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Escape the city

Are your energy levels running low and your stress levels sky rocketing? It sounds like you need to escape the city and come and enjoy a well-deserved break in one of our private luxury tents. We guarantee the sun and fresh air will have you recharged and ready for action again in no time.

Experience world class glamping ‘luxury camping’ at affordable prices. We want our guests to feel relaxed and leave revitalised. That is exactly what you will experience when you book a stay over at Oribi Gorge Hotel’s Luxury Tents.

We are currently running a special for only R1,190 per couple per night which also includes a scrumptious breakfast. Bookings are on a first come first serve basis. Avoid disappointment or being put on a waiting list! Call and make your reservation today. For more information on our exquisite accommodation, conferences, teambuilding packages and mouth-watering dishes, please contact us (039) 687-0253 | 079 5697 333 | info@oribigorgehotel.co.za

Benefits of going Glamping

In this awesome article, we take a look at the top 3 very real benefits of going Glamping AKA glamorous camping!

We would like to start by giving a shout out to Huffington Post for this awesome article.

It could inspire a sense of awe.

As human beings, we’re wired for wonder; we feel compelled to stop and soak up the sunset or gaze up at the stars — and there’s no better place to do that than glamping at Oribi Gorge Hotel luxury private tents. Research even suggests that awe-inspiring moments can make us happier and more inventive. How’s that for a remedy to your creative rut?

Being in nature is good for your mood.

The outdoors are crucial for your mental health, especially if you’re a city dweller. Researchers at the University of Michigan found that just a few minutes walking in nature can reduce depressive symptoms, which is common in people who live in urban spaces. In a corroborating study, research out of Stanford University found that spending time outdoors can help reduce rumination — the obsessive, negative thinking that could potentially lead to mental health issues.

You may sleep better.

A weekend sent Glamping may do wonders for your Z’s. According to a 2013 study by the University of Colorado Boulder, the more you abide by the sun’s schedule the more likely you are to go to bed and wake up at a reasonable time.

So if you would like to enjoy these incredible health benefits for yourself, make sure you book your October school holiday getaway at Oribi Gorge Hotel’s luxury private tents.

Oribi Gorge Hotel offer our visitors a breathtaking once in a lifetime country escape. With loads of in-house activities and facilities. Including the world renowned Wild 5 Adventures, birding, hiking, and game viewing, as well as our prestigious restaurant and friendly staff.

Whatever your reason for visiting, business or leisure, you can look forward to the hues and views of a true country getaway without sacrificing the joys of being pampered. Day visitors are always welcome to share in the fun, but pack a suitcase just in case… you may decide to stay.

For more information on our exquisite accommodation, conferences, teambuilding packages and mouth-watering dishes, please contact us (039) 687-0253 | 079 5697 333 | info@oribigorgehotel.co.za

Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.za/entry/benefits-of-camping_us_559bfa7de4b0759e2b51000e

How to encourage kids to play outdoors

Here are our top 15 tips and tricks to help encourage kids to play outdoors. Be sure to read until the end, point 15 is our best pick!

We believe that all parents want what is best for their children. We also know that our world is changing more quickly than ever before, and sometimes we are swept into new lifestyles before we realise it.

Who would have imagined 30 years ago that we would need to encourage children to want to play outside? But, with children spending between 40 and 60 hours per week attached to electronic umbilical cord.

We hope that your family will take a step back from the hurried lifestyle to which we have become accustomed. And recognise the need for all of us, but especially our children, to have free time for play! Here are a few ideas to get your kids started. Once they’re outside, we predict that they’ll have plenty of their own ideas!

Before we jump in we would like to say a special thank you to Spark People for the great feature!

  1. If you live in a house, create a child-friendly backyard.
  2. Give children a place on the porch, deck or in the bedroom where they can display nature treasures that they find and want to keep.
  3. Provide simple tools to aid discovery. Kids love tools! Include a bug box, trowel, magnifier, etc.
  4. When you take children to parks and other natural areas, allow them to explore. Let them decide which trails to take. Stay nearby for safety, but don’t interfere or help unless asked.
  5. Encourage plenty of time outside. Consider taking a walk to the library, store or post officeinstead of driving.
  6. If a child asks or remarks about a landmark or natural feature you drive past often, find out more about it and go for a visit.
  7. Take advantage of the natural resources available in your area. Take children canoeing, kayaking or fishing.
  8. Take a few leaves from different trees while the children are not looking. Give them the leaves and ask them to find which trees they came from.
  9. Provide a tree identification book to help kids learn about the trees in their own neighborhood.
  10. In the autumn, leave the fallen leaves down for a while so kids can run around and shuffle through them.
  11. Rake up a big leaf pile and let them demolish it. If they’re not preschoolers, leave the rake out so they can rebuild it if they want.
  12. If you have an appropriate area, let older children build a campfire in the backyard. Set safety rules, then stay away while they and their friends discuss hot topics. Check for safety by looking out the window or wandering out to ask if they need more snacks.
  13. Put out bird feeders that can be seen easily from windows. Let children help feed the birds. Keep a bird book by the window to help them identify what they see.
  14. Make up challenges for children to do outside, similar to the “Survivor” television show. This is a guaranteed kid pleaser, especially if there is a reward (a gift of time with Mom or Dad, or perhaps a night off from helping with the dishes).
  15. Book a holiday at Oribi Gorge Hotel’s Luxury Tents and let your kids enjoy nature the way it was supposed to be.

