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Elandela Private Game Reserve

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Swansea, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 October 2016

We stayed for 3 nights at the River View Lodge at the end of a two week holiday to South Africa and what a way to end what was a truly wonderful holiday. From the moment we arrived at Elandela we were made to feel like part of the family. The welcome was awesome with the singing and druming from...

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

That is what it is really all about - having a truly wonderful holiday!

Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed for 2 nights at Elandela lodge and had a great experience. An awesome welcome singing, morning and afternoon game drives where we saw rino's, lions and hippo's and an amazing dinner. With special thanks to Ziko, a great bartender (awesome cocktails) we had a good laugh! Cheers bonny & Fabian

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

Thank you for making the most of your stay with us - you made the experience great for all of us!

Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Wonderful from the minute of arriving until our departure. Warm and friendly greeting, great staff. Accommodation offered lovely clean rooms and was set in the reserve with animals roaming freely. The safaris and the knowledgeable rangers John, Denise and Burt supported these making it such a fun opportunity to enjoy the animals in a near natural environment. The whole ethos...

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

Thank you for painting the bigger picture and for grasping the reason why we are here! We absolutely cannot wait to welcome and share Elandela Reserve with those looking for the experience you have penned down. Thank you also for stating clearly that you were happy with the bar and wine prices and that the food and service was superb....

Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

After reading so many great reviews about Elandela our expectations were high and we weren't disappointed I don't usually post photos on reviews but the two attached are views from the front (zebras) and the back (giraffe) of our room. We enjoyed a honeymoon suite ( there are 7 in total ) and it really was 5 star plus. Beautifully...

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

Thank you all positive reviewers - we feel ourselves blessed to receive so many guests who really want to visit here with us! The entire team at Elandela work tirelessly to render the same service and experience to all our visitors. We adhere to our program and keep our service standard high in order that every guest must feel special!...

Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 October 2016

We had an amazing time and were made to feel verywelcome and special! All the staff were very friendly,nothing was ever to much trouble,the service was excellent,even the chef introduced himself and asked if we had any dislikes,the food was delicious . Mumma Tenby saw to our every need turning down the bed whilst we were out and leaving chocolates...

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

Thank you for capturing the essence of a visit to Elandela Lodge. For those who want to find the above at their photo safari destination - this is the place to visit. You were obviously satisfied with your choice and your "big thank you" is humbly appreciated! I read your "we had a half day trip to Kruger with hot...

Launceston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Great stay here. Food fabulous and plenty of it. Bar service was also excellent and wine was very reasonably priced and good quality. Not all of the wine on the list was available though but not a big problem. Were upgraded to a honeymoon suite which overlooked the watering hole which for most of our visit was frequented by zebra,...

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

Your review is excellent in that it is objective and very informative! Thanks for giving me an opportunity to fully explain how Wi-Fi works in the middle of the bush - totally different to what our guests have got to know in the city! We do not have the luxury of a reliable working telephone landline at all! A private...

Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

An unforgettable experience at Elandela! Our first ever safari experience which was made extra special by our expert game drivers, Little John and Denise! Fabulous hospitality with special thanks to Beauty and David! The waking in the morning to see animals grazing at your doorstep was simply amazing and the traditional Boma Braai was fabulous. We loved every moment.

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"Fabulous hospitality" is here for you all to avail yourself of - come and enjoy yourselves!

Reviewed 17 October 2016

probably the best time of my life lovely accommodation, lovely staff and lovely animals right outside your door step. best part was the borne fire + marshmallow + pork chops evening. DSLR highly recommended btw

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

Thank you for the privilege of hosting the best time of your life!

Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Reviewed 17 October 2016

BIG JOHN, Denise, Beauty, Alema, David, Leonardo... when you turn to each and miss the staff of a lodge is because the treatment is unforgettable. Exellent food, punctuality of services, beautiful safaris, very comfortable accommodation. not to mention the white lions and rhinos white booking. Unforgettable Days! Clap! Clap! Clap!

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

it is always great to read that the expectations of our guests have been met - thank you for giving us a positive vote!

Solihull, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Our first time in South Africa and couldn't have asked for anything more. Amazing accommodation with zebras, giraffes & baboons just outside the window. Incredible service from all the staff. Mama Timby... the mother of surprises, my man Zico, a man of many talents, Stephen the chef for incredible meals and Denise & John, experts on the safari tours making...

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The management of Elandela Lodge is elated to read that you have grasped the essence of a visit to Elandela Lodge correctly - to feel as if at home among friends! Hope to welcome you back soon!

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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, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Kruger National Park
Price Range: €388 - €664 (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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