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Elephant Plains Rondavels

Elephant Plains Rondavels

$310 per person

All the Elephant Plains Rondavels are luxurious each with sundecks, en-suite bathrooms, air conditioning, overhead fans, mini bars, tea/coffee facilities, mosquito nets and electronic safes.

“ Elephant Plains Game Lodge is world renowned for its excellent Big Five game-viewing adventures. Two game drives and a bush walk per day creates ample opportunities for thrilling sightings. ” – Dr. Etienne Swart
Our Video is Worth a Thousand Words

Elephant Plains Game Lodge realises the need to ensure that its footprint and presence is as unobtrusive as possible. Guests can choose from a variety of lodges and suites at Elephant Plains Game Lodge namely The Lodge, Manyeleti Honeymoon Suite, Rondavels and Luxury Suites.

Multiple Global Award Winning 5 Star Safari Lodge in Africa*
The iconic Elephant Plains game lodge is situated in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve which forms part of the world-famous Greater Kruger National Park.

Our main objectives are the sustainability of a healthy, balanced habitat through the implementation of specific conservation processes, as well as contributing positively to the socio-economic development of our surrounding communities.

We believe there exists a fine balance between commercialization and its toll on the wildlife and their habitats. We have a conscientious land management program which endeavors to maintain a naturally diverse ecosystem, and to minimize the impact of human activities on the environment.

To this end – and in-conjunction with the Sabi Sand Game Reserve’s ecological department – we have put certain conservation measures in place. These include projects such as the regeneration of erosion sites, the removal of alien plant species and sustainable habitat management through practices such as carefully planned block burning and special off-roading precautions during game drives.

Rated #3 Best Safari Lodge in the World.

Rondavels

The five rondavels are set in the beautifully landscaped garden of the original family holiday camp and the old bushveld charm is still very evident today.

elephant plains rondavels exterior
elephant plains rondavels interior

The rondavels have been renovated and redecorated to pay tribute to Oupa Dries and Ouma Anna Steyn, without whom Elephant Plains Game Lodge would not have developed into what it is today.

Why not treat yourself to a visit to the unspoilt Londolozi Game Reserve? It promises experience in the African bush that will stir your soul and change your psyche forever.

All the rondavels have sundecks, en-suite bathrooms, air conditioning, overhead fans, mini bars, tea/coffee facilities, mosquito nets and electronic safes.

elephant plains ronavels bathroom
elephant plains leopards

Though very elegant and luxurious, the rondavels offer affordable game lodge accommodation to nature lovers.

Your Safari Schedule


SUMMER

(This is a rough guideline of what to expect. Each safari experience is tailor made and may differ from day to day.)

05h00Rise and Shine
05h30Sunrise Game drive
±09h30Breakfast
Between Game Drive Optional Activities: Bush Walk/Photographic Studio/Village Experience/Massage/Good Work Foundation Community Experience/Inclusive Yoga Class/Boutique Shopping
±13h30Lunch
16h00Afternoon tea
16h15Sunset Game Drive
±19h30Dinner

WINTER

(This is a rough guideline of what to expect. Each safari experience is tailor made and may differ from day to day.)

05h00Rise and shine
06h00Sunrise Game drive
±10h00Breakfast/Brunch
Between Game Drive Optional Activities: Bush Walk/Photographic Studio/Village Experience/Massage/Good Work Foundation Community Experience/Inclusive Yoga Class/Boutique Shopping
15h00High Tea
15h30Sunset Game Drive
±19h00Dinner

FAQ's

Question: Best Time to Visit Elephant Plains Game Lodge 

Answer: May-August and December

 

Question: Who Owns Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Answer: Dr, Etienne and Mrs Margie Swart

 

Question: Where is Elephant Plains Game Lodge 

Answer: The Elephant Plains Game Reserve is situated within the beautiful Sabi Sand Game Reserve. This latter forms part of the Greater Limpopo Transfrontier Park, an ever-expanding conservation area that currently comprises six million acres and incorporates the famous Kruger National Park.

