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Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve

Oribi Gorge, South Coast - KwaZulu Natal

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.

ATTRACTIONS & ACTIVITIES AT ORIBI GORGE NATURE RESERVE:
- hiking
- bird watching
- picnic / braai area


SUMMARY OF WILDLIFE & FLORA:
Mammals: monkeys, variety small antelope, occasional leopard
Birdlife: 250 recorded bird species
Reptiles: water leguan


DIRECTIONS TO ORIBI GORGE NATURE RESERVE:
- 18 km west of Port Shepstone, off the N2
(look out for pedestrians and stray animals on this stretch of highway)


South Coast Accommodation

Nearby Listings

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

Oribi Gorge Guest Farm

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Oribi Gorge

3.5km North West of center 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.

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Sleeps: 16 in 8 units/rooms
From R 1 550,00
Per person, per night sharing.

The Gorge Private Game Lodge & Spa

Hotel / Boutique Hotel Accommodation in Oribi Gorge

5.3km West of center 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

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Sleeps: 8 in 4 units/rooms

Leopard Rock Lookout Chalets

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Oribi Gorge

6.6km North of center of Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve

COME & ENJOY SOME TRANQUILITY FOR YOUR SOUL IN OUR CHALETS BUILT ON THE EDGE OF THE UMZIMKULU RIVER VALLEY WITH THE BEST VIEWS IMAGINABLE, LEATHER RECLINERS, JACUZZI SPA BATH, OUTSIDE SHOWER, ENGLISH BREAKFAST & SO MUCH MORE!

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Sleeps: 71 in 17 units/rooms
From R 600,00
Per unit, per night.

Lake Eland Game Reserve

Game Reserve And Bush Lodge Accommodation in Oribi Gorge

9.0km West of center 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 ...

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Shelly Caravan Park

Caravan or Camping Accommodation in Shelly Beach

14.7km East of center of Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve

Shelly Caravan Park is a peaceful camping and caravan resort situated in the seaside town of Shelly Beach on the lower South Coast of Kwa Zulu-Natal. The resort itself is set around it's own private dam in the countryside and yet it is just five minutes

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Sleeps: 24 in 7 units/rooms

Komorebi Resort

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Shelly Beach

14.7km East of center of Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve

Komorebi Resort is set in the lovely coastal town of Shelly Beach on the Lower South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal. The resort boasts peace and tranquility and has a country equestrian style setting. The resort has two rustic wooden cabins and five unique luxur

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Sleeps: 6
From R 300,00
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Oder Was

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Uvongo

16.5km South East of center 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.

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Sleeps: 12 in 3 units/rooms

Knoxgore Cottages

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in St Michaels-on-Sea

16.6km East of center of Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve

Knoxgore Cottages located in St Michaels-on-Sea, offer an ideal holiday break away within a secure environment.

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72 Butleigh

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in St Michaels-on-Sea

17.0km East of center of Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve

72 Butleigh is a self-catering, ground floor apartment situated in the Butleigh complex (St. Michaels Manors). A flatlet accommodation in a seaside town located between Margate and Port Shepstone. This unit is in a protected wetland estate that has abunda

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Shelly Beach Lodge

Guest House Accommodation in Shelly Beach

17.0km East of center of Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve

Situated approximately 500 meters from Shelly Centre where a wide variety of shops and restaurants are available. Experience all the beauty, the traditional cultures, the exotic coastal foods, majestic views and breath-taking sunsets of the KwaZulu-Natal

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