Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve, Port Shepstone

Easily accessible from Port Shepstone, you’ll find yourself in the famous adventure capital of the KZN South Coast, Oribi Gorge.
Oribi Gorge offers unforgettable scenic views, which can be accessed via multiple viewing points around the area, including the famous overhanging Leopard Rock. Some of the rocks at the base of the cliffs are as old as 100 million years. Walking trails through the Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve are a great way to unlock some of the treasures, including scenic waterfalls, such as Samango Falls.
Apart from over 300 recorded bird species, there are also a breeding colony of rare Cape vultures that can be viewed closely at a vulture hide and restaurant as part of a guided tour.
The area is home to some of the wildest adventures, including the highest gorge swing in the world and Africa’s longest and fastest zipline. Not to mention wild water rafting, abseiling, suspension bridges, paintball and more.
Don’t miss Lake Eland Game Reserve, where you can do a wide variety of activities, from ziplining to game drives, horse riding to scooter tours and much more.
Make sure to stop at the farm stall on your way out to pick up snacks and mementos.

Source: Visit KZN South Coast

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unforgettable scenic views and 100 million year old cliffs

One of KwaZulu-Natal’s most spectacular natural settings, the scenic Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve lies some 25 km inland from Port Shepstone. The Reserve lies snugly at the head of a magnificent river gorge lined with dense coastal bush and forests. The reserve was proclaimed in 1 April 1950 and is 1 917 ha in extent. Carved out of ancient sandstone over millions over years, the resort commands an impressive view of the Gorge. The breath-taking scenery along the Umzimkulwana River Gorge makes this a photographer’s and nature lover’s paradise. Oribi Gorge has a wealth of smaller wildlife species and visitors have occasionally seen leopards. Oribi Gorge is a wonderful birding destination with more than 250 species recorded.

Source: KZN Wildlife

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