From the moment we arrived my 10yr old daughter and myself were made to feel so welcome, we were greeted by carina the lodge manager, the staff were singing and playing the African drum as we walked up the path. Elandela is beautiful, the grounds and lodge are immaclate the staff are amazing and can't do enough to make sure you are well looked after. Steven the chef checked to make sure we were going to enjoy the food he was going to prepare for us, the food here is lovely and you certainly would not go hungry!!! The boma was a lovely surprise on our last evening eating outside with the sound of the hippos nearby. The game drives were the highlight of our stay and our ranger was a lovely man called jv he gave us plenty of time to admire the animals we had spotted, seeing the white lions so close was quite emotional, his knowledge of the animals,birds and the surrounding area was incredible, this man never seemed to sleep he worked such long days and always with a huge smile and great since of humour, jv is a huge asset to elandela, both jv and carina are very passionate about what they are doing to help protect the white rhino. We had an amazing time at elandela thanks to the lovely hardworking people that they employ.
- 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