Take a walk down the Wild Side.
Take a walk along the suspension bridge or swing off one, Wild Five has something to get your adrenaline pumping.
The Wild Gorge swing
is an awesome experience that leaves you breathless but exhilarated.
Situated at the top of Lehrs falls, it is the highest swing in the world. One steps or jumps off the waterfall to swing into the depths of the gorge in a 100m (33 Storeys) arc.
A full body harness is used to allow for a comfortable ride.
Fully qualified personnel are on hand to prepare one for this experience.
A light and advanced mountain bike trail have also been laid out for those guests who would like to bring their bikes.
Abseiling and river rafting are also available on a block-booking basis.
For those who wish to see the gorge from a different angle, flights through the gorge and/or over a game farm can be arranged.
Vital Information: Your safety is always of primary concern to us.
- Duration: 1hour to 5 hours
- Max # of participants: All welcome, we cater for big groups.
- What should I wear? Comfortable outdoor clothes and a good pair of trainers.
- No. participants: All welcome, we cater for big groups.
- Spectators: All welcome, come watch your friends take to the air.
- Other Info: Country living & adventure, but with a touch of luxury and adrenalin… Stylish accommodation with en-suite bathroom/shower available at the venue. Entertainment: Fire dancing, Drumming, Live performers (Solo artists/bands), Karaoke, Disco (lighting, smoke machine, and DJ), Comedians, Zulu dancers (variety), Phantsula dancers, Kwaito artists, Gumboot dancing, Variety shows.
- Value for Money: Great Deal
- Disabled Friendly: No
- Family Friendly: Yes
- Team Building Facilities: Yes
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If you are a thrill seeker looking for the adrenaline-rush of a lifetime, the Wild Gorge Swing in Oribi Gorge will offer you guaranteed over-the-edge excitement! Give in to gravity by hurling yourself off the edge of Lehr’s Falls in what must be the most adrenaline inducing ride of your life! Rated as the world’s highest gorge swing, this activity means stepping (or diving) off the edge of the waterfall and plummeting into the 55-storey deep gorge. The free-fall is awesome and will have you accelerating up to the astounding speed of 120km/hours in 2.5 seconds.
Wild 5 Adventures is situated on the Oribi Gorge Hotel property, 1 ½ hours’ drive from King Shaka International, on the South Coast of KZN. Set amidst world-renowned view sites, Wild 5 Adventures offers a range of extreme (and milder) adventures in a setting of phenomenal natural beauty. These include a 110m abseil, foefie-slide, 85m suspension bridge, white water rafting on the Umzimkhulu, paintball, teambuilding and guided trails (hiking & birding). The fresh air does wonders for the appetite, so why not round off the perfect day by settling down for a bite to eat at the Oribi Gorge Hotel’s Wild Fig Café.
- The Wild Gorge Swing:
The Wild Gorge swing is an unbelievable experience that leaves you breathless yet exhilarated. Hurl yourself (or simply step) off the edge of the waterfall to swing into the gaping depths of Oribi Gorge – 165m (55 Storeys). Unlike a bungee, where you are strapped by the ankles, you experience the swing securely and comfortably fastened in a full body harness.
- Wild Water Rafting:
Awaken the adventurer in you, as you dip your oars for a trip down the Umzimkhulu River. The experience begins at Oribi Gorge Hotel at 08h00, with an introduction to your guide and trip leader, followed by a safety briefing. You will then be driven down a 4×4 trail to the “put-in point” on the Umzimkhulu River (15 mins). After braving the rapids (grades 2 to 4, depending on the river conditions) you will be collected and returned to the Hotel. The trip takes 2 to 4 hours (On-water time), depending on the river level. The rate includes refreshments (juice/water & chocolate) on the river. Lunch can be ordered from the sumptuous a la Carte menu, back at the Hotel. Braai and Buffet menus are available for groups – this can be arranged with the Hotel.
Bookings: Min: 4 people, Max: 20 people
Day 1: Meet up at Oribi Gorge Hotel at 08h00, where you will be given a safety briefing by your trip leader. You can hand over all your camping gear, which will later be delivered to the campsite. The drive upriver to the “put-in” point takes about 30 mins. Lunch is provided on the river. After a funfilled day of rafting you get to set up camp by the riverside, then enjoy a real South African braai followed by roasted marshmallows. After a good night’s rest and a hearty breakfast you can look forward to another half day of rafting (4 to 6 hours), before being collected and dropped back at Oribi Gorge Hotel (where your camping gear will be waiting for you). Should you wish to have lunch, this can be arranged with the Hotel.
Hotel accommodation can be arranged for non-campers. Kindly contact us for a quotation.
Bookings: Min: 6 people, Max: 12 people
- Wild Abseil:
Abseil down a 110m Cliff face, alongside Lehr’s waterfall, and experience a new dimension in sightseeing!
Determine your own pace, and lavish the thrill of one of the world’s highest commercial abseils. The first 45m is a cliff abseil where one traditionally abseils with their feet against the cliff, while the remaining 65m is a free abseil allowing one to take in the beauty of the gorge from a different angle.
- Zip-line Oribi Gorge:
For those lacking the inclination to do the jump, the slide is just for you… Experience solitary bliss! Slide along the cable that spans across Oribi Gorge, 165m above the treetops. Strapped securely in a full body harness, you can lavish the view without compromising your comfort
- Suspension Bridge (84 Meters):
A spectacular opportunity to be suspended between heaven and terra firma, as you hover 100m above the Gorge floor enjoying views never before seen of Lehr’s Waterfall, Baboon’s Castle and the World’s Highest Gorge Swing.
“Leave a legacy of your lasting love locked in Oribi Gorge! Lock in your love along Lock-Lane and throw the key into the Gorge FOREVER! Gold locks, Silver Locks, colourful ones and rusted ones, bring them all or buy one on site. Here you can leave more than just your footprint…”
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Take the N2 to Port Shepstone., South Coast. Take the second Port Shepstone turnoff, the off ramp at the Oribi Plaza toll booth which spans the entire freeway.
At the top of the off ramp, turn right. Follow this road (Harding, Kokstad Road) for 11 (eleven) kilometers, until you see a sign indicating, Oribi Flats East. Turn right. Continue for a further 10 (ten) kilometers. As you come out of the gorge see a sign for the Hotel and the Wild 5. Turn left onto a dirt road. Continue on this road for approx 1 (one) kilometer.
Directions to Oribi Gorge Hotel from Kokstad
Take the N2 to Port Shepstone, pass through Paddock, after Murchison Hospital (on the left hand side) turn left. The road may be signed as Oribi Flats East.
Continue for a further 11 (eleven) kilometers. As you come out of the gorge see a sign for the Hotel and the Wild 5. Turn left onto a dirt road. Continue on this road for approx 1 (one) kilometer.
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