Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve

Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve is a wonderfully scenic area offering excellent hiking opportunities

KwaZulu Natal Game and Nature ReservesThe Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve

The Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve is a wonderfully scenic area offering excellent hiking opportunities. Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve lies 21 kilometres inland of Port Shepstone.

The Oribi Gorge area boasts cliffs and forests and spectacular hiking trails and picnic sites. Wildlife in the Oribi Gorge consists of many antelope, although the oribi (after which the gorge is named) is rarely seen.

A photographer's paradise, Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve encompasses forests, rivers, rapids and ravine.

High sandstone cliffs dominate this 24km long gorge carved out by the Umzimkulwana River. Leopards, troops of baboons, various small antelope and a prolific birdlife, including five species of kingfisher and seven species of eagle inhabit the reserve.

There are several nature trails for the adventurous and a host of things to do. For activities see Things to Do in Oribi Gorge.

The reserve is open daily and day visitors are charged an entrance fee.

Although you can visit the reserve as a day visitor we recommend an overnight stay. SA-Venues.com proudly features accommodation options within the reserve to suit all travel needs and budgets.

Our Oribi Gorge Accommodation search is easy to use and you make your accommodation bookings directly with the venues. Lodges within the reserve include self-catering or a fully catered, luxury lodge. Special offers are highlighted, and reviews will help you make an informed choice.

Popular Activities in Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve

Oribi Gorge Abseiling


If you are a beginner you can work with a qualified trainer who will show you everything you need to know and take you down step by step. Here you will be abseiling down a 110 meter cliff next to the Lehrís waterfall and have the opportunity to...

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The Wild Slide


Zip Line across the top of the gorge from the Lehrís Waterfall strapped into your full body harness in total comfort while admiring the spectacular views. Get a birds eye perspective of the falls and see if you can spot the Baboonís Castle along...

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Birding in Oribi Gorge Reserve


Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve is one of the hottest birding spots in KwaZulu Natal and is a must visit for any bird or nature enthusiast. The area is beautiful offering breathtaking views and the opportunity to see a variety of wildlife. The reserve...

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Contact the Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve on Telephone: +27 (0)33 845-1000.

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