We popped in at the Gorge for lunch and were very warmly welcomed! We were astounded by the views of the gorge and the setting of the 5villas. The fish ordered for lunch was mediocre but the brownie ordered for desert was divine.
We were allowed to visit one of the villas which we found to be beautifully designed. Exquisite views of the gorge were visible from the room, the tub and the balcony. An indoor and outdoor shower facility, as well as the vanity area looked very attractively laid out.
The drive to the hotel is through green sugar cane plantations and you may see zebra and wildebeest close to the hotel. The only problem is the gravel road dotted with potholes-some pretty large- through which you need to zig zag. Be sure to drive during the day as a safety measure!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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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- Also Known As:
- The Gorge Private Game Lodge & Spa South Africa/KwaZulu-Natal