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The Gorge Private Game Lodge & Spa

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place is very welcoming, very friendly and smart service. Room views were awesome. We could have spent a week there easy. The food, out of this world! Menu for dinner was different every night. Can see why they have an award winning restaurant.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stunning scenery , luxury rooms and very attentive staff. You know you are somewhere special when the staff all call you by name. Views from our suite were amazing, Cape vulture flying past in formation, just sorry we didn't get visit the 150 strong colony as the owner Mike was away. Gourmet food, only complaint was the R 150 per... More 

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1 Thank Dave_King2014
Mike C, Owner at The Gorge Private Game Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for the review and your feed back, glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay, apologies for the vulture excursion, it is really a must see - next time. Gratuity is a sensitive subject and viewed differently by everyone, it is for this reason that ours remain only a recommended value. Best Regards Mike More 

Gauteng, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm an avid traveller and this was by far the most amazing getaway I've been on in a long time. Breath taking views, The rooms are the best I've ever seen, luxurious, cosy, well groomed. I love the attention to detail of this place. To me this was a true reflection of quality over quantity. staff (from kitchen to management)... More 

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1 Thank sljlopez
Mike C, Owner at The Gorge Private Game Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we appreciate your honest feedback. We sorry to hear about your spa treatment that was not good. This has been addressed with the relevant therapist. Best Regards Mike More 

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

All hotels are the same, the difference is the reception and the warmth of the staff at the Gorge hotel and Spa.. returning to the Gorge was fabulous... Keep up the good work team. We asked for a drink at 10pm and the bar ran out of mint, and we were told that there was no mint, few minutes later... More 

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Mike C, Owner at The Gorge Private Game Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay, we sorry we missed you this time. Best Regards Mike More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived on a wet and cold day.....winter snap full in its swing.....we were met by friendly staff who ushered us to our private villa....Very romantic! We had dual birthday celebrations and was surprised to a lovely breakfast starter from the chef.... We had lovely mist and soft rain overlooking the gorge. Dinner was lovely followed by games and dessert... More 

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Mike C, Owner at The Gorge Private Game Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

We value the time taken to write this review - thank you. Glad to hear even thought the weather were not up for activities you still enjoyed your stay. Best Regards Mike More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

Wow wow wow!!!!! This is the most beautiful place!!! There is nowhere to find fault in this place!!! Rooms most luxurious I have seen in SA. Staff super friendly and helpful. Food out of this world (even breakfast is delicious and stylish). The lounge has an incredible view. Spa and other activities to keep all busy during the day!!! Even... More 

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Mike C, Owner at The Gorge Private Game Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, amazing, we so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and that we met your expectations - will pass on your comments to our valuable staff, that makes this happen :0 Best Regards Mike More 

Pretoria, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

We spent 3 nights here on honeymoon and had an unforgettable time. The rooms were built with the most amazing attention to detail - the views over the Gorge are really something and everything from the luxury bath, outside shower and nicest pillows to the service that includes a turn-down at night (with hot toddys placed under the blankets!!) and... More 

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Mike C, Owner at The Gorge Private Game Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for the review, glad to hear you enjoyed your honeymoon with us, we wish you both a happy and adventurous marriage. Hope to see you again for your anniversaries :0 Warm Regards Mike More 

Somerset West, South Africa
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

We had a wonderful 3 day stay at The Gorge. The hotel is set in spectacular surroundings and the staff are extremely attentive and friendly. We had excellent service and delicious food. The rooms are luxurious and have capitalised on the magnificent views of the gorge. We enjoyed the outing to the vultures and ziplining, but were equally happy to... More 

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Mike C, Owner at The Gorge Private Game Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

We really appreciate your review and are happy to hear that the whole family enjoyed their stay, were concerned that the children might be bored. We certainly hope to see you again soon! Best Regards Mike More 

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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

Spent two nights for our anniversary. Amazing location with excellent facilities and service to match. These guys know about attention to detail. From the moment we arrived with virtually all staff greeting us by name and knowing exactly which room we were staying in no matter which area we went too. To the moment we had to leave surprised to... More 

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Mike C, Owner at The Gorge Private Game Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. It makes it all the worthwhile when you know your guests are happy, thank you for the compliments, will pass onto our valuable staff. Best Regards Mike More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

Incredible experience at this breathtaking property with the best service to be found in South Africa! We were delighted from the moment we drove into the property, and found it difficult to leave when check-out time came! We will certainly be back God-willing!! Keep up the amazing work :)

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Mike C, Owner at The Gorge Private Game Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Wow, thank you for this delighted review, it makes it all the more worth it. Hope to see you soon again. Best Regards Mike More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

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Address: Lot 15 Pengaan Farm | Oribi Gorge, Paddock 4243, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Paddock
Hotel Class:5 star — The Gorge Private Game Lodge & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 5
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