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    5 of 5 stars
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davis
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I spent 6 nights at Elephants Drift in March and had a great time. We chose Elephants Drift because they had an emphasis on incorporating walking into their safari experience (not just an optional morning walk but as a real part of the safari. We spent two night in the main camp, two nights in the permanent... More

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ElephantsDriftSafari, Owner at Elephants Drift, responded to this review

Thanks for your review... and it's always great to hear such positive things about the aspects that we concentrate on to give our visitors an authentic safari experience: exclusivity, different and remote places to stay at and great people to show you around. The rest we leave to the animals... I'm glad they did their bit ... even if a... More

Naestved, Denmark
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Greatest safari lodge in south africa. The game was not tame like many other places! Just amazing. Certenly can be recommended! :)Great hosts, happy, clever, not amatuers at all. Great cook, live fire AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING!

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Richard G, Owner at Elephants Drift, responded to this review

Thanks for your recent (and very enthusiastic) review of your trip last year - we hope to have you visit us again some day ! More

Chivasso, Italy
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

I brought my husband here to experience some of the wonderful things I experienced as a child, coming to the klasserie. We experienced that and more in this wonderful lodge! The guide was amazing-she even made a rhino think we were another rhino (and come closer to investigate!) The meals were amazing, and even the "roughing it" tented camp was... More

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ElephantsDriftSafari, Manager at Elephants Drift, responded to this review

Dear Elisa, we are so delighted that you enjoyed your belated honeymoon at Elephants Drift. It was such a long time since you made your booking, it felt as though we were welcoming old friends when the time finally arrived! Thankyou so much for taking the time to write a review, we really do appreciate each and every word of... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

We stayed at Elephants Drift in February for 4 nights, the first 2 of which in the tented camp and the last to in the permanent buildings and had a fantastic time there. The tents were much, much nicer than we expected and with proper comfy beds in large tents, outdoor showers and proper toilet facilities it was definitely more... More

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ElephantsDriftSafari, Manager at Elephants Drift, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review Claudia, we're thrilled that you enjoyed your honeymoon with us! I'm so sorry that we didn't have any binoculars for you on this occasion, under normal circumstances each room at the lodge has its own pair. Fortunately the lions came close enough that you didn't need them! We hope to see you at Elephants... More

Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

If you want the typical "5 star big 5" experience where miraculously all of the big 5 are delivered to you on a plate, this is not for you. If you want a real bush experience with a hands on guide in secluded beauty and the joy of discovering animals in their true natural environment, then this is the place... More

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Richard G, Owner at Elephants Drift, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to give such an honest (and accurate) appraisal of your visit to Elephants Drift. The things you mentioned are all important parts of our "DNA" and which we hope contribute to creating memorable experiences and holidays. It will be great to have you back again some day. More

Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Our three nights at Elephants Drift are ones that I will never forget. Hayley and Grant were were excellent hosts and went out of their way to make the entire experience enjoyable. Our ranger, Marina, was one of the best we have been with. From tracking, to lions, plants to birds, she knew it all and was extremely personable and... More

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Richard G, Owner at Elephants Drift, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the trouble to give such positive feedback on our lodge. As a "boutique lodge" our staff are such a crucial cornerstone and I am really pleased that they went out of their way to ensure that the New Year was welcomed in with special and happy memories. More

Parsberg, Germany
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4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

We just finished our safari and am still amazed at how perfect of a trip we had! It was our first time to Africa/doing a safari, so expectations were high. -Grant and Haley, the current managers clearly worked extremely hard to meet all the guests needs. Grant (our ranger/guide) was amazing with all of the knowledge he had. He made... More

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ElephantsDriftSafari, Owner at Elephants Drift, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to be able to give you a taste of the real "bush" on your first African trip - we hope to see you back again when you need your next "fix" ! Thanks for your careful review... More

Haaltert, Belgium
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

The time we had at Elephants Drift, was the highlight of our vacation. I dare even say, one of the highlights in our lives. No words can describe the feelings we have when we're thinking about our time at the camp. It felt like home. There's so much I want to say about the hospitality, the great food, the experiences... More

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ElephantsDriftSafari, Owner at Elephants Drift, responded to this review

Great to hear that you had a good time... I'm sure that the stormy night you spent out at the honeymoon hideaway will be remembered for a long time ! - one of the perspectives one often gets in the wilderness is how insulated we have become from nature by the comforts of our modern homes and cities! Thanks for... More

London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

My husband and I have just spent an unforgettable 5 day walking safari with the incredibly impressive team that is Grant and Hayley at Elephants Drift. Their relentless determination to ensure that their guests experienced as much wild life in its natural state, whilst being taken care of with exceptional hospitality has left us with memories never to be forgotten.... More

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ElephantsDriftSafari, Owner at Elephants Drift, responded to this review

Hi Joanne, thanks so much for taking the trouble to review our lodge. Your enthusiastic feedback is really gratifying and motivating for the whole team ... indeed positive comments like yours are what makes Elephants Drift tick. We would love to welcome you back in the future and it would also be great to meet you personally next time you... More

Newcastle, Washington
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

My husband and I knew that we wanted our first-ever safari to include camping, walking, game drives and a small, intimate lodge. After searching among the thousands (it seemed) of options in the Kruger Park area we found Elephants Drift. We booked the 2 night lodge, 3 night bush camp option for Sept 30 - Oct 5, 2013 and we... More

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ElephantsDriftSafari, Manager at Elephants Drift, responded to this review

Hi there! Thankyou so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review! We're thrilled that you enjoyed your walking safari, you guys were superstars! You did very well walking at the back, you took everything in your stride (your super duper fit strides - it wasn't easy keeping up with you!). Hope life is treating you well... More

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Additional Information about Elephants Drift

Also Known As:
Elephants Drift South Africa/Klaserie Private Game Reserve
Address: Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Klaserie Private Game Reserve
Amenities:
Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 9 Specialty lodging in Klaserie Private Game Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located within the greater Kruger National Park, Elephants Drift is a small and exclusive game lodge offering spectacular scenery and authentic Big 5 wildlife experiences. Accommodation is in our classic Main Lodge or our Rustic Tented Camp, hidden deep in the bush. Choose between our fully catered and self catering options. Meaningful safaris in a vast, unfenced wilderness. ... more   less 
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