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South Coast
Retreat

Lake Eland
Game Reserve.
Tranquility awaits.

Nestle into a cottage with a beautiful view at this sundowner. Each chalet sleeps five family members and they are
charming South Coast game reserve. fully equipped and serviced.
Maybe you’ve enjoyed plenty of weekend getaways Explore the reserve from the comfort of your own car or enjoy a
tucked into the farmlands of the South Coast, but Lake Eland relaxing game drive – you may even want to brave the well-main-
Game Reserve, a mere 35 minute drive inland from Port Shep- tained horse trail through the breathtaking countryside. You’ll be
stone, may soon become one of your favourites. This 5000 acre embraced by the beautiful Oribi Gorge with a suspension bridge
family hideaway has already developed a devoted following of to enjoy the amazing panoramic view. Be amazed by the various
repeat visitors from Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban, and layers of sandstone that slope down to the river to reveal the stark
just about anywhere the hustle and bustle gets a little overwhelm- colours– pink Oribi Gorge granite and the dark green Charnock-
ing. ite granite along the river beds.
No TV on this getaway - the setting resembles an old-fashioned Lake Eland Game Reserve was planned with peace and tranquil-
family holiday. The two-bedroomed chalets are situated on a lity in mind. Each chalet has its own special view. Besides feeling
dam, brimming with fish and framed by lush bush and the spec- relaxed, what do you do? Chill, mostly. Sit out on the deck as
tacular forest-cloaked ravine of the Mzimkulwana River. Guests much as possible and on those sun soaked days, slip out onto the
can enjoy fishing from their own wooden deck or relax while water.
waiting for a giraffe, zebra or other wild game to pop down for a

Must do... Lake Eland Zip Line
This is longest and most thrilling Zip Line Tour in Africa
- 4.5km in total, the guided tour slide has 14 stages with one slide
right across the Oribi Gorge soaring at a height of over 300mm. Cost R505 per
person. Duration 1-3 hours.

Suspension Bridge
Another interest at Lake Eland Game Reserve not to be missed is a walk across
the breathtaking Suspension Bridge. Spanning 80m across with a drop of 130
m below, this attraction provides for unsurpassed photographic opportunities
not to mention meeting some personal challenges for the individual.

For more information on LET’S REVIEW: cosy cottages, great scenery and tasty
Lake Eland Game food. This may be just what you need to cure the winter
Reserve, phone +27 (0) doldrums – actually the year-round doldrums too!
39 687 0395 or email
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