Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve
Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve
Over countless millenia the Mzimkulwana River has cut a deep gorge which we now call Oribi Gorge.
Oribi Gorge is situated just over 20 km inland from Port Shepstone.
The gorge offers wonderful views and there are a number of walks in the area. There is a picnic site alongside the river at the bottom of the gorge.
Birding is a popular activity in the gorge and one might see Knysna Woodpecker, Crowned Eagle, African Broadbill and many others. Here is a bird checklist. A number of mammals may be seen including Bushbuck, Blue Duiker and Samango Monkey.
At the top of the gorge there is a small camp offering both hutted and camping facilities.Above and below - What a difference a year makes! The photograph above was taken on 22nd September 2007 and the below photograph on the 19th October 2008.
Checklist of some of the birds to be seen at Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve
Mammals of Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve
Please note that this is only a guide and, while we have made every effort to be accurate, we can't be held responsible for any errors.
Cape Clawless Otter
References and further readingAtlas of National Parks and Reserves of South Africa - Author: Marielle Renssen - Year Published: 2006 - Page: 86
Birding in Southern KwaZulu-Natal - Author: David Allan - Year Published: - Page: 24
Chris and Tilde Stuart's Guide to Southern African Game and Nature Reserves - Author: Chris and Tilde Stuart - Year Published: 1989 - Page: 130
Conolly's Guide to Southern Africa - Author: Denis Conolly - Year Published: 1982 - Page: 194
Getaway - Vol 27 No 09 - Author: - Year Published: 2015 - Page: 76
Hit the Road - 2nd Edition - Author: MapStudio - Year Published: 2018 - Page: 163
On Route - A region by region guide to South Africa - Author: B.P.J. Erasmus - Year Published: 1995 - Page: 115
Places to Visit in Southern Africa - Author: AA RSA - Year Published: 1995 - Page: 135
Reader's Digest Illustrated Guide to Southern Africa - 4th edition - Author: - Year Published: 1986 - Page: 329
Reader's Digest Illustrated Guide to the Game Parks and Nature Reserves of Southern Africa - 2nd edi - Author: Editor - Alan Duggan - Year Published: 1991 - Page: 161
Southern Africa from the Highway - Author: AA RSA - Year Published: 1991 - Page: 207
The Pictorial Motoring Atlas of South Africa - Author: Maxwell Leigh - Year Published: 1987 - Page: 114
Things to do in Moer & Gone Places - Author: Jacques Marais - Year Published: 2015 - Page: 128
Top Birding Spots in Southern Africa - Author: Hugh Chittenden - Year Published: 1992 - Page: 312
Where to see Birds in KwaZulu-Natal - Author: Bennett and Herbert - Year Published: 1995 - Page: 54
Where to see Birds in Natal - Author: Gordon Bennett - Year Published: 1989 - Page: 20
Where to Watch Birds in Southern Africa - Author: A. Berruti and J.C. Sinclair - Year Published: 1983 - Page: 170
Wild Issue 22 - Author: - Year Published: 2013 - Page: 75
Wild Issue 27 - Author: - Year Published: 2014 - Page: 10
Wild Issue 35 - Author: - Year Published: 2016 - Page: 40