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Crewe, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our family spent a very enjoyable and relaxing 5 nights at Elandela. This was our fifth time on safari, but first visit to this area and we couldn't recommend more highly. The lodge is just 10 minutes from Hoedspruit airport, with daily flights to Cape Town and Johannesburg. We stayed in two of the lakeside suites, fantastic views over the...

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YvonneGioia, Owner at Elandela Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Management appreciates this accurate description from a seasoned photo safari traveler and appreciate you putting our services in objective perspective based on your 5 photo safaris, which are substantial. Can't wait for your return visit!

Redruth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an amazing place to visit, the people, food and location are out of this world. When we arrived we had an extremely warm welcome from all of the staff who treated us as part of their family for our entire stay. We were then shown to our rooms that were an exceptional quality including a hot tub and an...

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YvonneGioia, Owner at Elandela Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you for a glowing review - but - the last sentence says it all! That is what we are about - having our guests leave as friends! So, this is the place to book if you want to stay in Africa on a private reserve and be hosted by friends!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Top class individual treatment, great food and really informative rangers on the drives in the private reserve. They also organise trips into Kruger (½ day complimentary) and trips to the Blyde River Canyon (spectacular). We did three nights which is bare minimum to appreciate the surroundings and see nearly all the animals and get some relaxation too. I want to...

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YvonneGioia, Owner at Elandela Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the review which states clearly that our recommended length of stay, namely 4 days, is the pefect duration for a visit to Elandela Lodge and Private Game Reserve!

Bedford
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We couldn't have picked a better lodge for our first safari. The staff are amazing and made us feel like part of their family, from the minute we arrived to the minute we left. Our party consisted of ten family and friends ranging from 14 to 72. Most of us stayed in the Honeymoon Lodges, which are a touch of...

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YvonneGioia, Owner at Elandela Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Your detailed review is appreciated in the extreme - not only for the high marks but more so because it really contains the entire Elandela experience summed up in words. We really try our utmost to make sure all Elandela details are correct and we admire the thoroughness with which you have penned your perceptions. Because we receive so many...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My review wasn´t really very good as i put it here, because as the Elandela can have many details that can add to an average or poor stay, the people that works here really can make it up to you!... I understand that sometimes it´s not easy to manage a hotel, specially under certain conditions, but the really kind attitude...

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YvonneGioia, Owner at Elandela Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you for the best recommendation for families one can give! Families mainly visit to offer the children special and lasting memories with their family. If the children want to bring their children back to Elandela - well, then the parents and Elandela succeeded in making a special children's holiday to be remembered for always! That is what families want...

Reviewed 23 March 2017

Staff is amazing. Food is really good. From breakfast to dinner to game pick up time they were very pontural. The reserve itself is great, we saw lions, leopards, bufalos, hippopotamus, zebras, giraffes, porcupines, impallas... Special thanks to Beauty who was always ready to assist us with the most beautiful smile. John and Denise, awesome rangers. The only bad thing...

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YvonneGioia, Owner at Elandela Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Thanks! This is not only a great review but also helpful to readers because of the opportunity to reconfirm that we invested heavily in a new Wi-Fi Network with great reception in our rooms! Best is that since last month Wi-Fi is FREE!! Free open Wi-fI for all devices! Wi-Fi in the bush is still a huge feat but we...

Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Everything worked perfectly. Leonardo picked us up at the airport and helped with our luggage. We were very well welcomed by the staff. Every one of them was presented and explained his/her role in the lodge. We got all the informations about Elandela reserve and the drives, including the possibilities of seeing or not the animals - that helps a...

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YvonneGioia, Owner at Elandela Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you very much for putting facts straight about our staff and services! This forum - in our opinion - is a website where visitors describe their experiences and good memories so that like minded prospective guests can recognise a photo safari destination perfect for their desires. Being here on Elandela for 50 years and decades in the industry we...

Windermere, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 March 2017

I have stayed a quite a lot of game reserves as I have been travelling to S.A. Every year For the past 12 years .. This place is honestly the worst reserve I have stayed at. It is not a natural game reserve but more like an enclosed fenced off zoo. All the animals are in very large enclosures. Nothing...

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Most blatant lies are the comments that the food "is frozen", "the staff phoney and false", "tea, coffee, soap etc. are not replenished" and that our guests "are on package holidays". All these are untruths! How does the 4000 hectare reserve fit into the definition of a zoo?! All the fresh veggies come fresh from farms close to the mountain...

Northumberland
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

My husband and I stayed here for three nights recently as part of a Premier Holidays tour. It was just fantastic! From our arrival at the airport where Denise collected us we felt confident our stay was going to be brilliant! Our arrival to drums and a shot of Amarula was fab! The place is full of African character. We...

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YvonneGioia, Owner at Elandela Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you so much for a positive review! Yes, the staff is fantastic but, (how fortunate are we!), so are our guests!

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We stayed here for three nights and it was not enough. The welcome we received was second to none. Our room was fantastic we received a upgrade and what a room, large comfortable four poster bed complete with mosketio nets. A large bathroom also. Tea coffee was complementary and was toped up every day. A safe was also available free...

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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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Address: Casketts KU 65 Portion 35, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Kruger National Park
Price Range: $576 - $975 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Elandela Private Game Reserve 4*
Number of rooms: 20
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“Honeymoon suites on lake have great amenities and views”
guyw888, 24 Apr 2017 | Read review
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“probably the lake view was better, we didnt have the chance to go there...”
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“In all rooms you can hear every word from next door. All rooms are semi detached.”
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