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Elandela Private Game Reserve

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| Elandela Private Game Lodge, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

The food was amazing, the rooms were pretty decent considering they were in the middle of a game reserve. But the food and the staff were amazing. Steven, the head chef, always had a huge smile on his face, was always happy to see you. Even when a really frustrating group turned up, he still kept smiling even though everyone... More 

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

Thank you for your positive review - now you know why Steven has a special place in our hearts! We most definitely acknowledge that each visitor has different desires to fulfill on his photo safari but that the overall important reason is to visit famous Kruger National Park. It helps us to hear about the importance of the full day... More 

Leyland, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We stayed here for 4 nights at the end of May this year. We had 3 nights in Capetown and 2 in Johannesburg before making the long journey by road to Elandella. I can honestly say that it was well worth the journey. We had two game drives per day in our package and we paid separately for a night... More 

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1 Thank CandM1954
YvonneGioia, Owner at Elandela Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

"Experience of a Lifetime" are bold words indeed and although we must admit seeing leopard on every game drive is HUGE, it is clear that the experience as a whole led to this fantastic recommendation! More 

staffordshire
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

We have just spent 3 fabulous nights at this wonderful place,just wish it could have been more! A great welcome from the staff,African style before enjoying a delicious glass of Amarula was just the start of it,animals galore,fabulous food and great hospitality not to mention Carina and her mum and dad whose knowledge was astounding! So sad to leave,hope to... More 

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

Thank you - there is no greater compliment to us than to hear that our guests want to return and from our side - we would love to welcome you back! More 

Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

As two 60 something old travellers from Australia we had planned this trip for a long time, and we were not disappointed. We were collected from Hoedsprite airport by the handsome Nico and that started our love affair with Elandela. We were welcomed warmly by staff and the owners, Yvonne and Rocco your delightful hosts who are excited to share... More 

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

It is always a great pleasure to hear that the staff and animal residents of Elandela have contributed to make dreams come true!! More 

Pretoria, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

We had the pleasure visiting Elandela Private Game Reserve over the Easter Weekend in April 2014 and wow - this was an exceptional experience! Personal service - and service with a smile, attention to detail, very high standards of cleanliness and always going the extra mile... this is what we experienced at this beautiful place in the bush. From our... More 

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

Elandela Private Game Reserve is paradise for all of us and we feel ourselves fortunate to be able to share it with our visitors - especially our repeat guests! Thank you for noticing that to be able to share this haven for wildlife with so many visitors one has to abide by a program that works like clock work! More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

The lodge is perfectly positioned, but it is the quality of the rangers and the staff that make this lodge outstanding, you can never guarantee seeing animals, but you have a fantastic chance of seeing what you want, while everyone here try's their best to ensure you see what you came for. I cannot praise this enough

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

Thank you for your uplifting comments - we will convey your message to all! More 

Selby, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We have recently returned from Elandela and were so impressed it has lead me to write my first ever travel review! We travelled to SA as part of our honeymoon at the end of March, and I cannot speak highly enough of the lodge and its staff. We were picked up from Hoedspruit airport and driven the short journey to... More 

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

It is truly an honour to know that we at Elandela will forever be part of happy fantastic times such as a honeymoon! Thank you for noticing that all of us at Elandela care! Yes, we do cater and prepare vegetarian meals with love! Thank you Steven! More 

Buenos Aires, Argentina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Heaven: That is the first word that comes to my mind while I am sited in front of this magnificent ocean of green velvet, surrounded only by exotic animals like zebras, impalas, giraffes, leopards and monkys. Nothing else is needed. the silence is only interrupted by the animals, the river and the wind between the leaves of the trees. The... More 

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

Our aim is to make our guests feel like friends and as if in their own homes, not only for you to enjoy your own holiday here at Elandela but also for the mutual enjoyment of all the other guests sharing Elandela Lodge with you at that moment! Thank you to all our fantastic visitors who help make being at... More 

Worcester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We were really looking forward to this two night stay as part of our trip to SA and Zambia yet it has to go down as the lowlight of our holiday. Yes the staff are friendly, informative and helpful, (not the owners who appeared not to care), and the evening storm meant we were unable to visit/see the white lions,... More 

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

We respect the time spent travelling to a destination you have looked forward to visit and understand it is a huge let down if you have not been able to see the magnificent pride of Elandela White Lions because of circumstances beyond our control! Kruger Park is huge and as many guests have noted in their reviews such a vast... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Having been in the tourist industry for over 15 years we are very critical when we holiday and hard to impress. From the moment we were collected from the airport surprise followed surprise. We wouldn't want to spoil the delights for other visitors but we have never stayed anywhere where there was such attention to detail and the staff and... More 

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

We rate the opinions of hospitality establishment owners and staff very highly because they know what makes such an establishment tick and also understand the boundaries wherein you can work to keep every guest "happy". They know where to look and what really matters to create a memorable and enjoyable stay. Thank you for the taking the time to rate... 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: $367 - $527 (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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