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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent the last three days in this little piece of heaven..from the hours of silent leisure to the long walks in the company of family this is a must visit..food for the soul..and bring your furry friends..

Thank CaitLiam
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second time visiting Elephant Leisure and it just gets better every time. They have made some great improvements and modifications and we are happy for their success! We really needed to get away from our busy lives and this was the perfect breakaway for that. It's quiet except for the wind blowing through the trees and the...

Thank Linda S
Surin, Thailand
Reviewed 15 March 2017

In all the places we have stayed before, this is by FAR our favourite. It is so majestic, from the first moment you arrive. The cottages have a delightful warm farm style feel, it is very clean and modern. They provide you with everything....and my favourite, fresh coffee beans and a fireplace. The Jacuzzi is a highlight, enjoying a cocktail...

Thank cheri v
Reviewed 15 March 2017

My husband travels for work often and when we finally found a gap for a much-needed breakaway, I was left with the task to find a spot that is not too far from Cape Town, would be relaxing for us but also fun for our 3 year old. And if that wasnt enough, we really wanted to take our Weimeraner...

Thank Ruzaan S
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We went to celebrate our anniversary, arriving and thinking this is just so hidden, a bit skeptical, at first, and as we experienced the scenery, engaging with the people, enjoying the peace, quiet and privacy, we ended up extending our stay because it was just so comfortable, neat, spacious enough for just us two and private enough to have called...

Thank Roxanne A
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

A beautiful, peaceful, and tranquil place within the mountains of Citrusdal. We arrived to a freshly cleaned chalet, with a bubbling jacuzzi, ready and waiting for us to relax in. Not only were the staff super helpful, they treated us with such respect, and friendliness. An added bonus was the Resort being Pet Friendly, with interesting walking trails to explore....

Thank cherenej2016
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 20 February 2017

I stayed in the recently renovated cabin (4), and it was sunny and clean. The beds were very comfortable and the area for cooking and hanging out was spacious and well designed. We had a wonderful time having our meals and reading books on the front porch. We also did yoga and went for lovely hikes. I would recommend this...

Thank Lylu R
Cape Town
Reviewed 19 February 2017

The Cederberg backdrop and surrounding rock formations have been around since time began. The current owners are new, though, and taking this nature retreat to a new level. The architect-led modification of the cottages have begun - letting in more views of the mesmerizing surrounds and wildlife sightings via large glass walls without sacrificing privacy, through clever design. We slept...

1Thank Great-Escapist
YvetteAnderson55, Owner at Elephant Leisure Resort, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. It feels like a task well done if people can connect to the greater, beautiful and magical landscape. Please come and visit us again! Regards Yvette

Munich, Germany
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Elephant Leisure Resort, Citrusdal, Cape Province South Africa A perfect location for the South African but also for the international traveler. Elephant Leisure is approx. 200 km away from Cape Town along the N7 to Citrusdal including a 8 km gravel road from Citrusdal to the Leisure resort. Citrusdal is situated at the foot of the Olifants Mountains. Enjoy the...

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YvetteAnderson55, Owner at Elephant Leisure Resort, responded to this review

Wow, you blew our entire team away with your kindness and observations. We are grateful for the time that you spent to write what you did, and that you made yourself aware of all the details. Thank you for noticing and talking about the aspects that are very important to all of us, the trees, the landscape, the possibilities of...

Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

A beautiful retreat nested in the mountains providing one with time to appreciate nature and take a break from the city. Friendly staff & wonderful facilities. We especially enjoyed relaxing in our personal jacuzzi while taking in the majestic rocky terrain around us.

Thank Nastasjia-Leigh P
YvetteAnderson55, Owner at Elephant Leisure Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your thoughtful response. I am always happy when people take the time to get absorbed by the landscapes surrounding the resort. It takes my breath away every day. Please visit us again soon. Best Wishes The ELR team

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Resort: Elephant Leisure Resort is only 8 km away from Citrusdal and with its Unique setting and wonderful views over Cederberg Mountain range and Sneeuberg conservancy which is covered in snow in winter creates a relaxing and calming atmosphere that welcomes the weary traveller. The swimming pool is fed with the spring water borehole that provides the water for the resort and conforms to European standards for mineral water. The borehole of 87m delivers 11700 litre of water at a temperature of 26 - 30 °C, all under its own natural pressure. Due to the fact that the water is forced through a calcium formation under its own pressure, there is no need for pumps or filters. By the time the water reaches the top it is sparkling clean. The resort is situated in a wide valley between beautiful mountains with an excellent opportunity to explore the mountain side with a 4km hiking trail with its weird rock formations covered in lichen and over 850 Fynbos species that attracts hundreds of bird species. Cottages: There are 10 chalets of which 4 are two bedroom (en suite) with sitting area in kitchen with wooden fireplace and 6 are one bedroom open plan units all with double doors that open onto the Terrace which is perfect spot for sundowners, to light up a braai or do Stargazing from your private Jacuzzi. In the morning you can take your breakfast outside into the country air and experience the superabundance of bird life which includes visiting Egyptian geese, blue crane, Veroux eagle and other visitors to the indigenous natural Fynbos Mountains that include sugar birds, butterflies, dragon flies and many more. There is also a Reed dam with weaver birds further up the winding gravel road. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Elephant Leisure Resort

Address: 7 Farm 8 Km Off N, Citrusdal 7340, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Citrusdal
Price Range: $86 - $100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Elephant Leisure Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 14
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“All cottages are alike, they all have privacy”
834cheriv, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Units 1 to 4 are closest to the hiking trails. Recommended.”
Great-Escapist, 19 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a renovated Cottage. Tip: No. 10”
travelconsultant2015, 29 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Chalet 6 appears to be the best located one for two people. Chalets 7-9 are nearest the pool. Chalets 1 and 2 are the most secluded.”
lloydp697, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Doesn't matter, all are amazing!”
nikolaik786, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
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