Country/territory: South Africa
IBA criteria met: A1, A2, A3 (1998)
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Area: 1,880 ha
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This reserve is situated 21 km west of Port Shepstone. It holds a spectacular gorge with many steep, sheer cliffs. Between these plains, the Umzimkulwana River has cut a 500-m-deep gorge through the softer Table Mountain Sandstone down to the granite. The grassland and lightly wooded areas hold Grey Crowned Crane Balearica regulorum, Southern Ground-Hornbill Bucorvus leadbeateri and Natal Spurfowl Pternistis natalensis.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/7139 on 07/06/2023.