More About Elephant Plains Rondavels

WELCOME TO ELEPHANT PLAINS GAME LODGE

Located in the beautiful Sabi Sand Game Reserve, adjacent to the Kruger National Park, Elephant Plains Game Lodge offers excellent Big 5 game-viewing opportunities, exclusive and luxurious accommodation and delectable cuisine to nature lovers in search of something different. The lodge caters for the discerning traveler, and its variety of accommodation options, varying from rondavels and luxury suites to the Manyeleti honeymoon suite, will appeal to all tastes.

Elephant Plains Game Lodge is world renowned for its excellent Big Five game-viewing adventures. Two game drives and a bush walk per day creates ample opportunities for thrilling sightings. Facilities include two swimming pools, a spa, gym, conference center, small library and games room. The lodge also caters for small, intimate weddings. It is owner-run and can accommodate a maximum of 24 guests. This guarantees personal service and attention to detail. Its unpretentious style and warm hospitality make valued guests reluctant to leave after experiencing the friendly atmosphere of this unique piece of wild Africa.

THE PHILOSOPHY OF ELEPHANT PLAINS GAME LODGE

Because our environment supports livelihoods, Elephant Plains Game Lodge realises the need to ensure that its footprint and presence is as unobtrusive as possible. It is important to us to care for this incredible piece of magnificent wilderness entrusted to us, in order to ensure that future generations will also be able to share in this legacy.

We believe that our biggest contribution to conservation happens through education. We regard all our guests as ambassadors for conservation in South Africa. If, during their stay with us, we manage to expand their knowledge and experiences, we have achieved our goal. Amazing wildlife sightings, combined with the many lessons they have learned about conservation, will remain edged in their memory forever, enabling them to pass it on to others through their reminiscences. Our staff is also educated on the sustainability of resources. Most of our staff members have been sourced from the local villages outside the Gowrie Gate.

They are also our nature ambassadors, as the conservation principles they have learned at Elephant Plains are also shared with their families and various communities, spreading the message far beyond the lodge itself. By making use of local suppliers and services wherever possible, we create business opportunities for local entrepreneurs.  This multicultural community provides the opportunity to learn from one another as we strive to continually raise the benchmark of our service offering.

WHAT WE DO 

Our main objectives are the sustainability of a healthy, balanced habitat through the implementation of specific conservation processes, as well as contributing positively to the socio-economic development of our surrounding communities. We believe there exists a fine balance between commercialization and its toll on the wildlife and their habitats. We have a conscientious land management programme which endeavours to maintain a naturally diverse ecosystem, and to minimize the impact of human activities on the environment. To this end – and inconjunction with the Sabi Sand Game Reserve’s ecological department – we have put certain conservation measures in place. These include projects such as the regeneration of erosion sites, the removal of alien plant species and sustainable habitat management through practices such as carefully planned block burning and special off-roading precautions during game drives.

Teamwork lies at the heart of Elephant Plains Game Lodge’s success. We believe that by combining the collective experience and knowledge of our workforce, we are able to create a product from which everyone can benefit.

  • Included
    5 Star Accommodation
    Airport Transfers
    Breakfast
    Entry Fees
    Flights
    Meals
    Personal Safari Guide
    Spa treatments and Laundry
    Telephone
    Wifi
  • Not Included
    Boutique purchases
    Departure Taxes
    Premium Brands and Cellar wines

TOUR LOCATION

Sabi Sands Game Reserve, Sabi Sands

Inclusions and exclusions

Rates Include:
  • Rates include VAT
  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • Morning and evening game drives
  • Bush walks
  • Tea and coffee
  Rates exclude:
  • Bar
  • Mini bar
  • Game drive drinks
  • Curio shop purchases
  • Spa treatments
  • Telephone calls
  • Laundry services
  • Child minding services
  • A conservation fee will be added to our guests’ accommodation bill at an additional cost of R57.50 per person, per night (2019 rates will be R69). This fee will be paid directly to the lodge at the end of the guests’ stay. The funds accumulated by the lodge, will then be transferred into the Sabi Sand Nature Conservation Fund at the end of each month. The funding will be used to support the on-going Sabi Sand anti-poaching projects, as well as to support neighbour relations and ecological initiatives.
 

