Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve in South Africa

Accommodation in Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve

Product NameRoom TypeRATINGPrices
Oribi Gorge - KZN Wildlife Camping from: ZAR 90
Oribi Gorge - KZN Wildlife 6-Bed Self Catering Chalet from: ZAR 1000
Oribi Gorge - KZN Wildlife 2 Bed Rest Hut from: ZAR 420

Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve

The Oribi Gorge was formed over millions of years as the Mzimkulwana River flowed over the flat land surface and picked out fractures in the rock, gradually eroding them away and cutting deep into the earth's crust. At the base of the cliffs there are rocks over 1000 million years old while the cliffs themselves are formed from sandstone deposited about 365 million years ago. Due to its inaccessibility, the gorge has remained virtually untouched by man and has more than 500 plant species. It contains a wealth of semi-deciduous forests criss-crossed with antelope paths, and is home to 250 bird species and numerous small mammals including vervet and the rare Samango monkeys. The flowering plants deep in the gorge provide an enormous range of colours from scarlet red to azure blue.The gorge offers spectacular hiking and mountain biking, as well as view sites that are easily accessible for those who wants to just relax and drink in the awesome scenery. For the more extreme adventurers, the gorge offers the world's highest abseiling site, and in the rainy season (November to April) the river provides whitewater rafters with an adrenalin rush second to none.