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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Having stayed here previously we knew what to expect in terms of service and standards. This experience continues to define what should be the norm in the hospitality industry for this type of accomodation as the service is impeccable, food exquisite and overall experience one of relaxation. Just the attention to detail makes it worthwhile and nothing is too much...

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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Gorge for 3 nights and what an experience it was. The views are breathtaking, the service impeccable, the setting is everything it promises to be and more. This is truley a 5 star establishment, where you feel spoilt from the moment you walk in. I love the fact that there is no real paper work to...

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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, I will pass the compliments to our staff - glad to hear you enjoyed your stay - hope to see you again! Best Regards Mike

Jeffreys Bay, South Africa
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

A fine example of a small luxury hotel. Definitely a hidden gem in RSA. We found the rates very competitive vis-a-vis similar hotels. Attention to detail is phenomenal and the staff must be complimented in this regard on all levels. They're well trained, discreet, friendly & very courteous. Villas are spacious, extremely private - opulent in many ways. Views are...

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

We thank you for your review and we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us - the compliments will be passed onto our staff. We also noted your comment on the mark up of our wines and will certainly look into this. Best Regards Mike

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an absolutely lovely stay at The Gorge. The Villa was spacious, well furnished, has great views and not to mention the private outdoor shower.... The staff was friendly and warm. The food was delicious. It was a great getaway for us.

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

Thank you for your review, much appreciated. Best Regards Mike

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Unbelievable 5 start resort. The villa was amazing with spectacular views. The massages were excellent as was the food. Service is probably the best we have ever experienced anywhere in the world. Would recommend this luxury destination to anyone.

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

We appreciate the time taken to write this review, we happy to hear you enjoyed your stay - will pass your compliments onto our staff. Best Regards Mike

Boksburg, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This Lodge is possibly the highest level of luxury in the African outdoors. On arrival, we were greeted by first name. It was raining, there was a full staff contingent waiting with umbrellas to escort our party to reception. The lodges are circular structures which seems to be conceptually derived from the indigenous classic African Hut. The circular space is...

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

Thank you for your review, we happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay, we noted your tips :) Best Regards Mike

Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed 1 week ago

We flew in to Durban and planned to visit the Oribi Gorge:: we rented a car and took about 1.5hours drive from Durban to The Gorge Private Game Lodge & Spa. The drive was very scenic and easy in our compact car. We booked a Vila for 1 night and wished we could extend! The pictures do not do this...

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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 - apologies for the mani/pedi, thank you for the feedback though will do training in this regard. Best Regards Mike

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked into Villa 1 for 3 days. The villa was fantastic, great views through the glass section facing the gorge. Everything was superb, the room, the delicious food, the fantastic service from the staff, we were really spoilt ! This rates as the best holiday of our lives. Thank you to everyone there. George and Nelly.

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

Thank you for your review, nice to hear that it was one of your best holidays, will let our staff know! Best Regards Mike

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent Service, Top Class Accommodation. You are welcomed and treated like royalty through out the trip. Saff were friendly and saw to our every need with a smile on their faces. Have never experienced such excellent service anywhere in this country having stayed in many resorts locally and abroad.

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

Thank you for your review, we happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you again soon! Best Regards Mike

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank you for your review, glad you enjoyed your stay with us. 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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“If you can afford it- definitely go for a villa - they are more private, bigger and the views are amazing!”
saneg, 17 Apr 2017 | Read review
“The Villa is absolutely gorgeous. It's spacious, great views and has a private outdoor shower.”
Simphiwe_Nzama, 15 Apr 2017 | Read review
“all rooms have spectacular views”
BrandonHarding, 11 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Vilas are beautiful all are secluded and spacious”
LLtravels1988, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“best views”
missroopram, 28 Mar 2017 | Read review
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