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Middlebury, Indiana
Reviewed 18 September 2016

The honeymoon suite was one of the most gorgeous, immaculate rooms that I have ever stayed in and the view from the room is absolutely breathtaking. As you step through the large glass doors onto your own private porch the view of the huge pond as well as the hippo, zebra, monkey's, warthogs, etc is right out of the story...

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

Yes, you are quite right in saying we put our hearts and souls into Elandela and the reason we do it is for friends like yourselves to be able to partake in the heavenly world we wake up to every morning! We really hope to welcome you back here! Guests looking for a reference please note that the more expensive...

Grunstadt, Germany
Reviewed 18 September 2016

We stayed in the 2nd week of Aug. with our 16 year old daughter at Elandela. It was our first trip to South Africa and our first safari. We enjoyed the warm and personal welcome and the harmonious ambience in lobby and the restaurant imbedded in the phantastic outdoor plant, were we detected groups of Hippos, zebras, impalas around the...

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

Thank you very much for a great review telling all that 4 nights at Elandela Lodge is almost too short! Thank you also for understanding that this is a team and our objective is to have our guests feel part of the Elandela Lodge circle of friends - see you back soon!

Lincoln, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 September 2016

If you want to experience the true tastes and smells of mother Africa, this is the place to visit. A truly memorable experience. Excellent accommodation, great food and very friendly and experienced staff. Nothing was too much trouble. The visit exceeded our expectations and comes very highly recommended. the reserve is as close to nature as is possible and in...

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

It makes us so happy when we read the words "exceeded our expectations" because this is what we want every guest to experience. This is what prospective guests want to read and we thank you for spelling it out for them!

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 10 September 2016

Booked the honeymoon suite and wasn't disappointed. Room well appointed and handled all electricity needs for all of our pro camera equipment charging, laptops, phones et al. Meals very good and we rarely finished them as there was more then enough food. Room overlooked a dammed pool with resident kingfishers, hippos, with baboons, zebra, warthogs visiting regularly. Game drives excellent......

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

Thank you for your visit which enjoyed by all of us here at Elandela! Potential guests, the message here is: book the Honeymoon Suites!

Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 August 2016

you arrive at the reserve and are let through big gates and then drive through on unmade roads past various animals and see these beautiful colours in a tree in the distance, thats where we are staying, three rooms all next to each other and no tele thank god, you eat in the main lodge, where we had the same...

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

Thank you - it is great to relive our beloved reserve, as if for the first time, through your eyes!

sheffield
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Arrival was hailed with singing and drums from the staff. We felt special and were given a tot of Amarula liquor. This was followed by a welcome briefing where we were told what the timetable would be for our stay. Also we were told about alternative trips we could take. We met some of the staff including Denise the guide...

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

Yes, "Elandela is magical and the people here really care!' It makes us truly happy if you have found this during your visit to us!

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 July 2016

We have just returned from a stay at Elandela with premier holidays. Amazing, wonderful, beautiful..only just start to describe Elandela. All the staff were out to greet us when we arrived,,with singing and drums. They prepared a beautiful lunch for us in the garden...wonderful and a taster for the 6 course dinners to follow. There are zebras, hippos, nyala, warthogs,and...

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

"Nothing was too much trouble" - the entire team try their very best to make each visit by each visitor very special and we thank you for having noticed this very important fact!

Plymouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 June 2016

This place is truly amazing! What an experience from the moment you are greeted with singing and drums. Through the amazing food at every meal, the safari rides, our great room, sitting on our verandah watching the hippos and zebras. So many wonderful memories. All of the staff are beyond wonderful. I had a massage from the super Anna and...

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

Singing, drums, amazing food, great room, watching hippos and zebras from your veranda - these are the things great memories are made of and we are so glad that Elandela could provide them! Thank you for a fantastic review!

Telford
Reviewed 12 June 2016

My boyfriend and I have just returned from a three night stay at Elandela as part of a trip with Premier Holidays. After a 7.5 hour bus transfer from Johannesburg (we decided to book a flight from the local Hoedspruit airport for our return journey) we were greeted by all the staff with singing and drumming which was wonderful. Denise...

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

For Yvonne and Rocco it is the same as being proud parents - we just love to read good things about our Elandela Lodge staff who do so well in maintaining the famous Elandela tradition of warmth and caring! Thank you for making it quite clear what great things one can expect during a visit to us!

lincoln
Reviewed 8 June 2016

I can only endorse what previous reviews have said,Elandela is a beautiful game reserve, the staff were extremely hardworking and couldn't do enough for you and the food was out of this world. The game drives were amazing and the guides extremely knowledgable, always enthusiastic and appeared to enjoy the drives too. We were upgraded to the honeymoon suite, which...

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

Thank you so much for your positive comments. To us the lodge is not a business but a way of life. We are particularly proud to be able to interact on a very personal level with all our guests. Therefore we are grateful for the very real interaction with our guests on this web page. There are so many lodges...

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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: $595 - $1,009 (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 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”
esther913, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Elandela Private Game Reserve boasts with both Lake View and River View Lodge, each of which caters to the unique needs of each guest.”
508daniellag, 27 Feb 2017 | Read review
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