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November madness special

Give yourself and your family an early Christmas present by booking a mid-week getaway at Oribi Gorge Hotel and take advantage of our incredible November madness special! 

Enjoy a mid-week, 2 night breakaway for 2 people sharing and receive a massive 25% discount.

Which means you will only pay R1,980 which also includes a complimentary full English breakfast.

TCs – Valid for the month of November 2017 ONLY | Bookings between Sunday – Thursday | Full English Breakfast inclusive | Discount only redeemable on quoting booking code: November Madness

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

Camping where you just pitch up

If you love camping but hate setting up the tent, we have the perfect solution for you. Book your next getaway with us at Oribi Gorge Hotel’s luxury tents and enjoy camping… Where you just pitch up and the rest is ready and waiting for you!

Yes! You read that correctly! We have luxury tents that you can enjoy the best of both worlds. Unspoiled nature with modern amenities and privacy. The best part of all is that the hard work of setting up has already been done for you. So all that’s left for you to do is unpack, relax and have the holiday of a lifetime.

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

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

Funniest video you will ever watch

OMG! This has got to be the funniest video you will ever watch! Just be warned, your stomach is going to hurt from the insane amount of laughing you are about to experience…

We would like to give a shout out and say thank you to Viral Brothers for sharing is epic video

I don’t think this poor guy will ever live this down, and I am not sure what was funnier. His facial expression, or his little girly screams. Hahahaha 10 points to his girlfriend for masterminding this legendary prank.

If creepy crawlies and roughing it on the ground is not your cup of team, but you still love spending time in nature, make sure you check out our luxury private tents… bring on the glamping!

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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

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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World renowned Oribi Gorge

In this short article we take a look at how the world renowned Oribi Gorge was formed. This really is a must read for all nature lovers…

To learn more and get additional information on the breathtaking view sites, please come and speak to the insightful staff at Oribi Gorge Hotel.

Oribi Gorge is a canyon in southern KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, just west of Port Shepstone, which itself is 120 km south of Durban. Oribi Gorge, cut by the Mzimkulwana River, is the eastern gorge of two gorges that cut through the Oribi Flats (flat sugarcane farmlands) of KwaZulu-Natal. The western gorge was formed by the Mzimkulu River. The gorge is approximately 400 metres (1,300 ft) deep, and almost 5 kilometers (3.1 mi) wide at its widest.

Erosion by these rivers have carved out nearly 30 kilometers (19 mi) of spectacular Kloofs and crags, covered with subtropical vegetation. In the gorge, the dense forest on the sandstone slopes is home to various small mammals, while the large Leguaans excavate their burrows along the riverbanks.

At the base of the cliffs of both gorges the basement rocks are part of the Kaapvaal Craton, which are over 1000 million years old. The cliffs themselves are formed from sandstone deposited about 365 million years ago. Downstream from the gorges, a large surface mine producing cement from a limestone deposit. The road through Oribi Gorge was built by Italian prisoners of war.

Oribi Gorge derives its name from the Oribi, a small antelope that lives in the gorges.

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: en.wikipedia.org

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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Drone footage over Wild 5 Adventures

You must watch this amazing drone footage over Wild 5 Adventures. See Lehr’s Falls like never before with this awesome bird’s eye view!

A special shout out and thanks got to Karl Bunge for this amazing footage.

This fantastic drone footage really captures the awesomeness of the Lehr’s Falls in full swing after the recent rains! We are so blessed to be part of this beauty every day!

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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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The beauty that is Oribi Gorge Hotel

In this short video slide you get to experience a good taste of the true beauty that is the Oribi Gorge Hotel!

We would like to give a special shout out and say thank you to Best Resort for the upload.

Located in Oribi Gorge. The hotel has an on-site restaurant and offers a large garden with a children’s playground as well as an outdoor pool and breathtaking views that stretch for miles.

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Also situated on the property is the word renowned Wild 5 Adventures which boast the follow activities:

Wild Swing

Wild Gorge Swing in Oribi Gorge. Experience the Ultimate Rush!  Situated at the top of Lehr’s Waterfall in Oribi Gorge, this is the highest swing of its kind in the world.

Wild Water Rafting

Wild Water Rafting… A great way to experience nature in her unspoiled beauty…  Experienced guides are on hand to ensure a safe and enjoyable trip. Rafting operates all year round, depending on water levels. Booking is essential.

Wild Abseil

Wild Abseil… Learn the ropes!  Abseil down a 110m Cliff face, alongside Lehr’s waterfall, and experience a new dimension in sightseeing! Determine your own pace, and lavish the thrill of one of the world’s highest commercial abseils. The first 45m is a cliff abseil where one traditionally abseils with their feet against the cliff, while the remaining 65m is a free abseil allowing one to take in the beauty of the gorge from a different angle.

Wild Slide

Zip-line Oribi Gorge. For those lacking the inclination to do the jump, the slide is just for you…  Experience solitary bliss! Slide along the cable that spans across Oribi Gorge, 165m above the treetops. Strapped securely in a full body harness, you can lavish the view without compromising your comfort…

Wild Bridge

Suspension Bridge (84 Meters) –  A spectacular opportunity to be suspended between heaven and terra firma, as you hover 100m above the Gorge floor enjoying views never before seen of Lehr’s Waterfall, Baboon’s Castle and the World’s Highest Gorge Swing.

Lock in your love along Lock-Lane

“Leave a legacy of your lasting love locked in Oribi Gorge!  Lock in your love along Lock-Lane and throw the key into the Gorge FOREVER!  Gold locks, Silver Locks, colourful ones and rusted ones, bring them all or buy one on site.  Here you can leave more…

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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 | info@oribigorgehotel.co.za

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