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Elandela Private Game Reserve

Elandela Private Game Lodge, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Selby, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have recently returned from Elandela and were so impressed it has lead me to write my first ever travel review! We travelled to SA as part of our honeymoon at the end of March, and I cannot speak highly enough of the lodge and its staff. We were picked up from Hoedspruit airport and driven the short journey to... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Heaven: That is the first word that comes to my mind while I am sited in front of this magnificent ocean of green velvet, surrounded only by exotic animals like zebras, impalas, giraffes, leopards and monkys. Nothing else is needed. the silence is only interrupted by the animals, the river and the wind between the leaves of the trees. The... More

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were really looking forward to this two night stay as part of our trip to SA and Zambia yet it has to go down as the lowlight of our holiday. Yes the staff are friendly, informative and helpful, (not the owners who appeared not to care), and the evening storm meant we were unable to visit/see the white lions,... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Having been in the tourist industry for over 15 years we are very critical when we holiday and hard to impress. From the moment we were collected from the airport surprise followed surprise. We wouldn't want to spoil the delights for other visitors but we have never stayed anywhere where there was such attention to detail and the staff and... More

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

We rate the opinions of hospitality establishment owners and staff very highly because they know what makes such an establishment tick and also understand the boundaries wherein you can work to keep every guest "happy". They know where to look and what really matters to create a memorable and enjoyable stay. Thank you for the taking the time to rate... More

Argentina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

The lodge met our expectations in most aspects and we had minor dissappointments but overall we left pleased with the experience. THE GOOD The lodge is small. It can host approximately 30 guests and there were 20 when we visited. This allows for a more familiar feeling, getting to know other people and have a better personalized attention. We got... More

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

The Elandela Lodge management appreciates the time and effort taken by guests who rate our services on Tripadvisor. If given objectively it gives valuable advice to future guests. It is important to mention that Hoedspruit Eastgate Airport is adjacent to Elandela Private Game Reserve and receives two flights daily from O.R. Tambo Airport in Johannesburg by S.A. Express(South African Airways).... More

Bronkhorstspruit, South Africa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We have been at the lodge a few times. Every time it exceeds our expectations. The staff, Steven's excellent food and of course the animal sightings are the best I have ever had. The rooms are breathtaking, it is more than one needs to have an spectacular vacation. We have been privileged to see the White Lions, Leopards and Roccy... More

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

Elandela Lodge Management appreciates your repeat visits as sign of a successful service rendered and we will most certainly inform Chef Steven and Guide Carina of your delight with their professional service! Your preference of the rooms 300 meters away from the main complex is noticeable and must stem from your pleasure in viewing nature quietly and from above the... More

South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We recently spent a fabulous weekend at Elandela Lodge. My husband and I arrived at Elandela around lunch time. After checking in and a great light lunch, we were whisked off for some game viewing. We came across three or four rhino who were enjoying themselves rolling about in the mud, white lions with a giraffe kill and spotted a... More

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

We welcome family visits to Elandela Lodge and it is always great to see them unwind and enjoy themselves here with us! We are fortunate to be able to work with such fantastic individuals such as Steven, Carina and Nicola - apart from being professional experts of their trade, they have made a name as caring, attentive and patient hosts!... More

Hoedspruit, South Africa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

I work at Elandela Private Game Reserve as one of their field guides. It has always been my dream to work in the Kruger National park and surrounding areas, never had I thought I would be given such an amazing opportunity to work in a beautiful place like Elandela, the sightings are amazing here, I see animals like white lions,... More

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

Thank you Nicola for making our day! All the Elandela Lodge staff have a very demanding daily schedule in order to meet the varied expectations of visitors from all parts of the globe. The Elandela Lodge management not only recognises the positive input and wholehearted support we receive from all our staff but also count ourselves lucky to have friends... More

Gaborone, Botswana
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

In all my years of traveling, I have never been humiliated, insulted -- being told that I should not act like monkey cause I'm not in a zoo by the manager (Yvonne) for simply raising my concerns about the "luxury room". The lodge's luxury room was nothing like the website pictures in addition: the bed was small, there was a... More

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

Elandela Lodge offers an interlude with nature and we go out of our way to treat each and every one of our guests with respect and warmth in order to make every stay a pleasant one. This was clearly an unpleasant experience for all concerned which - out of respect - Elandela offered to solve by giving a refund of... More

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

My husband and I with a friend had decided to go to Kruger National park for 910 days. The only animal i really hadn't seen in the wild before was a white lion/lioness. I had read a lot about them and knew that they are in from South Africa and as of now are only in the wild in South... More

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

All of us at Elandela Private Game Reserve count ourselves as fortunate to be able to experience our magnificent White Lion pride on a daily basis - they remain spectacular! We are just as fortunate to have inspired staff such as our head chef, Steven, who by the way is also vegetarian and the delicious meals he prepares is based... More

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Also Known As:
Elandela Private Game Reserve Hotel Kruger National Park
Elandela Private Game Reserve Hotel
Address: Elandela Private Game Lodge, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Kruger National Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #74 of 137 Specialty lodging in Kruger National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Elandela Lodge is an owner managed 4-star Game Lodge adjacent to Kruger National Park. We are perfectly located, on the bank of the Klaserie River, to appreciate the spectacular sunset views of the Blyderiver Canyon and Drakensberg mountains! This is big 5 country and we offer you opportunities to view African wildlife and birdlife from as close as you care to go during your Game Drives and Walking Safaris on our reserve! The Elandela Private Reserve iniatiatives to reintroduce White Lions back into the area from whence all White Lions originate, as well as our project to care for young Rhino orphans, allows our visitors an unique opportunity to experience an environment where animals are all important. These opportunities to approach wild animals, the purpose designed rooms and huge lawns confirm our child friendly reputation! Our guests become our friends and feel at home because of the intimate and warm ambiance Elandela is famous for! ... more   less 

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