Oribi Gorge Hotel offer our visitors a breathtaking once in a lifetime country escape. With loads of in-house activities and facilities. Including the world renowned Wild 5 Adventures, birding, hiking, and game viewing, as well as our prestigious restaurant and friendly staff.

Whatever your reason for visiting, business or leisure, you can look forward to the hues and views of a true country getaway without sacrificing the joys of being pampered. Day visitors are always welcome to share in the fun, but pack a suitcase just in case… you may decide to stay.

For more information on our exquisite accommodation, conferences, teambuilding packages and mouth-watering dishes, please contact us (039) 687-0253 | 079 5697 333 | info@oribigorgehotel.co.za

 

Source: http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness_articles.asp?id=1618

Perfect time to go Glamping

Spring has sprung which means it’s the perfect time to go Glamping – aka glamorous camping! Only at the world renowned Oribi Gorge Hotel luxury tents, or course.

Take a step back and book a getaway with us. Reconnect with nature and yourself while still enjoying all the modern amenities you have come to love from city living. A stay in one of our luxury tents will leave you revitalised and recharged.

So shack off the winter freeze and come and enjoy spring in your own personal little piece of paradise.

To avoid disappointment, call and reserve your getaway dates today (039) 687-0253 | 079 5697 333 | info@oribigorgehotel.co.za

Oribi Gorge Hotel offer our visitors a breathtaking once in a lifetime country escape. With loads of in-house activities and facilities. Including the world renowned Wild 5 Adventures, birding, hiking, and game viewing, as well as our prestigious restaurant and friendly staff.

Whatever your reason for visiting, business or leisure, you can look forward to the hues and views of a true country getaway without sacrificing the joys of being pampered. Day visitors are always welcome to share in the fun, but pack a suitcase just in case… you may decide to stay.

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Luxury tent getaway

Escape the city and book yourself a revitalising and relaxed luxury tent getaway only at Oribi Gorge Hotel. Take advantage of our current special rates!

Each luxury tent is fully equipped with a modern tiled bathroom, double bed with nightstands, a coffee table and chairs, as well as a bar fridge. Adding to this, we have included a desk fully equipped with a tea and coffee station. Bath towels are provided and a small oil heater for winter times and/ or pedestal fan for summer.

We also provide two deluxe camping chairs for you to relax on while enjoying the outside patio area which overlooks a small and tranquil dam.

Our Luxury tents are surrounded by unspoiled nature and are extremely private.

You also have access to all of the facilities that are available at the Oribi Gorge Hotel which includes The Wild Fig Restaurant and Silver Oak Bar. Not forgetting the onsite swimming pool, kiddie playground, Hiking, Cycling and much more!

There are various types of wildlife and a very rich and diverse birdlife population. This, on its own will provide you with many hours of relaxing entertainment.

For the more business orientated glamping goer, we do also offer conferencing facilities on-site.

The tent is serviced daily, free of charge between 10:00 and 11:00am.

The only rule we have is that you please do not make any fires.

When staying in one of our luxury tents you can look forward to the hues and views of a true country getaway, without sacrificing the joys of modern comforts.

For more information or to make a reservation please contact us (039) 687-0253 | 079 5697 333 | info@oribigorgehotel.co.za

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Health benefits of visiting Oribi Gorge Hotel

Did you know that there are 3 amazing health benefits from visiting Oribi Gorge Hotel. Keep reading to learn all about them….. Spoiler alert! It involves getting your adrenaline pumping.

When you book at stay over at the hotel you also get free entrance into the world renowned Wild 5 Adventures viewing sites, which shares the Oribi Gorge with us!

