The 6 Best Things to Do in Port Shepstone, South Africa

July 15, 2017 Viva Honore

Port Shepstone is a town situated on the mouth of the largest river on the south coast of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, the Mzimkulu River (the great home of all rivers). 120 kilometres (75 mi) south of Durban, it is the administrative, educational and commercial centre for southern Natal.
Restaurants in Port Shepstone

1. Wild 5 Adventures

5 Oribi Gorge Road | Oribi Gorge, Port Shepstone 4260, South Africa
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Wild 5 Adventures

EXPERIENCE THE ULTIMATE RUSH! 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 2.3 seconds. Wild 5 is situated on the Oribi Gorge Hotel property, 20 minutes’ drive from Port Shepstone, 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 and guided trails (hiking, birding and horseback). 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 Cafe.

Reviewed By ernaroux

We have been to oribi and wild 5 adventures a few times. And enjoy it every time!! Lots to do. Even with young kids going with. Love to relax in nature!! Will go there again and want to do the ziplines an river rafting!!Good day Ernaroux, Firstly we would like to thank you for you ongoing support. We also really appreciate your review and thank you for taking the time to write it. We hope to see you again soon Kind regards,

2. Aqua Planet

The Emporium Corner of Marine Drive and Kings Road, Shelly Beach 4265, South Africa
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Aqua Planet

Ask the world about SHARK diving, they say South Africa! Ask South Africans about SHARK diving, they say PROTEA BANKS! Aqua Planet Dive Centre and Charter is an accredited PADI dive center, which offers a full range of PADI courses from beginner to professional, including Sharklife Specialty courses. Our diving focus, as you have probably realized, is SHARKS. If SHARKS are your thing, come see the Big 5 (Bull, Tiger, Hammerhead, Oceanic Blacktip and Ragged-tooth sharks) and more ... with Aqua Planet Dive Centre and Charter.

Reviewed By meltiedt - Johannesburg, South Africa

From the moment we stepped into the shop we were warmly welcomed and made to feel comfortable and looked after, this was the case in the shop, on the boat and under water; all of the staff were friendly and professional and our dives were...MoreWe thank you for your great review. It was fantastic having you dive with us and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your time with us. We hope to have you diving on Protea Banks again. Safe diving and travels further.

3. Lake Eland Zip Lines

Port Shepstone 4240, South Africa
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4.5 based on 98 reviews

Lake Eland Zip Lines

Reviewed By Amanda1906 - Worcestershire, United Kingdom

This game reserve & zip line park was excellent value for money.... The zip lines are optional and you are able to go around the game reserve for standard price. The suspension bridge across the gorge is a must....Totally enjoyed the day here.

4. Oribi Outdoors

Port Shepstone 4240, South Africa
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Oribi Outdoors

Oribi Outdoors is a young and dynamic company which is specialised in water activities like White Water Rafting, Tubing(Geckoing) and Kayaking, but also in other activities like Hiking and teambuilding games. The Guides are all extremely qualified and experienced and we are always exploring new activities for that beautiful area we are based.

Reviewed By Itchytwiggy - Benoni, South Africa

Day with beautiful views, the view and walk over the Suspension Bridge was well worth it. The roads are well maintained and we had a lovely picnic under the shades of the trees. This is really for the adventure seekers and worth a visit.

5. Oribi Vulture Viewing Hide

Oribi Gorge Road, Port Shepstone 4235, South Africa
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Oribi Vulture Viewing Hide

We are very privileged to have a resident breeding colony of over 200 Cape Vultures on our doorstep at Oribi Gorge, allowing very close up and personal encounters with these magnificent birds. From easily accessible cliff vantage points, you can observe the vultures soaring along the ridges, flying above, below and at eye level. Watch as they perform stunning formations and hear the rush of air through their feathers as they glide past, sometimes within just metres. This is a truly memorable (and has been described as almost spiritual) experience. Just a short drive from the tar road at Oribi and you are there. No 4x4 roads to navigate, no Mountains to climb, no long hikes.

Reviewed By Lennart E - Pennington, South Africa

The privelage of visiting the vultures with Andy Ruffle is a LIFO experience not to be missed. It is an experience both visual and intellectual. And best of all is that this is real evidence of home sapients actually getting the preservation of the planet RIGHT!

6. The Port Shepstone Country Club

Cussonia Rd, Port Shepstone 4240, South Africa +27 39 695 0140
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4.5 based on 3 reviews

We are a Country Club on the Lower South Coast in KwaZulu Natal and we host an 18 Hole Golf Course. Bowling Green, Cricket and Squash are the other sports amenities that we have on offer. Our Pub and Restaurant is open 7 days a week and we have LIVE MUSIC every Friday and Sunday afternoon. We offer a kiddies playground. Free and safe ample parking.

Reviewed By bbann230 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Trees and bush are the main distractions on the front nine. Feel free to play from the other fairways but be wary of the trees getting back to the correct targets. The back nine is far more open but has a cheeky little creek that runs around, through or next to most of the holes. Playing with a member is helpful as they can provide valuable insight for targets. Caddy was decent but got more info from the members I was playing with.
You can get range balls and bang them around the cricket grounds. Cool but nothing over an 8 iron. Plus, help the guys out and pick up your balls.
Fantastic place to hang out after the round. Outside or inside it is perfect for a good jol after a round of golf.
Proshop has friendly staff is is fitted out nicely with the golfers' needs.
If you have a chance, play this course. I can't wait for a second try at it.

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