Adventures in Oribi Gorge

Catching a glimpse of the small oribi antelope in Oribi Gorge may be a rarity, but there is certainly an abundance of adventure, high-flying action and fun! Cutting a swathe through KwaZulu-Natal’s famous sugar cane region, this breathtaking canyon located 1½ hours drive south of Durban is a popular day, weekend or extended rendezvous for thrill seekers, hikers, nature lovers, horse riders, photographers and birding enthusiasts.

Stunning panoramic vistas more than reward those who make…

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Adventures in Oribi Gorge
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Catching a glimpse of the small oribi antelope in Oribi Gorge may be a rarity, but there is certainly an abundance of adventure, high-flying action and fun! Cutting a swathe through KwaZulu-Natal’s famous sugar cane region, this breathtaking canyon located 1½ hours drive south of Durban is a popular day, weekend or extended rendezvous for thrill seekers, hikers, nature lovers, horse riders, photographers and birding enthusiasts.

Stunning panoramic vistas more than reward those who make the short 35km drive west of Port Shepstone. Take in sweeping views of lush, subtropical foliage and the towering rocky bluffs that overlook Mzimkulwana River – an ideal setting for exploration and adventure and an inspiring team building location.

The 400m deep and 5km wide Oribi Gorge offers something for everyone! Visitors wishing to take it easy can look forward to scenic self-guided walking trails, lake fishing, idyllic riverside picnic spots and scenic viewpoints with intriguing names such as Baboon’s Castle and Lover’s Leap. Avid birders can tick off a host of specials including the African finfoot, the Narina trogon and the spotted ground-thrush. Also keep an eye out for Samango and vervet monkeys, blue and grey duiker, bushbuck, reedbuck and the occasional leopard.

Step it up a notch and explore the gorge’s excellent mountain bike trails, go on a horse riding safari or take a leisurely stroll across the bridge….that is, an 80m stroll across the 130m high suspension bridge that spans the gorge!

Bridge walking may not be quite enough to satisfy the hardened adrenaline junky, so head to the bottom of the gorge to try your hand at white water rafting on the grade 2-4 rapids. The top of Lehr’s waterfall is the place to be for an exhilarating dose of abseiling, the world’s highest gorge swing and the 4.5km zip line tour will have you soaring over the treetops - and even through a tunnel! The insanely adventurous can make a beeline for ZipXtreme. The first section of this zip line is 1km long and straight downhill, reaching white-knuckle speeds of up to 160kph!

Oribi Gorge Adventures

Abseiling

So you are looking for an adventure that will take your breath away? Look no further than Abseiling in Oribi Gorge. With amazing views over this 400 meter deep canyon, formed by the Mzimkulu River, an Abseiling Adventure down a cliff face alongside a waterfall is sure to raise the heart rate of even...

Bridge Walking

Here is an adventure suited for all ages and levels of ability. Bridge Walking across the suspension bridge at Oribi Gorge is a journey into spectacular scenery. Spanning 80 metres across the gorge and 130 meters high, crossing this bridge will be a challenge for those with a fear of heights, but the...

Gorge Swing

So simply enjoying the view of the magnificent Oribi Gorge is not enough adventure for you? The heart must skip a beat, you say? Look no further than a Gorge Swing in this magnificent canyon, cut by the Mzimkulwana River and offering adventure seekers a thrill of a lifetime. Plunge over the edge and...

Mountain Biking

Oribi Gorge is the perfect place to combine your love of the great outdoors with your passion for Mountain Biking. Saddle up and take in the scenic beauty of this canyon, cut by the Mzimkulwana and Mzimkulu rivers. Erosion from these rivers has carved spectacular kloofs and crags that are all covered...

Paintball

One of the activities offered by our operators in Oribi Gorge is Paintball.  When you get hit by a paintball you can get a nasty bruise, so why is Paintball such a popular craze these days? Here are just a few good reasons to book a paintball game today: 1. Paintball is a social game. Worried...

River Rafting

The Oribi Gorge is a 330 metre high abyss sliced by the Umzimkulu River. From its source in the Drakensberg Mountains to the mouth at the Indian Ocean, this is a powerful river that offers thrill seekers a variety of River Rafting Adventures. The Umzimkulu River boasts grade 2 to 4 rapids with names...

Teambuilding

The spectacularly beautiful Oribi Gorge on KwaZulu-Natal’s South Coast is a haven for nature lovers and adventurers. This awe inspiring setting is also the ideal location for Teambuilding Activities. Inspire your team with a tranquil Horse Riding Outing, challenge them to a Paintball game, separate...

Zip Line

Join the thrill of a Zip Line Adventure in Oribi Gorge and soar across the 300 m high Oribi Gorge. Carved by the Umzimkulu River, this natural paradise is a nature lovers paradise and an adrenaline junkie’s dream.