Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve, KwaZulu-Natal

Adrenaline & Outdoor

Location: The scenic Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve lies 25 kilometres inland from Port Shepstone and 125 kilometres south of Durban.

Geology: Geologic uplift is the upward movement of the Earth’s surface (occurring during earthquakes) and it is responsible for forming gorges. The basement rocks of the gorge were formed a thousand-million years ago and consist of hard granite, while the upper levels show evidence of deposited sandstone.

Nature: Although the likelihood of seeing a leopard is extremely low, they do live in the gorge as evident by kills that are found. The more visual animals include chacma baboons, giraffe, bushbucks, duikers and the rock hyrax (better known as dassies!)

The Oribi Gorge swing is the highest in the world and starts at the top of Lehr’s waterfall.

Don't miss... Where there are extremely high rock ledges, there are crazy people wanting to jump off them! The Oribi Gorge swing is the highest in the world and starts at the top of Lehr’s waterfall. There's also the 84 metre-long and 100 metre-high suspension bridge – a spectacular opportunity to exist between heaven and terra firma for a bit. And for the not so brave, Baboon's Castle viewpoint is a spectacular site and easily accessible.