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Elandela Private Game Reserve

Elandela Private Game Lodge, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
Elandela Private Game Reserve
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

This place is beautiful!! I went there last january 2012 with my boyfriend and we had a great experience! The hosts, Rocco and Yvonne were very very nice! Also Coleman the safari man, very experienced and friendly!

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2012

As a South African proud of the many game lodges I have visited, I am so ashamed at the cheap delivery experienced at Elandela Private Game Lodge. To start with the architecture and interior decoration are dark and frankly depressing.The public areas are dark and gloomy rather than sexily subdued. The focus is on presentation, which, because of the cheap... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2012

Myself and my partner have travelled fairly extensively and we were both unbelievably impressed with the reserve, staff and the entire experience at Elandela Game Reserve. Throughout the trip we were totally spoiled and were thoroughly looked after at all times. This place is absolutely amazing and I would recommend it to any couples looking for a safari holiday that... More 

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Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, South Africa
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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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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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45 hotel reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
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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