Day trip

From Durban: Oribi Gorge & Lake Eland Adventure Tour

Activity provider: 1st Zulu Safaris C.C

From Durban: Oribi Gorge & Lake Eland Adventure Tour

Activity provider: 1st Zulu Safaris C.C

From US$ 181.09 per person

Go on a tour to the breathtaking Lake Eland situated at KwaZulu Natal's Oribi Gorge which boasts magnificent wildlife. Oribi Gorge is as famous for its dramatic scenery as it is for its exhilarating wilderness activities.

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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, Greek, Portuguese
Pickup included
Pickup possible from hotels/accommodations within a 5 kilometer radius of the local supplier's office at Gooderson Tropicana Hotel, 85 O R Tambo Parade, South Beach, Durban, 4001, South Africa. For special pickup arrangements, please contact the local supplier. Note that pickup is also available at Durban Harbour passenger terminal.


  • See Leopard's Rock which is set on a rocky incline with sweeping views over the majestic Mzimkhulu River Gorge
  • Discover Lake Eland, a paradise filled with magnificent wildlife and birdlife
  • Get a chance to go on the most highest and most popular wild swings and slides in South Africa
Full description
The first stop will be a visit to the Leopard's Rock which is set on a rocky incline with sweeping views over the majestic Mzimkhulu River Gorge. You'll then visit the Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve which is a wonderfully scenic area offering excellent hiking opportunities. The wildlife in the Oribi Gorge consists of many antelope, although the oribi (after which the gorge is named) is rarely seen. A photographer's paradise, Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve encompasses forests, rivers, rapids and ravine. High sandstone cliffs dominate this 24 kilometers long gorge carved out by the Umzimkulwana River. Leopards, troops of baboons, various small antelope and a prolific birdlife, including five species of kingfisher and seven species of eagle inhabit the reserve. Activities at Oribi Gorge include the Wild Swing and the Wild Slide. The Wild Swing is one of the most popular big swings in South Africa and the highest in the world. It entails a heart-stopping leap off the top of the waterfall that leaves you swinging more than 100 meters to the gorge below. You can take a walk on the suspension bridge which is 48 meters – a spectacular opportunity to be suspended between heaven and terra firma, as you hover 100 meters above the gorge floor enjoying views of Lehr’s Waterfall, Baboon’s Castle and the World’s Highest Gorge Swing. Professional instructors are available to assist with all activities and the highest safety standards are adhered to. All safety equipment, including full-body harnesses, is provided.
  • Entrance fees
  • Transportation
  • Tollgate fees
  • Professional tour guide
  • All activity expenses
  • Drinks
  • Snacks
  • Meals
  • Other personal purchases
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

Know before you go

  • German and Polish languages can be requested
  • If you are a wheelchair user, please inform the local partner prior to the start of the tour
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based on 3 reviews

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Absolute madness!

What a mega great day ... We had hoped for a lot, but what came our way topped everything by far! Starting with a stop at a sugar plantation (with tasting), on to our swing adventure at Oribi Georg where the adrenaline level has shot up ... to Lake Eland whose viewing platform was worth the trip / excursion on its own! Just breathtaking!! In between, our guide always asked us about our well-being and gave us lots of details about the various locations. And although the description said that the entrance fees are at your own expense, he paid all costs out of his own pocket. Finally, we rewarded him with a generous tip at the connection. But the trip was worth every penny. Thanks also to the whole TEAM !! You can tell that these people are passionate about what they do! Even now at home, I am still in contact with our guide via WhatsApp ... It was an honor to meet you

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August 12, 2018


Our guide was attentive and amazing. The cliff jump was the highlight of my trip. Thank you so much

December 27, 2017

very interesting and exciting (zip line) day trip

December 28, 2018

Product ID: 85440