3 Day Trip | Oribi Gorge Wild Ride
After a trip introduction and safety briefing with your Bike & Saddle expert guide, we make our way out of Durban, Africa's largest port city, and southwards alongside the shimmering Indian Ocean. We arrive at the southern edge of the breathtaking Oribi Gorge, often referred to as Africa's version of the Grand Canyon and named after the endangered Oribi antelope, an unspoilt landscape that abounds with spectacular sights. Here we embark on the first part of our eco-active adventure and saddle up for the spectacular ride down the slopes and into pristine south coast jungle - multiple lookout points provide the ammunition for picture perfect photographs! We meander our way alongside the river and visit the charming Smartie Box Shop for some indulgent delights and a chance to sample the local arts and crafts.
Our accommodation is The Gorge Private Game Lodge and Spa, picturesquely positioned to afford guests access to 5000 hectares of Oribi Flats prime land in the Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve. Prepare yourself for gourmet cuisine prepared by the award winning chef who offers some truly unique dishes including a steak wrapped in sugar cane. The accommodation is opulent and luxurious, with each elevated villa offering panoramic views of the magnificent Oribi Gorge canyon and the vultures circling overhead.
Over the next few days we enjoy a number of exciting adventures, including a signature game drive, with the possibility of seeing Antelope (including the Oribi buck) Giraffe, Wildebeest, Zebra, Warthog, Porcupine, Simango Monkeys, Lynx, Black Backed Jackal and if you are lucky, the ever present but secretive Leopard.
We visit Lake Eland, a pristine body of water where you can cool down with a swim to the now defunct Post office located on an island in the lake or try your hand at fishing. And who can forget the guided cycle to the Vulture Restaurant. This well-kept secret will keep you glued to the edge of your seat as you cast your gaze across the vast valley below whilst trying to count the number of vultures circling overhead or perched on their cliff!
It is sadly time to bid farewell to Oribi Gorge so after the Eco-active adventure of a lifetime, we shuttle back to Durban.