Facilities and Amenities at Elephant Plains Rondavels

Description of Facilities / Amenities Manyeleti Rondavels
Number of suites5
LODGE FACILITIES
Back up ElectricityYes
BomaYes
Boutique Shop**Yes
ChildrenNo
Full bar facilitiesYes
GymYes
Handicapped SuiteNo
LoungeYes
Meeting FacilitiesYes
ParkingYes
Spa*No
Swimming PoolYes
Telephone/Fax FacilitiesNo
WiFi***Yes
Wine CellarNo
SUITE FACILITIES
Air ConditioningYes
En-Suite BathroomsYes
FansYes
HairdryersNo
Lounge AreaYes
Mini-BarsYes
Swimming Pool Yes
Safes in suiteYes
Tea/Coffee Making Facilities (Nespresso machines) Yes
TelephoneYes
DELUXE, PRESIDENTIAL AND LUXURY SUITES – ADDITIONAL FACILITIES
King Size BedsYes
Swimming PoolYes
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LIFE ENRICHING EXPERIENCES

GAME DRIVES AND BUSH WALKS

Bordering the Kruger National Park, with no fences dividing them, the Sabi Sand Game Reserve is world-renowned for excellent game viewing. At Elephant Plains Game Lodge game drive safaris and bush-walk experiences will surpass the wild Africa of your imagination. Not only will you have an excellent chance of close encounters with the Big Five, but you may even be rewarded with a sighting of the elusive wild dog and the magnificent cheetah! As the lodge is situated on a dry riverbed, the surrounding habitat is a favourite hunting ground for leopard, as these creatures frequent the riverine and denser bush areas. Avid birdwatchers will be mesmerized by the more than 300 bird species indigenous to this part of untamed Africa. Over time, and due to a carefully planned habituation process, some of the animals have become habituated to the game-drive vehicles. This afford our guests with an intimate view the animals in their natural habitat, as they go about their daily routine. There are two game drives per day, during which your experienced game ranger and local Shangaan tracker will share their extensive knowledge of, and passion for the African bush with you. Each drive is about three hours in duration and include an intermediate break. During the morning game drive, you will be treated to coffee and home-baked rusks. During the afternoon drive your ranger will select a suitable spot from where you can enjoy the stunning views, whilst sipping on a sundowner. After dusk the tracker will use the spotlight to locate nocturnal animals, before returning to the lodge for dinner. Your ranger will also brief you on the various game-drive safety regulations before departure into the bush. Routes during the game drive will include off-road sections into the natural bush. This enables us to bring you closer to the action! We do, however, work in accordance to guidelines set out by the Sabi Sand Game Reserve ecologist. Off-roading is only allowed in certain areas and by putting special precautions in place. The rangers will not traverse through sensitive areas as they take great care to limit impact on the natural environment. They will only drive over small trees if they are encroachment species and will do brush packing afterwards, for instance. elephant plains bushwalk

BUSH WALK

The bush walk gives guests the opportunity to view the wilderness from a whole new perspective - up close and personal. Experienced guides will share intimate and surprising facts about animal tracks and how to interpret them, as well as on the different grass and tree species and a host of other surprising facts about nature that will astound you. This is also the ideal time for birdwatchers to get a closer look at their favourite species. The daily bush walk takes place after breakfast and comprises of an hour-long leisurely stroll. Please take note that you will be accompanied by either your ranger or tracker. Comfortable walking shoes and sun protection are necessities for this experience.

THE AFRICAN HEALTH SPA

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the African Health Spa will be closed until further notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this might cause. The African Health Spa is just the place to visit if you are in dire need of rest, relaxation and rejuvenation, or if you just feel like spoiling yourself. While relaxing to the sound of soothing background music and heavenly aromas that linger in the air, you can focus your attention on the waterhole to spot one of the Big Five quenching its thirst. The African Health Spa offers a unique range of treatments to pamper you from head to toe. Choose between revitalizing body treatments, relaxing massages, manicures and pedicures or even rejuvenating facials.We also offer a few fun spa options for the kids! The African Health Spa comprises two treatment rooms, both overlooking the open area in front of the lodge. We have two internationally qualified spa therapists. Come and experience this timeless venue of peace and tranquility. Spoil yourself with a treatment at The African Health Spa!  

