Oribi Gorge – Lake Eland Game Reserve
For our next adventure, we’re headed to the Oribi Gorge area, and specifically to the shoreline of the lake at Lake Eland Game Reserve. We have booked the entire site, which gives space for approximately 40 guests.
The reserve is approximately 125 km’s from Durban, and 30 minutes from Port Shepstone, and is accessible with your regular sedan. If you have a 4×4 you are welcome to take yourselves off on the 4×4 trails within the reserve.
Your regular sedan will get you right to our camp, and you are most welcome to take yourself off on a self-drive safari during your stay. For the adrenalin junkies, there is the awesome zip-line (this comes at an extra cost of R290 per person), and for the more inquisitive type, join us on one of our bushveld interpretation walks. Naturally we cannot pass up on the opportunity to get a bit wet in the lake, and we have surprise challenge up our sleeves for all. Its gonna be chilly, so it will be hot chocolate and amarula coffee around the fire whilst we learn a bit about our night skies, and one or two more games to get us roaring with laughter. 3 nights only gives us 2 full days, and whilst we are going to keep you busy with all sorts of fun-filled challenges, you are always most welcome to take a breather and enjoy the tranquillity of this wilderness area.
The Oribi Gorge Single Parent Adventures Camp
DATES – 16th of June 2016 until the 19th of June 2016 – the camp will be available for 3 nights, and bookings must be for all 3 nights.
Accommodation – Tents each accommodating 2 or 3 guests.
Tent includes 2-3 stretchers, sleeping bags, pillows, towels, and amenities (shower gel, conditioning shampoo, and hand & body lotion)
Meals will include early morning tea, coffee and rusks, brunch will be served at approximately 10h30, afternoon tea, followed by dinner at approximately 19h00. Relax around the camp fire and perhaps sip on an amarula coffee or hot chocolate before turning in, but not before we’ve had a bit of fun.R Rates;
- Adults – R1950 per adult for 3 nights (sharing).
- Adults – R1200 per child – under 12 for 3 nights. (sharing with an adult/s).
- Accommodation in spacious tents, 9m² floor space, internal height 2m.
- Communal ablution facilities.
- Stretchers with lined sleeping bags, pillows and towels.
- Personal amenities including shower gel, conditioning shampoo, and hand & body lotion.
- Early morning coffee and rusks, brunch, afternoon tea, and dinner.
- Park entrance fees and camp location costs.
- All beverages.
- Travel insurance.
- Level 1.
- Whilst not required, a 4×4 vehicle will make it possible to drive along one of the reserve 4×4 routes should you wish.
- The road is good and tarred until the reserve gate, where after a good dirt road gets you to the camp.
- Comfortable clothes including something warm as the evenings are likely to be cold.
- Closed shoes for bush walks.
- Hats and sun protection.
- Costume, if you plan on getting wet. mmmmmmm!
- A magnificent wilderness area.
- Exclusive use of this secluded shoreline camp.
- Interpretative bush walks, and water activities.
From Durban (123 Km) head along the N2 south-bound towards Port Shepstone. At the Oribi Plaza off-ramp follow the N2 inland (turning right over the bridge across the freeway) and travel towards Kokstad/Harding along the N2. After 11km (at the top of a long climb) look out for a sign on the left indicating “ORIBI FLATS EAST”; “Southern Explorer T3” and well as “Lake Eland” and turn right. This is the D219. Travel for 26km on this road, passing the NPC cement factory and Igwala Quarry, and other establishments such as Leopards Rock. Do not turn off anywhere. The last 4km are on gravel / dirt road – to the Lake Eland Game Reserve Entrance. FOLLOW the “Eland” on the side of the road.
Guests arriving should aim to arrive at the camp any time after 14h00, and it is important to enter the park before gate close time (16h00) which will ensure arrival at the camp at approximately 16h30. There is no cell phone signal at the camp, infact the signal is no longer available shortly after entering the park.
The camp is approximately 125 km’s from Durban and 30 minutes from Port Shepstone.