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Elandela Private Game Reserve
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Reviewed December 5, 2012

Having recently returned from a 3 night stay at Elandela Lodge, we have had the most amazing time. This place is absolute perfection. The moment we arrived Yvonne made us both feel so welcome. Rocco took us to meet the beautiful Rocky and Clover baby Rhino's and that was us both hooked! The accommodation pure luxury. The staff are fantastic, the guides are so knowledgeable about the animals; Karina, thankyou for everything. We can not think of a bad word to say about this place. The only down side to this trip was that it didnt last longer.
Yvonne & Rocco thankyou for the most fantastic time - Kerry & Rachel

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 12, 2012

We have just returned from a trip to South Africa which included a 3 night stay at Elendela Lodge.
We were greeted by Rocco the owner and driven to the lodge where these African smiles burst into song and a welcoming drink. The lodge is amazing and the rooms are definitely luxurious. The food is outstanding so well done to the chef. They are dedicated to their animals especially the Rhino and White Lion which are doing really well. Their driving staff are so passionate and we had such good drives with them. We have so many photos and memories but one thing my husband said on the day we left "this lodge is quality rather than quantity" and the owners Yvonne & Rocco were speechless. Thank you to you both and your amazing staff for such a wonderful time and we wish you all the best for the future.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Fishcake60
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YvonneGioia, Owner at Elandela Private Game Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded November 17, 2012

Thank you for putting your summary of your Elandela Experience into words! We appreciate your positive appraisal of your safari with us but the tears in your eyes upon your departure were really what made your visit special to us! We will pass your well wishes on to everybody here - also your promise to return for a repeat Elandela Experience!

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Reviewed November 2, 2012

This is a magical place with the most wonderful staff.
The lodge is atmospheric and comfortable overlooking its own watering hole and there is the warmest welcome from the staff on arrival. We felt relaxed and regenerated at the end of our time here and will dream of it for a long time to come. We would go back tomorrow if we could.
Wonderful variety of animals to see on the twice daily game drives and don't miss the night drive for a different view (the night sounds are wonderful). The passion for the animals and their surroundings shone through and great efforts were made to help us see "the big 5" and plenty more beside! We are home with hundreds of marvellous photos - make sure you take a camera with a decent zoom for really good photos.
We fully intend to return in the future.

Room Tip: The rooms are lovely opening onto a verandah looking over the lawn to the watering hole. Beds comfortable and as the first game drive is at 6am you sleep very well. No TV in the room adds to the peace and tranquillity encouraging the animals to come to drink and us to sleep
  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 24, 2012

Overall excellent. Service very good staff, sweet and eager to please great chef and Karina the relatively new guide was very good and will go from strength to strength as will this lovely resort. Karina did her best to ensure we saw as many animals and we achieved the big five.
They have a project on white lions who were amazing to see.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Peterlee_12
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Reviewed September 14, 2012

We came by Elandela fortuitously booking a late package to RSA, so had no real expectation.
From arrival Elandela more than impressed.
The setting was breathtaking the rooms well appointed and as described - luxurious.
The service was friendly and impeccable - the classic African smiles met every request.
i'm not sure how Andrew managed to create such gourmet dishes quite so far from 'civilisation' but they kept coming!
If this is 4 star I am not quite sure what the 5th one could be for...
Then there was the reason for going - the game!
5000 Hectares of bush and just one open sided vehicle roaming through it.
We were lucky and saw the White lions, a leopard and a Secretary Bird (twice); but the breathtaking beauty was just being in the bush, especially the walking safari!
I can't imagine how this could be bettered, and I can't wait to go back.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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3  Thank OldDownHouse
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