Activities,  South Africa

The best hike in the Oribi Gorge in South Africa

Do absolutely a hike in the Oribi gorges if you go to the east of South Africa. Close to Durban and in the heart of KwaZulu Natal, this canyon offers superb activities to discover as a couple or as a family. It is the flagship visit for tourists crossing the region on their way to the Drakensberg mountain range in central South Africa.

Oribi Gorges in South Africa: hike to the Suspension Bridge and Leopard Rock

Make your way up to the suspension bridge and Leopard Rock in the Oribi Gorges in South Africa

If you come from Saint Lucia in South Africa, do not leave too late because there are 5 hours by car until gorges of Oribi. The reserve offers many activities to discover these immense cliffs, its baboons and its vegetation. But your best bet is to take the hike that takes you at the end of the national park to a magnificent suspension bridge which offers a superb view of the canyon.

Go bungee jumping at the end of the hike in the Oribi Gorges in South Africa

For thrill seekers, there is even bungee jumping from the top of the waterfall!

Hike to Leopard Rock in the Oribi Gorges in South Africa

Namely : When you leave, don't forget to stop at the bistro in leopard rock for a photo of the breathtaking canyon.

Hiking in the Oribi gorges in South Africa

Stay in a quality, affordable B&B in Margate, South Africa

Zesty Guesthouse offers the best price in the guest house category in Margate in South Africa

We recommend spending the night near Oribi Gorge in Margate in the heart of KwaZulu Natal. This is most convenient for those who want to stay late in the reserve and arrive at their hotel before dark (we always advise not to drive overnight in South Africa). We slept at Zesty Guesthouse which offers the best value for money in the guesthouse category. It was great.

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For more options, read our article on all recommended accommodation on Margate.

If you prefer to sleep in Durban, you can check out our list of the best hotels in town.

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