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

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!

Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 October 2016

A wonderful welcome on arrival and our first game drive the same afternoon did not disappoint. Thank you Rocco and Leonardo for your knowledge and passion for the work of the reserve and we saw all the wildlife we hoped to see and more. All the staff from the gardeners, maids, drivers, guides, bar and restaurant staff to the owners...

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"The meals were delicious, fine dining at its best" Thank you for attesting to what we want to achieve as far as meals go. We want to offer as large a variation of local tastes possible in the most appetizing presentations possible. We recognize that there are people who prefer heaping plates from a self help bain-marie but as there...

Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Interesting experience. Great game viewing opportunities although limited on variety due to size of reserve. Food was disappointing as there was no choice at meals. Although there were a few courses the serving size was small and often served cold especially breakfast as dishes were bought out on numerous plates. It would have been nice to have more choice meals...

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

Being very serious about Elandela Lodge we scrutinize each review and do evaluate what each reviewer states, however, it has to be obvious to all readers that the reviewer below - who ten to one sat in the same dining room during the same time - has the exact opposite opinion about our food....... The brand new dining room is...

East Sussex, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Lovely friendly staff, delicious food (I struggled to eat all of it) and the accommodation with spectacular views of the waterhole exceeded expectation. We awoke on the first morning to see giraffes and zebras feeding by the waterhole. I can't praise John and Denise enough for their professionalism, huge knowledge and great sense of fun when driving us on our...

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

Thank you very much - important from your rating is your very positive comment on the quality and quantity of the meals as our 5 chefs really put their hearts into making each plate "delicious".

Haworth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 September 2016

We finished a whirlwind tour of SA at the elondela, we could not have wished for a better place, all the staff were professional and John and Denise were so passionate about the animals. The rooms were top notch and ours had a view of the waterhole giving us hippos, buffaloe, water hogs, impala, zebra and numerous birds on our...

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"Would recommend it to anyone wanting a lodge that has everything". Thank you for noting that we go out of our way to provide as much as possible to as great a variety of tastes and cultures as possible and still achieve your "top notch" valuation.

Shoreham-by-Sea, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 September 2016

What a wonderful experience at Elandela lodge. The setting is stunning and the staff were so friendly and attentive. The rooms are beautiful and overlook a small lake where animals come to feed and drink. We woke up the first morning to see a giraffe and zebra feeding on the bank and hippos snorting in the lake! The game drives...

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

Elandela's gratitude for this great review lies therein that you, like the majority of our guests, have not only enjoyed your stay with us but more importantly are a witness of what we really want to share - we hope to welcome you back soon!

Wantage, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Three days at Elandela lodge marked the end of a fantastic trip to South Africa. The lodge and game reserve were amazing. The staff are so friendly and treat you like friends. John and Denise were so knowledgable and enthusiastic going the extra mile to try and get you the best view of the animals. The lodge staff are lovely,...

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An amazing experience depends totally on whether the guest wants to join our "happy band of brothers". We truly appreciate your positive review and want you to know that it is fantastic for us to be part of a team where everybody gives 200% of their own accord. You are correct - we all treat each other and Elandela Lodge's...

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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: $596 - $1,001 (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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