A place of peace and tranquillity, found just a quick 40 minutes drive from Port Shepstone, South Coast of KwaZulu Natal.
Date: 02 September 2017 Venue: Lake Eland Nature Reserve
SAYING I DO
Situated on a hill, the ruins of a rustic, stone dairy has been restored into a beautiful wooden and stone chapel.
Time: 3:30 pm Place: The Chapel Dress: Smart Casual
Oribi Hall, a natural and rustic space, overlooking a small dam with a spectacular view of the game reserve.
Snacks: 4:15 - 5:30 Event: 5:30 - 12:00
Venue & Activities
OUT & ABOUT
The Hillside Chapel
Once an old, rustic, stone dairy used by farmers, these ruins have been restored into a beautiful wooden and stone chapel. The chapel is situated on a hill, hence its name and is usually surrounded by a vast variety of antelope, zebra and wildebeest grazing the grassy plains. The chapel looks onto the game reserve, providing spectacular views for guests to admire before and after the service, as well as a stunning back drop for photos.
The inside allows guests to be captivated by the natural and rustic feel of the chapel, while embraced by the natural beauty all around.
Lake Eland Game Reserve is the perfect venue for day visitors, a family holiday, team building or romantic getaway.
Activities to choose from include a self game drive, viewing the abundant wild life and flora to be seen from the comfort of your car. In addition guests can walk across our 80m suspension bridge, as well as our fabulous Zip Line Tour.
Horse rides, walking and single track mountain bike trails, paint ball, fishing, picnic sites and specific 4×4 track are available.
The restaurant and fully licensed tea garden is close to a children’s playground.
Covering an impressive 2500 hectares with diverse ecosystems of bushveld, grassland, coastal forest and wetland this natural landscape offers a place of peace and tranquility.
Brothers Eric and Trevor Dunstone purchased the land for conservation and founded the reserve in 2003. A large lake shaped like the eland common in bushman paintings gives the reserve its name “Lake Eland” in honour of this magnificent antelope and its symbolic meaning to the San. This natural landscape is truly a place of peace and tranquility and can be found just a quick 40 minutes drive from Port Shepstone, South Coast of KwaZulu Natal.
One of the main highlights for guests visiting Lake Eland Game Reserve are the views from the 80m Suspension Bridge. The scenery is breathtaking and you will be inspired by the magnificence and grandeur of the Oribi Gorge.
Lake Eland has a variety of routes that one can select depending on the amount of time you have to spend touring the Game Reserve.
One of the popular routes including a visit to the suspension bridge and caves, a scenic drive on the reserve to the Lake and back along the western side of the Reserve, which is just over 30km.
There are three designated picnic and braai facilities available on the Game Reserve. One being a short drive from reception, another picnic & braai site ideally situated nearby a stream among lush old trees providing shade for those hot summer days. The third being at the the Lake where there are shaded gazebos along its banks.
Lake Eland’s outdoor deck and garden area, overlook the Game Reserve, a great spot for sundowners.
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