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Durbanville
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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....

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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...

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Cape Town
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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...

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Munich, Germany
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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.

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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

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I absolutely LOVE this place. My boyfriend and I went for a weekend and we will most definitely be back. The place is GORGEOUS! And so peaceful too. The service was top notch through out the whole booking process as well as when we actually arrived. The cottage we had was rather secluded so we had loads of privacy and...

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

Thank you for your lovely response and for enjoying this valley as much as you did. We hope to see you again soon. All of our best wishes, Yvette

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had an amazing breakaway from it all. Jacuzzi was the best part and the stunning rock formations surrounding is stunning. Thank you for moving us to a more private unit. Friendly staff and great weekend! Loved the local wild life. Just think they should be more fire risk conscious with the braai and maybe put sand around the braai or...

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

Thank you for your thoughtful response. I love it when people notice and get absorbed by the landscapes here. Thank you for your advice on the fire danger with the braai areas. We take your suggestion very seriously and immediately moved towards designing and building a better and safer braai. I hope to see you again soon. All of the...

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful accommodation. Peaceful setting. Fantastic vibe. I am very impressed with how the new management have revamped & upgraded this little gem into a must visit destination for any traveller. I will most definately return. Your efforts do not go by unnoticed. Thanks for the memories. Peace, love & serenity. Neels, Jeanne, Caesar & Rosy

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 January 2017

I had read mixed reviews of this resort before booking but was encouraged to book by a relative whose friends had been and had a great time. The resort consists of 10 chalets - some have 1 bedroom sleeping 2 and some 2 beds sleeping 4. Every chalet has its own outside jacuzzi. All bathrooms have been recently refurbished. Many...

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Reviewed 9 January 2017

My breath was taken away from the moment I arrived until the moment I left. I booked my holiday as a surprise for my wife and family and the adulation never stopped. The kids literally attacked the Jacuzzi with gusto while my wife and I unpacked and setup for our stay. From the moment we stepped inside the Chalet we...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
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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: €41 - €67 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Elephant Leisure Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 14
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“Units 1 to 4 are closest to the hiking trails. Recommended.”
 of 5 bubbles Great-Escapist, 19 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a renovated Cottage. Tip: No. 10”
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 of 5 bubbles lloydp697, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Doesn't matter, all are amazing!”
 of 5 bubbles nikolaik786, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Stay in number 1 - 6. (7, 8,9,10 don't have as much privacy).”
 of 5 bubbles JayneR84, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
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