Activities

Zip Line & Zip X-Treme Tours

The Zip Line Tour includes entrance into Lake Eland Game Reserve, guided zip line tour (14 slides), return trip to Zip Line office.

The Zip eXtreme  has the first slide being a 1km “straight-down” thrilling ride reaching speeds of up to 160 kms per hour and then 2 more slides to the collection point.  Not for children.

Standard Rate = R 550 per person   –  Week-end / Holidays / Public Holidays
Discounted Rate = R 450 per person  –  Week days (excl. Holidays / Public Holidays)

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Suspension Bridge & View Sites

One of the main highlights for guests visiting Lake Eland Game Reserve is to walk across our 80m Suspension Bridge. Not only is it exhilarating to walk across the Suspension Bridge, but it is quite an achievement for many of us who are fearful of heights. The views from the Suspension Bridge are breathtaking and you will be inspired by the magnificence and grandeur of the Oribi Gorge.

We have a saying in South Africa “Africa isn’t for sissies” and this adventurous walk across the bridge is definitely not for the faint-hearted. For those of you who are still considering whether or not to take the challenge and cross the bridge when you next visit Lake Eland, maybe this might help: each cable that supports the Suspension Bridge can hold 70 tons, so unless you’re carrying all your gym weights in your pockets, you should be just fine!

Restaurant & Tea Garden

Lake Eland’s Restaurant provides an indoor dining area as well as an outdoor deck and garden area, overlooking the Game Reserve. So prior, or after, a drive on the Game Reserve stop at the Tea Garden.

Lake Eland’s menu has been specifically designed by our executive chef to create a simple yet diverse selection of flavours and dishes. Our famous giant Burgers are a much loved favourite among visitors. Fully licensed outdoor bar.

Restaurant Hours : 7.30am – 4.00pm (kitchen closes)

Closed at night.

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Picnic & Braai Facilities

There are three designated picnic and braai facilities available on the Game Reserve. One being a short drive from reception, another  picnic & braai site is ideally situated nearby a stream among lush old trees providing shade for those hot summer days and the third being at the the Lake where there are shaded gazebos along its banks.

Self Game Drive

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 past the Zip Line office 2-3 hours.  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.

The roads can  accommodate all “normal” cars, no need for a 4×4.

Guided Game Drives

R250 per person +- 2.5 hours

Max 10 people – Min charge R1,000

Groups: R200 pp (min 11 people)

4×4 Track

Vehicle: R 150 per vehicle  (own vehicle)

Motor Bike / Quad: R 60.00 per person (bring own quad)

Mountain Biking, Fishing & Walking

Gate Entrance Fee only R60pp – bring your own gear/equipment

Horse Rides

R250 per person  for  1 hour Ride

Max 6 people / Min 2 people – Minimum age is 10 yrs
(Bookings and pre-payment are essential)

Paintball

R100 per person for 70 Shots / Balls

Min 4 people – Minimum age is 10 yrs

Reserve Gate Times

7am – 5pm Monday to Sunday

Day Visitor Entrance Fee

R60 per person.
Children under 8 yrs: R40
Children under 2 yrs: Free

Restaurant Hours

7.30am – 4.00pm (Closed at night)

Zip Line Hours

8am – 2pm (Last slide)