Oribi Gorge and Nature Reserve

Part of the spectacular gorge of the Mzimkulwana River (little Mzimkulu) was proclaimed a nature reserve in 1950. Tall, red-orange sandstone cliffs overlook a dense forest of trees, creepers and flowering plants. Various species of antelope live here – duiker, bushbuck and the oribi that gave the gorge its name.

The road from Port Shepstone winds through hills until it reaches the summit of the Oribi flats, a plateau that lies between the converging gorges. In the reserve is a Natal Parks Board camp and picnic site, with a hotel nearby. A turn-off on the road to the reserve leads to the famous Hanging Rock. The 300 million years old sandstone rock juts out for 2m. The surrounding, softer layers of rock have been eroded away by wind and rain.

The shell Museum at Shelly Beach has one of the largest displays of shells in South Africa.

Louwsburg

Louwsburg

Named after David Louw, a pioneer in the area. The economy is based on cattle and maize. Louwsburg...

Paulpietersburg

Paulpietersburg

This  is  one  of  the  districts of  northern  kwaZulu-Natal that  was  once  part  of  the  Zuid...

Mtunzini

Mtunzini

This was once the favourite holiday resort of John Dunn, who was the only white man that was ever...

Glukstad

Glukstad

Gluckstad means 'city of luck' in German. The town was founded by a small group of German farmers...

Nongoma

Nongoma

A new magisterial office was established here in 1887. The locals named it kwaNongoma ('place of...

Pongola

Pongola

The town originated during the depression of the 1930's and one of the schemes, to circumvent the...

To Our Newsletter

To Our Newsletter

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from our team.

You have Successfully Subscribed!

SAcoronavirus.co.za