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Stafford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 May 2016

This was the grand finale to our trip to SA. I had been looking forward to it based on previous reviews, but the reality exceeded my expectations. This was indeed a piece of heaven. After a very long and bumpy drive from Johannesburg, we arrived somewhat shaken and dusty. However, our troubles were forgotten instantly by the magnificent welcome by...

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

It fills all of the Elandela Lodge staff's hearts with happiness to read such great joy into your word choice - Thanks, we would love to have you back!

Farnborough, Hants
Reviewed 9 May 2016

* Not a misprint but how we remember the big 5: Buffalo, Rhino, Elephant, Lion & Leopard. We were lucky to see 4 out of the 5 with only the leopards reluctant to be found. We were greeted by the multi-talented staff singing to drum beats. Met by the owner, Yvonne, who outlined our programme. Don't be put off by...

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

We appreciate you taking the time to rate the Elandela Experience based on your vast experience, as indicated by the number of reviews and places mentioned on Tripadvisor. Please allow me to point out to prospective guests a fact we have noticed as far as grading of our services go. It is important to note that the more experienced the...

Greater London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

A very special place. Every single member of staff and owners go out of their way to ensure that your time spent here is simply first class. The safari runs are fantastic with excellent guides. Food and accommodation are second to none. We will certainly go back again.

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

The Elandela Lodge management - by way of responding to your review - would like to express our gratitude to all our guests who contribute to make the Elandela Experience a wonderful one by your contagious enthusiasm and positive energy!

Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 May 2016

Elandella was the ultimate part of our trip to South Africa, on arrival the greeting was like being invited in by the family, the accommodation was superb, the towels and the sheets were of the highest quality, food was exceptional and was what you would expect from any 5star restaurant, and our game drives were second to none, we had...

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Elandela Lodge management has as mission the raising of awareness of the desperate situation most of our wildlife - with specific accent on Rhinos and Lions - is in and therefore it is fantastic to hear that your visit "was a life changing experience like no other" because the wonderful animals we share home with certainly changed all our lives,...

Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 April 2016

We never expected to have the memories and experiences myself and my wife have taken away from this fabulous place!!! The staff are fabulous and nothing is a problem.The Rangers are not only incredibly knowledgable but so friendly and are a pleasure to be around. I never for a moment thought I would be within a few meters of wild...

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"Go to this place and you will not stop smiling" Much appreciated - I have not read this all encompassing comment on any other page!

cotswolds
Reviewed 25 March 2016

My wife and I stayed 3 nights in Elandela, and we thoroughly enjoyed it. The staff are amazingly helpful and friendly and the Reserve is small, personal and has a family feel about it. The accommodation is high quality, the food excellent and the ambience relaxing. We had a great time - thank you.

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This is exactly what we see a visit to Elandela as - a visit to family fortunate enough to share a corner of old Africa with simply amazing wild animals!

Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

I was in Elandela last August with my husband. Our first - surely not las- trip to Africa and on safari. Our great experience started even before we got there with Ivonne; one of the owners, personally giving us advice and guidance on how to get there. We were picked up at the airport and were welcomed the amazing place...

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Africa is our continent and Elandela Private Game Reserve is fortunately our part of it. We use the word "share" and we want our guests to leave with the same love and respect we have for this special place and it is fantastic to hear that you have seen and experienced and will return!

madrid
Reviewed 24 February 2016

Our staying in Elandela was really good. The staff is very nice and the guides too. The food is fantastic. We were lucky and we had an upgrading in the room. We stay in a honeymooners suite and it was fantastic and all was very new. You also can go for safaris at night. The only thing is that there...

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

Thank you very much for such a positive and well graded review. We are - for the first time in 2 years - going to change our Suite Tariff structure year's end to include per room from the 1st of January one hour complimentary Wi-Fi per visit, as well as complimentary bottled mineral water in the mini bar. Not only...

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 February 2016

We could not fault this wonderful place , from being greeted by the owner who took such a time to explain the set up and to ensure our comfort, to the wonderful staff-the magnificent food and the lovely rooms overlooking the river.. The zebras, hippos, giraffes and baboons roam freely around, the grounds and the lake-it is idyllic, and we...

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We as owners see Elandela Private Game Reserve as a wonderful place and we are proud but also privileged to share it with like-minded guests!

Cheshire
Reviewed 16 February 2016

My wife and I stayed 3 nights in early Feb, From the first minute of our arrival to leaving we had a wonderful time. The staff in the lodge were superb and the customer service was excellent - Thembe and David made sure that you wanted for nothing !!.The food was amazing with a varied choice - with Beauty the...

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We at Elandela Lodge realize the most valuable commodity our guests are spending at Elandela Lodge is their time! It really gladdens our hearts to hear you have had a wonderful time!

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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 

Additional Information about Elandela Private Game Reserve

Address: Casketts KU 65 Portion 35 | Elandela Private Game Lodge, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Kruger National Park
Price Range: $659 - $989 (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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“In all rooms you can hear every word from next door. All rooms are semi detached.”
 of 5 bubbles angiep389, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Lake view us best”
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“Elandela Private Game Reserve boasts with both Lake View and River View Lodge, each of which caters to the unique needs of each guest.”
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