Elandela Private Game Reserve is proudly located within the Greater Kruger National Park in South Africa and offers a wonderful experience for safari-goers. The 4000-hectare reserve is nestled in the riverine bush of the Klaserie River and offers direct access to the great outdoors of this spectacular part of the country. Wildlife can be found in abundance including the unique white lions of Africa. Nearby attractions in the area include the Blyde River Canyon, Klaserie Private Nature Reserve, Kapama Private Nature Reserve, and the Kruger National Park. Hoedspruit Eastgate Airport is approximately 31 kilometres from the property, while the town of Hoedspruit is only 29 kilometres away. The Phalaborwa Entrance to the Kruger National Park is 100 kilometres from Elandela Private Game Reserve.
Elandela Private Game Reserve is home to a variety of wildlife. The White Lion Breeding Project on Elandela Private Game Reserve is a one-of-a-kind and singular project of key importance to successfully reintroduce a rare group of felines of exceptional beauty into their natural habitat. Other wildlife here includes white rhinos, tawny lions, cheetahs, buffalo, hippos, crocodiles, and antelopes — all of which roam freely in the game reserve.
The dry season, from May to October, is the best time to visit Elandela. These months of the year provide the greatest game viewing and walking safari conditions. The vegetation is low and sparse at this time of year, making animals easier to spot and track.
Elandela Private Game Reserve offers a wealth of outdoor and safari experiences for the discerning traveller. From guided game drives in the morning and at night to walking safaris where guests can get up close to the stunning surroundings of the reserve. For those wanting to visit the Kruger National Park, the Private Game Reserve offers a half-day tour to South Africa’s flagship, making a stay here truly memorable.
Elandela Game Reserve has two lodge options — Elandela Lake View Lodge and Elandela River View Lodge. They provide accommodation that can accommodate honeymooners in spectacular lake view suites, as well as families or groups in spacious rooms sculpted on a cliff overlooking a river teeming with wildlife.