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Elandela Private Game Reserve

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband & I have just returned from a 3-night stay at Elandela, which was breathtaking. The accommodation and game drives are utterly fabulous, but the thing that really sets this place apart from anywhere else we've stayed in the world is its staff - they're immense, and a number of them deserve a special mention for their unbelievable knowledge,...

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

Yes readers you read correctly - five beautiful snowy cubs to be viewed and photographed! Forgive us for being bias but we think they form the best most beautiful wildlife viewing in the world! (We are so proud of these marvelous babies!) Thank you for a great review!

New Orleans, Louisiana
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited South Africa this month and surely one of the highlights of our trip was watching wildlife up close at this well-run game reserve near Kruger National Park. Not only was the wildlife stunning - white tigers were no more than ten feet from our vehicle, for example - but the treatment of Rocco, the owner, and his staff...

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

Thank you for the bottom line which is the reason to select Elandela Lodge amongst the hundreds of lodges on offer: "this lodge really does go the extra mile for its guests and we were made to feel most welcome"!!!!

Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

The welcome we received when we arrived at Elandela was something I have only ever dreamed of we were soon part of the family Yvonne and Rocco have a beautiful reserve with fantastic staff who go out of their way to do anything for you Mama Tenby makes sure of that,Peter the chef serves up amazing food,and Zicco serves amazing...

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

Thank you for a truly heartwarming review because every trip that all of us undertake is done with the principal desire to find at our selected destination that which you have experienced with us namely: "The best holiday Eva" !!!! Hope to welcome you back soon!

Crawley, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The safari trips were brilliant: amazing animals and informative, personable guides who really brought the whole experience to life. The accommodation was excellent and the food truly fantastic. A real bonus. The treasures at Elandela are many and varied, but the people are the real stars. We were so blessed. Unforgettable.

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

Yes, you are correct - it is truly a blessing to enjoy so many happy moments with so many fantastic guests - but, we are the blessed and fortunate ones to be able to have shared exceptional experiences with all our marvelous visiting friends!

Gladstone, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Rocco from Elandela must be commended for honouring a booking made through Booking.com which I erroneously cancelled. Booking.com were unwilling to assist me in reversing the cancellation but Rocco honoured the deal and restored the booking. I am very grateful to the Elandela team but will never use Booking.com again. The lesson is to always attempt to book directly through...

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

Thank you very much for your great rating! Statistically a 2,5% occurrence of a hiccup in human ventures is normal - although it is never nice to be part of that 2,5% hiccup. Even looking at our Elandela Ratings you will see that we too have 2,5% of guests who gave us bad ratings. A slip here and there proves...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent 4 nights with 5 persons in 3 rooms. All rooms were tastefully furnished, spacious and very clean. The surroundings are beautiful! The staff is very kind and helpful. We enjoyed the two daily game-drives with John or Denise!!! Every day a new adventure and we saw so many animals, on our last drive even a lepard! Only elephants...

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a concise but wonderful summary of your visit to Elandela Lodge!

Crewe, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family spent a very enjoyable and relaxing 5 nights at Elandela. This was our fifth time on safari, but first visit to this area and we couldn't recommend more highly. The lodge is just 10 minutes from Hoedspruit airport, with daily flights to Cape Town and Johannesburg. We stayed in two of the lakeside suites, fantastic views over the...

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

Management appreciates this accurate description from a seasoned photo safari traveler and appreciate you putting our services in objective perspective based on your 5 photo safaris, which are substantial. Can't wait for your return visit!

Redruth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 April 2017

What an amazing place to visit, the people, food and location are out of this world. When we arrived we had an extremely warm welcome from all of the staff who treated us as part of their family for our entire stay. We were then shown to our rooms that were an exceptional quality including a hot tub and an...

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

Thank you for a glowing review - but - the last sentence says it all! That is what we are about - having our guests leave as friends! So, this is the place to book if you want to stay in Africa on a private reserve and be hosted by friends!

Reviewed 11 April 2017

Top class individual treatment, great food and really informative rangers on the drives in the private reserve. They also organise trips into Kruger (½ day complimentary) and trips to the Blyde River Canyon (spectacular). We did three nights which is bare minimum to appreciate the surroundings and see nearly all the animals and get some relaxation too. I want to...

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

Thank you very much for the review which states clearly that our recommended length of stay, namely 4 days, is the pefect duration for a visit to Elandela Lodge and Private Game Reserve!

Bedford
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We couldn't have picked a better lodge for our first safari. The staff are amazing and made us feel like part of their family, from the minute we arrived to the minute we left. Our party consisted of ten family and friends ranging from 14 to 72. Most of us stayed in the Honeymoon Lodges, which are a touch of...

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

Your detailed review is appreciated in the extreme - not only for the high marks but more so because it really contains the entire Elandela experience summed up in words. We really try our utmost to make sure all Elandela details are correct and we admire the thoroughness with which you have penned your perceptions. Because we receive so many...

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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: ₹ 28,123 - ₹ 47,952 (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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