From: USD 236 pps

Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Set in the legendary Sabi Sands & with a range of accommodation, Elephant Plains Game Lodge is ideal for families as well as honeymooners & budget safari travellers.

Offering a choice of safari accommodations, Elephant Plains Game Lodge balances affordability and convenience with luxury and exclusivity. Owner-run, its setting above a seasonal river in the legendary Sabi Sands also ensures world-class Big 5 game viewing.

The lodge overlooks a waterhole and guests enjoy great game viewing from the comfort of the viewing deck. Morning and afternoon drives beckon however, led by expert guides who are allowed to drive off-road for that extra-special sighting. Informative nature walks complement the drives and the bird watching is excellent throughout the year. Back at camp, a gym, spa and two swimming pools provide the diversions on a hot afternoon; evening stargazing sessions from the viewing deck round off the experience. Meals, accompanied by fine wines, are served in a variety of locations – preferably star-lit.

The lodge’s magnificent Manyeleti Suite, complete with private plunge pool and day bed, will delight honeymooners but if you’re planning a family safari, then Elephant Plains is a great choice. Children of all ages are welcome and the lodge arranges everything from baby sitters to tailored safari programmes. For safari travellers on a tighter budget, the lodge’s rondavels offer the perfect solution: comfortable, charming and equipped with everything you need.

Lodge Highlights:

  • Set in prime Big 5 country
  • Appealing range of accommodation
  • Game drives, guided walks & family safaris
  • Stunning honeymoon suite

About Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Luxury Suites

  • Air-Conditioned & Fully En Suite
  • Fireplace, Lounge & Viewing Deck
  • Netted Double Bed
  • Gorgeous Honeymoon Suite Available

The lodge’s six glass-fronted luxury suites have instant appeal. Beautifully designed and flowing onto a private wooden deck, the interiors boast a lounge, double bedroom and en suite bathroom. All suites have air conditioning, an overhead fan and cosy fireplace. A mosquito net, mini bar and tea and coffee station provide the comforts.

For safari travellers on a budget, Elephant Plains Game Lodge has five rondavels on offer – charmingly rustic chalets with a netted double bed under a thatched roof. Each is air-conditioned and comes complete with sun deck, en suite bathroom, overhead fan, mini bar, tea and coffee station and electronic safe.

The Manyeleti Suite is the honeymooner’s choice: beautifully decorated in earthy ethnic tones, it enjoys complete privacy and wonderful views. Besides the standard luxuries, the suite also boasts a private plunge pool and daybed.

Lodge Facilities

  • Two Swimming Pools
  • Health Spa & Gym
  • Library, Games Room & Curio Shop
  • Waterhole & Viewing Deck
  • Kids Safari Programme & Baby Sitters

One of the more generously appointed Sabi lodges, the main building is home to the dining areas, bar, lounge and wine cellar. You’ll also find a small library, games room and curio shop while those after a bit of exercise can choose between two swimming pools and a gym. The African Health Spa takes care of those who prefer to wind down with massages and pampering treatments.

Meals are a combination of international cuisine and South African specialities. Sit down to breakfast and lunch in the dining room or on the pool deck but suppers are usually served around a cheerful fire in the outdoor boma under the African sky.

Activities at Elephant Plains Game Lodge

  • Morning & Afternoon Game Drives
  • Spot-lit Night Drives & Stargazing
  • Guided Nature Walks
  • Bird Watching

You’ll sit back to game sightings from the comfort of the lodge’s viewing deck but the Sabi Sands wilderness waits to be explored and you’ll enjoy morning and afternoon game drives with expert guides. The Big 5 are naturally the most sought-after animals in the Sabi Sands and Elephant Plains has a healthy reputation for these iconic creatures but you’ll also be on the lookout for wild dogs and cheetahs too. The area teems with regular game from giraffes and zebras to antelope and baboons, and with over 300 recorded bird species, it’s a great choice for birders too.

Local Shangaan trackers accompany the drive, increasing your chances of great sightings. Afternoon drives return to camp with a spotlight illuminating the darkening landscape, ideal for spotting elusive and unusual nocturnal animals. And if you want a change from game viewing by 4X4, your guide will lead you on a nature walk, pointing out the smaller details – footprints, insects and medicinal plants. Informative and entertaining stargazing sessions complete a well-rounded experience.

