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Elandela Private Game Reserve

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Your postion and Lodge is beautiful. The staff were always helpful but didnt always understand what it was you were trying to suggest. I found the meals a very cumbersome way of serving. All our food was cold on each meal as the staff made countless trips up and down for each course for each person for a 6 course... More 

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Thank Rosco S
Wantage, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Three days at Elandela lodge marked the end of a fantastic trip to South Africa. The lodge and game reserve were amazing. The staff are so friendly and treat you like friends. John and Denise were so knowledgable and enthusiastic going the extra mile to try and get you the best view of the animals. The lodge staff are lovely,... More 

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Thank Sue G
Salzburg, Austria
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Elandela Game reserve is out of this world. The most beautiful setting, we were greeted with such care and kindness like we have never experienced before. Our room was a stunning honeymoon suite (we've been married 30 years!) so this was a wonderful suite to relax in, watch the animals from our patio and take in the most breathtaking place.... More 

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Middlebury, Indiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The honeymoon suite was one of the most gorgeous, immaculate rooms that I have ever stayed in and the view from the room is absolutely breathtaking. As you step through the large glass doors onto your own private porch the view of the huge pond as well as the hippo, zebra, monkey's, warthogs, etc is right out of the story... More 

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

Yes, you are quite right in saying we put our hearts and souls into Elandela and the reason we do it is for friends like yourselves to be able to partake in the heavenly world we wake up to every morning! We really hope to welcome you back here! Guests looking for a reference please note that the more expensive... More 

Grunstadt, Germany
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in the 2nd week of Aug. with our 16 year old daughter at Elandela. It was our first trip to South Africa and our first safari. We enjoyed the warm and personal welcome and the harmonious ambience in lobby and the restaurant imbedded in the phantastic outdoor plant, were we detected groups of Hippos, zebras, impalas around the... More 

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Thank peter33651
YvonneGioia, Owner at Elandela Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you very much for a great review telling all that 4 nights at Elandela Lodge is almost too short! Thank you also for understanding that this is a team and our objective is to have our guests feel part of the Elandela Lodge circle of friends - see you back soon! More 

Lincoln, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to experience the true tastes and smells of mother Africa, this is the place to visit. A truly memorable experience. Excellent accommodation, great food and very friendly and experienced staff. Nothing was too much trouble. The visit exceeded our expectations and comes very highly recommended. the reserve is as close to nature as is possible and in... More 

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

It makes us so happy when we read the words "exceeded our expectations" because this is what we want every guest to experience. This is what prospective guests want to read and we thank you for spelling it out for them! More 

Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked the honeymoon suite and wasn't disappointed. Room well appointed and handled all electricity needs for all of our pro camera equipment charging, laptops, phones et al. Meals very good and we rarely finished them as there was more then enough food. Room overlooked a dammed pool with resident kingfishers, hippos, with baboons, zebra, warthogs visiting regularly. Game drives excellent...... More 

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

Thank you for your visit which enjoyed by all of us here at Elandela! Potential guests, the message here is: book the Honeymoon Suites! More 

Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

you arrive at the reserve and are let through big gates and then drive through on unmade roads past various animals and see these beautiful colours in a tree in the distance, thats where we are staying, three rooms all next to each other and no tele thank god, you eat in the main lodge, where we had the same... More 

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Thank Kevin-Vance
YvonneGioia, Owner at Elandela Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you - it is great to relive our beloved reserve, as if for the first time, through your eyes! More 

sheffield
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 229 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

Arrival was hailed with singing and drums from the staff. We felt special and were given a tot of Amarula liquor. This was followed by a welcome briefing where we were told what the timetable would be for our stay. Also we were told about alternative trips we could take. We met some of the staff including Denise the guide... More 

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Thank Dukeno1
YvonneGioia, Manager at Elandela Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Yes, "Elandela is magical and the people here really care!' It makes us truly happy if you have found this during your visit to us! More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

We have just returned from a stay at Elandela with premier holidays. Amazing, wonderful, beautiful..only just start to describe Elandela. All the staff were out to greet us when we arrived,,with singing and drums. They prepared a beautiful lunch for us in the garden...wonderful and a taster for the 6 course dinners to follow. There are zebras, hippos, nyala, warthogs,and... More 

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

"Nothing was too much trouble" - the entire team try their very best to make each visit by each visitor very special and we thank you for having noticed this very important fact! More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Elandela Lodge is an owner managed, 4-star graded, Private Game Lodge adjacent to Kruger National Park.This is big 5 country and we offer you opportunities to view African wild life and bird life from as close as you care to go during your Game Drives and Walking Safaris on our huge reserve! Very Private Elandela Game Reserve has no incursions from other game drive vehicles and this makes for undisturbed game viewing! The Elandela free roaming White Lion prides - in the area from whence all White Lions originate - as well as our project to care for young Rhino orphans, allow our visitors an unique opportunity to experience an environment where animals are all important. Elandela is fast becoming famous for incredibly relaxed Leopard sightings! Elandela Lodge is sculptured on the game rich banks of the Klaserie River and offers spectacular sunset views of the nearby Blyde River Canyon! Our 20 different rooms cater for all different tastes, demands and pockets. The purpose designed River View Family Rooms and huge lawns confirm our child friendly reputation! For the discerning visitor Elandela Lodge offers immaculate and luxurious Presidential Suites with five star quality and comfort. The Deluxe suites are priced in between but all rooms receive the same warm, friendly, Elandela service! The mouthwatering fine dining cuisine and traditional Boma barbecues are prepared from the freshest local in-season produce! Included in your stay of two days or longer is one free afternoon visit to adjacent world famous Kruger National Park. Elandela Lodge is the right choice for those visitors who have game viewing and a love for nature as deciding importance - and then of course there is our drive to offer a better service in superior surroundings at a most competitive price! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Elandela Private Game Reserve

Address: | Elandela Private Game Lodge, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Kruger National Park
Price Range: $381 - $554 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Elandela Private Game Reserve 4*
Number of rooms: 20
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