Find Game & Nature Reserves in Natal Midlands, in Durban

Natal Midlands Game & Nature Reserves

Albert Falls Dam Nature Reserve

Located in or near Albert Falls / Balgowan / Boston / Cramond / Currys Post / Dargle / Estcourt / Fort Nottingham / Harburg / Hilton / Hlutankungu / Howick / Ixopo / Karkloof / Lidgetton / Lions River / Mooi River / New Hanover / Nottingham Road / Pietermaritzburg / Rosetta / Wartburg
Albert Falls Dam Nature Reserve, Durban
The source of the uMngeni River lies in the uMngeni Vlei area, an ancient wetland bounded by hills. From here it meanders eastward through undulating pastoral countryside until just before Midmar Dam, where it is joined by the ...

Bisley Valley Nature Reserve

Located in or near Hilton / Pietermaritzburg
Bisley Valley Nature Reserve, Durban
One of the lesser-known reserves around Pietermaritzburg, even to the locals, Bisley Valley Nature Reserve is a beautiful spot to which to retreat from the world for a picnic, or a morning of bird-spotting. The reserve is 350 ...

Craigie Burn Nature Reserve

Located in or near Greytown / Karkloof / Kranskop / Mooi River / New Hanover
Craigie Burn Nature Reserve, Durban
In the heart of the dairy and stock farming region of KwaZulu-Natal is the Craigie Burn Nature Reserve, home to a dam of the same name. Popular amongst fishermen, the dam boasts a huge population of bass, inviting anglers to sit ...

Doreen Clark Nature Reserve

Located in or near Hilton / Mid Illovo / New Hanover / Pietermaritzburg
Doreen Clark Nature Reserve, Durban
The Doreen Clark Nature Reserve is a tiny reserve of only seven hectares, but has no shortage of fascinating wildlife and pretty foliage. Its landscape comprises forest and grasslands, making it a favourite habitat of a number of ...

Highover Wildlife Sanctuary

Located in or near Boston / Bulwer / Donnybrook / Hlutankungu / Ixopo / Richmond / Underberg
Highover Wildlife Sanctuary, Durban
Surrounded by steep rocky hills, Highover is set on 3 000 hectares of some of the most incredibly scenic land, in the area known as Hella Hella. The sanctuary includes a number of habitats – savannah, mist-belt forests, mist-belt ...

Impendle Nature Reserve

Located in or near Boston / Bulwer / Dargle / Himeville / Kamberg / Lidgetton / Underberg
Impendle Nature Reserve, Durban
The Impendle Nature Reserve has a colonial history and heritage, having been grazing farmlands to these foreign settlers. Today, it has a beautiful array of antelope and is the acclaimed home of the rare and threatened Blue ...

Karkloof Conservancy

Located in or near Currys Post / Howick / Karkloof / Lions River / Mid Illovo
Karkloof Conservancy, Durban
The Karkloof Conservancy protect a beautiful 40 000 hectare area of land set high in the Natal Midlands – a series of wetlands, grasslands and natural forests within which live a range of wildlife that include all three of the ...

Karkloof Nature Reserve

Located in or near Currys Post / Howick / Karkloof / Lidgetton / Lions River
Karkloof Nature Reserve, Durban
The Karkloof is an exceptional, unspoilt area in the north of the Midlands, filled with mistbelt grasslands, wetlands and huge tracts of mistbelt forest. Much of it is now protected as part of the Karkloof Conservancy, a group of ...

Marutswa Forest

Located in or near Balgowan / Boston / Bulwer / Dargle / Donnybrook / Himeville / Richmond / Underberg
Marutswa Forest, Durban
The Marutswa Forest is known and loved for many reasons, not least of all for its being the habitat of the rare Cape Parrot, thanks to its abundance of Yellowwood trees; a rare species that provides the favoured fruit of this ...

Midmar Dam Nature Reserve

Located in or near Dargle / Hilton / Howick / Lidgetton / Lions River
Midmar Dam Nature Reserve, Durban
The 1 000 hectares of the Midmar Dam Nature Reserve is made even more spectacular by its abundance of water. Watch as antelope sip the refreshing waters and hundreds of birds fly and frolic overhead. This dam is a hotpot for ...

Queen Elizabeth Nature Reserve

Located in or near Hilton / Pietermaritzburg
Queen Elizabeth Nature Reserve, Durban
In the heart of Hilton, KwaZulu-Natal, the Queen Elizabeth Nature Reserve is a pretty retreat for locals and international visitors alike. It showcases plenty of African antelope, but also some fascinating plant species, ...

Umgeni Valley Nature Reserve

Located in or near Howick / Karkloof / Lidgetton / Lions River
Umgeni Valley Nature Reserve, Durban
The Umgeni Valley, cut through by the river of the same name, is home to this nature reserve. The topography of the land is rich and varied; rising, falling and twisting unpredictably. There is a lovely variety of animals and ...

Umvoti Flower Reserve

Located in or near Greytown / Hilton / Karkloof / Pietermaritzburg
Umvoti Flower Reserve, Durban
The relatively unknown Umvoti Flower Reserve, also known as Lake Merthley Wildflower Reserve, lies on the shores of Lake Merthley just outside of Greytown in the Midlands. Except that the fences of the reserve have been stolen. ...

Umvoti Vlei Nature Reserve

Located in or near Karkloof / Mooi River / Nottingham Road
Umvoti Vlei Nature Reserve, Durban
The Umvoti Vlei Nature Reserve is a spectacular sanctuary wetland birds that is situated just outside of Greytown. It comprises mainly of wetlands, yielding some fabulous and exciting bird species for keen bird-watchers. There ...
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