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Elandela private game reserve in Hoedspruit South Africa is not a place – it is an emotion. It is the emotion causing laughter at welcome and tears at farewell. It is the emotion of inner amazement viewing the incredulous White Rhino, but also of trembling awe when looking straight into the creamy eyes of our White Lion!

Elandela Luxury Lodges are the fruits of the optimistic passion of its Owner Managers – the passion to share our enriching wildlife experiences exclusively with our guests.

Elandela Private Game Reserve is a privately owned wilderness adjacent to one of the world’s most famous game reserves: South Africa’s Kruger National Park! Our huge private reserve allows its Owners to pursue their White Rhinoceros and White Lion protection programs and is fundamental to Elandela Lodges’ objective of raising global awareness to the threats of the future existence of these magnificent members of Africa’s big five!

By offering two different luxury safari lodges on the same private reserve, Elandela Lodges endeavor to provide viable options to the ever more specific needs of the ever more eco educated photo safari traveler.

Elandela Lake View Lodge hosts up to 16 guests in Luxurious Suites specially designed for romantic celebrations. Elandela Lake View Lodge is our adults-only lodge.

Elandela River View Lodge hosts up to 26 guests in Large Suites specifically designed for families and groups and is our child-friendly lodge.

Here at Elandela we pride ourselves on implementing the meaning of the word “ELANDELA” – track and follow the wild animals in their own bushveldt habitat. Come and experience the roars of our White Lions reverberating through Elandela Luxury Lodges – an intimate and exclusive haven for you and your loved ones in the South African Bush!



Elandela Lake View Lodge is specifically designed and intended for our adult visitors – couple or 2 friends per Suite. Enjoy the tranquillity of our wildlife haven in the wilderness next to Kruger National Park, in one of 8 meticulously equipped and serviced Honeymoon Suites located on the lake edge. Spoil your loved one by creating intimate memories at Elandela Lake View Lodge. You’ll love our romantic Honeymoon Suites!


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Elandela River View Lodge is specifically designed for groups and families in need of a child friendly lodge in the South African bush. Celebrate a special occasion or family get-together in one of 6 comfortable and spacious Suites, the most popular being the Inter-leading Suite. Create magical memories with your children and friends here at Elandela River View Lodge with its rolling lawns, specially designed play areas and swimming pool.

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See what Our guests had to say

You don’t have to take our word, hear it directly from previous guests

Extremely comfortable & Memorable

We stayed at the reserve for 3 nights and 4 days from 7th-10th September. Actually we still haven’t checked out, but we can’t wait to share our experience here. Since it’s our first safari experience, we really appreciated the effort taken by the staff to make it extremely comfortable and memorable.
The food is of very high standard and they are very careful to take care of any allergies (which was important for our family).
Entire staff team led by Francisco was super focussed at making sure our needs our met and we enjoy the holidays. Almar was outstanding in sharing his knowledge, taking care of our meals and also walking back with us to drop us to the room when we wanted.
Our hero of the trip has been our guide Lucky – he is outstanding – thanks to him we saw much beyond Big 5. We even got to witness the lion roar in front of us, all thanks to his experience in this field!
I would highly recommend this reserve to friends and family.
R. Gangwani
Friendly & knowledgeable

Had an amazing time at Elandela. The staff were so friendly and knowledgeable. They love nature with their heart and go over and beyond to provide us with a great experience with the bush. The chief is a superstar. Every meal we had was tasty. I especially enjoy they are conscious about food portion and serve the right amount of high quality meal. The property was in great condition. The aesthetics was delicate! Would recommend anyone to stay at lake view.
L. Lu
Wonderful start to honeymoon

We loved this game lodge. We went for the start of our honeymoon and our first joint safari together.
It is a private game reserve covering a vast area. In Africa they go about the ‘Big 5’ (Lion, Elephant, Buffalo, Leopard and Rhino) and at Elandela they have 4 of the 5. It turns out that Elephants are hugely destructive and not good neighbours for other animals.
Elandela lodge is amazing. Immediately outside the rooms and main lodge is a small lake which had many wild animals around it including Zebra, Baboon, Giraffe, Wilderbeast several types of antelope and even had some Hippos in the water.
The game drives run twice a day for around 3 hours each at 6am and 6pm. What we saw will stay with us forever: Elandela have white Lions! Yes, white Lions. They had had Zebra kill the day before we saw them and they were all chewing on various Zebra body parts when we caught up with them. We were a lot closer than I could ever have imagined and the four cubs were amazing.
No if’s or but’s the staff were truly out of this world. Everyone of them put you first and we’re real characters. Names we will never forget and people who made us both feel like friend and not just guests.
6 stars to Elandela, you deserve it. Thank you.
D. Storr