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Elandela Private Game Reserve

4.0 of 5
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Elandela Private Game Lodge, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, South Africa
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2012

What an amazing place! You are treated like royalty!! The owners, the staff, all top notch! The game drive is exceptional, the animals we saw were amazing! The highlight for me was being able to touch and bottle feed the baby rhino!!! The room we had was tastefully decorated, it was surreal lying in bed, listening to the lions roar,... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2012

I have visited a half dozen game reserves throughout Southern Africa and Elandela is the best in terms of comfort and service. The staff were very friendly and informative, especially Jacques and Coleman. The rooms were spacious and comfortable and the grounds are immaculate and tasteful. The only drawback was small lunches. I burn a lot of calories in the... More 

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shrewsbury
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

We spent 3 nights at Elandela in November 2011 and were treated as though we were special, all of the staff, bar none, were determined to make our stay there pleasant and enjoyable. During our stay my husband was feeling ill and genuine concern was shown to us both so that we did not feel as though we were a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2011

We stayed at Elandela Lodge in mid December.Our stay was fantastic in every way.Rocco and Yvonne picked us up and our guides Jaques and Juan were great.The staff at Elandela made us feel completely at home.Thank you Rocco and Yvonne for your hospitality.Reval and Cristina

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Bergisch Gladbach, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2011

Unfortunately the time we sepent at Elandela was far too short. I have spent three days as Elandela. Fortunately my sister, one of my best freinds and me were the only guests at the Lodge and that was something absolutely special. Elandela is a privately owned Game Reserve just outside Kruger National Park and it was the best experince I... More 

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chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2011

We chose the small game reserve in order to enjoy nature in a private and comfortable setting. We were treated to both. Our rooms were in the superior section, and they were large and comfortable, overlooking a beautiful gorge. There were never more than 9 people on our drives. The guides and staff were extremely vigilant about our safety around... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2011

When considering a safari vacation, the best advice I can give is to chose a small resort. The less people the more personal the experience. We were fortunate to be the only guests at Elandela Private Game Reserve, which only accommodates up to 16 or 20 guests, when we visited. We were treated like friends and afforded rare experiences that... More 

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Bonn, Germany
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2011

A wonderful lodge led by wonderful people situated in a picturesque nature! Throughout our complete stay in this beautiful lodge we enjoyed every single moment and felt more like friends than guests! From our arrival on, the complete staff was more than friendly, polite and attentive and made us feel like home and comfortable. The rooms as well as the... More 

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Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2011

From the moment we met our guide Jacques at the airport, we were made feel special. Jacques and the rest of the staff at the lodge made sure our visit was memorable. Great game drives with a chance to see the "Big 5", delicious food and drink. Nothing better than to hear the dawn chorus of the Guinea Fowl or... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2011

We loved all days spent in South Africa in April 2011, especially the safaris. On the second day, we could see white lions's family, two cheetahs and a hiena, besides the elephants, gifaras and buffalos. It was really fantastic!!! And in Elandela Lodge, people are very attentious and hospitable!!! At last day, We had a romantic dinner around a campfire.... More 

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