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The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa

Lake Eland Game Reserve

Afrikaans name: Lake Eland Wildreservaat

A small herd of zebra at Lake Eland Game Reserve

A small herd of zebras in Lake Eland Game Reserve

Photo © Steven Herbert

KwaZulu-Natal

Lake Eland Game Reserve is situated near Oribi Gorge and is about a 40 minute drive inland from Port Shepstone.

The swing bridge across the gorge

Are you brave enough to cross the swing bridge?

Photo © Steven Herbert

It is a privately owned game reserve and offers various types of accommodation but day visitors are also welcome. The facilities and activities offered here include game drives, horse riding, walks, cycle tracks, a small restaurant and others.

Accommodation in Port Shepstone

Mammals that may be seen include Burchell's Zebra, Giraffe, Blesbok, Blue Wildebeest, Oribi and Eland. There are also many species of birds and wildflowers that may also be seen.

One of the highlights of Lake Eland Game Reserve is a swing bridge spanning part of Oribi Gorge. It takes you to a view site on a rocky outcrop. For those that aren't too keen on heights (like me!) you can walk on a easy pathway to get to the same spot. This is well worth a visit.

A mixed herd of Blue Wildebeest, Blesbok and Zebra at Lake Eland Game Reserve

A herd of Blue Wildebeest

Photo © Steven Herbert


Some of the mammals that may be seen

Eland

Impala

Oribi

Burchell's Zebra

Giraffe

Blue Wildebeest

Blesbok

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