The scenery along the gorge formed by the Umzimkulwana River is a nature lover’s paradise, as well as a photographer’s heaven. Situated near Port Shepstone, the reserve is readily accessible and a good place to stop en route while travelling along the N1. Dense coastal bush and forest add a magical atmosphere to time spent in the Oribi Gorge.
- Picnic at one of the scenic sites along the river
- Breathtaking views
Walking along the top of the cliffs puts you almost at treetop level, so sometimes I’ve been lucky enough to spot a chorister robin-chat trying to hide its glowing, golden breast as it skulks among the canopy.
– Patricia McCracken, Wild 35
- Self-guided walking trails
- Game viewing
- Fresh water fishing
Top sightings: Bushbuck, common reedbuck, oribi, blue and grey duiker, you might even spot a leopard
Accommodation: Chalets, camping
Gate times: 06:30 – 19:30
Nearest centre: 21km from Port Shepstone (about 15 minutes).
Contact reserve: +27 (0)39 679 1644
Ezemvelo Central Reservations: +27 (0)33 845 1000, [email protected]
Visit Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve’s home page.