Elephant Plains in Sabi Sand Wildtuin
Elephant Plains forms part of the 65,000 hectare Sabi Sand Wildtuin. This in turn forms part of the Greater Kruger National Park. This Park is a 2.2 million hectare area where animals are free to roam, with no fences.
The Sabi Sand Wildtuin was set up in the 1950's by private landowners who dropped the fences between their properties, thus creating a large area for the animals to traverse. The reserve is named after its two main rivers, the Sabie which forms most the reserve's southern boundary, and the Sand river which enters the Wildtuin on the west, traversing the Park before flowing to the south of Elephant Plains, eventually joining the Sabie river in the Kruger Park.
The Sabi Sand Wildtuin is subdivided into Manyeleti Game Reserve, Londolozi Singita Game Reserve, Londolozi Game Reserve, Mala Mala Game reserve and Sabi Sabi Game Reserve. But within these you find a host of lodges. One of these is the very well-known Elephant Plains Game Lodge. The Lodge is overlooking a scenic plain where elephants daily come to visit the waterhole. The camp itself is beautiful and an experience. It is built on the banks of the Manyaleti River, a perennial river. Spacious colonial style rondavels and 6 luxury suites with individually styled interior décor, are clustered amid shady trees and manicured lawns, offering spectacular views. The hospitality and care offered by the staff are unrivalled.