From the moment you arrive you realise that this is a very special experience.
The staff are most attentive - warm hand towels after a morning drive - hot water bottles and blankets to protect you from the chill of an early start - are indicative of the thought and care shown to us by all the staff at Elephant Rock.
Thank you Stephanie for your wonderful game drives. I will never forget my first mocca-chocca-rula whilst watching elephants in the distance on a fresh winter morning in the most delightful and exciting scenery. Nor will I forget your entertaining and very informative commentary of the animals we were privileged to see.
The food is excellent - our last breakfast on the balcony of the lodge whilst watching giraffe feed in the distance was extremely memorable.
The room was very comfortable - I especially liked the large bed, electric blankets and the large bath with a great view of the garden.
The homely feel, the care of the staff and watching the animals within the reserve are the things that made this a very special experience for me.
If you are addicted to the internet and/or TV then this is not the place for you, as there are neither. I found that the lack of these modern day distractions, added more to the quality of the experience.
Cannot wait to return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Elephant Rock Private Safari Lodge. Superbly sited overlooking a waterhole, Elephant Rock is a charming boutique safari lodge offering luxury accommodation for up to 10 people. Experience a home-away-from-home true bush lodge experience for the entire family including extraordinary game viewing, on game drives; exquisite cuisine; and high standards of service - all at exceptional value for money. Elephant Rock Private Safari Lodge boasts five well appointed luxurious suites, including one family unit. All suites are well spaced for total privacy and include an en-suite bathroom, private deck and outdoor shower, and all have great views of the waterhole or the indigenous bushveld. Enjoy the magnificent viewing deck, relax whilst viewing the many species of game and birdlife or just cool off in the pool. Delicious meals are prepared by the in-house chef and can be enjoyed in the open boma, under the stars on the viewing deck, or in the comfort of the main lodge. The Big Five and other game are plentiful and roam freely over the Nambiti Private Game Reserve on which Elephant Rock is situated. Nambiti is a 10 000 hectare reserve of diverse wildlife habitat and includes the Big Five – lion, buffalo, rhino, elephant and leopard, as well as cheetah, hyena and many other species. Bird life abounds with over 250 recorded species. Nambiti is ideally situated, 3 ½ hours from Durban and 4 ½ hours from Johannesburg, in the heart of KwaZulu-Natal battlefield country, including Rorke's Drift, Isandlwana, Elandslaagte and Ladysmith. Activities: One on One Cheetah Interaction: Price From: R200.00 per person. Fishing: Enjoy some quiet time at one of the many well-stocked dams fishing for Bass, or Yellowfish. Fishing rods are available at the Lodge. Battlefield tours: For the history enthusiast, trips to any of the nearby battlefields, including Rorke’s Drift and Isandlwana, can be arranged. Golf: Golfing enthusiasts can book at a golf course in the vicinity. ... more less
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