COVERING AN IMPRESSIVE 2 500 HECTARES, WITH DIVERSE ECOSYSTEMS OF BUSHVELD, GRASSLAND, COASTAL FOREST AND WETLAND, THIS NATURAL LANDSCAPE OFFERS A PLACE OF PEACE AND TRANQUILITY.
Brothers Eric and Trevor Dunstone purchased the land for conservation and founded the reserve in 2003. A large lake shaped like the eland common in bushman paintings gives the reserve its name ‘Lake Eland’ in honour of this magnificent antelope and its symbolic meaning to the San. This natural landscape is truly a place of peace and tranquility and can be found just a quick 40-minute drive from Port Shepstone, South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal.
LAKE ELAND GAME RESERVE IS THE PERFECT VENUE FOR DAY VISITORS, A FAMILY HOLIDAY, TEAM BUILDING OR a ROMANTIC GETAWAY.
Activities to choose from include self-drive viewing of the abundant wildlife and flora to be seen from the comfort of your car. In addition guests can walk across our 80m suspension bridge, as well as taking our fabulous Zip Line Tour. Horse rides, walking and single track mountain bike trails, paintball, fishing, picnic sites and specific 4×4 tracks are available. Our fully licensed restaurant and tea garden is close to a children’s playground.
LAKE ELAND ZIP LINES
Lake Eland Game Reserve has pushed the boundaries when it comes to thrill-seeking adventures, with the construction of their 4.5km Zip Line Tour which soars across the magnificent Oribi Gorge.
Lake Eland Zip Lines is the Longest Zip Line Tour in Africa!
The tour consists of 14 zip line slides starting at the top of the Oribi Gorge.
The longest zip line is No. 6, which soars 680m and 300m high above the gorge. The views from that height are breathtaking and you are left feeling exhilarated.
Another slide crosses over the lake and, if you stretch your toes far enough, you might just be able to touch the water! The final slide is through a tunnel and across a river completing 4.5km.
The extreme zip line is for the brave and daring: A cliff drop of 1,1km with a speed of 140km per hour. A huge thrill.
SUSPENSION BRIDGE AND VIEW SITES
One of the main highlights for guests visiting Lake Eland Game Reserve is he exhilarating walk across our 80m suspension bridge.The views from the suspension bridge are breathtaking and you will be inspired by the magnificence and grandeur of the Oribi Gorge.
THE WEDDING CEREMONY VENUE: THE CHAPEL ON THE HILL
Once an old, rustic, stone dairy used by farmers, these ruins have been restored into a beautiful wooden and stone chapel. The chapel is situated on a hill, hence its name and is usually surrounded by a vast variety of antelope, zebra and wildebeest grazing the grassy plains. The chapel looks onto the game reserve, providing spectacular views for guests to admire before and after the service, as well as a stunning back drop for photos.
The chapel seats 220 guests comfortably.The inside allows guests to be captivated by the natural and rustic feel of the chapel, while embraced by the natural beauty all around.
The Oribi Hall is situated at the main buildings, restaurant and bar and overlooks a small dam, having a spectacular view of the game reserve. The hall has beautiful bamboo ceilings, providing a natural rustic look and can seat up to 350 people. The hall is the perfect venue for a day or night function.
KUDU CONFERENCE CENTRE
The Kudu Conference Centre provides the ideal venue for conferences up to 50 people. For larger conferences we use the Oribi Hall. The conference centre is situated close to the chalets, with a deck overlooking the game reserve and outside area for team-building or a braai.