About Oribi Gorge


  • One of Kwa-Zulu Natal’s most spectacular natural settings, the scenic Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve lies some 21 km inland from Port Shepstone.
  • The reserve was proclaimed in 1 April 1950 and is 1 917 ha in extent.
  • The camp commands an impressive view of Oribi Gorge.

What To Do On Arrival

  • Visitors who have reservations for the camp must report to the reception office. Office hours are from 08:00- 12:30 and 14:00- 16:00 daily. Day visitors to the reserve are charged at an entrance fee.


  • No pets are permitted in the reserve
  • Visitors are advised to bring with them a pair of binoculars, a first aid box, insect repellent, a hat, sun-tan and a torch
  • Petrol and oil are available from a garage at Paddock, approximately 4 km form the camp
  • There is a local country produce shop in the town of Paddock with a variety of fresh produce and dairy products available. General supplies can lso be obtained form Pos Shepstone.
  • Visitors should always inform the Hospitality Manager of their proposed route when going on long walks.
  • There are no plug points for electric razors
  • Credit cards are accepted
  • Charcoal, firewood and cold drinks, are available in the camp curio shop
  • The access gate to the hutted camp is open 24 hours a day, summer and winter

How To Get There

  • Take the Kokstad road from Port Shepstone, ± 128 km from Durban on the main South Coast road.
  • The entrance to the reserve is 21 km from Port Shepstone.
  • The road is tarred all the way.
  • Pass the FM tower situated on the left hand side of the road before turning off to the resort at the sign post near Plains.
  • The road into Oribi Gorge turns off to the right along the Harding road, signposted Oribi Gorge.
  • The reserve and resort turn-off is signposted approximately 100 metres after the N2.
  • Turn off to the left.

GPS Co-Ordinates

  • 30d16'24.35"E 30d43'54.92"S

Oribi Gorge Gallery