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Elephant Plains Game Lodge 5-day Tour

From ZAR 24400
ZAR 34700 Per Single Traveller

2023 Rates

ZAR 29808 Per Person Sharing
ZAR 42408 Per Single Traveller

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5 Days


Any Hotel or Address in Johannesburg




  • Superb opportunities to see wild animals in a protected environment.
  • Learn to relax in comfort while exploring the wilderness.


Located in the world-famous Sabi Sand Game Reserve, next to Kruger National Park, lies the Elephant Plains Game Lodge, a place of cosy elegance and economical luxury.

The Sabi Sand, which borders the national park without any dividing fences, is renowned for great game watching, and visitors can expect game drives and bush walks that live up to their wildest dreams. You can expect to see the “Big 5” up close and personal, and you may also be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of a wild dog or cheetah during the course of a 5-day Elephant Plains Game Lodge tour.

Since its inception in 1998, the same family has owned and operated this piece of heaven on earth. The resort overlooks vast veld and a watering hole from its perch on the dry riverbed of the Manyeleti.

The main building features a lobby, several dining halls, a lounge, bar, wine cellar, and a gift shop selling various mementos. There is room for up to 24 people, so you and your party can enjoy the kind of intimate service that only a small establishment can offer.

There are several different types of rooms available at the resort, from the more rustic rondavels to the more extravagant Manyeleti Honeymoon Suite. There are also two pools, a fitness centre, and a recreation room.

With an own observation balcony and breathtaking views of the riverbed and veld, these luxurious open-plan rooms are second to none. Each room is equipped with central air conditioning, an overhead fan, a fireplace, a mosquito net, a safe, a minibar, and a coffee and tea maker.

All around, guests always wish they could stay longer or return because of the magnificent accommodations, delicious food, and casual atmosphere.

You might also like our Elephant Plains Game Lodge 4-day Safari Tour or Elephant Plains Game Lodge 3-day Safari Tour.


DAY 1: Johannesburg – Elephant Plains Game Lodge (approximately 480 kilometres)

You will be picked up from your hotel in Johannesburg in the wee hours of the morning and driven on the N4 freeway eastward through the Highveld of Gauteng and Mpumalanga, and then down the escarpment into the beautiful Lowveld, until you reach the reserve within the Greater Kruger National Park.

The trip will take roughly six hours, including breaks for food and rest, and you should get to the lodge sometime around lunchtime.

After checking in and settling in for a while, you will have the option of taking an afternoon game drive in the reserve in an open safari vehicle with a knowledgeable guide.

You may look forward to a delicious dinner and a warm welcome back at the lodge.

Dinner and lunch are included of your package at the Elephant Plains Game Lodge, where you will be staying.

DAY 2, 3 and 4: Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Before departing on your 3-hour morning game drive with the sun rising in the east, you will be served a selection of hot beverages and rusks.

When you return to the lodge, you can have a late breakfast and then spend the rest of the day at the pool, library, or relaxing.

Your afternoon open vehicle game drive with an expert guide will begin around 16:00, and you will be back in time for another starlit dinner.

You stay at Elephant Plains Game Lodge in luxury, and your package includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

DAY 5: Elephant Plains Game Lodge – Johannesburg

Rise early once more, enjoy a hot beverage and rusk, and bid farewell to the bush on a final morning game drive.

You return to the lodge for breakfast after viewing one last African sunrise before departing for Johannesburg. You will arrive at your drop-off location around 17:00.

Today’s deal includes breakfast at the lodge.


  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off in Johannesburg
  • Accommodation
  • Daily game drives
  • Daily bushwalk
  • Daily meals
  • Coffee/tea
  • Wi-Fi
  • Game drive sundowner


  • Personal mini-bar account
  • Shop purchases
  • Laundry service
  • Telephone calls and faxes
  • Airport taxes
  • SSW entry costs.
  • Conservancy fee

Good to know:

A driver will pick you up and leave you off at your door, no matter where you are in Johannesburg.

Pickup is between 06:30 and 07:30 local time in Johannesburg and drop off is between 17:00 and 18:00.

It is highly recommended that passengers departing from OR Tambo International Airport on the final day of the safari tour do so on a domestic flight that only departs after 19:30 or an international flight that departs after 21:00.


Frequently Asked Questions


What can I expect from a 5-day Elephant Plain Game Lodge safari ?

You can expect to experience a wide variety of exciting activities and unique wildlife encounters incl. game drives in open safari vehicles, guided bush walks, amazing stargazing at night and relaxing around the campfire while listening to the sounds of the African night, comfortable lodge accommodation, delicious meals and spectacular views of the bushveld.


What is the cost of a 5-day safari at Elephants Plain Game Lodge?

The cost of a 5-day safari at Elephants Plain Game Lodge can vary depending on the time of year, the type of accommodation you choose, and the activities included in your package. Typically, a 5-day safari package can range from $1,500 to $4,000 per person.


What is the best time of year to plan a 5-day safari at Elephants Plain Game Lodge?

Generally, the dry season (May to October) is considered the best time for wildlife viewing and game drives as the animals tend to gather around waterholes and are easier to spot due to the thinner vegetation. During this time, temperatures are also cooler and there is less rainfall, making it a comfortable time to visit.


What is the best time of year for birdwatching during a 5-day Safari at Elephants Plain Game Lodge?

If you are interested in birdwatching, the wet season (November to April) is a great time to visit, as it is when many migratory bird species arrive in the area. The landscape is also lush and green during this time, providing a beautiful backdrop for your safari.

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