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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

My wife and I stayed at this outstanding game reserve in early February 2017 for five nights. I am a keen amateur photographer and had been planning a trip to the Kruger area for some time. Our travel agent recommended Elandela and wow I am so so glad she did. On arrival at the local airport we were greeted by...

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

Thank you very much for a complete description of services and experiences during your long visit to Elandela - all I can add is that seeing as we are constantly working on improving our service it is a pleasure to announce that after further investment and improvements to the miracle of Wi-Fi in the bush - "Wi-Fi at Elandela is...

Hythe, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Location: convenient from the airport and so many animals on the doorstep, visible from our room, like a Disney film! The lodge being situated in the middle of the reserve meant that all the wild life was immediately accessible. We noted a total of 53 different species of animal during our stay. Room: great beds, beautifully made daily, very well...

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

"Just excellent". It is a feeling! Thank you for sharing clearly treasured memories with us!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The lodge is fantastic, but would recommend staying at lake view if you are a couple, it is much nicer in our opinion. The honeymoon suite was amazing, although we could hear everything in the room next door, and them with us. The staff and service are fanatic!! Denise and john the game drivers were so passionate, the front of...

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

Thank you for your recommendation - another vote for choosing the new Honeymoon Suites!

Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in May 2016 and booked as part of a package with Premier Holidays. From the moment we arrived we knew that we were going to love Elandela. A really warm welcome from the friendly team and a smooth and relaxing check-in. Our room was located close the main buildings and the pool. The room was 'authentically styled' and...

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

Thank you for painting Elandela as we see it - a truly magical place! It makes us happy to read that your magical memories of your visit to Elandela are enduring! That is why our guests love Elandela - to have "a holiday to remember for ever!!!!!!"

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We got a great deal - book 3 nights and get 1 night free. So we got enough game drives and didnt feel like we missed anything. The lodge is small but good for people who like quiet and privacy. The food is great however they have an extremely light lunch and an extremely heavy dinner. This didnt work well...

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

Thank you for a great review and the opportunity to clarify services! Very important is the fact that ours are small personal lodges where guests are welcome to ask and repeat as many plates as they want - we introduce our guests to our 5 chefs in order to encourage interaction with the chefs. Coffee and tea are free. Cappuccinos...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is amazing and the people are sooo friendly,I would defo recommend this to everyone!!! Denise was sooo knowledgable and the rooms was exceptionally clean and inviting,there was nothing that was too much for the staff,the service was exceptionally good.

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

Thank you very much for your 3 exclamation mark recommendation!!!

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Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

My wife and I stayed here early January 2017 for 4 nights and from the time Max picked us up from the Airport in the Safari Jeep and the welcome song from the Staff as we arrived, to the goodbye song and Max dropping us off at the Airport to fly onto our next destination, we had a wonderful time....

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

Thank you very much for penning down what we want to deliver to each guest in such a wonderful way! Great review! It is quite an intricate and demanding task to deliver Wi-Fi Internet Services in the African Bush. We buy this service from a private business man as there are no landline connections in our area - it has...

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Reviewed 30 December 2016

This private reserve close to the Kruger national Park, has a full range of wildlife, with the exception of elephants (which tend to destroy the environment). There is a pride of very rare white lions as well a numerous rhino and hippos in the water holes. Twice daily safaris are led by helpful and knowledgable guides, who are a fund...

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

Thank you very much for your very positive vote regarding the "outstanding food"! The vast majority of our visitors agree with you which is very uplifting for our hard working chefs!

Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 December 2016

We stayed 3 nights in River View at Elandela and couldn't criticise this magnificent place. From the moment we arrived, my wife Elaine and I realised that we had arrived somewhere very special indeed. Rocco and Yvonne have created a magical place. The combination of accommodation, professional and friendly staff, together with great food all added up to make a...

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

Yes, the place that Yvonne and Rocco built is magnificent, but, the real magic lies in you - our guests!

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Reviewed 8 December 2016

We had three nights at Elandela, the aspect, the accommodation and the passion and professionalism of the staff blew us away. Game drives, a trip into Kruger, great food and service, and to be able to watch wildlife from the pool all added up to a perfect stay. A special mention for Zico who looked after us so well, and...

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

Thank you for becoming part of the passion! It is our objective to have each and every guest feel that they have chosen the perfect photo safari destination to suit their personal desires and therefore we appreciate every review on these pages!

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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Elandela Lodge is an owner managed, 4-star graded, 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 as close as you care to go during your Game Drives and Walking Safaris on our huge reserve! 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 Lodge is 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 and huge lawns confirm our child friendly reputation! For the discerning visitor Elandela Lodge offers immaculate and luxurious Presidential Suites with five star quality and comfort. The Deluxe suites are priced in between 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 importance - and then of course there is our drive to offer a better service in superior surroundings at a most competitive price! ... more   less 

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Address: | Elandela Private Game Lodge, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Kruger National Park
Price Range: $672 - $937 (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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“Go for lakeside room.”
 of 5 bubbles LJAM2014, 7 Feb 2017 | Read review
“If you can - upgrade to a honeymoon suite - they are more modern and spacious.”
 of 5 bubbles JandIB, 1 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Definitely book a few of the add ons provided on the website while you're booking”
 of 5 bubbles 975mehakc, 24 Jan 2017 | Read review
“View of the lake with hippos, zebra and batoons”
 of 5 bubbles SwannyUk, 30 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The honeymoon suites are well worth the upgrade.”
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