome to drive to Elephant Plains yourself. Click on the link
below for a detailed map and directions. We can also book road transfers
from Johannesburg or any of the closer airports.
need to enter through the Gowrie Gate, which is the only gate for entry
into the northern section of Sabi Sand Wildtuin. Due to river crossings
it is not possible to use any of the other gates in the Sabi Sand (Newington
/ Shaws Gates), or to travel through the reserve. The gate is open between
5:00 and 23:00. The Entrance Fee is R80.00 per vehicle.
arrival at the lodge should be scheduled between 12H00-14H00 to be in time
for lunch, as well as the afternoon game drive. On the day of your departure,
we would appreciate it if you could vacate your room before 11H00.
to bring :
and comfortable clothes
or warm jacket for winter and night safaris.
for summer months.
and a camera / video camera
note that we are situated in a malaria area. We recommend that you consult
your physician for the necessary precautions before travelling.
available on enquiry