About Lake Eland Game Reserve
Lake Eland Game Reserve is the perfect venue for a family holiday, romantic getaway or simply a day’s outing. Spectacular views of the Oribi Gorge and abundant wild life make this a unique experience. With a variety of facilities and activities to choose from, such as a children’s playground, game drives, horse rides, walking and cycling trails, paint ball, our challenging 4x4 track, and a thrilling walk across our 80m suspension bridge, everyone will have a fun-filled and relaxing day at Lake Eland.
Oribi Gorge is situated along the spectacular forest-cloaked ravine of the Mzimkulwana river west of Port Shepstone. Oribi Gorge is the western of two gorges that cut through the Oribi Flats (flat sugarcane farmlands). The Gorge, as seen from the Caves and the Suspension Bridge, was formed when large quantities of water from Central Africa cascaded down the ravine, gouging through the sandstone mountains. It spans an area 27km long, 4km wide in places and 400m deep.
The vertical sides of the Gorge are made up of Natal series sandstone layers. The slopes down to the river are granite. Two types are evident: pink Oribi Gorge granite, and charnokite which is dark green in colour and can be seen in the river bed.
Self Catering ACCOMMODATION
Log Cabins (six sleeper, five sleeper and two sleepers
Relax in our comfortable, fully equipped, serviced and self-catering log chalets. Each chalet has its own secluded braai facility and veranda overlooking the dam and natural vegetation. Ideal for those couples looking for a romantic getaway.
Camping / Caravaning / Family Homes
For the adventurous, our camping and caravan sites each with an electrical point are conveniently located a few metres from our fishing dam and have easy access to all the facilities. The other camping sites are 10km into the reserve along the banks of the lake being more secluded.
The Kudu Conference Centre provides the ideal venue for max of 40 delegates. The Oribi Hall can seat up to 300 delegates for the larger conferences and is close to all the amenities. Both these venues overlook the plains of the Game Reserve.
Team building / Group Activities
At Lake Eland we provide a variety of team building events. We can accommodate corporate groups, schools groups, church groups or any group activity.
We have two beautiful wooden venues - one for the more intimate wedding and the other for the larger (max of 350 people) weddings with bamboo ceilings giving a rustic look, while large dimming chandeliers creating a warm ambiance.
Once an old, rustic, stone dairy, now these ruins have been restored into a beautiful wooden and stone chapel seating 220 people. The inside allows guests to be encapsulated by the natural and rustic feel of the chapel, while absorbed by the natural beauty all around, which is usually surrounded by a vast variety of antelope, zebra and wildebeest grazing the grassy plains.
We are open everyday of the week from 7am to 5pm. There is a fully licensed Tea Garden.
• Self drive game viewing
• Suspension bridge
• Longest Zip Line tour in Africa - 4.5km long
• Oribi Gorge views
• Mountain bike trails along the edge of the Gorge
• Bird viewing
• Children's playground
• Picnic and braai site
• Horse trails