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OOribi Gorge is as famous for its dramatic scenery as it is for its exhilarating wilderness activities. If you’re in KwaZulu-Natal and you’re not only craving adventure, but all the beautiful scenery that comes with it too, then you need to go to Oribi Gorge. Forget the Big Five, here you can push yourself to the limits with South Africa’s Wild Five.
Whether you’re an adventurer, bird lover, photographer, nature-lover, a solo traveller or a family trekker, Oribi Gorge, on KwaZulu-Natal’s South Coast, has something for everyone. Here, gorge swings, abseiling, mountain biking and white-water rafting come standard with any visit.
When it comes to abseiling in South Africa, few sites can match the rush offered by Oribi Gorge's Wild Abseil. At 110m high, it’s one of the world's premier natural commercial abseils. Abseilers are lowered over the edge of the gorge, right next to the spectacular Lehrs Falls, to drop the hundred-odd metres into the valley below. The first 45m is a cliff abseil and the remaining 65m, a free abseil.