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The Gorge Private Game Lodge & Spa

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Lot 15 Pengaan Farm Oribi Gorge, Paddock 4243 South Africa
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THE GORGE PRIVATE GAME LODGE & SPA Hotel is Boutique Lodge & Spa in the Oribi Gorge, South Coast, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. The Gorge Private Game Lodge & Spa is nestled in the pristine area of Kwazulu-Natal's South Coast, a mere 35km inland from Port Shepstone. Referred to as the "photographer's and nature lover's paradise," it has been carefully positioned to afford guests access to 5000ha of Oribi Flats prime land in the Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve. The opulent, eco-friendly design of the spacious villas boasts double volume glass, offering guests panoramic views of the magnificent Oribi Gorge canyon. Elevated 4 metres off the ground, each villa flows seamlessly from state-of-the-art comfort and luxury into the unique indigenous coastal forest with its abundance of butterfly and birdlife. TV, DVD, DSTV, air-conditioner - hot & cold, digital safe, hairdryer, fully stocked mini-bar, tea/coffee making facilities, room service, laundry service on request. DINING DEFINED: Guests can savour a selection of estate wines in the open-plan restaurant while interacting with the chefs as they creatively prepare first class, fine dining cuisine with its distinct "African Fusion." THE ULTIMATE SPA EXPERIENCE: Experience a moment of complete indulgence, pampering and luxury at our lavish day spa which offers a range of therapies incorporating the exclusive products of Dermalogica, Africology and LCN. Professional therapists and breathtaking views enable guests to immerse themselves in peace and tranquility. EXPLORE & EXPERIENCE: With our owner run establishment's emphasis on attention to detail, personalised service and a sense of "timelessness," our guests are pampered in all areas of their stay at their own leisure. Nature lovers will enjoy our informative guided trails through the indigenous coastal forests with its rich bio-diversity of plant, animal, insect and 250 recorded bird species. Most of Southern Africa's plains animals can be seen on our daily game drives. ON-SITE ACTIVITIES: birding, game viewing, hiking trails, guided trails, visit to our bat cave, visit to our historic bushman paintings, swimming, fresh water fishing. ARRANGED ACTIVITIES: Mountain biking, horse riding, golf, abseiling, white water rafting, kayaking deep-sea diving off the world-renowned Aliwal Shoal, educational Game drives are available daily.
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Katlego T wrote a review 06 Apr
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The service was super amazing. Very friendly staff. The only downside is that we are not allowed to bring our own alcohol and they only have a limited choice of drinks available. No wifi access in the villa but overall we enjoyed our stay at the Gorge.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for your review, we also happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. The alcohol rule was recently introduced as a result of people abusing the corkage procedure, it also coincided with Covid-19 regulations at the time. Wi-Fi in the rooms have been a ongoing concern for us as well, however we unable to find a supplier that can offer a solution - we do apologize for the inconvenience in the meantime. Best Regards Mike & The Gorge Team
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Zanele H wrote a review Mar 2021
Mbabane, Eswatini (Swaziland)8 contributions
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A delightfully exquisite destination - a place for conversation with God, was my first impression. The views overlooking the Gorge - breathtaking. The Spa - superb, a must experience! Picnic, another must. A beautifully romantic scene was set for us, perfect for celebrating our engagement. Friendly staff. Overall worth the 8 hour drive from home in Eswatini.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Mike Cross, Marketing at The Gorge Private Game Lodge & Spa
Responded 3 weeks ago
Wow, Thank you for your amazing review - we are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to hosting you again soon!! Best Regards Mike
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stefanies388 wrote a review Mar 2021
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great service from all the staff, nothing is too much to ask we celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary here and we couldn't have gone to a better place. it is just perfect! the best breakfast in our room on the balcony, sipping bubbly with an amazing view over the gorge stunning cosy room with a breath taking view spa treatments at its best - pure bliss
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank toy for your amazing feedback, it was a privilege to have you visit again. We look forward to your next. Best Regards Mike & The Gorge Team
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Kirsten R wrote a review Mar 2021
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Everything was first class - accommodation, food, spa & activities. We loved the attention to detail that was evident everywhere. The staff were amazing and went out of their way to make our stay a memorable one.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Responded 08 Mar 2021
Thank you for your review, we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to seeing you soon! Best Regards Mike & The Gorge Team
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Bridget612 wrote a review Jan 2021
Johannesburg, South Africa11 contributions2 helpful votes
We booked at the The Gorge for two nights as a "we survived 2020" treat. It was well worth it. The rooms are stunning and the views are indescribable. My favourite meal of the day was definitely breakfast, with a high tea style selection of continental breakfast goodies brought to your table. No covid catching buffets here. The lodge hosts were the other highlight - the personal service and attention is fantastic. We had wanted to hike down into the gorge but it had been raining so was too slippery. We went to see the colony of Cape Vultures instead which was definitely worth it. The dinner menu changes every day, and we enjoyed the selection. Thought the wine was a bit pricey considering the majority of the guests are South African so know what these wines cost normally. i would definitely recommend this to someone looking to treat themselves. it was just what I was looking for.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Responded 08 Jan 2021
Thank you for your review, we appreciate your feedback. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and that we could help you forget about 2020. We hope to see you soon again!! Best Regards Mike & The Gorge Team
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Gorge Private Game Lodge & Spa
Which popular attractions are close to The Gorge Private Game Lodge & Spa?
Nearby attractions include Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve (6.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Gorge Private Game Lodge & Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at The Gorge Private Game Lodge & Spa?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Gorge Private Game Lodge & Spa?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Gorge Private Game Lodge & Spa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Gorge Private Game Lodge & Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Gorge Private Game Lodge & Spa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Gorge Private Game Lodge & Spa have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.