About the Lodge
Situated in a picturesque valley in the KwaZulu, Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve offers comfortable accommodation in the midst of the spectacular scenery of the Umzimkulwana River surrounds. Aside from magnificent views that make the reserve a photographer’s paradise, Oribi has a wealth of wildlife attractions and is a rewarding experience for nature lovers and hikers.
Accommodation features of two-bed, en-suite chalets, which are fully equipped with a refrigerator, kettle, toaster, bedding, cutlery and crockery. For large groups or families, there is also a seven-bed self-catering chalet with three bedrooms, bathroom, fully equipped kitchenette, lounge/dining room and barbecue facilities. There is also a "barbecue boma" or communal kitchen and the communal lounge features satellite television for guests. The camp also features a reservoir swimming pool with its own sundeck for camp residents.
Only 21kms from the local beaches, visitors staying at Oribi Gorge often make daytrips to the beaches, enjoy a meal or a movie at the Shelly Centre or visit any other attraction in the area. Oribi gorge Camp is open on a 24 hour basis so visitors returning from these activities have no time constraints.
Walking trails, along with day and overnight hiking trails, offer guests an opportunity to follow the Umzimkulwana river and traverse forests, sandstone cliffs and view the grasslands from the top of the gorge. Picnicking, fishing and swimming can also be enjoyed in these pristine areas. There is ample game viewing, with a variety of small mammals and birds to be seen.
• Rates include accommodation, community levy, emergency rescue levy and 14% VAT and exclude meals and optional extras.
• The nearest town which has a full range of services is Port Shepstone which is 21 km away.
• Pets are not permitted into the reserve.
Wildlife to be seen in the reserve includes mammal species such as bushbuck, common reedbuck, oribi and blue and grey duiker. Leopard occur in the area and with luck, you may join the select band of game viewers to have seen one of these secretive creatures.
Birdwatchers will appreciate the abundance of feathered activity of over 250 recorded species of birds including Cape Vulture, Crowned Eagle, African Finfoot, Ground Hornbill, Knysna Woodpecker, and African Broadbill.
Take the Kokstad road from Port Shepstone and travel for 21 km. The road to the reserve is signposted to the right.
the resort was gorgeous. loved the place, felt relaxed right away. the rooms were just the right size, without being crowded. they were clean and neat. it was good to connect wth nature.
Excellent. Comfortable and well equipped Chalet, and well equipped kitchen.
We enjoyed our stay at Oribi and we would love to visit again, the place is awesome, we received kindness and a warm welcome from employees, we felt like we were at home.
Tranquil and lovely. Good clean facilities, and priced right.
The accommodation, although basic, was very comfortable, well maintained and clean. Exceptional value for money. The communal kitchen was spacious, well equipped and very clean.
Thank you Jenny for the outstanding hospitality. The house was great, bed awesome and the scenery outstanding. Wish we could have stayed longer.
Het so bietjie gesukkel om die Hut te kry aanwysing bestaan nie regtig nie. Die Hut is skoon en netjies. Die natuur is absoluut beeldskoon. Die personeel is baie vriendelik voel of jy by familie kuier. Ek kan nie wag om weer te gaan nie.
Unfortunately only stayed one night. Accommodation good and cabins well sited. It was humid so the pool was a bonus. Visited the waterfall and overhanging rock. Did a short walk in the gorge. Will stay longer next time.
Unfortunately only one night stay. Accommodation was good and well sited. It was humid so it was great to be able to use the pool. Visited waterfall,overhanging rock and did a short walk in the gorge. Would like to visit again with a longer stay,
Accommodation awful, not the appropriate amount of crockery per unit, shower curtain resembled something out of 'Ghost Busters', pickled animals in old and dirty coffee jars in communal lounge, sink in communal kitchen filled with dirty dishes - needless to say, we did not stay - we checked into the Oribi George Hotel and had cleanliness and comfort. Even backpackers would give this one a miss !!!