The Gorge Private Game Lodge and Spa is situated in one of South Africa’s most scenic areas, often described as the best kept secret of the South Coast. The Gorge area offers a myriad of opportunities for the adventurer, sports enthusiast, and wildlife lover alike. some of which include:


Our daily game drives are popular with guests and seldom disappoints. You can expect to see:

  • Most antelope (including the endangered Oribi buck)
  • Wildebeest
  • Zebra
  • The Black Back Jackal (nocturnal)
  • Leopard (not frequent)
  • Lynx
  • Samango Monkey (indigenous to the Gorge)
  • Warthogs and Bush Pigs (nocturnal)

Over 255 bird species are found in the Gorge area, with a detailed list available on request:

  • Ground Hornbill
  • Trumpeter Hornbill
  • African Fish Eagle
  • Martial Eagle
  • Crowned Eagle
  • The Cape Vulture
  • Jackal Buzzard
  • Yellow Billed Kite
  • Egyptian and Spur-winged Goose
  • Crowned Crane
  • Malachite Kingfisher

There are several beautiful hiking trails in the Oribi Gorge. You will enjoy hiking under a canopy of indigenous trees, all along the Mzimkulwana river or up to the Hoe Poe Falls.

Mountain bikers will love the various trails along the escarpment with the wildlife keeping them company.

Zipline Tours (self-drive)

Experience the Gorge from a very different angle by booking a 4.5km guided Zipline Tour. The bravest of the brave can choose the X-Treme Zipline that entails a 1km drop down at speeds of up to 160km per hour, the longest and fasted in Africa.


For the golfing enthusiast, there are several sought after courses within an hour’s drive from the lodge.

Although the Gorge is a bush lodge, our close proximity to the coastline allows guests to enjoy a beach day if they wish. The Gorge Private Lodge & Spa is a short 35 min drive from three sun-drenched beaches all sporting blue flag status. Swimming is safe, and the warm Indian Ocean makes swimming possible all year round.


Join us on a scenic excursion right on the edge of the sandstone cliffs, viewing a colony of some 250 Cape Vultures as they go about their daily routine in their natural habitat.