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Durban Game & Nature Reserves

Beachwood Mangroves Reserve

Located in or near Durban North / Glenashley / Umhlanga / Umhlanga Rocks
Beachwood Mangroves Reserve, Durban
The Beachwood Mangroves Nature Reserve is, not surprisingly, home to the largest local mangrove population; which includes red, black and white varieties. Thanks to its rather different vegetation, the area is home to a unique ...

Burman Bush Nature Reserve

Located in or near Berea / Durban North / Morningside / Sydenham / Umgeni Park
Burman Bush Nature Reserve, Durban
Burman Bush, as the nature reserve is more commonly known in Durban, is 55 hectares of what remains of coastal forest in the heart of Morningside. Its value lies in the knowledge that little has changed in this patch of forest ...

Hawaan Forest

Located in or near Durban North / La Lucia / Mount Edgecombe / Umdloti / Umhlanga / Umhlanga Ridge / Umhlanga Rocks
Hawaan Forest, Durban
Protected since 1860 the primeval forest lies next to the Umhlanga Nature Reserve (only the M4 runs between them) just off Portland Drive on the edge of residential Durban North. It is as well that it is protected or ...

Ilanda Wilds Reserve

Located in or near Amanzimtoti / Athlone Park / Doonside / Kingsburgh
Ilanda Wilds Reserve, Durban
The Ilanda Wilds Nature Reserve only occupies 20 hectares, but is still home to an impressive array of birdlife and some beautiful flora. In fact, about 300 different bird species have been recorded here. There are also a number ...

Kenneth Stainbank Nature Reserve

Located in or near Bluff / Glenmore / Glenwood / Queensburgh / Yellowwood Park
Kenneth Stainbank Nature Reserve, Durban
The beautiful Kenneth Stainbank Nature Reserve occupies more than 250 hectares of the KwaZulu-Natal landscape and combines coastal and riverine forests with bush and grassland to create a really spectacular retreat from the city. ...

Krantzkloof Nature Reserve

Located in or near Bothas Hill / Cowies Hill / Crestholme / Drummond / Gillitts / Hillcrest / Kloof / New Germany / Pinetown / Waterfall / Westville
Krantzkloof Nature Reserve, Durban
The vast majority of the 532 hectare area of the Krantzkloof Nature Reserve is laden with dense forests and lovely green vegetation. This is the home of choice for a huge variety of birds and other wildlife species, which make ...

New Germany Nature Reserve

Located in or near New Germany / Pinetown
New Germany Nature Reserve, Durban
The small New Germany Nature Reserve lies on Mountain Ridge Road (which becomes Methven Road) in the midst of New Germany's suburbia. As the street's name suggests the reserve rests on a hill overlooking Pinetown and New ...

Palmiet Nature Reserve

Located in or near Westville
Palmiet Nature Reserve, Durban
Not many people know about the nature reserve in Westville, down Old New Germany Road. There is no charge to enter, and the visit is so worth while that you will wonder why you had not been before. There is a wonderful walk you ...

Pigeon Valley Nature Reserve

Located in or near Berea / Glenwood / Greyville / Musgrave
Pigeon Valley Nature Reserve, Durban
The 10 hectare reserve has its entrance on Princess Alice Avenue and is open daily to locals who walk the reserve's trails and explore the over 110 species of trees, almost all of which are indigenous to the area. Pigeon Valley ...

Roosfontein Nature Reserve

Located in or near Westville
Roosfontein Nature Reserve, Durban
The reserve covers 150 hectares of South African grasslands, with a fair smattering of wild flowers and other gorgeous vegetation. This is the ideal retreat for those visiting or living in Durban that want a quick escape from ...

Shongweni Nature Reserve

Located in or near Assagay / Gillitts / Hillcrest / Kloof
Shongweni Nature Reserve, Durban
The Shongweni Nature Reserve is a National Heritage Site, and it is not difficult to see why. Only 40 minutes from the hub of Durban, it is accessible, but is secluded enough to feel like one has left civilisation behind to enjoy ...

Shongweni Resources Reserve

Located in or near Gillitts / Hillcrest / Kloof
Shongweni Resources Reserve, Durban
The Shongweni Resource Reserve is nestled along the 1000 Hills Experience and is wonderfully scenic, but also abundant in exciting animal life. Cliffs, waterfalls, dams and grasslands combine to form a stunning backdrop for the ...

Silverglen Nature Reserve

Located in or near Chatsworth / Queensburgh
Silverglen Nature Reserve, Durban
Chatsworth has a substantial green belt around the Umlaas river and dam. Within this green belt is the relatively unknown 220 hectare Silverglen Nature Reserve on the northern bank of the Umlazi River - there to protect the ...

Springside Nature Reserve

Located in or near Bothas Hill / Gillitts / Hillcrest / Kloof
Springside Nature Reserve, Durban
Secluded in the heart of the residential suburb of Hillcrest, the Springside Nature Reserve is a small retreat from the pace of city life. It comprises swamp forests, wetlands and grasslands, through which there is a variety of ...

Umbogavango Nature Reserve

Located in or near Amanzimtoti / Athlone Park
Umbogavango Nature Reserve, Durban
The forest at Umbogavango Nature Reserve is like something out of a story that the passage of time forgot. The thick overhead canopy, the tangle of creepers, the slatted bamboo bridge at Dick's Crossing just below the bird hide, ...

Umdloti Beach Coastal Conservancy

Located in or near Mount Moreland / Umdloti
Umdloti Beach Coastal Conservancy, Durban
The Umdloti Coastal Conservancy is made up of three separate beaches. These are 1) Selection, 2) Newsel and 3) Umdloti. Umdloti Beach is popular as it has a natural tidal pool that is watched by lifeguards throughout the day. ...

Umhlanga Lagoon Nature Reserve

Located in or near Durban North / La Lucia / Umdloti / Umhlanga / Umhlanga Ridge / Umhlanga Rocks
Umhlanga Lagoon Nature Reserve, Durban
The Umhlanga Lagoon Nature Reserve is small at only 26 hectares, but the trails are stunning and lead through dune forest, across the lagoon and onto the beach. At the lagoon mouth are the remains of a Stone Age sea shell midden. ...

Umhlanga Ponds

Located in or near Durban North / La Lucia / Umdloti / Umhlanga / Umhlanga Ridge / Umhlanga Rocks
Umhlanga Ponds, Durban
The Umlanga 'ponds' themselves are referred to in inverted commas because they're actually a wastewater treatment works, but don't let this knowledge deter you from a visit as, despite this, the area is quite simply gorgeous. ...
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