My colleagues and I have stayed at Elangeni literally since before it opened. Proprietors Haba and Chris are warm, welcoming, and the staff is friendly and helpful without being officious and annoying. The spacious, clean huts are fully air-con, most with TVs and all with mosquito nets (we go throughout the year and don't really need nets b/c of the air con).
The food has its good days and bad days, but bar is amazing, pool is a lovely extra (so is the trampoline for kids of all ages), and the landscape is uniquely African!
It's a bit of a hike from Kruger (30 minutes), but given the other nearby options, definitely worth the extra few minutes on the road.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Elangeni Lodge is located in a natural bushveld environment of the Mpumalanga province of South Africa. We are located less than 100km from the Mbombela stadium, which is located in Nelspruit; one of the 2010 FIFA Host cities.The kruger National Park, Swaziland Border and Mozambique Border are all in close proximity to the lodge. Our accomodation comprises of 10 private chalets, each with an ensuite bathroom fitted with a rain shower. We also have a restaurant and bar which offer a wide variety of drinks and meals to appeal to anyones taste. ... more less