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Elandela Private Game Reserve

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Elandela Private Game Lodge, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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Elandela Private Game Reserve
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Royston, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

The stay at Elandela could not have been better. We stayed for four nights and were sad to leave. The room was furnished to a very high standard and any requests were attended to immediately. The lodge is owned by Yvonne and Rocco who did everything possible to make our stay an unforgettable experience. The day to day running is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Elandela is a truly magical place. Yvonne and Carrina welcomed us like old friends although it was our first visit and we were introduced to Steven who checked our food preferences and smiled continually throughout our stay. The staff are hugely knowledgeable and know their stuff and the whole team worked continually to ensure a truly wonderful experience. My only... More 

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Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This is my second stay at the superb and luxurious Elandela Lodge and Game Reserve. Set in a magnificent 5,000 sq hectares. Yvonne and Rocco the owners will make sure that your stay is truly memorable. Johann the General Manager is on hand to ensure that everything runs smoothly. You will be treated to two game drives a day, one... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

My wife Bronwyn and I stayed at Elandela lodge after a cruise around Madagascar and Mauritius. We were visiting from Australia so were keen to see the African wildlife. The Lodge was the ideal location for this trek. The rooms were excellent and the food was out of this world! The staff were very friendly and catered to various needs.... More 

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Ilford Essex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We stayed here for our daughter's wedding on 27th August. This was the first wedding held at this lodge and everything was perfect. The venue itself is outstanding with magnificant views for the wedding pictures. The lodge was prepared to a very high standard and exceeded our expectations. Nothing was overlooked and the whole day was overseen by Yvonne and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

The food was amazing, the rooms were pretty decent considering they were in the middle of a game reserve. But the food and the staff were amazing. Steven, the head chef, always had a huge smile on his face, was always happy to see you. Even when a really frustrating group turned up, he still kept smiling even though everyone... More 

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

Thank you for your positive review - now you know why Steven has a special place in our hearts! We most definitely acknowledge that each visitor has different desires to fulfill on his photo safari but that the overall important reason is to visit famous Kruger National Park. It helps us to hear about the importance of the full day... More 

Leyland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We stayed here for 4 nights at the end of May this year. We had 3 nights in Capetown and 2 in Johannesburg before making the long journey by road to Elandella. I can honestly say that it was well worth the journey. We had two game drives per day in our package and we paid separately for a night... More 

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

"Experience of a Lifetime" are bold words indeed and although we must admit seeing leopard on every game drive is HUGE, it is clear that the experience as a whole led to this fantastic recommendation! More 

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

We have just spent 3 fabulous nights at this wonderful place,just wish it could have been more! A great welcome from the staff,African style before enjoying a delicious glass of Amarula was just the start of it,animals galore,fabulous food and great hospitality not to mention Carina and her mum and dad whose knowledge was astounding! So sad to leave,hope to... More 

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

Thank you - there is no greater compliment to us than to hear that our guests want to return and from our side - we would love to welcome you back! More 

Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

As two 60 something old travellers from Australia we had planned this trip for a long time, and we were not disappointed. We were collected from Hoedsprite airport by the handsome Nico and that started our love affair with Elandela. We were welcomed warmly by staff and the owners, Yvonne and Rocco your delightful hosts who are excited to share... More 

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

It is always a great pleasure to hear that the staff and animal residents of Elandela have contributed to make dreams come true!! More 

Pretoria, South Africa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

We had the pleasure visiting Elandela Private Game Reserve over the Easter Weekend in April 2014 and wow - this was an exceptional experience! Personal service - and service with a smile, attention to detail, very high standards of cleanliness and always going the extra mile... this is what we experienced at this beautiful place in the bush. From our... More 

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

Elandela Private Game Reserve is paradise for all of us and we feel ourselves fortunate to be able to share it with our visitors - especially our repeat guests! Thank you for noticing that to be able to share this haven for wildlife with so many visitors one has to abide by a program that works like clock work! More 

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