Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve

Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve

Nearly 5 km wide at some points, and over 400 m deep, the Oribi Gorge is perhaps better classified as a canyon than a gorge. The reserve is located at the confluence of the Mzimkulu and Mximkulwana Rivers. Aeons of erosion by these rivers have carved out nearly 30 km of spectacular kloofs and crags, covered with dense subtropical vegetation.

The reserve is bisected by a paved road that descends right to the base of the gorge, where it crosses the river and climbs back up the other side. Beside the bridge there is a picnic / braai area and the starting point of a couple of trails, including the Hoopoe Falls Trail that wends its way along the riverbank, culminating in a delightful well-deserved waterfall. But be cautioned that bilharzia can be contracted from the water.

The dense forest of the sandstone cliffs is home to various small mammals, especially both vervet and samango monkeys, bushbuck, duiker, reedbuck and of course the reserves namesake, the oribi. If hiking near the river keep an eye open for the giant water leguan that burrows it's home along the banks of these rivers.

- hiking
- bird watching
- picnic / braai area

Mammals: monkeys, variety small antelope, occasional leopard
Birdlife: 250 recorded bird species
Reptiles: water leguan

- 18 km west of Port Shepstone, off the N2
(look out for pedestrians and stray animals on this stretch of highway)

South Coast Accommodation

Accommodation Near Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve

Sleeps: 22 in 3 units/rooms
From R 275,00
Per person, per night sharing.

Oribi Gorge Guest Farm

Self Catering House / Cottage in Oribi Gorge

3.5km North West of centre of Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve

All of our cottages are fully self-catering and are great for weekend getaways, family holidays or even a couple's getaway. Shuttleworth House accommodation for 12 is provided in the farm's refurbished Shuttleworth House.

From R 300,00
Per person, per night sharing.

Fredheim Guesthouse and Fly-In

Self Catering House / Cottage in Oribi Gorge

4.5km North West of centre of Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve

Come and enjoy your stay at our homely accommodation in the remote Oribi Gorge. From sightseeing to tranquil walks in the fresh country air, our two bedroomed fully furnished country home offers you the opportunity to relax and soak up this serene envi

Sleeps: 16 in 8 units/rooms
From R 1 250,00
Per person, per night sharing.

The Gorge Private Game Lodge & Spa

Hotel/ Boutique Hotel Accommodation in Oribi Gorge

5.3km West of centre of Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve

Our exclusive, luxury villas are built on the edge of the impressive sandstone cliffs offering spectacular views of the Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve. From this vantage point, nature's canvas will display views that are so majestic that you will feel

From R 650,00
Per person, per night sharing.

Leopard Rock Lookout Chalets

Self Catering Chalet/ Townhouse Accommodation in Oribi Gorge

6.7km North of centre of Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve

Leopard Rock Lookout Chalets sounds so unassuming that when you hear they have four honeymoon chalets you never for one moment imagine what you will find when you arrive.

Sleeps: 81 in 22 units/rooms
From R 600,00
Per unit, per night.

Lake Eland Game Reserve

Game Reserve Accommodation in Oribi Gorge

9.0km West of centre of Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve

Situated just a 35 minute drive inland from Port Shepstone, Lake Eland offers 7 self-catering wooden chalets. These two-bedroomed chalets are situated on a dam and visitors can fish from their own deck while they braai and relax, watching for ...

From R 195,00
Per person, per night sharing.

Sweetdale Camp

Guest House / Bed & Breakfast in Margate

14.1km South East of centre of Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve

Sweetdale is a school and youth camp in Margate on the South Coast. Teachers with their students are challenged with new and demanding activities which are designed to help them develop and improve their personal skills.

Sleeps: 8 in 2 units/rooms
From R 950,00
Per unit, per night.

River Valley Nature Reserve

Self Catering House / Cottage in Margate

15.3km South East of centre of Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve

River Valley Nature Reserve offers two identical cottages situated in a peaceful and picturesque part of the reserve close to the iVungu River. Each cottage has two large bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, both bathrooms having a shower and a bath. The

Sleeps: 6 in 1 unit/room
From R 300,00
Per unit, per night.

Oder Was

Self Catering House / Cottage in Uvongo

16.5km South East of centre of Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve

Spacious, two bedroom flat, fully equipped for six people. Lock-up garage, splash-pool,DSTVwith PVR, Wireless tower available for internet, private braai facility.

Sleeps: 12 in 5 units/rooms
From R 575,00
Per unit, per night.

Fairway Guest Lodge

Guest House / Bed & Breakfast in St Michaels-on-Sea

16.7km East of centre of Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve

A warm welcome awaits you at Fairway Lodge. Enjoy the warm KZN South Coast climate We provide Luxury, Comfort & Spacious accommodation. With 3 two sleeper selfcatering units. One 4 sleeper family unit & luxury 2 bedroom 2 bathroom apartment

No 3 San Guiliana

Self Catering Apartment/ Flat Accommodation in Shelly Beach

16.9km East of centre of Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve

This luxurious self-catering unit is located in the exclusive San Guiliana complex, Shelly Beach. Luxury, privacy and safety is of utmost importance to us, and that is exactly what you can expect from San Guiliana no. 3.