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Elandsheim Retreat

Elandsheim, Elandskraal 3017 South Africa
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Elandsheim is situated in the heart of the famous Zulu, Anglo and Boer battle sites, 55 km from Dundee, halfway between Johannesburg and Durban. We are surrounded by privately owned game reserves, rivers and waterfalls and magnificent Zululand thornveld scenery. Originally developed by the Elandskraal Lutheran Church as a retreat, Elandsheim now also caters for school groups, youth groups and tourists; and is available for hire as a wedding and conference venue
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Free parking
Horseback riding
Children's television networks
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Board games / puzzles
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Meeting rooms
BBQ facilities
Chapel / shrine
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Laundry service
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, German


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Elandsheim, Elandskraal 3017 South Africa
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Rob wrote a review Mar 2020
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Six of us stayed in four of the wooden cabins on the property, and it was a wonderful two nights. While the stairs down to the toilet and shower in each unit are a little steep, my 85 year-old mother managed them easily. The cabins are simply furnished, but wonderfully comfortable, and the cleaning staff do an excellent job. I didn't have breakfast, but others in the party enjoyed it. We arranged to braai on our second night, and the staff furnished us with all the additional utensils we needed. I wish we'd had longer to explore the surrounding area, and walk around the dam, but what little we did experience, we loved. I would definitely stay there again if I'm ever around there again. As for the area, it is an easy 16 km drive to Rorke's Drift, and the town of Dundee is close by. You might manage both those with an ordinary car, but if you're coming up on the road via Tugela Ferry I'd recommend a 4x4.
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Date of stay: March 2020
Dave12061954 wrote a review Mar 2020
Bromley, United Kingdom64 contributions36 helpful votes
A very welcome retreat near to the battlefields and a warm welcome. The beds and rooms were lovely, the food excellent at both evening meal and breakfast. All in all a nice secluded stay. The area in which this lodge is beautiful, this lodge is family owned and not very commercial at all which was nice.
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Date of stay: March 2020
Room Tip: Bridal Suite was nice, my room but sadly on my own!!
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saba657 wrote a review Nov 2019
Durban, South Africa35 contributions5 helpful votes
We booked this place which in some ways was very nice.The intern working there was charming and the cleaning staff were also very pleasant.The place was lovely and peaceful, and even the school group on the first night didn't disturb us. There is a hill nearby you can climb in an hour and a half for amazing views. However, in some places the centre advertises itself as offering selfcatering, which is misleading.We ended up taking the meals option because of this.They did help us by bringing a small fridge to our room, which we were very grateful for as we were self catering elsewhere and needed to put our stuff in the fridge. The meals were R215 per adult extra for dinner and breakfast. I thought at least we'll maybe get something nice to eat but the food was dire! Everything was done as cheap as possible. Pasta with a bunch of spice thrown in and what looked like frozen mixed veg. Unclear if any meat. Next night it was chicken schnitzel with yellow veins of fat running through the meat. The bacon was very obviously fried in old oil. Their staff eat the same food, I don’t know how they stand it. The last day things were better because there was a different staff member cooking. It felt like a rip off and if I did stay there again I would eat elsewhere. The other thing was when I was discussing the self catering option I was told I could 'rent the lapa' for an extra R400 a day! When I saw the lapa it was dilapidated.
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Date of stay: July 2019
Colleen wrote a review Oct 2019
Durban, South Africa2 contributions
A brilliant weekend away at Glen Ormond. The self catering facilities are out of this world with everything you need. Amazingly comfy bed. And the breakfast provided was incredible! I highly recommend Glen Ormond for a weekend away tucked away in the Midlands.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Dreamer24984620762 wrote a review Jun 2019
Kimberley, South Africa1 contribution
Elandsheim is ideal place for school groups and b&b guests. To be surrounded with the most beautiful nature created ever just take your breath away everytime.The famous battle of Zulu's agains the British you also will find in this area.
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Villa's
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US$46 - US$59 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalElandskraal
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Frequently Asked Questions about Elandsheim Retreat
What are some of the property amenities at Elandsheim Retreat?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, free parking, and meeting rooms.
What food & drink options are available at Elandsheim Retreat?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Elandsheim Retreat?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Is Elandsheim Retreat located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Elandskraal.
Does Elandsheim Retreat offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Elandsheim Retreat?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and German.
Are there any historical sites close to Elandsheim Retreat?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Fugitive's Drift (11.7 km).