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Elandela Private Game Reserve

Elandela Private Game Lodge, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Saltburn-by-the-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful setting, fabulous accommodation, delicious food, staff of the highest calibre. The game drives were great and led by knowledgeable and entertaining guides. Close up sightings of Elandela's white lions, including a once in a lifetime encounter with a white lioness and her brand new cub, were a highlight. So too was the sighting of a leopard and the opportunity... More 

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Worcester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My boyfriend and I stayed here for 3 nights in July 2015 as part of a package offered by Premier holidays and can't wait to return! When we got there we had a fantastic welcome by the staff and from then on in the staff made our stay so memorable. I can honestly say I have never been anywhere with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed at Elandela in mid June. When we arrived we were the only guests there! The very attentive service continued even when a family arrived and I got the impression due to the size that it would always be like that. Beauty was lovely, the food was excellent (and more than we could eat! ) and... More 

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Bali, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A secluded part of the Greater Kruger Park. Easy access by road or air.Game drives allow close up encounters wonderful game and the renowned white lion. A privileged opportunity to interact with white rhino. Wonderful staff, comfortable and private lodges.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

After some initial confusion our stay here was incredible. We are 3 generations who stayed in a family suite and a double room next door which was perfect. The food was amazing. We all ate like kings and definitely put on weight! The highlight is a toss up between the white lion pride and the rhinos. Just fantastic.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Our 3 night stay at Elandela was made very special by the attentive hosts. Rocco and Yvonne. The accommodation was really nice and a special mention for John one of the guides. He was so passionate and interested in helping us spot animals on game drives. His knowledge and friendly persona helped make all the game drives special. We had... More 

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YvonneGioia, Manager at Elandela Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

We at Elandela realize that it is the marvelous animals and spectacular sightings that bring our guests here and all our very professional guides not only keep the photo safaris informative but also as pleasant as possible! More 

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

From the wonderful warm welcome, thank you ladies we enjoyed the singing, drums and drink, to the fond farewell this was a perfect stay. Elandela is a little bit of paradise that finished our holiday on a very high note. Our room was lovely and spotlessly clean, thanks Patience from house keeping for looking after us so well. Mike is... More 

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YvonneGioia, Owner at Elandela Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you so much for putting a clear perspective to what we here at Elandela want to offer our guests and thank you for stating that we have met with your expectations - much appreciated! More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I have been visiting this part of the world since 1968. I love Kruger and feel so at peace when there, so to find this gem was just amazing! After a long difficult illness it was so lovely to come to Elandela and experience the comfort, care and excitement of amazing game drives with Fanuel, Carina and John. To take... More 

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YvonneGioia, Owner at Elandela Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you very much for highlighting the fact that you have visited our part of the world on many occasions over 3 decades and that you desired the best destination for a very important trip. It was our pleasure to host you here at Elandela and it is important to all the staff here to know that we have succeeded... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Except for the game drives, which was great and informative thanks to Carina and John (we saw a LOT of animals), the rest was at most average. We stayed as a family of 5 (with 3 kids). The accommodation was very clean, but average (good 3* but not 4*). Maybe (and after reading some of the other reviews) it's just... More 

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YvonneGioia, Owner at Elandela Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Equally disappointed. Management were verbally informed on enquiry on many occasions as to the enjoyment of the relevant stay. It is Elandela Lodge check in procedure to enquire from every visiting party as to special dietary requests. Upon check in management enquired at length as to ascertain if fine dining would be suitable for the children and were informed that... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

My boyfriend & I spent the last 4 days of our holiday here and had an incredible time!. Every single member of staff here was absolutely lovely and so friendly. the food was great, the accommodation was lovelyand the game drives & excursions were just brilliant! A massive thank you to all the team because after staying here we really... More 

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YvonneGioia, Owner at Elandela Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

A hearty thank you on behalf of the team and believe us that the second visit which we hope to have from you in the near future will be even better as you start exploring the finer details of the animal world we live in here at Elandela! More 

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