This was our first experience of Africa and a Game Lodge. We had expectations but Elandela exceeded them by a long way. Accommodation and staff. Very welcoming and friendly, polite staff who clearly loved the ethos of the lodge,(conservation) nothing was too much trouble if you had a concern or question. They made you feel special. Personal welcome by the owners.
Only one thing to say. Superb! Beautifully presented, charming authentic setting, cooked and prepared on the premises and each dish described in person by the chef who visited your table each mealtime.
High standard of accommodation, attractive communal areas and grounds. Wonderful views of the distant mountains and veldt.
We had 2 a day and the guides were very knowledgeable and informative.
A terrific mix of wildlife including six white lions. The lodge doesn't have elephants though.
Plenty of photo opportunities and the guides were always willing to stop and let you take a photo. I would recommend that you take a good quality long zoom lens as the animals are not always that close. We were lucky in that on our last day were feet away from the feeding white lions. that was a highlight.
Conservation and anti poaching is a high priority of this lodge.
Would we return to this lodge?
I would love to!More