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Elephant Rock Private Safari Lodge

Nambiti Private Game Reserve | PO Box 1707, Ladysmith 3370, South Africa
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Johannesburg
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47 reviews 47 reviews
19 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent rooms - as good as any I've come across in private game concessions. Very friendly staff, great food, super game - they have big five on the property. Another big plus is that the lodge doesn't cater for more than ten people at a time, so you're unlikely to feel swamped by the presence of other guests or package... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We only stayed one night as a bit of a romantic getaway after Christmas, but could easily have stayed another night or two. It's super peaceful, relaxing, and away from the madding crowd. There are only 5 huts, so that means only a maximum of 10 people at a time, and mostly it means less, which is great :). The... More 

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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10 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

There truly aren't enough nouns in the English dictionary to describe how superb this lodge is. A huge thank you goes out to everyone who made our stay so special. This would include Lee-Ann, Steve, Stephanie, Rene, Thembi, housekeeping and kitchen staff. They're a well oiled machine and it shows in the excellent service one receives from beginning to end.... More 

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Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Thanks to all the staff at Elephant Rock Lodge (Ladysmith) for our wonderful 2 night stay,, we were lucky to see the BIG FIVE,, and the highlight was seen the lions so close to our vehicle, thanks Stefanne for been so knowleable.. G>R> we felt part of the family by the time we left, what we liked about the Lodge... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

A must for anyone seeking tranquility,peace and an amazing experience among wildlife. Thanks to a very pleasant staff who go out of their way to give you personal attention during your stay at Elephant Rock Lodge. Graham our game ranger , an excellent tracker of the lions and other animals, kept us attentive with his vast knowledge of the wild... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This was our second visit to Elephant Rock Lodge and we really enjoyed the whole experience again. The Lodge only accommodates ten guests, so one gets very personal service. Steve, Steph (our ranger, who is extremely knowledgeable) and Lee-Ann are very friendly and helpful - to the extent that one couldn't ask for more. Game viewing was great. Food was... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This lodge + staff is truly amazing. Very very friendly staff, room was awesome nice views, bath, shower + outside shower. We went on two game drives a day, all super well aranged with drinks during the drive. The park is beautiful and felt more like a wild park than non-private parks, there were only 17 cars in the entire... More 

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Warrawee, New South Wales, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We stayed at Elephant Rock for 3 nights during December 2014. It was a fabulous experience. The Game drives were stunning. We saw lion, elephant, cheetah, rhino, hippo plus many more animals. The accommodation and service was brilliant.

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Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

I can't give enough praise for all of the staff at elephant rock lodge. From beginning to end of our short trip we were looked after like royalty!! The welcome was great after a long drive getting there. We were taken to our beautiful rooms (with outdoor showers to boot). The views were amazing, and as if by magic we... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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64 reviews 64 reviews
19 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

From the second we arrived at Elephant Rock we were greeted with fantastic service from Steph, Steve, Leanne and Savi, oh and lets not forget the beautiful Ruby(the Staffie). The communal Lodge area is beautifully stated and just gives you an instant sense of relaxation. The food was fabulous, you wont be going hungry here. The room we had was... More 

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Address: Nambiti Private Game Reserve | PO Box 1707, Ladysmith 3370, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Ladysmith
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Number of rooms: 5
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