Elephant Sands

Elephant Sands

Makgadikgadi Pans
2 stars

While you lounge about with your feet in the pool, you can look over to the watering hole to see the elephants swaying around by the water in between sips. Situated in the dry Manyeleti riverbed, Elephant Sands Lodge is a home under Jackalberry trees, and not just for you, but also to animals such as the Big Five.

Please note: Our review of this property has not yet been added. Watch this space. We're working on it.

As a tailor-made tour operator, we often have to get creative when designing your perfect itinerary.

For example, your travel consultant might add this property to your itinerary if:

Location is a significant factor
It offers a unique feature that will enhance your experience
This is a last-minute booking and room availability is limited
Cost is a factor and you'd rather splash out on another part of your trip
This is a newly opened or refurbished property that we have not inspected yet

When designing your custom itinerary we have much to consider not least of which is the value proposition of every product and service included in your quote. In all cases we strive to give you the best experience possible within your budget so please feel free to ask your travel consultant to share their reasons for including this property in your itinerary.

Surrounded by 16000ha of private conservancy and no fence for miles, animals roam freely and comfortably making for an ideal place to see them all. The lodge is simple, nothing crazy luxurious, just a thatch roof spot with great view and all the basics.

Cabins are laid out in a circle with a watering hole in the middle, yes you can wake up to Dumbo right outside your door. The rooms are comfortable but again, simple. They all come with an en-suite, air-conditioner, a fireplace, mosquito nets, electronic safes, as well as mini bars and tea & coffee facilities. Unfortunately one thing to take note of; the honeymoon suite consists of two single beds pushed together, so maybe don’t try to meet in the middle?

The main lodge consists of a bar and lounge with a wine cellar as well as the dining area. If you hear for some serious business too, there is also a conference room and a library. Depending on how you feel you can either get pumped up at the gym or you can cool down and relax by one of the two pools, pick your weapon.

Reception is always available to help you with anything you might need, including dietary requirements, otherwise you can head off to them for some activities. Obviously a game drive is a must, but you can also go for a bush walk, an overnight camping trip with breakfast and dinner, have a bush braai or just some lazy sundowners with a good view. One thing to keep in mind is that activities will only take place with a minimum of 4 people, which means if there are only two of you, you might have to wait a while.

On the bright side, even if you decide not to opt for a game drive, there are wild life cameras that show live footage of where the mighty Big Five could be and you are bound to spot animals around every corner, even when you are just lounging away at the lodge.

Lodge Facilities

Room Facilities


The game drive is a must, but you can also go for a bush walk, an overnight camping trip with breakfast and dinner, have a bush braai or just some lazy sundowners with a good view.

Important to note:
Activities will only take place with a minimum of four people.


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