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5.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Lot 14 Pengaan Farm | Oribi Gorge, 4243, South Africa
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The Gorge Private Game Lodge & Spa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From the booking to the check out we had an absolutely amazing time! The staff are fantastic and so helpful! We where treated like royalty, and the romantic turndown on the night if our anniversary was just what we needed! The rooms are beautiful and the views breath taking, the food and wine selection is really outstanding. A real treat... More

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Hilton, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a find! Our expectations were uncertain, until we arrived! From the moment we drove in we were greeted by Setepi who looked after us. Beautifully appointed large sumptuous suites overlooking the gorge. The chef Chris cooked the most delicious meals, and the Spa service was fantastic. We would certainly revisit in the future.

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Durban, South Africa
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a really great stay, just too short...Would definitely go back. Very peaceful, and tranquil. Very lovely rooms, magnificent view, very good service from all the staff. A very big thank you for our stay

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Honesty is always admired so here goes... I didnt like the fact that we only stayed 3 days. Such beautiful peaceful surroundings is best enjoyed over a good couple days. U realise that once you press the reset button, all you want to do is sleep...relax in the bath overlooking the gorge and do...well...nothing. Didnt like the fact that we... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I visited here for 3 nights and could not believe that such a magnificent spot existed within easy reach from Durban.Spectacular scenery,magnificent setting, outstanding enormous private rooms ,delicious gourmet meals freshly made by their top chef and excellent friendly staff make this an unforgettable place to visit. The view from the spa is to die for and... More

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved my time at the Gorge private game lodge and spa. From our arrival we received the warmest reception. We were welcomed like family. The attention to detail made the experience that much special. The room was pristine with immaculate views of the gorge. The food was absolutely scrumptious and lovingly prepared. The spa was just a delight that... More

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New Milford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I visited the Gorge Private Game Lodge and Spa in Jan 2014. It was the best part of our visit to South Africa. I am South African and I have lived in USA for 20 years. We went to South Africa to visit family and I wanted my husband to see some of my beautiful country. After... More

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Hillcrest, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our second visit to THE GORGE. we had fallen in love with it last year and could not wait to come back for a 2nd stay. Mike and his crew attended to our needs without being on top of us! After a nice long Spa treatment we retired to our room knowing very well that a very special... More

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Durbanville, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a wonderful time at The Gorge yet again! Thank you to Mike and Catherina! The food, service and accommodation is all amazing. Seeing the vultures was a real treat! Won't think twice about continually coming back...

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Johannesburg
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7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I had the privilege of spending 3 wonderful nights at the lodge with my partner. It was by far one of the most beautiful stays I've had anywhere. The staff were always attentive, without being intrusive and always catered to our needs. I really enjoyed the extra touches like the turn down service which was done while you are at... More

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Address: Lot 14 Pengaan Farm | Oribi Gorge, 4243, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal
Hotel Class:5 star — The Gorge Private Game Lodge & Spa 5*
Also Known As:
The Gorge Private Game Lodge & Spa South Africa/KwaZulu-Natal

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THE GORGE PRIVATE GAME LODGE & SPA Hotel/ Boutique Hotel Accommodation in Oribi Gorge, South Coast, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. SITUATION: The Gorge Private Game Lodge & Spa is nestled in the pristine area of Kwazulu-Natal’s South Coast, a mere 21 km 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. UNSURPASSED LUXURY: 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. ROOM FACILITIES: 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 (+/- 2hrs) @ R200.00 per person. ... more   less 
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