Elandela Private Game Reserve
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TripAdvisor Reviews Elandela Private Game Reserve Kruger National Park
Travel Blogs from Kruger National Park
... being the only guest at the resort that night (had the run of the place to ourselves). They ended up coooking dinner right in our room and serving it to us in the prresidential dining room. Our tour guide joined us for ...
... the shop and restaurant area and had a real coffee. Wonderful!!
There are lots of monkeys roaming around in the central area of our circle of rondaavels. And banded mongoose digging for grubs. The bird life is prolific - Burchell's starlings with their green/blue/purple glossy plumage, Red billed Buffalo Weaver, Crested Barbet and Red-Billed Hornbill and the Southern Yellow billed hornbill.
Then we came back to our room and ...
... to drive back over where we had been, as I knew approximately where the glove could be (they were mom's favorite pair). Lo and behold, we found the glove! We stopped for our first coffee break on all of the morning drives (it had been rainy on all the other ones so there was so way we were going to stop for anything) and John and Matt set up the nice table like the one with alcohol from the first night, but this time it had coffee spiked with Amarula, cookies, and granola ...
... unexpected. It was dusk and the sun was setting and Pravir drove us to a nice secluded spot (no animals) and he and Ronnie proceeded to take out picnic baskets. (What?? Picnic? In the bush?? Er ... must we??) Out came all kinds of snacks and even wine and beer! Thus lubricated and fed, we relaxed and talked photography and we shot photos of the moon. Pravir's 500mm was the envy of the rest of us. I couldn't even carry the lens:-) (Please note how all anxiety ...
... 3 hours we came across lions, cheetahs, water buffalo, warthog, deer, rhino, giraffes and multiple bird species but there were two quite distinct highlights…
Coming across a friendly leopard who very unexpectedly was more than happy to guide our safari vehicle down an isolated road, stopping every now and then to show us his territory and to pose for a photograph or two.
Driving into a herd of 20 elephants, complete with several babies ...