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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have enjoyed my time at Elandela to the fullest. Both rangers (Denise and John) have been excellent, as well as the staff, among which I would like to mention especially Zico, a great guy. My room was excellent and from there I could even watch zebras and baboons. Meals were delicious, tooWatching the wild animals (giraffes, lions, kudus, etc.)in... More 

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Essex, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed her for 3 nights in room 1 on the Lake View side. Wow what a place. We arrived to a great welcome by the staff and also had our first sight of the hippos zebra wart hogs etc who also came to greet us at the lake which was just metres from our beautiful room. My husband who... More 

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

Yes - Yvonne and Rocco. Visitors tend to forget that they too leave impressions and although in these pages they judge, we have to say: WOW! you were fantastic great guests! Thank you very much for re-emphasising the beauty of that which we find precious! It is rejuvenating to watch the joy on the faces of visually challenged guests as... More 

Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a wonderful 3 night stay at Elandela earlier in the month. We had a Lake View Lodge which was extremely comfortable and authentically furnished. From here, we had the opportunity of being able to watch hippos basking in the lake and various other animals walking around it. The game drives were amazing and very amusing thanks to John and... More 

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

Yes that is exactly it: "it is a magical, amazing experience". Certainly tastes differ, but, for us we cherish those guests who visit to find this "magical, amazing experience". Hope to see you back soon! More 

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6 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for 3 nights at the lodge as part of our explore S. Africa trip., The lodge we stayed in was the Lake View one and were blown away by the diversity of wild life just grazing some 20 meters away from the buildings around the lake and the far reaching view, the knowledge and enthusiasm of the guides... More 

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

It is great to hear that our dream accommodation is your dream accommodation! As I wrote before - the Lake View Honeymoon Suites for couples are worth the cost! So glad you enjoyed your visit! More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent things include the proximity and variety of wildlife. Zebras, gazelles, monkeys and wildebeest all congregated outside our room and we saw jackals racing by one evening. Also outstanding, and excellent value, is the game drives. The enthusiastic, knowledgable guides are determined to make sure guests see the very best,and we did, including a protracted sighting of a leopard during... More 

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to give your impressions of Lake View and River View lodges. It is extremely important to us to have our guests be absolutely sure that they are spending their precious time in South Africa at the right lodge because both are great places but each with its own purpose. One can write... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have just stayed at the lodge with family and it was an amazing experience. The lodge is run very well and all staff go above and beyond to make the stay special. Denise and John were entertaining & informative guides with a wealth of knowledge. Mama Thembe was always on hand to help with queries and ensured all our needs... More 

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

Your view that Elandela Is a well oiled machine underlines our policy of making every team member feel important as that is the only way to have every visitor feel important - which you all are! Thank you for caring! More 

York, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Elandela was the highlight of a fantastic holiday in South Africa this year. The organisation, cleanliness and standard of accommodation at Elandela was second to none! The food was a delight. Our grateful thanks to Yvonne, Rocco and their helpful staff for looking after us so well. The bush drives were magnificent - we were so pleased to see so... More 

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

Obviously the importance of reading reviews is to make sure that when booking at Elandela Lodge you will get a good African photo safari experience. Also a review written by a guest with extensive experience in Africa is akin to talking with experience! Thank you for your fantastic review! More 

Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed 4 nights in a lakeside honeymoon lodge. It's difficult to compare Elandela with anything else as it is wonderfully unique. Just getting up and riding the game drive vehicle at 6am in clean cool air was really life enhancing. Hot chocolate at 7am after an hour's rocky ride was just superb. John and Denise were excellent guides for... More 

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

We absolutely enjoy each and every guest and appreciate the input of every visitor to Elandela Lodge. At last the correct description for the food we offer has emerged: "it is not normal hotel fayre". Curry forms such an important part of South African recipes it just has to be seen as part of South African cuisine. For the rest... More 

Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of the best holiday experiences of a life time , the all place spells luxury .The meals ( four to five course for breakfast ) are equal to the best restaurants .the staff are the friendliest ,most efficient people you could meet (thanks Beauty and Dave.) the safaris are run buy the most knowledgeable , professional and... More 

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

Thank you for standing up for our hard working chefs and giving the meals an unqualified big YES! More 

Greater Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed at Elandela for 4 nights. I enjoyed my time at Elandela. The game drives were great. Unfortunately the food was disappointing which put a downer on the experience. There was no choice in meals, not something that I would expect with the rating Elandela has. The kitchen staff were lovely and very attentive but I found the food... More 

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

It is so sad to read your group's reviews - mainly stating that the meal preparation and presentation as well as wine prices was not to your liking - because your ratings and choice of words show that your time here with us was wasted. The reviews below and above all of your reviews state the opposite, not so? Strange... More 

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Elandela Lodge is an owner managed, 4-star graded, 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 as close as you care to go during your Game Drives and Walking Safaris on our huge reserve! 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 Lodge is 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 and huge lawns confirm our child friendly reputation! For the discerning visitor Elandela Lodge offers immaculate and luxurious Presidential Suites with five star quality and comfort. The Deluxe suites are priced in between 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 importance - and then of course there is our drive to offer a better service in superior surroundings at a most competitive price! ... more   less 

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Address: | Elandela Private Game Lodge, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Kruger National Park
Price Range: ₹ 26,251 - ₹ 44,661 (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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“Lake View Lodge are great for watching hippos”
 of 5 bubbles janetO2209OS, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The best rooms are Lake view side!”
 of 5 bubbles , 20 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms are good”
 of 5 bubbles waddy196699, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Next to the watering hole.”
 of 5 bubbles stevepN8051KS, 21 Oct 2016 | Read review
“River and Lake view rooms were luxurious but more variety of wildlife to view from the Lakeside rooms.Only the Lakeside area had a lounge.”
 of 5 bubbles Kate347, 9 Oct 2016 | Read review
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