Adrenaline Can Help Strengthen Immunity
It’s long been established that chronic stress is bad for overall immunity. However, quick bursts of adrenaline and stress may actually work to strengthen the immune system and immune functions. Much like regular exercise (which is a moderate, short-lived stress for the body), allowing adrenaline to penetrate your system in short bouts with a period of recovery can lead to stronger immune functions and overall immune health. This means less sickness in the future, making more time for adventure!

Adrenaline Can Enhance Overall Performance
The notion of working best under pressure can sometimes ring very true. If you’re looking for perform your best¬, a little stress and adrenaline can help—up to a certain point. Various studies have shown that stress-induced heart rates between 115 and 145 BPM can lead to enhanced complex and gross motor skills. However, it’s important not to let the stress get too high. After 145 BPM, performance can begin to deteriorate. Therefore, it’s best to let the stress and adrenaline run its course. But do not let the fear steer or become too out of control.

Adrenaline Leads to More Confidence and a Better Sense of Self
When have you ever truly regretted trying something new or pushing yourself out of your comfort zone? Chances are it was scary at first, but overall a worthwhile experience you would be open to trying again. Embracing adrenaline in adventurous situations and living to tell the tale increases feelings of euphoria and can ultimately increase overall confidence. Having more confidence in yourself and your abilities can not only help you become more open to new experiences, but it also increases feelings of wellbeing and prevents future feelings of chronic, harmful stress. Instead, more room is made for feel-good adrenaline and constructive, motivating stress

So if you have been looking for a reason to visit us, you know have the perfect one.

We would like to give a shout out to Biovea for the great article.

Oribi Gorge Hotel offer our visitors a breathtaking once in a lifetime country escape. With loads of in-house activities and facilities. Including the world renowned Wild 5 Adventures, birding, hiking, and game viewing, as well as our prestigious restaurant and friendly staff.

Whatever your reason for visiting, business or leisure, you can look forward to the hues and views of a true country getaway without sacrificing the joys of being pampered. Day visitors are always welcome to share in the fun, but pack a suitcase just in case… you may decide to stay.

For more information on our exquisite accommodation, conferences, teambuilding packages and mouth-watering dishes, please contact us (039) 687-0253 | 079 5697 333 | info@oribigorgehotel.co.za

 

Source: http://blog.biovea.com/top-3-health-benefits-adrenaline-rush.html

Exploring the incredible Oribi Gorge

In this legendary video you get a front row seat to exploring the incredible Oribi Gorge and Wild 5 Adventures which is located on our property at the Oribi Gorge Hotel.

If you are looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life, why not plan a weekend away to the breathtaking Oribi Gorge Hotel. Or, if you are looking for some extreme adventure to get your heart racing, Wild 5 Adventures is the place for you! Located conveniently on our property.

We would also like to give a shout out to Theagventure and say thanks for the upload. We look forward to you visiting us again soon.

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Oribi Gorge Hotel offer our visitors a breathtaking once in a lifetime country escape. With loads of in-house activities and facilities. Including the world renowned Wild 5 Adventures, birding, hiking, and game viewing, as well as our prestigious restaurant and friendly staff.

Whatever your reason for visiting, business or leisure, you can look forward to the hues and views of a true country getaway without sacrificing the joys of being pampered. Day visitors are always welcome to share in the fun, but pack a suitcase just in case… you may decide to stay.

For more information on our exquisite accommodation, conferences, teambuilding packages and mouth-watering dishes, please contact us (039) 687-0253 | 079 5697 333 | info@oribigorgehotel.co.za

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Only 30 minutes’ drive from Port Shepstone

Did you know that the Oribi Gorge Hotel home to Wild Fig Restaurant is only a 30 minutes’ drive from Port Shepstone? So you could be enjoying the holiday of your dreams accompanied by an ice cold drink and mouthwatering meal in no time!

A stay at Oribi Gorge Hotel will revitalise and reenergise your soul. While a meal from the Wild Fig restaurant will take your taste buds on journey to flavour town. If that’s not enough, you get to enjoy your stay in one of nature’s most beautiful natural gorges in the world. All of this while being surrounded by incredible wildlife and flora.

Oribi Gorge Hotel offer our visitors a breathtaking once in a lifetime country escape. With loads of in-house activities and facilities. Including the world renowned Wild 5 Adventures, birding, hiking, and game viewing, as well as our prestigious restaurant and friendly staff.

Whatever your reason for visiting, business or leisure, you can look forward to the hues and views of a true country getaway without sacrificing the joys of being pampered. Day visitors are always welcome to share in the fun, but pack a suitcase just in case… you may decide to stay.

