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The Gorge Private Game Lodge & Spa

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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I were looking for a place to relax as we celebrated our 20th anniversary. The staff, food, rooms, were spectacular! The staff all called us by our first names throughout our stay. We were treated as if we were family and not just customers. We both had a 90 minute massage which was exactly what we needed....

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

Thank you for taking the time to write this review, it makes it all worth it. Kind Regards Mike

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Our 5 night honeymoon stay at The Gorge lived up to and went well beyond all our expectations. From the moment we arrived, we were treated like royalty by the dedicated staff, our every need being anticipated and attended to without any hassle. Remi, Elias, Philip and Babusi made us feel so at home, we wanted them to pack their...

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

Wow, Thank you you very much for your amazing review, we glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to welcome you back for your first anniversary, :) Best Regards Mike

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our third visit to the Gorge Hotel. The whole experience continues to be fantastic from the time one is welcomed at the front gate to the time that you leave in a freshly cleaned car. The rooms, food, personal attention and the entire experience - right down to the small details such as the evening treat on the...

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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 you enjoyed your stay again. We do apologize for not remembering that you stayed before though - next time :) Warm Regards Mike

Johannesburg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having spent part of our honeymoon there one year before, this piece of heaven had to be revisited with our Mom. What a welcome...having been greeted by the charming Wisdom on arrival and upon entering the reception, we were so excited to see Tinashe and his huge smile from our last visit. After excited greetings with big bear hugs, we...

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

Thank you for your amazing review, we are very happy to hear that you returned for your second visit :), hope to see you again. Best Regards Mike

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked here after a disappointing stay at Oribi Gorge Hotel and what a vast difference. From the drive in you are met by wildlife. When we parked our vehicle, we were greeted by our names and our bags promptly taken. The staff there must be the well trained I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. The views alone...

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

Thank you for you review, nice to hear you enjoyed your stay with us, hope to see you soon again. Best Regards Mike

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 18 April 2017

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 17 April 2017 via 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 15 April 2017

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

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 11 April 2017

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

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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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“The villas are amazing. An absolute must!”
ThirushaR, 18 May 2017 | Read review
“If you can stay in the Villas - well worth the extra cost.”
Claire_Brickett, 7 May 2017 | Read review
“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
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