Elephant Plains is a family run 4 Star camp situated on the banks of the dry Manyelethi River bed in the northern sector of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve. The camp is primarily split into 2 sections. The more affordable accommodation type is the ‘rondavel’ huts based on the setup of the original hunting camp. There are 5 rondavels set closely around each other and these are ideal for small groups of up to 10 guests. The second accommodation type consists of 6 luxury units which are set along the river bank. These units are more spacious then the original rondavels and in addition, there is a lavishly decorated honeymoon suite for those accustomed to a higher level of comfort. The Manyelethi honeymoon unit has it's own splash pool and ‘sala’ area on the deck where guests can catch a nap or tan in the heat of the African day. The service is good while the African style food is delicious, and is served buffet style. The atmosphere in camp is very relaxed and informal. The lodges also has all the modern facilities required for a luxurious stay, including a pool, gym, spa, conference facilities and a wine cellar.

Why we like it

Superb value in the heart of the Sabi Sands; Great staff and service; Regular Big 5 sightings and leopards galore!

Quick Facts

Accommodation Type: Full Board
Rates from: $300 - $500 p.p.p.d.
Camp Size: Medium
Max No of Guests: 24
Children Friendly: Yes
Minimum Age: 0

Grading and Accreditation

Star Grading: 4 Stars
Green Rating Accreditation: No
Responsible Tourism Certified: No


Details Distance (Km) Travel Time (Min)
Nearest Town Hoedspruit10090
Nearest Major City Nelspruit170150
Nearest Major Airport East Gate - Hoedspruit10090
Nearest Hospital Nelspruit170150

Park / Reserve

Sabi Sands Game Reserve Please click to view



Game Drive


Cultural Tour
Curio Shop
Star-gazing evening



Air conditioning
Bath and shower units
En-suite bathroom
Couches / Lounge area


Swimming pool
Massage available
Laundry service
Fax facility
Internet terminal
Satellite TV
Study / library area
Wine cellar
Credit cards accepted
Conference facilities

This Experience

Safari type

Big 5 Safari

Specialist Species

Big 5
Spotted Hyena

Malaria area


Suitable for

Small groups
Large groups
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