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Elandela Private Game Reserve

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sheffield
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

This place is truly amazing! What an experience from the moment you are greeted with singing and drums. Through the amazing food at every meal, the safari rides, our great room, sitting on our verandah watching the hippos and zebras. So many wonderful memories. All of the staff are beyond wonderful. I had a massage from the super Anna and... More 

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

Singing, drums, amazing food, great room, watching hippos and zebras from your veranda - these are the things great memories are made of and we are so glad that Elandela could provide them! Thank you for a fantastic review! More 

Telford
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

My boyfriend and I have just returned from a three night stay at Elandela as part of a trip with Premier Holidays. After a 7.5 hour bus transfer from Johannesburg (we decided to book a flight from the local Hoedspruit airport for our return journey) we were greeted by all the staff with singing and drumming which was wonderful. Denise... More 

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

For Yvonne and Rocco it is the same as being proud parents - we just love to read good things about our Elandela Lodge staff who do so well in maintaining the famous Elandela tradition of warmth and caring! Thank you for making it quite clear what great things one can expect during a visit to us! More 

lincoln
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

I can only endorse what previous reviews have said,Elandela is a beautiful game reserve, the staff were extremely hardworking and couldn't do enough for you and the food was out of this world. The game drives were amazing and the guides extremely knowledgable, always enthusiastic and appeared to enjoy the drives too. We were upgraded to the honeymoon suite, which... More 

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

Thank you so much for your positive comments. To us the lodge is not a business but a way of life. We are particularly proud to be able to interact on a very personal level with all our guests. Therefore we are grateful for the very real interaction with our guests on this web page. There are so many lodges... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

We stayed here for 3 nights as the last part of our honeymoon which was a package trip we had booked through Premier holidays. We came here with high hopes for the finale of our trip, the game drives didn’t disappoint, managing to spot all the big 5. On the hospitality side the staff where great but we left feeling... More 

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

No, we were never informed about your Honeymoon - the farewell breakfast was just a thank you, for your visit, from us. Yes, Rocco told you to "jump in and join the Kruger trip". Your trip was put on his account but Denise, who met you the first time during check out, unintentionally charged you. It would have been deleted... More 

Encino, CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

A gem for the whole family!!!!!!!!! My wife, daughter and two grandchildren arrived at Elandela Lodge on March 22, 2016, to start 5 days of a memorable amazing adventure. But beyond the many animals, the scenery, the rooms, and the wonderful bush tours, I cannot describe the pleasure we received from your hospitality and the generous graciousness of your entire... More 

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

We know of the effort and planning you put into making your dream a reality and the positive energy you harnessed to make your visit to us a huge success! Please be assured all of us enjoyed your constant smiles and participation in every side trip we have to offer! In the end it is up to the individuals themselves... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

This place was the final location on our tour of South Africa and they definitely saved the best until last!!! Everything about it was unreal, from arriving to the African drums, to our suite which, overlooked the watering hole (full of hippos), to the food (including all the various courses), to the amazing safari guides who showed us the animals... More 

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

You are most welcome - it is an honour to have been allowed to share in the manifestation of your own private dreams! More 

Tendring, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

This was our first trip to South Africa and to a game lodge. All of the staff were charming and the game drivers extremely knowledgeable. Their passion for the incredible animals was inspiring. Rocco's explanation of the plight of the rhinos was insightful and saddened us but also inspired us to spread the word to our grandchildren so they might... More 

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

What more could we possibly ask of our guests, (who leave as friends), but to generate the awareness back home that rhinos need to survive? Please keep up the great work! More 

Stafford, United Kingdom
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15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

This was the grand finale to our trip to SA. I had been looking forward to it based on previous reviews, but the reality exceeded my expectations. This was indeed a piece of heaven. After a very long and bumpy drive from Johannesburg, we arrived somewhat shaken and dusty. However, our troubles were forgotten instantly by the magnificent welcome by... More 

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

It fills all of the Elandela Lodge staff's hearts with happiness to read such great joy into your word choice - Thanks, we would love to have you back! 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 

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Address: | Elandela Private Game Lodge, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Kruger National Park
Price Range: $374 - $529 (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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