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Elephant Leisure Resort

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Somerset West, South Africa
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

8 Friends spent two nights at two of the cottages. Despite small irritations we had a wonderful relaxing time in a tranquil setting. There was a direction sign along the road opposite a sandy road between the orchards. As there was no arrow pointing in that direction we were a bit confused and had to phone the cell nr indicated.... More 

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Thank everster
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Since our visit we definitely need a jacuzzi on our treass as well. We loved the quietness, the jacuzzi, the cottage with fireplace and the nature. We can definitely recommend it for a quite weekend away.

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Thank Eva B
Cape Town
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I booked a two night stay to celebrate my birthday. First impression of the place was "woah! its really quiet!"... and that is how it stayed for the duration of our stay! There's no cellphone reception there... which makes this place THEE ultimate getaway place. We spent most of our time in the Jacuzzi and making fires.... More 

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Thank Kim2868
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been visiting Elephants Leisure for over 15 years on a regular basis & having been through a rough phase I can now honestly say it's back to being the little gem I know & love. So much effort is being made to breath new life into this resort and I love what I see. Brand new garden layout... More 

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Thank Deborah K
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

We spent two wonderful week days with the guys at the Elephant Leisure Resort in Citrusdal. The setting is breathtaking and the birds are a real treat👍 Special touches like the percolated coffee and jacuzzi on the patio was the cherry on the top. Anja and the helpers were so hospitable and we will be back soon, thanks guys!!

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Thank Graham W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

We stayed at the Elephant Leisure Resort for 5 nights and came home very relaxed. The clear air and the mountains make it a great getaway. We went Hiking right next to the Resort and didn't see a single soul while exploring the Cederberg Mountains. The cottage was well equipped with a fire place and heater. And the hot Jacuzzi... More 

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Thank Jo W
Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Fire was going at all times, inside & outside, they have wood on site at all times. Cabin was clean spacious....rooms can be serviced daily.... Juccuzi with a view from heaven... Staff and Anja were amazing and accommodating at all times.. Anja will bend over backwards to help you... Did a 3 hour hike with our toddler, she had so... More 

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Thank Charmagnem31
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

After my visit to Elephants Leisure, I feel like I can take on the stresses of the busy city life. The tranquility of the orange farm and being able to star-gaze on your stoep was amazing. I will definitely visit again. The staff was very friendly even though they spent the entire weekend in their new garden. I was very... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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7 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

Booked 2 nights with Groupon at Elephant Leisure. Their website looks fantastic. On arrival we decided to check in at The Baths 4km down the road. The staff were all sleeping on the lawns the rooms were terribly dirty and the jacuzzi I would not bath my dog in. False advertising at it's best.

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Thank Raymond R
dreamdreamy, Owner at Elephant Leisure Resort, responded to this review

Hi Raymond, Thank you so much for taking the time to write to us and share your concerns after leaving. I really wish you would have contacted the manager and/or me the owner while you were there as it is nearly impossible for us to rectify mistakes after a guest have left. Please do understand that we have a reward... More 

Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

What a way to start our union. What a peaceful and tranquil place. I chose this place as each cottage has its own jacuzzi. The service we got from Anja was excellent and We would definitely return for another visit. Keep up the excellent service!!!

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Resort: Elephant Leisure Resort is only 8 km away from Citrusdal and with its Unique setting and wonderful views over Cederberg Mountain range and Sneeuberg conservancy which is covered in snow in winter creates a relaxing and calming atmosphere that welcomes the weary traveller. The swimming pool is fed with the spring water borehole that provides the water for the resort and conforms to European standards for mineral water. The borehole of 87m delivers 11700 litre of water at a temperature of 26 - 30 °C, all under its own natural pressure. Due to the fact that the water is forced through a calcium formation under its own pressure, there is no need for pumps or filters. By the time the water reaches the top it is sparkling clean. The resort is situated in a wide valley between beautiful mountains with an excellent opportunity to explore the mountain side with a 4km hiking trail with its weird rock formations covered in lichen and over 850 Fynbos species that attracts hundreds of bird species. Cottages: There are 10 chalets of which 4 are two bedroom (en suite) with sitting area in kitchen with wooden fireplace and 6 are one bedroom open plan units all with double doors that open onto the Terrace which is perfect spot for sundowners, to light up a braai or do Stargazing from your private Jacuzzi. In the morning you can take your breakfast outside into the country air and experience the superabundance of bird life which includes visiting Egyptian geese, blue crane, Veroux eagle and other visitors to the indigenous natural Fynbos Mountains that include sugar birds, butterflies, dragon flies and many more. There is also a Reed dam with weaver birds further up the winding gravel road. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Elephant Leisure Resort

Address: 7 Farm 8 Km Off N, Citrusdal 7340, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Citrusdal
Price Range: $49 - $79 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
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