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Are you craving for a safari so much? At Elephant Plains Game Lodge, you can be sure of game drives and bush walks that will live up to the Africa of your imagination! Not only will you have an excellent chance of close encounters with the Big Five, but you may also be spoiled with the more elusive wild dog and cheetah sightings. As the lodge is situated on a dry riverbed, the surrounding habitat is favorable for leopards. Come and join this exciting 2-day safari!
You will stay for one night at Elephant Plains Game Lodge in a rondavel. You can also choose to stay in a luxury suite with more expensive rates. The lodge can accommodate a maximum of 24 guests. Elephant Plains Game Lodge offers facilities such as two swimming pools, a spa, gym, conference center, small library, and games room. The rondavels have sundecks, en-suite bathrooms, air conditioning, overhead fans, minibars, tea or coffee facilities, mosquito nets, and electronic safes.
During the morning game drive, you will be spoiled with coffee and homemade rusks, and in the afternoon, your ranger will find a suitable spot where you can enjoy the stunning views, whilst enjoying your sundowner drink. 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.
During the game drive, you will note that the rangers sometimes drive off the road and into the bush. This is one of the many game drive aspects that bring you closer to the action. You are only allowed off-roading in certain areas and with special precautions. The rangers do not drive over sensitive areas. They will only drive over small trees if they are encroachment species and if necessary. They will do brush packing afterward to limit the impact on the environment.
During a bushwalk, 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. This is also the ideal time for birdwatchers to get a closer look at their favorite bird species. The daily bushwalk will take place after breakfast and is a leisurely walk of about an hour. Please take note that you will be accompanied by either your ranger or tracker. Make sure that you wear comfortable walking shoes and have protection from the sun.
You are not allowed to leave the camp and walk alone. For safety reasons, children aged 16 and under are not allowed to go on the bushwalk. The ranger / tracker will use their discretion concerning anything that could pose a threat or jeopardize the safety of guests. These include the degree of fitness, agility, and physical restrictions. You are welcome to still go on the bush walk on the day of your departure. It is better if you could vacate your room beforehand, or make sure that your room is vacated by 11:00.
This safari will take place at Sabi Sand Game Reserve. Bordering the Kruger National Park, with no fences dividing them, the Sabi Sand Game Reserve is world renowned for excellent game viewing and is famous for the Big Five. Keen birdwatchers would also be mesmerized with over 300 bird species to choose from. Over time and due to a carefully planned habituation process, some of the animals have become habituated to the game drive vehicles. This enables people to view the animals undisturbed, as they go about their daily routine.
You can pamper your body with body treatments, relaxing massages, manicures and pedicures, or even rejuvenating facials at African health spa at an extra cost.
You can book your flight or ask Elephant Plains Game Lodge to charter a flight and arrive at O. R. Tambo International Airport (JNB), Hoedspruit Airport (HDS), or Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (MQP). After that, you can ask Elephant Plains Game Lodge to pick you up to the location at an additional cost.