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Elephant Plains by Gerda

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Elephant Plains by Gerda

In May 2008, I travelled to South Africa together with Katja.
After spending 2 weeks in Kruger National Park we ended our holiday at Elephant Plains.
We stayed at the lodge for 2 days and had a wonderful time.

Elephant Plains Lodge is located on the banks of the Manyeleti river and has a spectacular view over the surrounding plains.

Our room at EP did not have a number but it was namedLeopard Room "Leopard".  The room was absolutely beautiful, and like the name says it had leopard pictures on all the walls and leopard tracks in the floor,  a sitting area, inside/outside shower, ensuite bathroom and  a private decked area looking over the dry Manyeleti riverbed and "our" familiar EP waterhole.

It was great to finally see the waterhole "for real".
Elephant Plains Deck
A day at Elephant plains starts around 5.30 am, that's the time to get up for the morning game drive.
By 9 am the game drive is over and a delicious breakfast is served.
After breakfast you are free to relax, swim, go to the gym or the spa, or just relax on the deck and watch the waterhole.
A bush walk is offered every day after breakfast, but being true Africam addicts,  Katja and I skipped the walk, swim, gym and spaEP Control as we would rather have some fun with the cam controls in the bar during our free-time!

In the bar you also have a TV where the guests can follow the action of the cam live.

Lunch was served around 2 pm and around 3.30 pm it was time to leave again for the evening drive.
Around 8 pm drums announced to us that it was time forEP Bar dinner. Dinner was served in the outdoor boma and had a campfire.

The highlight of the game drives for me, was to see two of the "famous" lionpride "The Mapogos" and to see Safari and her son Matimba (leopards).

Our 2 days went by much too fast and of course we couldn't leave Sabi Sands Game Reserve Mapogo Lionwithout paying a visit to Nkorho Lodge,
on our last day Katja and I went for a short visit to Nkorho.
It was wonderful to meet everyone there and to "see" the waterhole that we had watched for the last 2 years every day
from our pc at the other side of the world.

There so much to  see and enjoy and of course nothing compares to the tranquility, peace, smells and atmosphere of the African bush.

I can't wait to go back !