Your Elandela Safari - Included In Tariff
Elandela Private Game Reserve and Luxury Lodge have over many decades maintained the exclusively personal distinction of affording our guests that something extra that all visitors seek for in their passionate quest of game viewing or game photography….. Not only the magical feeling of being cared for by our professional guides, but also of sharing our caring for our magnificent and fierce White Lions, our noble and immense White Rhinos and our regal spotted Leopards and of course all the other wild animals on the Reserve!
Elandela Private Game Reserve is one of the largest and oldest privately owned reserves in the much sought after big five area next to Hoedspruit Eastgate Airport. Proud of our natural heritage, we include a complimentary afternoon excursion to the adjacent world famous Kruger National Park for every guest staying two nights or longer. Extra tours to the spectacular Blyde River Canyon and Drakensberg Mountains - these natural wonders form the exquisite sunset backdrop to Elandela Luxury Lodge – are available upon reservation.
Elandela’s guests are all afforded the exclusive opportunity of encountering our wildlife on our huge private reserve without hindrance from outside game drive vehicles. Marrying an ever increasing demand for our dependable services with the strongest intention of offering game viewing without intrusion, Elandela Lodge has limited game drive vehicles to those of the occupants of our twenty rooms only.
Elandela Private Game Reserve is famous for our prides of White Lions and of course we will endeavor to encounter these snowy big cats as they freely roam their territories on Elandela Private Game Reserve. White Lions are very special predators and viewing them from the back of your specially equipped and professionally guided game drive vehicle must rate as one of the must see visual experiences of the Animal Kingdom!
Elandela Private Game Reserve is also sanctuary to other animal favorites: the lanky giraffe, the individually striped zebra, the fierce looking buffalo, the cunning crocodile and the myriad of antelope species!
Elandela Rhino Survivor Trust works tirelessly in order to bring the plight of the Rhinocerous under the attention of especially the youth of South Africa and no visit is complete without photographing Roccy and Clova, our White Rhino orphans! The rest of the Elandela White Rhino clan could be found peacefully gracing the reserve during your photo safari and these huge beasts cannot help but to impress! Our highly qualified guides who accompany you on all your game viewing excursions will inform you of the precarious survival position of not only the Rhino but also other bird and animal species – your visit and support of Elandela Rhino Survivor Trust is vital.
Included in the Elandela Lodge tariffs are two daily Game Drives, or if desired, Walking Safaris, on Elandela Private Game Reserve. The early morning Game Drive leaves at 06h00 and returns at 09h00 and the afternoon Game Drive leaves at 15h30 and returns at 19h00. We do offer a short tour with a spotlight at dusk but for a more complete night drive we advise the purchase of a “Night Drive”, after dinner, mainly to view nocturnal predators such as our leopard.
Game Drives are done with open safari vehicles and guests immerse themselves in our wild surroundings. Stop and alight for closer inspection of dung beetles, baobab trees or animal tracks. The motto is respect and silence. Children are welcome on our Game Drives, but only under strict parental supervision. Care has been taken to employ professional guides who are masters of their field.
Elandela Private Game Reserve is home to all the species of animals roaming Kruger Park – with the exception of elephant, which is readily viewable during the afternoon Kruger Park excursion. This free afternoon excursion enters and leaves from nearby Orpen gate. We have found it an important demand by our visitors to be able to view this world famous South African National Park and we offer this excursion in the place of a game drive on Elandela Reserve.
The wilds of Elandela await you and your loved ones – come and toast the natural beauty of the Elandela bush with a steaming cup of coffee during the crispy morning game drive or a sundowner in that forever lasting golden time at the days end.
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