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Lake Eland Game Reserve

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I took a day trip to this reserve last week. They charge you an entrance fee of R60.00 per adult and you can then drive around the reserve in your own car and take a walk across the suspension bridge and go down to the caves. If you want to do the ziplining that is an additional...

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to go by yourself or with a group of friends/family! Lovely views, a bridge to cross, canopy tours! Sweet little restaurant, which is not badly priced. Can go 4 x 4 with your vehicle. Would recommend it to anyone!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took my family to Lake Eland today and it proved to be a most adventurous experience. Receptionist was very informative and we planned our visit around all we wanted to see and do. Our kids are aged 16, 13 and 8 and we kept them busy the whole morning. Loved the caves and suspension bridge. So coming back for all...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This wel run establishment offer so much. From daytime restaurant. Wedding/confrence venue and comfortable self catering accommodation that is very popular with locals. Stunning views, game, lakes and awesome sunsets. Plenty to do and really good for family outings. We enjoyed our stay there over a weekend. Pity the staff behind the tills have and attitude (simular to the utter...

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Beverley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lake Eland never seems to suprise me.. yet another wonderful stay this time with our little girl. The stillness of lake eland is all we needed to make our trip complete. from the family visits and driving everywhere to just our little family and endless memories. The restaurant has great food and is well priced. The game drives are exciting...

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Reviewed February 20, 2017

For a full day at Lake Eland continue the scenic drive on the reserve to Lake and back along the western side of the Reserve, which is just over 30km.Called the Pipe Dream, the unusual accommodation is a double bed built into an old concrete water pipe with a small patio, braai area and communal toilets and showers nearby. we...

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Durban
Reviewed February 12, 2017 via mobile

Spent a relaxing weekend with family in a 6 sleeper deluxe cottage overlooking the dam. Neat and clean accommodation. Fished in the damage with no luck. Saw a number of animals including an "Udumbu" Downside. 1. Gates close too early. 2. No cover over braai area if it rains. Bring your own braai stand as a back up. 3. No...

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Ko Samui, Thailand
Reviewed January 31, 2017

We visited this reserve on our 1st wedding anniversary for the first time and decided to stay there one night during our annual trip to South Africa. Great accommodation right on a lake. Loved the warthogs running around. Great BBQ space, only negative was the frog that kept us up all night but you are in the wild. The game...

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LakeEland, Public Relations at Lake Eland Game Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words Herman, hopefully we see you next year, and maybe you will also have time to try the Zip Lines!!

Western Cape, South Africa
Reviewed January 19, 2017 via mobile

We spent 10 nights at Lake Eland over the Dec/ Jan school holidays. Had a fantastic time, beautiful, peaceful and very relaxing. Cabins are rustic but clean and well stocked. Loved the fact that the cabins were serviced daily - including weekends and public holidays. Boys loved fishing in the dam and swimming in it. A big plus that you...

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Margate, South Africa
Reviewed January 16, 2017

We (my wife & I) spent a quiet weekend at Lake Eland in their very quaint and well equipped and serviced chalets. We overlooked the dam and spent the weekend chilling, game viewing and bird watching. And of course we braai'd every night. A great place to unwind.

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LakeEland, Public Relations at Lake Eland Game Reserve, responded to this review

So glad to hear you enjoyed your stay, and thank you for sharing your kind words! See you again soon - perhaps even for the Zip Lines to get the adrenaline flowing, and another excuse to spend more time unwinding in our relaxing chalets!

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Adrenaline options and accommodation in a privately owned game reserve on KZN's South Coast. Slide our Zip Lines (the longest tour in Africa), walk the suspension bridge, eat at the restaurant, stay overnight in charming water-front self-catering chalets. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lake Eland Game Reserve

Address: D219 Oribi Flats East, Oribi Gorge, Port Shepstone 4240, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Port Shepstone
Number of rooms: 24
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“We did not stay overnight so cannot comment”
debbieSouthAfrica, 1 week ago | Read review
“Go on a drive!”
cimonv2017, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Take food with you, no shops nearby.”
herman972, Jan 31, 2017 | Read review
“Lower lake cabins are a bit more expensive but worth it.”
BruceA457, Nov 19, 2016 | Read review
“If you're really looking to get away from it all then choose a site down at the lake!”
MatthewFritz, Jan 18, 2016 | Read review
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