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Elandela Private Game Reserve

Elandela Private Game Lodge, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Denis, John and Dumi are excellent guides with complete understanding of wildlife, plants and birds. Beauty (head chef) has a variety of cuisine options of Elandela guests and the Boma dining experience was Five Star. The rooms are fitted nicely and the shower and beds were equivalent of any Five Star resort. A special thanks to Rocco and Yvonne for... More 

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

Thank you very much for telling all of us that you were not disappointed! It is the one word describing our responsibility and primary objective towards our guests - not to disappoint any guest! We enjoyed your company and are looking forward to your next visit! More 

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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a deluxe lake view room and received room #1 which put us very close to the pool, bar, and restaurant. It was hard to believe the amount of animals we observed from our patio, including giraffe, hippos, baboons, warthogs, and more! We stayed for 6 nights and participated in all the game drives including a walking game drive,... More 

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

Everything any prospective guest needs to know summed up on one page - thank you very much for your time! Most important is - as all hoteliers are aware - the biggest compliment is wanting to return and you guys are most welcome back! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a wonderful place to stay and enjoy the natural landscape. The service and the safaris were absolutely fantastic! Even though the lodge's owners were on holidays, the staff did their best for us the visitors to have a great time. Very friendly, devoted people: the guides, receptionist, cooks, waiters and waitresses, housekeepeers, gardeners, everyone did an impeccable job.... More 

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

It is always appreciated when guests take the time to recommend a visit to Elandela! Those personalities who are aware of the energy we all put into making your stay pleasurable are always the ones who enjoy themselves here - which just means we cannot wait for your return visit! More 

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80 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Spent 3 awesome nights at Elandela. Thank you to Roco, Yvone and all the wonderful staff. This is a private game Park not linked to the sister parks. The accommodation is 5 star and so is the service and food. We saw lion leopard buffalo rhino hippo and tons of buck. The white lions are awesome and the game drives... More 

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

In short you have put down in words what we wish every guest to Elandela will experience - Thanks! Hope to see you back soon! More 

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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

This was an absolutely terrible experience. 1. Hotel provided mosquito nets to several rooms but not ours. January is high malaria season - every room should have a mosquito net. When asked about this, the proprietor told us the nets are unnecessary because you need to open them to get into the bed. So, by that logic, it is more... More 

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

As threatened you have posted on Tripadvisor and not availed yourself of the opportunity to discuss complaints of your one game drive outing/one night reservation, directly with management: "this was an absolutely terrible experience" After twenty five years in the industry we can predict in the first few minutes of meeting as to whether a specific guest will have a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

I would not only recommend but insist you book Elandela Luxury Lodge, hospitality and service is beyond 5 star. Both Yvonne and Rocco and their staff treated us like part of their family. My mothers diet was difficult but not once did she not like the food personally made for her by their chef. The guides are great and very... More 

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

Thank you very much for the applause to the quality of the meals. We often discuss this point with guests who happen to be chefs and restaurant owners and the most important point - according to them - is the visible effort that chefs put into their food - clearly this was the case during your visit! Our best regards... More 

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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

We visited earlier this year and drove from Joburg. The drive into the lodge was amazing, so many animals that it took us 30 minutes to drive what should have taken only 5 minutes. Lodge was nice, room was big. The guides and game drives were great. The staff were super friendly and the pool was nice. We had Zebras... More 

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

Thank you very much for the fantastic review! Pardon the sweet potatoes because our enthusiasm for this amazingly nutritious and healthy tuberous vegetable is clearly overzealous! As for the hair straightener - please accept our apologies! More 

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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

If you choose Elandela as your safari holiday you will not be disappointed. You will receive a warm welcome from all the staff. Our room was superb and overlooked a lake with numerous animals and we were lucky enough to have hippos in residence. The food was first class, beautifully cooked and presented. You will have the amazing experience on... More 

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

Thank you very much for very aptly summing up what we wish every guests will encounter during their stay with us!!!! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

We have just returned from a wonderful stay at Elandela. Rocco and Yvonne are great hosts and the dedication to the animals under their care unquestionable. It was wonderful to see their amazing white lion pride including the beautiful cubs and of course all the animals too. We were surprised and delighted to find that Elandela offered us a complimentary... More 

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

You have no idea how much your words: "Rocco and Yvonne are great hosts and the dedication to the animals under their care unquestionable"., mean to us. Because that, objectively speaking, is what we want to offer: being hosts on a property dedicated to animals. Thank you again! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015 via mobile

Just returned home after a great stay at Elandela . We were totally spoiled with amazing game drives and fantastically friendly , attentive staff . Special thanks to Thembi , Mike , Emmanuel , Eddy, David , Katakoya and the larger than life John who takes Ranger skills to a new level. Yvonne and Rocca are great hosts and you... More 

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

Thank you very much for becoming part of the team - your joy is our joy! More 

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