Port Shepstone, Oribi Gorge & Surrounds

This beautiful stretch of coastline is filled with numerous unique and unexpected treasures, including 3 Blue Flag beaches at Hibberdene, Umzumbe and Southport.

Escape to the hinterland and you’ll find one of the most breathtakingly beautiful and ecologically extraordinary regions of South Africa – Oribi Gorge. This spectacular gorge which can be viewed up close on hiking and mountain biking trails and from various viewing sites boasts sedimentary rock formations which are over 365 million years old. Oribi Gorge is also known as an exceptional adventure destination. The area plays host to the world’s highest gorge swing, the longest zipline tour in Africa, abseiling over beautiful waterfalls, exhilarating white water rafting, challenging suspension bridges and so much more to get those hearts pumping!

For birders, Oribi Gorge is home to a breeding colony of Cape Vultures with a viewing hide overlooking a vulture restaurant. Tours allow you to take photographs of these majestic birds up close. Or opt for cultural tours. Also in the hinterland is Harding, a town with a rich and fascinating history, as well as magnificent Ingeli forest, known for mountain biking and the Ingeli Sky Marathon.