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Westville, South Africa
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

A gorgeous property with the most amazing views infused with real heart and soul from the amazing staff. Special mention to Tenache who made the best, fresh ingredient cocktails and welcomed us so warmly. Even the rainy weather - no sunshine and quite a bit of rain for the duration of our two night stay - could not dampen the...

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

We are very pleased with your amazing review, the relevant points will be conveyed to our staff, feedback like this makes it all so worth it. Hope to see you soon! Best Regards Mike

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Words will not fully describe the beauty and sheer grandeur of this place. The drive in is filled with beauty and then you arrive at this awesome lodge perched at the edge of the Oribi Gorge. I still think this is where God comes to dance ad where your soul finds peace. The staff are amazing.... smiles & welcoming faces...

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

We very grateful for your review and the time to write it, this we really appreciate. We try and be customer in-tune all the time. We hop to see you soon! Best Regards Mike

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was there for my birthday celebration and everything about The Gorge is just beyond words! Its truly stunning! The views, the food, the ambience! Everything about it is truly amazing. Mike (i think he's dreservations manager) gives u a personal call before you arrive just to make sure ur fine and gives u directions! Then everyone there is just...

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

Thank you for your amazing review, receiving this kind of feedback makes it all so worth it, I will pass on your comment to Tenashe, we hope to see you soon again - tell all your friends :) Best Regards Mike

Grosspetersdorf
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our stay in The Gorge was just fabulous. You feel like a king from the moment when entering the promises until you leave. When we arrived at the parking 2 staff members were alreading waiting for us to take care of our luggage. After the welcome drink and hot towels we were taken to our room (no. 6). The room...

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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 happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you again in the future. Best Regards Mike

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful two nights at the gorge. A wonderful place on the edge of the famous oribi gorge. Apart from the stunning views the fine dining was brilliant. From the presentation, to the use of ingredients, to the waiters. It was an all round excellent experience. What I particularly liked about this place is that the staff have...

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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. We aspire to have a seamless operation, whereby every staff member is knowledgeable about our product and are then able to enhance our guests experience. Best Regards Mike

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I spent our honeymoon at the Gorge Private Spa and Game Lodge. It was an amazing experience. Very friendly staff, accommodation is wonderful and the views are just spectacular. The Spa is a must, best we have ever been to. Because we had such an amazing time, we went back to celebrate our first wedding anniversary.

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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 we were still able to keep the standard up there after your initial stay, we hope to see you for all your anniversaries! Best Regards Mike

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our second trip to The Gorge for our 18th wedding anniversary and it was as exceptional as our first visit. It is situated about a 2 hour drive from Durban International airport. The Gorge is luxurious, peaceful, private, pristine and beautifully decorated in a uniquely South African way. Hotel rooms have been built in addition to the free...

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

Thank you for writing this review. We glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us for the second time and appreciate all the positive feedback and comments. Best Regards Mike

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the lodge accommodation and dining experience is superior totally excellent. food is delicious. employees extremely friendly. the spa was disappointing and not 5 star, also overpriced. i did not like the fact that a service gratuiy is automatically included that is a % of your total bill therefore including the accommodation etc. i do not mind paying a gratiuty but...

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

Thank you for your review and honest feedback, sorry to hear about your experience at the spa. Glad to hear that overall you stay was good. Best Regards Mike

Kloof, South Africa
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I spent 2 nights at the Gorge Lodge and Spa. What a relaxing place to visit. We stayed in Villa 3 and our views were awesome. The place is so peaceful and full of birds we had some wonderful sightings. We saw the endangered Cape Vulture, Marshal Eagle, Fish Eagle,lovely sunbirds and Samango monkey. All this from...

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Thank you for your review, it makes it all so worth it when one receives this kind of feedback. Will pass your comments onto our staff. Hope to see you back 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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“All suites and villas are superb”
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“Visit this place at least once in your LIFE time.... the rest will be sorted.All rooms are fab”
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“Villas are more spacious and private.”
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