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

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

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!

Moab, Utah
Reviewed 1 February 2016 via mobile

Denis, John and Dumi are excellent guides with complete understanding of wildlife, plants and birds. Beauty (head chef) has a variety of cuisine options of Elandela guests and the Boma dining experience was Five Star. The rooms are fitted nicely and the shower and beds were equivalent of any Five Star resort. A special thanks to Rocco and Yvonne for...

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

Thank you very much for telling all of us that you were not disappointed! It is the one word describing our responsibility and primary objective towards our guests - not to disappoint any guest! We enjoyed your company and are looking forward to your next visit!

Moab, Utah
Reviewed 30 January 2016

We booked a deluxe lake view room and received room #1 which put us very close to the pool, bar, and restaurant. It was hard to believe the amount of animals we observed from our patio, including giraffe, hippos, baboons, warthogs, and more! We stayed for 6 nights and participated in all the game drives including a walking game drive,...

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

Everything any prospective guest needs to know summed up on one page - thank you very much for your time! Most important is - as all hoteliers are aware - the biggest compliment is wanting to return and you guys are most welcome back!

Reviewed 21 January 2016 via mobile

This is a wonderful place to stay and enjoy the natural landscape. The service and the safaris were absolutely fantastic! Even though the lodge's owners were on holidays, the staff did their best for us the visitors to have a great time. Very friendly, devoted people: the guides, receptionist, cooks, waiters and waitresses, housekeepeers, gardeners, everyone did an impeccable job....

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

It is always appreciated when guests take the time to recommend a visit to Elandela! Those personalities who are aware of the energy we all put into making your stay pleasurable are always the ones who enjoy themselves here - which just means we cannot wait for your return visit!

Sydney
Reviewed 9 January 2016 via mobile

Spent 3 awesome nights at Elandela. Thank you to Roco, Yvone and all the wonderful staff. This is a private game Park not linked to the sister parks. The accommodation is 5 star and so is the service and food. We saw lion leopard buffalo rhino hippo and tons of buck. The white lions are awesome and the game drives...

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In short you have put down in words what we wish every guest to Elandela will experience - Thanks! Hope to see you back soon!

Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

This was an absolutely terrible experience. 1. Hotel provided mosquito nets to several rooms but not ours. January is high malaria season - every room should have a mosquito net. When asked about this, the proprietor told us the nets are unnecessary because you need to open them to get into the bed. So, by that logic, it is more...

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As threatened you have posted on Tripadvisor and not availed yourself of the opportunity to discuss complaints of your one game drive outing/one night reservation, directly with management: "this was an absolutely terrible experience" After twenty five years in the industry we can predict in the first few minutes of meeting as to whether a specific guest will have a...

Reviewed 9 December 2015

I would not only recommend but insist you book Elandela Luxury Lodge, hospitality and service is beyond 5 star. Both Yvonne and Rocco and their staff treated us like part of their family. My mothers diet was difficult but not once did she not like the food personally made for her by their chef. The guides are great and very...

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

Thank you very much for the applause to the quality of the meals. We often discuss this point with guests who happen to be chefs and restaurant owners and the most important point - according to them - is the visible effort that chefs put into their food - clearly this was the case during your visit! Our best regards...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 December 2015

We visited earlier this year and drove from Joburg. The drive into the lodge was amazing, so many animals that it took us 30 minutes to drive what should have taken only 5 minutes. Lodge was nice, room was big. The guides and game drives were great. The staff were super friendly and the pool was nice. We had Zebras...

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Thank you very much for the fantastic review! Pardon the sweet potatoes because our enthusiasm for this amazingly nutritious and healthy tuberous vegetable is clearly overzealous! As for the hair straightener - please accept our apologies!

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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: €488 - €685 (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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“Go for lakeside room.”
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“If you can - upgrade to a honeymoon suite - they are more modern and spacious.”
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“Definitely book a few of the add ons provided on the website while you're booking”
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“View of the lake with hippos, zebra and batoons”
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