For more information on our exquisite accommodation, conferences, teambuilding packages and mouth-watering dishes, please contact us (039) 687-0253 | 079 5697 333 | info@oribigorgehotel.co.za

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Incredible Vervet Monkeys

The incredible Vervet monkey community is an amazing attraction at Oribi Gorge Hotel. These little guys are loved by both residents and tourists alike…

The Oribi Gorge region is not only known for its amazing activities and views, but also the incredible wildlife that can be seen!

Here is some information you might not have known about our local Vervet monkeys.

Appearance
Males have a mass of 6kg and measure 1.1 m in length, whereas females are slightly smaller and weigh only 4kg. Vervet Monkeys have a silver-grey body with a marked black face. The ridge of the eyebrows is white, and so are the feet and tail tip. The genitals of adult males are vividly colored to signal sexual status, namely a red penis and a blue scrotum.

Diet
The diet tends to be omnivorous, feeding on fruit, flowers, leaves and insects, which constitutes the bulk of their diet. Primates are amongst the few mammals with colour vision, which allows Vervet Monkeys to distinguish between green and ripe fruit.

Breeding
This is a seasonal breeder and single young are born between March and May after a gestation period of 140 days. Inter birth intervals could be longer than a single season, and is correlated with food abundance.

Social Behavior
Vervets are highly social animals, and occur in well organised troops, dominated by males. Females do not leave their natal group, but males emigrate from the troop at puberty. Access to prime food recourses is determined by the dominance hierarchy.

Habitat
A sufficient density of tall trees and the availability of permanent surface water, allow this primate to occur in a wide variety of macro environments. They are regarded primarily as a forest edge specialist.

Where they are found
Unlike many tropical African countries, there are only two monkey species in South Africa, namely the Vervet and the Samango monkey. Both are fruit eating tree dwellers, as a consequence of which they can inflict serious damage to commercial fruit orchards. The vervet monkey is common throughout South Africa, and occurs wherever essential habitat requirements are met. The out of control expansion of wattle trees made it possible for the vervet monkey to extend its historical range.

Oribi Gorge Hotel offer our visitors a breathtaking once in a lifetime country escape. With loads of in-house activities and facilities. Including the world renowned Wild 5 Adventures, birding, hiking, and game viewing, as well as our prestigious restaurant and friendly staff.

Whatever your reason for visiting, business or leisure, you can look forward to the hues and views of a true country getaway without sacrificing the joys of being pampered. Day visitors are always welcome to share in the fun, but pack a suitcase just in case… you may decide to stay.

For more information on our exquisite accommodation, conferences, teambuilding packages and mouth-watering dishes, please contact us (039) 687-0253 | 079 5697 333 | info@oribigorgehotel.co.za

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Source: www.krugerpark.co.za

Birding in Oribi Gorge

Did you know that the Oribi Gorge is one of the hottest birding spots in Kwa-Zulu Natal. This area is a must visit for any bird or nature enthusiast! Just be sure to stay over at the world renowned Oribi Gorge Hotel

Why not end off your July Holidays by spending a day immersed in the beauty that is the Oribi Gorge. Whether you are looking to view some incredible bird life or fly off the Gorge like a bird yourself. Oribi Gorge Hotel is the spot for you.

The reserve itself is 1837 hectares and is in the center of a long stretch of gorge along the Mzimkhulwana River.

You are bound to see a large range of bird species such as the African Wood-Owl, Black Cuckoo Shrike, African Pygmy-Kingfisher, Olive Woodpecker, African Finfoot, Cape Vulture, Forest Buzzard, Brown-Scrub Robin, Narina Trogan, Lemon Dove, Purple Crested Ruraco and the Striped Pipit. Some of the winter visitors consist of the Malachite Sunbird, Gurney’s Sugarbird and more.

You won’t be disappointed with a trip to Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve. There is so much to see and is a great way to spend the day with the family.

Where: Izinqolweni, Oribi Gorge, South Coast, Kwazulu Natal
When: Best during daylight hours
Contact: +27 (0)21 975-2189
How much: Price on request
Overnight: Stay at Oribi Gorge Hotel

Oribi Gorge Hotel offer our visitors a breathtaking once in a lifetime country escape. With loads of in-house activities and facilities. Including the world renowned Wild 5 Adventures, birding, hiking, and game viewing, as well as our prestigious restaurant and friendly staff.

Whatever your reason for visiting, business or leisure, you can look forward to the hues and views of a true country getaway without sacrificing the joys of being pampered. Day visitors are always welcome to share in the fun, but pack a suitcase just in case… you may decide to stay.

For more information on our exquisite accommodation, conferences, teambuilding packages and mouth-watering dishes, please contact us (039) 687-0253 | 079 5697 333 | info@oribigorgehotel.co.za

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