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Shelly Beach, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Reviewed yesterday NEW

we attended at birthday luncheon at pool deck cafe. super sunday afternoon. wonderful environment, great service and the meal was lovely. we had the gorgonzola fillet which melts in your mouth, the club sandwich which is enough for two to share, the venison burger is huge and the grilled wrap. the orange polenta cake is an absolute must! cheese board...

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Gibraltar
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My partner and I stayed here for a combined birthday and Valentine's stay for one night in a Suite. From the minute we arrived the staff were excellent, nothing is too much to ask and they are very polite. No check in formalities makes the experience relaxed. Room was very clean as were the grounds and hotel in general. We...

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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

My hubby and a friend's hubby organized a surprise belated Valentine's weekend away for us 2 couples. From the moment we arrived we were in awe. Staff are exceptional, food is out of this world, villas and rooms are amazing. We stayed in a villa. Views are breathtaking. We thoroughly enjoyed our short stay. We enjoyed the attention to detail...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful Lodge with unbelievable views in a stunning setting! Great staff and world class hospitality compliment the delicious food... All round an amazing venue on the South Coasts door step. Would recommend making a stop by even just for breakfast or lunch.

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

Thank you for your your amazing review - we appreciate that. We also great full to see that you have visited a number of times - we happy to have you back again and again! :) Best Regards Mike

East London, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The most amazing stay ever experienced to date. The ambiance is beyond magnificent. The views are beyond majestic. I came back rejuvenated.Thank you for making my getaway a one to cherish and treasure.

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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 with us - hope to see you soon again! Best Regards Mike

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thanks a Million Mike and your team and the Gorge for the most amazing stay, the stay far exceeded our expectations, I had the best birthday experience, we spent 3 nights in one of the Villas and the service, facilities, view and hospitality is out of this world. this is truly a hidden Gem! We look forward to our next...

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

Thank you so much for the review, we happy to hear that you enjoyed your birthday with us. We hope to have you back each year! :) Best Regards Mike

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous venue for a birthday celebration! The Gorge staff exceeded my expectations with attention to detail, a delicious world class dinner rounded off with a beautiful birthday cake! The villas are beautiful with spectacular views! Thoroughly enjoyed our stay! Can highly recommend this venue!

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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 you enjoyed your birthday celebration with us, thank you for your continual support. Best Regards Mike

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Undoubtedly the best holiday experience of my life. Spent part of our honeymoon (3 nights) at the Gorge. Best facilities, service, view and food one could imagine! Absolutely unforgettable! I would recommend it to anyone. Also many activities in the surrounding areas such as Africa's longest zip line.

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

We pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay, thank you for this review. Best Regards Mike

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The views are sublime....never would I have imagined such incredible beauty on the South Coast of KZN. The hotel itself has contemporary African chic decor and is impeccably clean. The staff....NEVER in South African have I come across such wonderful , humorous and compassionate staff. Finally the spa...my therapist Nolitha...was professional and welcoming. The only downside was because the food...

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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 all your kind words. I am glad to hear that we were able to meet/exceed your expectations - hope the steps were not too much of a interference! Hope to see you again soon! Best Regards Mike

Westville, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very big THANK YOU for the most amazing "out of this world" experience. The peace & tranquillity of the setting, with superb views from our suite, the dining room and lounge. The friendliness of all the staff as we were welcomed & greeted by name in the car park & throughout our stay, the professionalism of all the staff...

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

Thank you so much for your review and all the compliments, we really appreciate that. We will in due course reciprocate and visit your restaurant soon! 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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