No photograph does justice to the vast green vistas that embrace you as you wind your way up through Oribi Gorge. When you arrive at the hotel, you are in for another surprise. The friendly faces that greet you are sincere and genuinely love what they do. Originally a farmhouse on a sugarcane plantation, the main hotel building dates back to the 1890s. Driven by the Jefferys’ love for entertaining guests, the farmhouse on the edge of Oribi Gorge soon evolved into a quaint little hotel, boasting the very essence of old-world hospitality.
Situated 1.5 hours drive from Durban’s King Shaka International Airport, 11 km off the N2 near Port Shepstone and 22 km from the beach, Oribi Gorge Hotel stands guardian to one of the most phenomenal natural paradises in South Africa.
Oribi Gorge Hotel, featuring the Wild 5 extreme adventure company, offers heart-pounding adventure right on the property. Activities offered on-site include the world’s highest gorge swing (33 storeys), abseiling, a wild slide across the gorge at 160 m above the gorge floor, white water rafting and more. Delegates with a less extreme taste in adventure can choose from a huge range of fun games/activities professionally presented by experts in the field of team building.
Oribi Gorge Hotel serves country-style cuisine with a touch of continental flair. The Wild Fig Café and Eagle’s Eyrie offer the freshest, tastiest fare that not even the fussiest of foodies can resist. The Eagle’s Eyrie is a fully licensed, a la carte restaurant with a relaxed ambience.
18 spacious en-suite rooms open on to the spectacular gardens, where majestic wild fig trees play host to endless bird species and both vervet and samango monkeys. Early risers may even catch a glimpse of a grazing duiker or reedbuck. King and twin rooms, as well as four family rooms, which have both a king and two single beds to accommodate families with small children, are available. Uniquely furnished with hand-crafted silver oak furniture, tea- and coffee-making facilities and TVs with DStv, you can relax and unwind in the tranquil settings.
SpacesOribi Gorge Hotel boasts of two air-conditioned conference rooms, each seating up to 120 delegates, cinema-style, or 40 in U-shape. Fully inclusive overnight and day conference options are available. The Olive and Johannsen rooms are located in splendid garden settings, a short walk from the gorge’s edge.