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The Gorge Private Game Lodge & Spa

Certificate of Excellence
Lot 15 Pengaan Farm | Oribi Gorge, 4243, South Africa
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Durban, South Africa
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220 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This private resort is a real gem that is located about 150kms south of Durban. From the time you enter the resort you are made to feel very special. You are greeted by management and staff by your names and this gives you a very welcoming feeling. We stayed in the villas and it was absolutely well designed and had... More 

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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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29 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

What an incredible experience. Not many places have a 5 star rating on TripAdvisor, so I was a bit skeptical, but wow. The Gorge hit the spot in very aspect. The rooms are beautiful, with amazing bathrooms. The view from the bed and the balcony is breathtaking and we even had a few hornbills come and pay us a visit.... More 

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Durban, South Africa
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Peaceful place.. there's this tranquillity I can't even explain. From the moment we arrive we're greeted by our names and we were escorted for check-in. The luggage was then taken directly to our room. The rooms are a 'little heaven on earth' and to top it off is the picture perfect backdrop of the Gorge outside. The staff are welcoming,... More 

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Durban, South Africa
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely a serene getaway with a personalized touch from the owners and staff ready to service your every need. Built in the heart of the gorge away from civilization one can expect nothing less than peace and tranquility. The villa was spacious with high glass windows ensuring that within every sqm of the villa one is surrounded by timeless beauty... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great experience from the time you check in. Staff meet you at your car and greet you by name. Personal touch! Owner run. The owners (Mike) personally ensures you are well taken care off. Could do with more TV channels. The geek in me was a little frustrated with the slow Internet speed, but the Wi-FI is free, which is... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A relaxing sojourn in a very beautiful and peaceful part of Kwa Zulu Natal. Early morning on our deck overlooking the Gorge - sheer magic - listening to the birdsong. Friendly and efficient staff and world class cuisine. We loved sitting on the clilffs with Mike watching the vultures riding the thermals. We learnt so much from him about an... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very friendly and personalised service. Management and staff went out of their way to make our stay a very enjoyable one, and an experience which will be remembered for a long time to come. The food was absolutely superb.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The reception when we arrived set the tone. The service,food and staff :Superb...so in love with the people. The location, the rooms ,one word:Spectacular! When we left to find our car washed and carpets placed next to our car to clean our feet on our departure...will forever stay with US. I will be treating myself to this haven on the... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the second time we have had the pleasure of staying at the Gorge Private Game Lodge & Spa. You cant help but fall in love with this very special place. The staff are absolutely amazing and a few establishments could take a long and hard gander at how its meant to be done! I cant even begin to... More 

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East London, South Africa
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I have never seen so many smiles. The staff makes an effort to know your name and serve your every need. The chef is amazing. Some of the best views we have ever experienced, from the parking lot to the rooms, all have great views. Although this didn't affect our experience one should note that the rooms... More 

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