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Elandela Private Game Reserve

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Pas-de-Calais, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Arrived Wednesday 23rd September to a lovely welcome of singing, drums and a shot of Amarula, advised of trips etc then off to our beautiful room. Our room overlooked a watering hole regularly used by Impala, Zebra, Hippo, Giraffe, Birds and wart hog visited too. The two drives per day, these where included in the price, where amazing as where... More 

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

It is always our pleasure to read how much our guests enjoyed their visits to our part of Africa! More 

Wokingham, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

My husband uses a mobility scooter to get around and we always knew that a safari would present challenges. We need not have worried as we had chosen just the best lodge to visit to make our holiday perfect. Within an hour of arriving at Elandela, Rocco had a ramp built to accommodate the scooter getting into our lodge along... More 

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

I know that all readers of this review will gauge the sincerity and importance that the information contained therein holds for the writer. To us at Elandela it once again underlines our unique ambience of camaraderie and honest intention to make every visit to us a special one. Thank you very much for this description of what every physically handicapped... More 

Greater London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

Wow, Elandela lodge is an amazing place. after a 6 hour drive from Johannesburg we were welcomed by a few staff members and offered a shot of the local liquor. We then sat down with Rococo (owner with his wife Yvonne) to explain all about the lodge and time of meals and game drives etc. We had a standard lodge... More 

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

Thank you very much for your time to write such a complete overview of what to expect at Elandela! We have made every effort to keep our program constant and of the same quality in order to ensure that our services are rendered equal to all who cross Elandela Lodge's doorstep! More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

The reserve is breath taking from the moment you drive through the doors to see Zebra, Impala and Giraffe at your side. We were also lucky enough to see the rhino and the white lion cubs. Seeing the lioness carry her 5 week old baby was a once in a life time experience. The food was delicious and substantial -... More 

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

Thank you very much for your comment on the food - delicious and substantial - because that is what potential guests want to know! Thank you also for your description of your stay and rating! More 

Bangor, Co. Down
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

My new husband and I stayed in Elandela Lodge at the end of our honeymoon. It was absolutely magical and we loved every minute. From the moment we arrived we were made to feel at home. The accommodation is amazing (we were staying in one of their brand new lodges) and loved sitting out in the evening after dinner watching... More 

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

Yes, we are very proud of our 6 new Honeymoon Suites! Each has a two person jet bath, indoor as well as an outdoor shower. King size extra length four poster bed. Private sun tanning patio at the rear. The private veranda in front looks out on the lake housing the hippos and serves as waterhole for the zebras and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

We have travelled regularly and nothing prepared us for our stay at Elandela, the welcome , the staff, John and Rocco take you on amazing game drives, Beauty and Thembi ensure you are looked after and Mike creates delicious dishes!!!!! Prudence ensures all the rooms which are decorated with high class furnishings is meticulous. We have never experienced service like... More 

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

Elandela feels it apt to note here that we do realize that all visits to us is a great investment in not only time but also money! Many are the guests who mention that to be able to visit and view the animals of Elandela is a dream and desire built over many years and we must admit it puts... More 

Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

Elandela exceeded our expectations and we can't wait to go back for another visit. I traveled with my husband and two sons (15 and 11 years old) for a 4 night stay at Elandela. It was magical from the moment you enter their gates. As your driving to the lodge you immediately encounter zebras, impalas, warthogs and giraffes to name... More 

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

Thank you very much for unequivocally stating that readers can go ahead and book with us! Once again I can unequivocally state from our side that sharing the exuberant joy of a family discovering the beauties and experiences that our part of Africa offers the visitor is what makes it all worth while and keeps us going. John and all... More 

Saltburn-by-the-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Beautiful setting, fabulous accommodation, delicious food, staff of the highest calibre. The game drives were great and led by knowledgeable and entertaining guides. Close up sightings of Elandela's white lions, including a once in a lifetime encounter with a white lioness and her brand new cub, were a highlight. So too was the sighting of a leopard and the opportunity... More 

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

Thank you kindly - once again for all reading up about us - our guests want to return! More cannot be said! More 

Worcester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

My boyfriend and I stayed here for 3 nights in July 2015 as part of a package offered by Premier holidays and can't wait to return! When we got there we had a fantastic welcome by the staff and from then on in the staff made our stay so memorable. I can honestly say I have never been anywhere with... More 

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

Thank you - the extensive descriptions will help all reading up about us but the last sentence mean the most to us - there is no greater compliment or statement regarding your stay at Elandela than returning! More 

High Wycombe, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I stayed at Elandela in mid June. When we arrived we were the only guests there! The very attentive service continued even when a family arrived and I got the impression due to the size that it would always be like that. Beauty was lovely, the food was excellent (and more than we could eat! ) and... More 

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

It is always our objective to - irrespective of the number of guests - give personal attention and superb service to all who dedicate a part of their lives to sharing our animal experiences with us! 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: $391 - $564 (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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