This lodge is in a slightly busier area of the Sabi Sands and is not the most intimate of properties – however, it does offer incredible value for money and is great for families, so our rating reflects this.
ACCESS & LOCATION:
Elephant Plains Game Lodge is situated on the dry Manyeleti riverbed, overlooking an open area with a waterhole in a Big Five game-viewing region.
ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES:
The main lodge houses the reception, dining areas, bar, lounge and wine cellar, as well as a small library and curio shop. There are two swimming pools, The African Health Spa, a gym and games room. International cuisine and South African specialities are enjoyed by day in the dining room or on the pool deck, overlooking the waterhole. Dinner is served around a log fire, under the African sky!
The lodge offers excellent value for money for lower budgets. It provides a choice of five rondavels, six luxury suites and the Manyeleti honeymoon suite, each with a sundeck, en-suite bathroom, air conditioning, mosquito nets and mini bar. The glass-fronted luxury suites also have a lounge, fireplace, and private viewing deck offering vistas of the riverbed and waterhole area. The honeymoon suite has a private plunge pool too!
Game drives (day and night), including some off-road driving, are the main activity here, as well as walking safaris. Alternatively you can relax and spoil yourself with a treatment in the spa while the wildlife comes to you – the spa is positioned overlooking the waterhole. Children of all ages are welcome and there is a programme of activities for mini tuskers! Children’s menus are available and babysitting can be arranged.