We did enjoy our stay at Elandela. We had room number 1 with the four poster bed which was
very pretty. However, it was very dark and gloomy inside (although I am told they are going to rectify this with new lights). The waiting and cleaning staff were excellent and all very friendly.
However, we felt the owners were aloof and not very caring. My husband fell into the swimming pool on the first night because he could not see it and thought it was grass as the area is badly lit and when we spoke about it next morning the owner did not seem concerned and she walked away! A simple white painted line on the steps and around the pool would probably solve the problem.
Carina is a Jewel in the Crown a wonderful young woman, very knowledgable and helpful in all aspects of our stay. Nothing was too much trouble for her and she made our stay. .Thank you Carina. The food was good although several of the meat dishes had tough meat, maybe we were just unlucky! We were never hungry. The lodge is in a wonderful spot and we were fortunate to see the lovely animals including leopard and, of course, the white lions. With just a little more effort from the owners they could have an excellent rating.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Elandela Lodge is an owner managed 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 up close! 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 Lake View and Elandela River View Lodges are 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, with more beds per room and huge lawns, confirm our child friendly reputation! For the discerning adult visitor Elandela Lake View Lodge offers immaculate and luxurious Honeymoon Suites with five star quality and comfort. The Deluxe Suites are priced in between the Honeymoon and Standard Suites 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 factor to determine their South African photo safari destination! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Elandela Private Game Reserve Hotel Kruger National Park