Elephant Plains

Luxury suite deck at Elephant Plains

Friendly cosmopolitan lodge

Elephant Plains is a family-run operation perched on a clifftop overlooking the dry Manyeleti riverbed, an open area with a year-round watering hole attracting enough pachyderms to make it live up to its name. It has a large north American fanbase.

Leopard on Elephant Plains drive

Good traversing

It enjoys traversing rights through most of the northern sector of Sabi Sand and Big Five are frequently seen.

Elephant Plains lives up to its name

Plains view location

The large deck offers good views with plenty of passing game on the plain below.

Big Five walks

Walking is a morning option which you should take up. Exploring this Big Five area on foot is an unmissable opportunity.

Busy vehicle at Elephant Plains

Internet pioneer

It pioneered internet streaming from its waterhole and the popular WildEarth (online TV) Live Game Drives started here. The Lodge is justifiably popular and well-received. It is often full, making its game drive vehicles full too.

Good facilities

The Main Lodge houses the reception, dining areas, bar, lounge and wine cellar, as well as a small library and curio shop.

Exercise & pampering

Facilities include two swimming pools, the African Health Spa, a gym, conference room, and games room.

Suite at Elephant Plains

Suites with views

The six glass-fronted Suites are decorated in warm, earthy tones, and are homely in feel. Their open-plan design offers a lounge, double bedroom, en-suite bathroom and a private viewing deck with views over the riverbed and open area.

Elephant Plains luxury suite bathroom

All mod cons

All feature air conditioning, overhead fans, fireplaces, mosquito nets, electronic safes, as well as mini bars and tea/ coffee facilities.

Rondavel at Elephant Plains

Value for money rondavels

Less expensive accommodation is in rondavels which are bargains for such a good Sabi Sand location. Rondavels are more basic and clustered to one side of the lodge. They represent good value, and are comfortable, clean and air-conditioned.

Elephant Plains Honeymoon suite

Honeymoon suite

The Manyeleti Honeymoon Suite also boasts a private splash pool and daybed, ideal for a mid-morning nap.

Rondavels good budget option, clean and with a/c
Good location with decent traversing
Relatively easy access from Hoedspruit airport
Excellent lodge facilities
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