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Reviewed yesterday NEW

breathtaking experience, the food is great, the rooms are spectecular, the employees are cream of the crop and to top it off the chef does great justice to the food.we will definately be visiting again

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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 comments and hope to see you again! Best Regards Mike

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We recently celebrated our 1 year wedding anniversary at The Gorge. It was a surprise from hubby (he knew how much i wanted to experience this beautiful place). Every single detail screams 5 star. Besides the beautiful room with the amazing views, the staff definitely made the biggest impact. They very nearly waited on us hand and foot. Friendly, attentive...

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

Thank you very much for your review, we glad that you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again soon in the future. Warm Regards Mike

Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The lodge itself and accommodation was fabulous.The villas are spectacular with those views. The only disappointing part about the stay was the clivia day spa.It does not charm or is incapable of competing with any other spa at any of the 5 star locations across the country and we have been to it all. The treatment rooms were small and...

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

Thank you for your review, we are very sorry to hear that your spa treatments were not up to standard. The spa is up for a huge make over during 2017 with bigger rooms with even better views. We also happy to offer you a complimentary treatment on your return visit. Please accept our sincerest apologies. Best Regards Mike

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great people... Grand cuisines... True blend with nature... Friendly Architecture... all consistent! Turn the logo upside down, you will see a lover resting on the bosom of the other and they share a head... I hope you use this time to indulge in your affair of one life of love!

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

We appreciate you taking the time to write a nice review for us. We hope that you will visit again. Best Regards Mike

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I booked a stay at the Gorge, as a treat, for our anniversary. And what a wonderful experience it was! The attention to detail was great. The personalised service, warmth and friendliness from the staff was obvious, without being obtrusive We stayed in a luxury suite, which was large and comfortable, with awesome views! The suites are...

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

Thank you for your review, was nice meeting you both and glad we were able to meet your expectation during your stay with us. We certainly hope that we will host you again in the not so distant future. Best Regards Mike

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked a birthday surprise at The Gorge for my fiance and I couldn't have found a better destination. We stayed in a villa and the room was superb -clean, spacious and beautifully decorated - and the views are to die for. The staff were all so welcoming and attentive without being intrusive and their friendliness and attention to detail...

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

Hello Jean Thank you for your nice review, we glad to hear we could meet your expectation and that we will see you again soon! Best Regards Mike

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The luxury villas felt like home during our stay.loved the food, the serenity of the place.everything more especially the views from the rooms will definitely miss.the service is so excellent and the staff is friendly the accommodative.

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

Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us, we hope that you will visit again soon! Warm Regards Mike

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Celebrated our first wedding anniversary at the Gorge and from the point of check in to check out the service was impeccable. They even washed my car. Food was was delectable and the view from the villa was breathtaking. Thank you to the wonderful staff for displaying 5 star customer service. Will definitely be visiting again.

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

Thank you for your review, glad to hear you enjoyed your first anniversary with us. We sincerely hope you will spend the next few with us as well. Best Regards Mike

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited the gorge annually since it opened and it just gets better each time! The rooms are beautifully furnished with everything you may need. I think I prefer the villas as they are more private. In the rooms or suites you can occasionally hear chairs been dragged and people walking up and down the stairs outside. The staff...

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

We appreciate you taking the time to write us this review, we so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us - we hope to see you soon again. Best Regards Mike

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was privileged enough to stay at The Gorge for my birthday surprise, but little did I know that my partner had another surprise up his sleeve and he proposed too at this amazing venue; I could not have thought of a more idyllic setting! We were met at the reception and greeted by name; there is nothing more special...

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

Thank you for (must be one of our best) your review and all the compliments. We are very happy to hear that you both enjoyed your stay and also congratulations with the surprise! Now we hope that we will see you for your honeymoon :) 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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“Villas are the best”
 of 5 bubbles , 8 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The 3 suites are spacious, newer additions and in closer proximity to the 'hotel'. Villas seem larger, more private and secluded.”
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“Serenity and luxury”
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“Choose the villa.”
 of 5 bubbles ravikas2016, 22 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The villas are exquisite! With the panoramic views, private balcony and bath that overlooks the gorge, it is worth it!”
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