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Windermere, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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

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 5 days ago NEWvia 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 1 week ago

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

You got it all!

Castlegar, BC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the unique greeting upon arrival, to the Bomba inspired send-off complete with traditional music and dance, Elandela is a package which went beyond our expectations. The accommodations were four star, clean, quiet, and nicely appointed. The meals were enjoyed by the four of us, although we started to discern some similarities in the veg and desserts, but the appetizers...

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

Your great review is much appreciated - we often try to convey the concept that a visit to Elandela is a feeling, an experience - much more than a "been there seen the big five" and this you managed to pen down expertly - thank you very much.

Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Following a very difficult year, I was blessed enough to spend five glorious weeks at Elandela Private Game Reserve. The five-star honeymoon suite exceeded all expectation in its comforts, overlooking a lake visited daily by a variety of animals ranging from hippos, crocodiles, zebras, giraffes and nyala's. The day and night game drives led by the experienced rangers, each adding...

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

Thank you very much for an informative review and positive rating of your visit to Elandela Lodge!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via 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 7 February 2017

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 4 February 2017 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 1 February 2017

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 24 January 2017

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...

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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: €459 - €681 (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”
 of 5 bubbles esther913, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Elandela Private Game Reserve boasts with both Lake View and River View Lodge, each of which caters to the unique needs of each guest.”
 of 5 bubbles 508daniellag, 27 Feb 2017 | Read review
“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
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