THE CONFERENCE FACILITY

Choose Elephant Plains for your next conference venue and incorporate business into an African adventure safari. The Elephant Plains conference facility features a lounge area with satellite TV, a conference area with equipment such as a projector and big screen, as well as a tea /coffee facility. • Please note that in order to secure this conference facility, you are required to book the whole camp for this purpose, up to a maximum of 24 guests.

THE FITNESS FACILITY

The Elephant Plains Gym is equipped with a treadmill, stationary bike, rowing machine, multi- gym, as well as free weights. Although the Elephant Plains Bush Walks provide some relaxing exercise, those who do not want to interrupt their fitness regime are welcome to use the gym. You can always spoil yourself with a relaxing treatment at our African Health Spa after a rigorous workout!  

MINI TUSKERS

Children of all ages are welcome at Elephant Plains Game Lodge. We have a children’s program which can be adjusted according to the number of children in the camp. Fun activities include painting, drawing, beading, constructing an ant farm, mini bush walks and many more. Special children’s menus are also available. Babysitting can be arranged.  

STAR GAZING

Join us for a night of star gazing under African skies of Elephant Plains Game Lodge. What better venue than in the heart of the bush, far away from the big city lights! The remoteness of this luxury game lodge makes Elephant Plains a prime astrophotography destination in Africa. Our rangers have had all completed a star gazing course through Cosmic Safari. We use an eight-inch Orion Intelli Telescope to search for the secrets of the universe at night. View constellations such as The Southern Cross and The Scorpion and discover interesting facts about nebulas and clusters.

PHOTOGRAPHIC SAFARIS

Elephant Plains Game Lodge is the ideal place to familiarize yourself with the inns and outs of your camera. Let the Tusk Photo team of wildlife photographers assist you to turn your ordinary wildlife photos into works of art! The game drives at Elephant Plains provide ample opportunity to capture your favorite animals on camera, from the smallest chameleon to the biggest of the magnificent Big Five. You might even be lucky enough to capture elusive species such as cheetah and wild dog, or any of the 300 resident bird species. The Tusk Photo photographic safaris are conducted over a four-day period. Two professional photographers accompany the morning and afternoon game- drive vehicles. These photographic workshops, directly after breakfast, will give you ample opportunity to further develop your newly acquired skills.

Elephant Plains Manyeleti Honeymoon Suite Rates 2019

VALIDITY PERIOD 1 JANUARY – 31 DECEMBER 2019

Elephant Plains - RondavelsRates and Tariffs
Per Adult SharingZAR4 640
Per Single AdultZAR6 660
Per Child under 12ZAR2 320
Elephant Plains - Luxury SuitesRates and Tariffs
Per Adult SharingZAR6 050
Per Single AdultZAR8 070
Per Child under 12ZAR3 025
Elephant Plains - Honeymoon SuiteRates and Tariffs
Per Adult SharingZAR6 860
Per Single AdultZAR8 880
Guides / Pilots Rates and Tariffs
Guide RoomsZAR1 200

 

TERMS & CONDITIONS

  PAYMENT Master, Visa, American Express and Diners Club credit cards. SA Rand, UK Pounds or US Dollars is accepted. (Foreign transactions are subject to a service charge.) Please note: All rates are subject to change without any prior notification.
 
RESERVATIONS Are considered con-firmed only after receiving the 25% deposit. All bookings must be con-firmed via fax or e-mail.   CANCELLATION FEES Elephant Plains reserves the right to charge the following cancellation fees, should a confirmed reservation be cancelled within the following periods: If cancellation of any booking, or any part thereof, is received 31 days or more prior to arrival, the 25% deposit will be forfeited If a cancellation of any booking, or any part thereof, is received between 30 - 08 days prior to arrival, 75% of the total balance (Accommodation and Transfer fees) will be forfeited If a cancellation of any booking, or any part thereof, is received within 07 - 00 days prior to arrival, 100% of the total balance (Accommodation and Transfer fees) will be forfeited.

TRANSFERS We can arrange transfers from most local destinations. Rates quoted below are subject to change. Please check with the lodge for updated rates.