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Sherpa59420445324
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
The views are breath taking, be sure to go on the Suspension bridge. Zip lining is awesome but they dont offer video services, a missed opportunity for such an awesome experience.
Written 5 January 2024
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Sharon B
Worthing, UK256 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
The Oribi gorge is within an easily accessible distance from areas along the Hibiscus coast such as Margate, Ramsgate, Uvongo, Port Shepstone and the other lovely villages which are dotted along the Hibiscus coast.

The Eland Game Reserve has activities which will appeal to both young and old. For the adventurous, the Zipline and the suspension bridge are amazing, and the view as can be expected, is simply spectacular. Some of the suspension bridge visitors are really loud, yelling across the end point to the start, to encourage the ‘fraidy cats’, to attempt the walk over the gorge. This does prevent one from immersing yourself quietly in the majestic surroundings but is a small price to pay for the overall experience. The wealth of wildlife in the game reserve is in itself, something that we enjoyed thoroughly.

Other attractions at the Lake Eland Game Reserve include a scooter tour and there is a surprisingly well priced restaurant on site.
The budget conscious traveller can pack a picnic. On route to the Eland Game Reserve there is a lovely picnic spot with tables and benches It is situated on the banks of the Mzimkulwana River. There is a braai spot and to boot, this spot offers a spectacular view of the Hoopoe waterfalls. Don’t forget the walking trails such as the Hoopoe Falls Trail, which winds along the riverbank. Really an excursion not to be missed! Don’t wear slops but opt for closed walking shoes or sturdy sneakers and definitely pack sunscreen.
Written 28 October 2022
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Johan H
3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
It is a great reminder of how beautiful our beloved country, South Africa, is. There is a lot to do and to see in Oribi Gorge. Well done to all the venues in that area for giving us such a lot of wonderful memories.
Written 5 January 2022
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Kerrin A
Howick, South Africa23 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
Since there don't appear to be a lot of recent reviews on the campsite, with photos...here you go.

There are 5 campsites, all fairly close together, but in good condition overall.

Pros:
Powered sites
fairly level sites
Tarred road all the way
Clean ablutions, no bad smells

Cons:
No water taps near campsites (only at washing up area)
No hot water at wash up area
Pool not functional at all
Fireplaces needing servicing
No privacy from other campsites (all looking at each other)

This place would be great for a large group of friends if they rent out all five sites though. Additionally, there are 2-sleeper rest huts on the premises for rent, should some of the group prefer to sleep in a bed, with their own toilet and shower (shared kitchen for rest huts only)

Great as a staging spot to explore the surrounding area though, with Lake Eland, Oribi Gorge Swing, Port Shepstone Beach, Leopard Rock cafe all nearby, as well as a few hikes within the gorge.

We would definitely go again!
Written 4 January 2022
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PJ B
Johannesburg, South Africa310 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Family
Beauty is in the eye of the Creator.
Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve fits this quote from Aiden Wilson Tozer perfectly.
Written 19 December 2021
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Michael F
Windhoek, Namibia279 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
we spend 1 night in the Natal Parks accommodation which was great and then, of course, also visited the oribi gorge nature reserve and did two shorts hikes - which was well worth it. the trip is worth it!
Written 20 September 2021
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PJ B
Johannesburg, South Africa310 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 • Family
Jump in your vehicle (4x4 not required) and take the drive to this beautiful nature reserve. A number of stops along the way, well indicated by road signs and the South Coast Travel App. Nature shows it’s amazingly beautiful views, crisp clean air and clouds hugging surroundings like a few other places in SA. Well done to the park, keeping the roads clean, drivable and maintained. Make a day trip and enjoy this part of KZN.
Written 28 December 2020
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Donald S
Poinciana, FL877 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
This was a great visit on our tour. This is a very green Grand Canyon. There is so much to see and due here and we did the lake trip latter. This is a must and a long visit to SA
Written 15 June 2020
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Beverly309
Highland Park, IL19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
An excellent day trip to see animals, zipline over the gorge, have a bite to eat at Leopard Rock Cafe, and experience the suspension bridge.
Written 3 April 2020
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Mel Henderson
Durban, South Africa37 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019
We visited Oribi Gorge a while ago and did white water rafting. Amazing experience. I was convinced I was going to die but here I am telling my tale, hehe. My husband,Andrew, brother and mom (!) did the rope jump. Thanks but no thanks. They loved it. Andrew even did it twice. We also visited the vulture hide which is managed by Andy Ruffle. Saw quite a few vultures in flight but at a distance.There's also a restaurant which served the tastiest food, yum. This was quite a while ago and I forgot to post so selected Feb 2019 as travel date but date needs to be corrected
Written 7 January 2020
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