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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia 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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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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!

Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

We stayed for 3 nights and couldn't fault this wonderful place!! Upon arrival we were met with music, drums, a welcome song and liquor - a great first impression! Our bags were taken from us and taken straight to our rooms. Rocco checked us in and gave us a lot of detail on the lodge and how each day was...

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

Our wish is that in recognition of a very extensive review, it should be read to the end by all prospective guests as in my opinion it says it all - Thank you, we hope to welcome you back soon!

Reviewed 2 December 2016

I have enjoyed my time at Elandela to the fullest. Both rangers (Denise and John) have been excellent, as well as the staff, among which I would like to mention especially Zico, a great guy. My room was excellent and from there I could even watch zebras and baboons. Meals were delicious, tooWatching the wild animals (giraffes, lions, kudus, etc.)in...

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

Thank you for accentuating that Elandela Lodge is a dream place and that it is up to the guests to enjoy, what we offer, to the fullest! Thank you for your recommendation!

Essex, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

We stayed her for 3 nights in room 1 on the Lake View side. Wow what a place. We arrived to a great welcome by the staff and also had our first sight of the hippos zebra wart hogs etc who also came to greet us at the lake which was just metres from our beautiful room. My husband who...

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

Yes - Yvonne and Rocco. Visitors tend to forget that they too leave impressions and although in these pages they judge, we have to say: WOW! you were fantastic great guests! Thank you very much for re-emphasising the beauty of that which we find precious! It is rejuvenating to watch the joy on the faces of visually challenged guests as...

Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 November 2016

Had a wonderful 3 night stay at Elandela earlier in the month. We had a Lake View Lodge which was extremely comfortable and authentically furnished. From here, we had the opportunity of being able to watch hippos basking in the lake and various other animals walking around it. The game drives were amazing and very amusing thanks to John and...

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

Yes that is exactly it: "it is a magical, amazing experience". Certainly tastes differ, but, for us we cherish those guests who visit to find this "magical, amazing experience". Hope to see you back soon!

Reviewed 20 November 2016

We stayed for 3 nights at the lodge as part of our explore S. Africa trip., The lodge we stayed in was the Lake View one and were blown away by the diversity of wild life just grazing some 20 meters away from the buildings around the lake and the far reaching view, the knowledge and enthusiasm of the guides...

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

It is great to hear that our dream accommodation is your dream accommodation! As I wrote before - the Lake View Honeymoon Suites for couples are worth the cost! So glad you enjoyed your visit!

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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: €450 - €650 (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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“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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“Lake View Lodge are great for watching hippos”
 of 5 bubbles janetO2209OS, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The best rooms are Lake view side!”
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