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Lodge Rates

These rates are purely for informational purposes and do not reflect the actual cost in those currencies.


Season & Year
Per person sharing
01 January 2020 - 31 December 2020
USD 261
01 January 2021 - 31 December 2021
USD 279

Luxury Suites

Season & Year
Per person sharing
01 January 2020 - 31 December 2020
USD 334
01 January 2021 - 31 December 2021
USD 352

Honeymoon Suites

Season & Year
Per person sharing
01 January 2020 - 31 December 2020
USD 375
01 January 2021 - 31 December 2021
USD 392
Included in your stay
  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • Morning and evening game drives
  • Bush walks
  • Tea and coffee
  • Government taxes (VAT)
Excluded in your stay
  • Bar, mini bar and game drive drinks
  • Curio shop purchases
  • Spa treatmentss
  • Child minding services
  • Telephone calls
  • Laundry services
  • Transfers to and from Elephant Plains Game Lodge
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
  • Conservation levy
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Hands-on Expertise

  • We’re based in Africa
  • Visit our destinations regularly
  • Exceptionally knowledgeable team
  • Expect unrivaled customer service

Accredited & Bonded

  • SATSA – Bonded Membership (2061)
  • ATTA Membership (204387)
  • Fully Independent & Owner Run
  • 24/7 Travel Support


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Though we live in Australia, Safari online made planning for our family holiday so easy. Walter understood our requirements and nothing was too much trouble. The holiday was everything we wanted it to be and so much more. Every camp was ideally suited for our family and we loved each day, every early morning and evening game drive. Thank you to Walter for his attention to detail and his friendly, professional and caring manner. It was a trip of a lifetime and one that we will talk about forever.

Mary (AU)
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The trip was sensational and tailored to our needs. Simply fantastic!

The care by Walter was great from planning to leaving Johannesburg. The accommodations were perfectly chosen. If after a few days you thought it could not be better, you were told otherwise. It was an increase every day, with the 3 days safari in the Kruger, including overnight in tree house, the grand finale.
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Ulrike (DE)
Trip of a lifetime: Five countries, six camps, Vic Falls, Big Five plus more game

In June/July 2016 we undertook a trip to Southern Africa to fulfill a lifelong intention. We stayed at six camps, safari style, and had a great time. All of our expectations were met or even exceeded. For example, we never expected to see honey badgers or sitatunga, given the secretive nature of those species, but we did! All travel arrangements and connections worked smoothly, which is astonishing since we had several dozen transfers and meeting points; all of the connecting personnel were prompt, professional, and welcoming.

Michael (USA)
Karina was absolutely instrumental to our safari success.

Our experience with Safari Online was excellent. After becoming very frustrated trying to search for a safari destination on our own, we turned to Karina for help and she was a lifesaver. She responded to our requests promptly and gave us several options with links to each option; we ultimately chose Lukimbi. She then coordinated our flights to and from the property, arranged the drivers necessary to get us from the airport to the lodge and back again, and sent the appropriate paperwork to each of us to verify each step of the process. We had an amazing safari adventure at the lodge–the experience of a lifetime–and are so grateful for her help. We literally couldn’t have done it without her!

Chris (USA)
Outstanding experience!

We have booked at the Elephant Plains Lodge. We stayed there for a few nights and went on safaris. The lodge, the guide, the food and all the animals we have seen were fantastic. Really an outstanding experience. We can recommend Elephant Plains to everybody. Maybe you will not be as lucky as we were, becaucse we have seen the Big 5! But however you will not forget your stay at Elephant Plains.

Silvio (CH)
Best experience ever!!

They provide us the most taylored and customized honeymoon possible! everything was much better than we expected. We loved the feeling of being in the middle of nowhere and everyone made us feeling so incredibly special and gave us a unique insight. Over our game drives we managed to see all the big five plus some!!

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Exceptional service ensuring a wonderful holiday. Highly recommended

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Cyndi and Dave (AU)
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Our extended family (16 travellers, including 8 children under ten years of age!) went on a wonderful safari adventure curated and organised by Walter Kohrs of Safari Online. It could not have been any better than we experienced. From our time in Cape Town, to visiting Victoria Falls, all the way through Zimbabwe and finally wrapping up at the amazing Chobe Safari Lodge, all the locations chosen by Walter were amazing.

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