We did enjoy our stay at Elandela. We had room number 1 with the four poster bed which was
very pretty. However, it was very dark and gloomy inside (although I am told they are going to rectify this with new lights). The waiting and cleaning staff were excellent and all very friendly.
However, we felt the owners were aloof and not very caring. My husband fell into the swimming pool on the first night because he could not see it and thought it was grass as the area is badly lit and when we spoke about it next morning the owner did not seem concerned and she walked away! A simple white painted line on the steps and around the pool would probably solve the problem.
Carina is a Jewel in the Crown a wonderful young woman, very knowledgable and helpful in all aspects of our stay. Nothing was too much trouble for her and she made our stay. .Thank you Carina. The food was good although several of the meat dishes had tough meat, maybe we were just unlucky! We were never hungry. The lodge is in a wonderful spot and we were fortunate to see the lovely animals including leopard and, of course, the white lions. With just a little more effort from the owners they could have an excellent rating.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Elandela Lodge is an owner managed 4-star Game Lodge adjacent to Kruger National Park. We are perfectly located, on the bank of the Klaserie River, to appreciate the spectacular sunset views of the Blyderiver Canyon and Drakensberg mountains! This is big 5 country and we offer you opportunities to view African wildlife and birdlife from as close as you care to go during your Game Drives and Walking Safaris on our reserve! The Elandela Private Reserve iniatiatives to reintroduce White Lions back into the area from whence all White Lions originate, as well as our project to care for young Rhino orphans, allows our visitors an unique opportunity to experience an environment where animals are all important. These opportunities to approach wild animals, the purpose designed rooms and huge lawns confirm our child friendly reputation! Our guests become our friends and feel at home because of the intimate and warm ambiance Elandela is famous for! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Elandela Private Game Reserve Hotel Kruger National Park