Project Overview

Elephant Point is a low-density exclusive estate situated on a 290 ha private reserve bordering the Kruger National Park & developed by the prestigious Legacy Hotel Group. Here, where the call of the fish eagle drifts across the mighty Sabie River and the trumpeting of elephants echoes through the ancient African bush, a new concept is taking shape: the place where the Big Ones meet. The estate is conveniently located a mere 6km from the Paul Kruger Gate & 26km from the new & impressive Skukuza Airport which offers daily flights from JHB, Cape Town and Durban. Alternatively, it’s just under a 5 hour drive from Johannesburg.

It is proposed to develop Elephant Point in 3 stages. The first phase comprises of 25 private lodges on the western half of the property. This will be followed by 21 private lodges on the eastern side, with a planned 60-room luxury hotel completing the third phase of the development, all of which stretches along 5km of pristine river frontage looking into the Kruger National Park

Location

Positioned along 5km of pristine Sabie River frontage and only 6km from the Paul Kruger Gate, Elephant Point is situated in a region renowned for its natural diversity and concentration of big game and is undoubtedly one of the best game viewing areas in the Kruger National Park. Elephant Point borders the Kruger National Park, and is also neighbour to the World famous and exclusive Sabi Sands Game Reserve, home of Mala Mala, Londolozi, Singita, Ulusaba and others. The immediate area surrounding Elephant Point is a well-known for its Big 5 game viewing with an especially high density of leopards. In addition more rare animals such as Black Rhino and Wild Dog can also be found in the region.

The estate takes its name from the elephants that can frequently be seen drinking and grazing on the banks of the mighty Sabie River. In addition you will see herds of buffalo, prides of lion, leopards and numerous antelope species from your private lodge.
The Sabie River is known for its wonderful biodiversity and is arguably the most bio diverse and ecologically significant river for the conservation of species in the entire Kruger National Park. The river rises in the Great Escarpment with its source being near the Long Tom pass and flows past Elephant Point across the width of the Kruger National Park into Mozambique ending in the Indian Ocean.
What further enhances Elephant Point’s location is the fact that it provides guests and owners with the best of both worlds, namely, providing owners with a natural, untouched and tranquil setting within the African Bushveld, yet still providing easy accessibility to facilities and services such as Airports, Hospitals, Shops and other amenities.

Planned Facilities & Services

  • Your property at Elephant Point will give access to an incredible wildlife experience, supported by a variety of exclusive services and facilities for your enjoyment.
  • A planned 5-star hotel with 60 rooms, managed by Legacy Hotels, is earmarked to form the centre of the development, providing access to facilities such as conference venues, a private Day Spa and a world-class restaurant.
  • The proposed centrally situated sports and recreation centre will offer all-weather floodlit tennis courts, a sparkling swimming pool and a gymnasium.
  • Walking trails, mountain bike trails and bird hides are sited in prime viewing locations for owners and guests to enjoy.
  • If you want to break away from the privacy of your lodge patio, game drives and/or walking safaris are also available.
  • Bush Braai - You are able to book a bush braai whereby our staff will setup a full dining experience for you and your family under the stars, sit around the camp fire and experience the Kruger come alive at night
  • Construction of our serviced Boma and Observation deck on the river’s edge has already commenced.
  • Pre-arrival grocery shopping service for owners
  • Airport Shuttle service.

History

The estate takes its name from the elephants that can frequently be seen drinking and grazing on the banks of the mighty Sabie River. More specifically, the famous elephant bull "Mandleve" which translates as "Ear or Torn Ear", was one of the famous Magnificent 7 who lived out his days along this particular section of river. He died in the Kruger National Park close to Elephant Point, his long tusks weighed about 150kg, being heavier than any of the famous Magnificent Seven.

The Elephant Point property is situated on the edge of approximately 5km of river frontage, the river rises in the Great Escarpment with its source being near the Long Tom pass and flows past Elephant Point across the width of the Kruger National Park into Mozambique ending in the Indian Ocean. There is a romantic interpretation that the origin of the name "Sabie" is the anglicized version of the Zulu word "Saba" which means "fear". It was said this arose as the local people feared going to this river because of the high numbers of lions, leopards and crocodiles to be found there, all of which can still be seen and heard up to this very day from the lodges within Elephant Point.

Climate

The area has a warm sub-tropical climate, paired with the estate’s location on the river’s edge, it promotes lush riverine vegetation attracting a vast amount of wildlife both big and small.

Temperature (°C)
Month Lowest Recorded Highest Recorded Avg. Daily Minimum Avg. Daily Maximum
January 11 40 19 29
February 11 39 19 29
March 10 38 18 28
April 5 36 14 27
May 2 35 10 25
June -2 32 6 23
July -1 32 6 23
August -1 35 9 25
September 2 38 12 27
October 5 40 14 27
November 10 38 17 27
December 10 38 18 28
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