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Durban, South Africa
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Room - excellent, clean, well equipped, beautiful interior. Location - stunning views. Food - very unique, may need to extent their menu Service - amazing staff, very friendly and welcoming, couldn't have asked for better service. Spa - didn't get a chance to try it but it looked stunning, as well as the pool area.

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Shelly Beach, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The entire experience was fantastic. We were treated like VIP's. The Lodge is spectacular and the Staff were fantastic. Service was excellent. We will definitely be back for another visit soon. Loved it!

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Mike C, Owner at The Gorge Private Game Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we hope to have you visit again soon! Best Regards Mike

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I haven't experienced anything like this to date. The Gorge Private Game Lodge was incredible! From the moment we stepped out of our vehicle we were greeted by name (and with a smile) by every single staff meeting. The venue and facilities are breathtaking, the food was awesome and the Spa treatment didn't disappoint - in fact, the treatment that...

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Mike C, Owner at The Gorge Private Game Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

We thank you for the review, we happy to know that you enjoyed your stay, make it all very worth it. Best Regards Mike

Guernsey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been 'wandering' around Africa for 20 years and of the few occasions we have stayed at top class accommodation we can honestly say that The Gorge Lodge has been the most enjoyable. Welcome, service, facilities and professionalism all rated excellent, deserving that much sort after 5 stars, congratulations and our sincere gratitude and best wishes for the future....

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Mike C, Owner at The Gorge Private Game Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. I have noted your suggestions and they are welcomed - we will definitely have some maps handy for our adventures and trails. Hope to see you soon again! Best Regards Mike

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our visit to Oribi Gorge was the perfect surprise. Although I researched a place to visit thoroughly I was still ill prepared for the level of luxury we countered. The room was one of the most well appointed I have ever stayed at. The view exquisite and the level of service with genuine attentiveness and consideration, exceptional. My husband and...

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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a gem this delightful lodge is on our doorstep! Just one and a half hours' drive from Durban, we were greeted by charming and friendly staff who never stopped smiling and offering a wonderful service! Our villa was beautifully appointed and very comfortable with the most spectacular views over the gorge. We enjoyed stunning walks, relaxing by the pool...

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Mike C, Owner at The Gorge Private Game Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for writing this amazing review, we look forward to having you back soon! Best Regards Mike

Hilton, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very comfortable, relaxing, romantic getaway night! Villa had everything we needed with an awesome view, outdoor shower and spacious verandah. Food was outstanding!!! Staff all friendly, happy & enthusiastic right from email enquiry through to the end of our stay. Lovely walk down to the river through the forest.

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Mike C, Owner at The Gorge Private Game Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we appreciate your time taken and glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. Best Regards Mike

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at the gorge for 3 nights with my partner. It looks the photo the food is to die for. Love the staff very friendly. We stayed in one of the villas. I feel like time was not our side. We didn't do half the staff we wanted to do.

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Mike C, Owner at The Gorge Private Game Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for your amazing review, we happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. Best Regards Mike

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent service from entry to departure. The food was top class. The views are to die for from all amenities. Thanks to Mike for the personal touch by taking us on a vulture excursion. A definite on your bucket list. Well done to Mike and his team.

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Mike C, Owner at The Gorge Private Game Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, happy to hear you enjoyed your stay - we ill definitely reciprocate :) Best Regards Mike

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Gorge was an amazing romantic weekend away. Service was outstanding, Food was delicious, all our requests were seen to with enthusiasm and effort, even when we asked at the last minute to have dinner served in our rooms. As for the views from the room, totally breathtaking.

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Thank you so much for your review. Best Regards Mike

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
THE GORGE PRIVATE GAME LODGE & SPA Hotel is Boutique Lodge & Spa in the Oribi Gorge, South Coast, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. The Gorge Private Game Lodge & Spa is nestled in the pristine area of Kwazulu-Natal's South Coast, a mere 35km inland from Port Shepstone. Referred to as the "photographer's and nature lover's paradise," it has been carefully positioned to afford guests access to 5000ha of Oribi Flats prime land in the Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve. The opulent, eco-friendly design of the spacious villas boasts double volume glass, offering guests panoramic views of the magnificent Oribi Gorge canyon. Elevated 4 metres off the ground, each villa flows seamlessly from state-of-the-art comfort and luxury into the unique indigenous coastal forest with its abundance of butterfly and birdlife. TV, DVD, DSTV, air-conditioner - hot & cold, digital safe, hairdryer, fully stocked mini-bar, tea/coffee making facilities, room service, laundry service on request. DINING DEFINED: Guests can savour a selection of estate wines in the open-plan restaurant while interacting with the chefs as they creatively prepare first class, fine dining cuisine with its distinct "African Fusion." THE ULTIMATE SPA EXPERIENCE: Experience a moment of complete indulgence, pampering and luxury at our lavish day spa which offers a range of therapies incorporating the exclusive products of Dermalogica, Africology and LCN. Professional therapists and breathtaking views enable guests to immerse themselves in peace and tranquility. EXPLORE & EXPERIENCE: With our owner run establishment's emphasis on attention to detail, personalised service and a sense of "timelessness," our guests are pampered in all areas of their stay at their own leisure. Nature lovers will enjoy our informative guided trails through the indigenous coastal forests with its rich bio-diversity of plant, animal, insect and 250 recorded bird species. Most of Southern Africa's plains animals can be seen on our daily game drives. ON-SITE ACTIVITIES: birding, game viewing, hiking trails, guided trails, visit to our bat cave, visit to our historic bushman paintings, swimming, fresh water fishing. ARRANGED ACTIVITIES: Mountain biking, horse riding, golf, abseiling, white water rafting, kayaking deep-sea diving off the world-renowned Aliwal Shoal, educational Game drives are available daily. ... more   less 

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Address: Lot 15 Pengaan Farm | Oribi Gorge, Paddock 4243, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Paddock
Hotel Class:5 star — The Gorge Private Game Lodge & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 5
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“best views”
 of 5 bubbles missroopram, 28 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All,excellent, corner room in the luxury suites”
 of 5 bubbles JCsuperstar2014, 11 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Every room is stunning with floor to ceiling views over the gorge, but spoil yourself with a private villa!”
 of 5 bubbles ccw111, 9 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Villas are private with the shrubbery around the front cut down to give you the view but left to grow on the sides to give you privacy”
 of 5 bubbles Jo3245, 6 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The Villas are well worth the extra cost”
 of 5 bubbles 816cherinen, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
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