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Lake Eland Game Reserve

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Extremly good value for money / breathtaking Zip-Line-Fun

We had the perfect two bed room chalet next to the lake. Very clean and extremly well equipped. Try... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
Schtozki
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Zurich, Switzerland
Great day out!

Truly gorgeous scenes and stunning suspension bridges as well. Decent amounts of herbivorous game... read more

Reviewed 4 August 2018
UntamedB
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Lake Eland is a privately owned game reserve on the KZN South Coast which offers day trips, adrenaline activities and self-catering accommodation. A fully licenced resaurant is open for breakfast and lunch, there are picnic sites within the game...more
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Lake Eland Game Reserve 4240, South Africa
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+27 39 687 0395
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Reviewed 7 August 2018

We had the perfect two bed room chalet next to the lake. Very clean and extremly well equipped. Try out the froozen and very delicious home made food they provide at the reception to heat up. Extremly rich and tasty - just great. Unfortunately they...More

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Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Truly gorgeous scenes and stunning suspension bridges as well. Decent amounts of herbivorous game roaming about and nice flora. Recommended for a day out in nature and away from the city!

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Reviewed 23 June 2018

We were in a chalet for 2 nights at the 2nd dam. (22) The chalet had a fireplace which worked well. You receive some free wood and bought some more at the shop which was reasonably priced. The braai area was private and did the...More

Thank Anna-Marie V
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Visited first time since our wedding there 4 years ago. Lunch was lovely and the drive to the suspension bridge good with lots of animals to see along the way. I grew up in the area and always love coming back here.

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Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

Well worth the drive from the coast. It is a long way from the main road so persevere. We went to do the 14 zip wire descent through the gorge (see Mrs B) very helpful and friendly guides and the views of the reserve and...More

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LakeEland, General Manager at Lake Eland Game Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2018

Thank you for your review we are glad you had such a great day out and hope to see you again

Reviewed 8 January 2018

I've been to this establishment a number of times.Went back after a while. Nothing to shout about.ordered an ice cream dish, instead received a sorbet. Excellent views though. Corrugated road is a downfall. Ablution facilities very impressive and clean.Worth a visit. Phenomenal views through the...More

2  Thank Samuel H K
LakeEland, General Manager at Lake Eland Game Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2018

Thank you for your reviwe Samuel, apologies for the icecream and unfortunately the road although graded regularly is a busy district road. We hope to see you here again soon

Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

We went for a day trip to take in the beautiful views of the gorge and a game drive. We have been to Oribi Gorge before but it was our first visit to Lake Eland. We were pleasantly surprised by the nice braai and picnic...More

Thank WirjanJ
LakeEland, General Manager at Lake Eland Game Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2018

Hi Wirjan Thank you for your view, it is the longest zipline in Africa and well worth the experience. Hope to see you back soon.

Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

Quite a bundu bash outing. Abundant game to view in this scenic park. The dirt roads are however very bumpy. Lots to do in the reserve for the adventurous and stunning nature and view points.

Thank Gerrit V
LakeEland, General Manager at Lake Eland Game Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2018

Thank you for your view Gerrit, hope to see you back again soon

Reviewed 13 December 2017

buck and zebra and giraffe are plentiful and birds but not to much else Lots of roads closed due to rain even though we driving a 4x4 Suspension bridge and zip lines are nice Caves are not really worth the walk down

Thank K D
LakeEland, General Manager at Lake Eland Game Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2018

Thank you for your review, hope to see you back again soon

Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Got to see game very close up. Roads need maintenance. Not any car will be able to make it. Very clean and tidy there. I wanted to do the zip lines but just never got the time.

Thank Louwrens P
LakeEland, General Manager at Lake Eland Game Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2018

Thank you for your review Louwrens, the roads are graded regularly but always worse during the rainy season. Hope to see you back to do the zipline, it is well worth it

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