To contact us please call on 082 494 5660
This takes place on the Umzimkulu river, just outside Port Shepstone (only 1 ½ hrs from Durban) on the KZN south coast.
The Umzimkulu River has mainly grade 1 and grade 2 rapids, but also boasts a couple of Grade 3 rapids, which step-up to Grade 4 if there's been sufficient rain. The section is regarded as one of the biggest traversable Whitewater south of the Zambezi.
A typical rafting day would be as follows :
Meet at Wild 5 offices at the Oribi Gorge Hotel (12kms from Port Shepstone) at 8.30am.
On arrival make final payment, sign indemnities, and gear up for an epic trip.
Then travel 8 kms upstream where we will do a safety briefing and get on the river by 9.30am in our inflatable boats – either the self-paddling 2-man Crocs or the bigger 7-man rafts.
We will then start the trip downstream where you will encounter no less than 8 class 1, 2 & 3 rapids
We will paddle approx. 8kms on the river, with a refreshment break half way, which will include 1 x water, 1 x Powerade, 1 x chocolate per person.
Once completed we will drive you back (on a 4x4 trail) to Wild 5 / Oribi Gorge Hotel, giving you approx. 2 1/2 hours on the river.
Other activities on site include The Wild Slide, Abseiling, Paint ball and hiking trails, and our “WORLD FAMOUS – WILD SWING, which is the HIGHEST GORGE SWING in the WORLD at 165m high
The Oribi Gorge Hotel is on the same premises as Wild 5 Adventures, for your lunch and refreshment needs.
Cost : R650 per person
R200 Deposit required to book your place. Bookings and deposits are required at least 2 days prior to your trip.
A final payment of R450 pp will be made on the day at the meeting point (there are card facilities on site).
Directions from Durban
Take the N2 to Port Shepstone, South Coast. Take the second (main) 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 the sign boards that say Harding/Kokstad 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 you will see a big green sign board with information about the area. At this point there is also a sign with Oribi Gorge Hotel. Take your immediate left onto a gravel road. There are sugar cane plantations on either side of you. You are on the right road.
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.
Turn left onto a dirt road. Continue on this road for approx 1 (one) kilometer.
GPS Coordinates: -30.655317, 30.310277
Address: Oribi Gorge, Izinqolweni, Port Shepstone, 4240
Contact numbers : 082 494 5660 (Graeme)
060 666 6766 (Noel)