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Elandela Private Game Reserve

Elandela Private Game Lodge, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
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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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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

west malling
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Elandela is an amazing place and we couldn't have wished for a better setting to spend our wedding anniversary. They even upgraded our room. All the staff worked extremely hard and nothing was too much trouble. Carrina, John and Finewell( sorry if I've spelt you names wrong) ensured that you enjoyed all the game drives, their knowledge on the wildlife... More 

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

Elandela is a fantastic place for us as well and it gives us immeasurable pleasure when we see our guests notice this. Yes, this is a fantastic place to celebrate a special occasion and thank you for underlining this! More 

London
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13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Elandela is truly a five star hotel and resort. Everything from the fabulous greeting and drinks that they give you after an exhausting journey in, to the multi course breakfast, lunches and dinners that the chef personally explains to you is done with genuine hospitality and no small amount of class. The place is truly majestic. There is such a... More 

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

Thank you for summing up what we want all our guests to experience and in which we succeed to do for the overwhelming majority of our guests! More 

Madrid, Spain
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

When I first arrived I knew that I will love it because of the animals running around and the staff dancing on the stairs . we went on so many fun rides to see the animals and ones we went on the night ride and we fond jackals and we went chasing them but then we lost them but I... More 

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

It is heart warming to see that you have spent the best Christmas ever here with us at Elandela Lodge. This is our objective with Elandela - thank you for taking the time to share with us! More 

Norfolk, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Colin / Marian What can we say, the best holiday experience ever. Yvonne, Rocco and the staff are fantastic they made us feel so welcome and treated us like friends rather than just another couple.The food is out of this world and lots of it, rooms are extremely clean and very well presented, the game reserve is something special very... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to tell all that at Elandela you experienced your best holiday ever! More 

London, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We were lucky enough to arrive in the gap between two group bookings and had the entire place to ourselves and were upgraded into the bargain. All the rooms are high quality but to have the extra space was lovely. The standard of housekeeping was the highest I've known anywhere. The room seemed to have been tidied, bins emptied etc... More 

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

Thank you for the thorough review. We want all our guests to have a great experience and are so glad to hear how much you enjoyed your stay! As far as the tipping process is concerned it is completely voluntary but absolute transparency is very important for all our hard working staff. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Just spent 3 nights at Elandela for my mums 60th birthday. The two of us have had the best time ever. We've been made to feel so special, and treated so well, the only downside is having to leave! Johan has been our guide, our encyclopedia, our guardian and a friend. He has made the 3 days such a pleasure.... More 

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

Paradise yes thank you! More 

Kruger National Park, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We were a family of 8 staying at the Lodge what a beautiful place, staff well trained and friendly. The 6 course meal are out of this world best we had ever Philip are the head Chef great work. We booked day tours that was excellent, the game drive was also better than in the Kruger Park. I would

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

Thank you for noting that Elandela lodge welcomes families and children and that they have a great time here! Our family rooms are very popular and their location and design is intended to make your family holiday outstanding! More 

London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Was looking forward to this trip for a cery long time but it wasnt quite what we expected. The meals are not very democratic such that if there's something you dont eat,u are pretty much stuffed. Steven the chef is top notch though. More local dishes,in my opinion,would be quite an enchanting experience. The serving staff are so helpful and... More 

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

We are very glad that your wife could not wait to go out on the game drives and that she enjoyed every moment! We encourage our guests to show their appreciation for the hard work our staff put in to provide our visitors with the platform to enjoy themselves by way of leaving a tip. This is however voluntary! By... More 

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