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Castlegar, BC
Reviewed 5 March 2017

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 27 February 2017

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 18 February 2017 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...

Reviewed 20 January 2017 via 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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Thank you very much for your 3 exclamation mark recommendation!!!

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Reviewed 14 January 2017 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 30 December 2016

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!

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  • Breakfast included
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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: $591 - $1,004 (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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“Honeymoon suites on lake have great amenities and views”
guyw888, 24 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Honeymoon Lodges are luxurious”
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ruskyceltic, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“probably the lake view was better, we didnt have the chance to go there...”
288paulinec, 4 Apr 2017 | Read review
“In all rooms you can hear every word from next door. All rooms are semi detached.”
angiep389, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Lake view us best”
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