Lake Eland Private Game Reserve, KwaZulu-Natal
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Close to the reserve is a farm on which endangered oribi antelope are being bred.
Lake Eland Game Reserve on KwaZulu-Natal’s south coast is named in honour of the largest South African antelope, one most revered by the indigenous San – the eland.
Spectacular views, a tranquil setting and a variety of activities have made this reserve a popular choice with families in need of its restorative powers. Be prepared for a panoramic expanse of natural beauty which spans an impressive 5 000 acres just inland from the coastal town of Port Shepstone.
Thanks to this private game reserve's well–maintained roads, most flora and fauna can be easily viewed from the comfort of your own vehicle, or, for more of a wild safari experience, take a game drive, during the day or at night, with a ranger to guide you.
Lake Eland Game Reserve is an ideal choice for a family holiday, romantic getaway or even a day's outing. It offers spectacular views of the untamed Oribi Gorge and an abundance of wildlife such as giraffe, blue duiker, zebra, wildebeest, eland, mountain reedbuck and bushbuck.
Moving down into the Oribi Gorge past the towering cliffs of Hell’s Gate, birders should have checklists at the ready for the narina trogon, starred robin, Knysna woodpecker and raptors, including the crowned eagle. Grassland species to be seen here include ground hornbill, secretary bird and martial eagle.
Whether your plan is to relax or to participate in all the activities on offer, a few days’ stay will provide food for the soul and fun-filled exercise for the body.
Both adults and children are well catered for, with volleyball, fishing, paintball, canoeing, sailing, horse riding, mountain biking, hiking, caving, 4X4 trails, an 80m-long suspension bridge, a Bushman rock art display, and a playground for the kids on offer to help you while away the hours.
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Lake Eland Game Reserve
Phone: +27 (0) 39 687 0395